Saturday, May 24, 2014

ADAC GT Masters: Mixed race 1 for Audi teams at Lausitzring

By Tarek Ramchani

The Audi Sport customer racing squad had a mixed race 1 today at the Lausitzring in ADAC GT Masters. Five Audi R8 LMS ultra took part to the event, only a single car made it into the Top 10.

The best ranked Audi was the #10 R8 LMS from team Prosperica C.Abt Racing. The car shared by the series leaders René Rast and Kelvin van der Linde finished in seventh place at the end of the 1-hour sprint race. Rast and were 41.537s behind the winning Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. With their seventh place finish the two Audi drivers are down to second place the overall standing with 91 points.

2013 World Rally champion Sébastien Ogier had a great debut with the all conquering Audi R8 LMS ultra. The factory Volkswagen Motorsport driver finished in a solid thirteenth place. Ogier shared the #12 R8 LMS ultra from Prosperica C.Abt Racing with Audi GT factory driver Markus Winkelhock.

Rahel Frey and Rahel Frey Philip Geipel were right behind in fourteenth place with the #16 Audi R8 LMS ultra from team YACO Racing. The MS Racing run kfzteile24 APR Motorsport #100 Audi was fifteenth in the hands of Daniel Dobitsch and Florian Stoll. The #11 Audi from Prosperica C.Abt Racing driven by Fabian Hamprecht and Nicki Thiim was twentieth.

Race victory went to the #26 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMGT GT3 from HTP Motorsport. Second was the #8 Porsche 997 GT3 R from Tonino Team Herberth. Third was the #1 Corvette Z06 GT3 from Callaway Competition.

Photo credit: ADAC GT Masters