Saturday, August 2, 2014

VLN: Hard sixth round for Audi R8 LMS ultra teams at the Nürburgring

By Tarek Ramchani

The sixth round of the VLN Endurance Championship turned to be a very disappointing event for the Audi R8 LMS ultra in the upper SP9 class.

Two cars entered the 37. RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen and both cars faced a lot of bad luck and issues.

The #5 Audi R8 LMS ultra from Phoenix Racing finished down in fifty-sixth overall, three laps down to race winners. The car was driven by Marc Basseng, Frank Stippler and Roman Rusinov who qualified in fifth place earlier this morning. Their Audi was hit by technical issues in the very first lap of the race preventing them from battling for race lead and top spots.

The #44 Audi R8 LMS ultra from Twin Busch Motorsport was unlucky as well. The car in the hands of the Busch brothers, Dennis and Marc did not finish the 4-hour event and was forced to retire on lap 14.

Overall race victory went to the #30 Porsche 997 GT3 R from Frikadelli Racing. Second place went to the #20 BMW Z4 GT3 from BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert. The #6 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 from Rowe Racing was third.

VLN round 6 results can be seen here.

Photo credit: VLN Endurance Championship