Audi R8 LMS Cup Press Release
• Driver team to be recruited from the Asia-based Audi R8 LMS Cup
• Program includes tests and preparation races in the "Green Hell"
• Audi Sport customer racing Asia offers international platform for Asian drivers
Beijing, October 18, 2014 – Audi Sport customer racing Asia will compete at the 2015 Nürburgring 24 hours endurance race with a driver team from the Audi R8 LMS Cup, the brand's Asia-based GT series.
The first candidates have already started testing on the demanding "Green Hell" of the track's famous north loop, the Nordschleife. On October 11, drivers "Franky" Cheng Congfu (China), Marchy Lee (Hong Kong) and Shaun Thong (Hong Kong) raced in Round 9 of the Nürburgring's 2014 VLN Endurance Series and finished 18th out of over 200 entries. Thong has just joined the new Young Driver Development Program of Audi in Asia. "At the VLN race, our Asian drivers have already shown their ability to be competitive on this highly demanding circuit", said Koneberg.