Wednesday, July 8, 2015

24H Series: One Audi R8 LMS ultra at 24H Circuit Paul Ricard endurance race

By Tarek Ramchani

The Paul Ricard circuit will play host to the fourth round of the 2015 24H Series. The famous French event will be the second 24-hour event this year after the season opener at Dubai.

A single Audi car will compete at the Castellet coming from Simpson Motorsport. Their #16 Audi R8 LMS ultra will be driven by Peter Cook, Frank Pelle, Adam Sharpe and Audi GT factory driver Christer Jöns.

The British Audi Sport customer racing team will battle for the overall victory competing in the upper A6 class open to FIA GT3 machines. Simpson Motorsport's Audi will be challenged by six Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3s, one Ferrari 458 GT3 and one Porsche 997 GT3 R.

24H Paul Ricard Entry List

Action will start at the Paul Ricard on Friday with a free practice session, the qualifying one and a night practice. Warm-up will be held on Saturday morning, the 24-hour race will start at 14:30 CET.

Photo credit: 24H Series