By Tarek Ramchani
The ADAC GT Masters will cross the border this weekend, heading to Austria and the beautiful Red Bull Ring circuit. A total of six Audi R8 LMS ultra cars will enter the second round of the 2015 season.
The Audi Sport customer racing squad had a frustrating season opener at Oschersleben last time out. Best result for an Audi R8 LMS ultra was a sixth place in race 2. Audi teams and drivers will be eager to bounce back and fight for the top spots.
2014 teams' and drivers' champions C.ABT Racing will field three Audi R8 LMS ultras. The #1 car will be driven by Stefan Wackerbauer and Kelvin van der Linde. The #2 car will have Jordan Lee Pepper and Nicki Thiim. The #3 car will be shared by Andreas Weishaupt and Christer Jöns.
Team kfzteile24 MS RACING will field a pair of Audi R8 LMS ultras. Florian Stoll and Marc Basseng will share the #24 car. Their team-mates Daniel Dobitsch and Edward Sandström will be behind the wheel of the sister #100 car.
The sixth Audi is coming from team YACO Racing. The #16 R8 LMS ultra will be driven by Rahel Frey and Philip Geipel.
ADAC GT Masters action at the Red Bull Ring will start on Friday with two practice sessions and the two qualifying sessions. The 60-minute race 1 wil be held on Saturday and the second race on Sunday.
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