By Tarek Ramchani
The provisional entry list for the upcoming Nürburgring 24 Hours race has been released. The Audi brand will be very well represented in the upper SP9 class and will target a third outright victory at the Green Hell.
Seven Audi R8 LMS and ultra cars will enter the demanding Nürburgring Nordschleife classic coming from four different teams.
Four brand new Audi R8 LMS cars will be fielded as a full factory effort. Two very strong and exprienced teams will be in chrage of the new GT3 racers from quattro GmbH. Audi Sport Team Phoenix who are the reinging champions and Audi Sport Team WRT from Belgian with a two-car effort each.
Audi race experience who are familiar with the Nürburgring endurance event will field a pair of R8 LMS ultra cars. Twin Busch Motorsport will enter a single Audi, the team is one of the regular teams in the VLN Endurance Championship.
The Audi R8 LMS cars in 2015 Nürburgring 24 Hours:
Audi Sport Team Phoenix - #1 Audi R8 LMS - Haase / Mamerow / Rast / Winkelhock
Audi Sport Team Phoenix - #4 Audi R8 LMS - Basseng / Fässler / Rockenfeller / Stippler
Audi Sport Team WRT - #28 Audi R8 LMS - Mies / Sandström / Mueller / Vanthoor
Audi Sport Team WRT - #29 Audi R8 LMS - Thiim / Joens / Kaffer / Vanthoor
Audi race experience - #14 Audi R8 LMS ultra - Mayr-Melnhof / Salmon / Ohlsson / Saurenmann
Audi race experience - #15 Audi R8 LMS ultra - Yoong / Cheng / Lee / Thong
Twin Busch Motorsport - #16 Audi R8 LMS ultra - Busch / Busch
Photo credit: Audi Media