Thursday, July 31, 2014

VLN: Two Audi R8 LMS ultra in VLN round 6 at the Nürburgring

By Tarek Ramchani

The Nürburgring Nordschleife will play host to the sixth round of the VLN Endurance Championship this weekend. Two Audi R8 LMS ultra will compete in the upper SP9 class in the 37. RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen.

Phoenix Racing who won the prestigious Nürburgring 24 Hours is back to VLN after skipping the fifth round due to a clash with the Blancpain Sprint Series. The Erst Moser team will enter a single Audi and will target to achieve a new overall victory. The #5 R8 LMS ultra will be in the hands of team's regulars Frank Stippler and Marc Basseng, the two Audi GT works drivers will be joined by Roman Rusinov.

The second Audi is from Twin Busch Motorsport. Their yellow and blue #44 R8 LMS ultra will be driven by the borthes Dennis and Marc Busch.

The Audi teams will have to fight against strong rivals from BMW, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche teams.

Audi privateer teams will fight for SP4T and SP3T class victories with their Audi TTS and Audi TT RS cars.

Both qualifying and the four-hour race will be held on Saturday.

Photo credit: VLN Endurance Championship