Thursday, December 25, 2014

Super Taikyu: Audi R8 LMS ultra again part of Direction Racing’s 2015 arsenal

By Johan Laubscher

Direction Racing, jointly run with the K's Frontier team, will be returning to the 2015 motorsport season with four GT3 race cars, including an Audi R8 LMS ultra. The team has not announced any of its plans as of yet, but race programs in the Super GT GT300 class, Super Taikyu and GT Asia Series are on the cards. Their arsenal of four GT3 cars, which includes Audi, Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren, could be seen in any of these series.

The Japanese Audi Sport customer racing team fielded their #32 Audi R8 LMS ultra in the Super Taikyu Endurance Series during 2014.

It was the team’s first full season of competition with their Audi R8 LMS ultra this year. This specific car was the chassis used by the GAINER team who competed with it in the 2012 Super GT season. K's Frontier then acquired the car and competed at selected rounds of the 2013 Japanese ETCC series (European Touring Car Challenge), before upgrading the vehicle to 2013 specification and competing in the 2014 Super Taikyu, running under the Direction Racing banner.

It is certainly very exciting news that the Audi R8 LMS ultra is again part of Direction Racing’s arsenal for 2015.

The news was reported by Autosport Web ( earlier today, their Japanese article can be seen HERE.

Photo credit: Direction Racing