Sunday, March 29, 2015

Nürburgring 24 Hours: Audi race experience driver line-ups revealed for two Audi R8 LMS ultra entries

By Johan Laubscher

The driver line-up for Audi race experience's two-car Nürburgring 24 Hours campaign has been revealed by Audi Sport's weekly newsletter.

Audi race experience, run by TKL Motorsport, will be entering two Audi R8 LMS ultra cars.

The team's first car is the already announced Audi Sport customer racing Asia entry. This car will be entrusted to four Audi R8 LMS Cup race drivers. The quartet includes the reigning Cup champion, Alex Yoong, who will be joined by the 2012 Cup champion, Marchy Lee, and also Franky Cheng Congfu and Shaun Thong.

The second Audi R8 LMS ultra will be driven by a multi-national crew which includes Niki Mayr-Melnhof, Ronnie Saurenmann, Micke Ohlsson and Australian GT Audi R8 LMS ultra owner, Rod Salmon.

The Nürburgring 24 Hours qualifying race will be taking place from 11-12 April, followed by the 24-hour race itself from 14-17 May.

Photo credit: 
Audi Communications - Motorsport