Thursday, August 13, 2015

ADAC GT Masters: The Audi squad moves to the Nürburgring

By Tarek Ramchani

The famous Nürburgring circuit will play host to the fifth ADAC GT Masters meeting this weekend. The Audi Sport customer racing squad will be represented by six Audi R8 LMS ultras.

The Audi teams had some ups and downs last time out at the Lausitzring. The three privateers teams will be eager to bounce back and fight for race victories in one of the most demanding GT3 fields in Europe.

C.ABT Racing will once again field three cars. #1 Audi R8 LMS ultra driven by Stefan Wackerbauer and Kelvin van der Linde. The #2 Audi R8 LMS ultra is shared by Jordan Lee Pepper and Nicki Thiim. The #3 Audi R8 LMS ultra will have Andreas Weishaupt and Christer Jöns. C.ABT Racing is ninth in the overall standing with 36 points.

kfzteile24 MS RACING will enter the Nürburgring round with a two-car effort. The #24 Audi R8 LMS ultra will be driven by Florian Stoll and Marc Basseng. Their team-mates Daniel Dobitsch and Edward Sandström will share the sister #100 Audi R8 LMS ultra. kfzteile24 MS RACING is seventh in the teams' standing with a total of 57 points.

YACO Racing as always will have a single car. Their #16 Audi R8 LMS ultra will be shared by Rahel Frey and Philip Geipel. YACO Racing is eleventh in the teams' championship standing with 30 points.

Action at the Nürburgring will start on Friday with two practice sessions and two qualifying one. The first race will be held on Saturday. Warm-up and the second race are set for Sunday.

Photo credit: ADAC GT Masters