Monday, October 6, 2014

Australian GT: Fitzgerald Racing Services debuting Audi R8 LMS ultra

By Johan Laubscher

The Audi R8 LMS and ultra cars have been very successful in Australia in recent years and another new entrant was announced on Monday.

Fitzgerald Racing Services has acquired an Audi R8 LMS ultra and will be competing in the Australian GT Championship.

This Audi R8 LMS ultra arrived in Australia a few months ago and was used as an Audi driving experience vehicle and raced at one round of the Victorian State Circuit Racing Championships before its acquisition to contest the Australian GT Championship. It is the same car that was used by ├Ąpr racing in the Japanese Super GT during 2012 and half of 2013.

The team will be debuting the car with Peter Fitzgerald and Michael Almond at the finale of the 2014 Australian GT Championship, which will be taking place at Highlands Motorsport Park in New Zealand from 8-9 November.

2015 will see Fitzgerald Racing Services kicking off the season at the Bathurst 12 Hour, followed by contesting the Australian GT  Championship. Peter Fitzgerald and Michael Almond will be piloting the blue liveried Audi R8 LMS ultra at Bathurst, along with a third yet to be confirmed driver, who could possibly be an Audi factory driver.

Photo credit: Peter Fitzgerald / ssMEDIA