By Johan Laubscher
The 25th season of the rallye racing Carrera Cup (RCCO) Slotcar Championship got underway with the SHELL 20 Minutes of Hamburg on Wednesday. It was a very exciting evening of slotcar racing which culminated in a frantic photo finish.
Audi Team tv racing arrived at the event ready to begin the season on a high. The team’s two drivers, Thomas Voigt and Jan Hennen, shared the controls of the #7 Schaeffler Audi R8 LMS ultra. They opted to begin the season with their proven 2014-spec Audi R8 LMS ultra and will be introducing a new car later in the year.
There were also other Audi teams with the #63 Audi S1 EKS RX of Michael Niemas and Martin Kummerow also taking part, along with more Audi R8 Cup entries.
The #63 Audi S1 EKS RX lined up eighth on the grid, followed by the #104 Audi R8 of Kristensen and Würgler in fifteenth overall.
This event will also be the debut of the new RCCO Audi Sport TT Cup, which will see six of these new race cars joining the series for invited VIP guests.
More photos from the event can be seen HERE.
For more information about the rallye racing Carrera Cup (RCCO) Slotcar Championship please visit their official Facebook page HERE.