Saturday, March 14, 2015

VLN: Annual test day and new Audi R8 LMS Green Hell debut

By Johan Laubscher

The VLN Endurance Series held its annual test day at the Nürburgring Nordschleife on Saturday this weekend. Many of the VLN teams took part including a number of Audi teams.

Highlighting the Audi participation was an entry from Audi Sport customer racing. A brand new 2015 Audi R8 LMS was among the cars taking part at the Green Hell. It was the new car’s first public test appearance at the Nürburgring. Frank Stippler and Markus Winkelhock piloted the white #1 Audi R8 LMS. The new car will have its race debut at the opening round of the VLN later this month.

A new Audi R8 LMS was also seen testing at Paul Ricard earlier this week, when one white Audi R8 LMS took part in the annual SRO Balance of Performance tests and the Blancpain Endurance Series test days.

Many other Audi teams also took part in the VLN test day, including Audi race experience run by TKL Motorsport with its two Audi R8 LMS ultra cars, Møller Bil Motorsport, S.Pace Racing and other Audi TT RS teams.

Photos of all the Audi teams at the test day can be seen HERE.

The VLN Endurance Series will be getting underway with round one at the Nürburgring on 28 March.

Photo credit: 
Audi Communications - Motorsport
Andreas Aul