Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bördesprint Cup: Audi R8 LMS ultra cars testing at Oschersleben Tourenwagentesttage

By Johan Laubscher

Oschersleben hosted touring car test days last weekend (Arena Tourenwagentesttage). Two Audi R8 LMS ultra cars took part, both run by Rotary Motorsport IG.

The team and both of its Audi R8 LMS ultra cars have been seen before in the ADAC Bördesprint Cup. The silver and red Audi R8 LMS ultra is the car of Berthold Gruhn, a regular competitor in the ADAC Bördesprint Cup and the Spezial Tourenwagen Trophy. The team's second car, the ex-Prosperia C.ABT Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra, is driven by Andreas Schmidt, who debuted the car at the final round of the 2014 ADAC Bördesprint Cup season.

The day's proceedings unfortunately witnessed a crash for the Schmidt Audi R8 LMS ultra on the front straight. The driver was luckily unharmed, but the car did sustain frontal damage (Video below).

The opening round of the ADAC Bördesprint Cup will be taking place at Oschersleben this upcoming weekend, 28 March.

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