Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Race debut weekend for the 2013 Audi R8 LMS ultra

By Johan Laubscher

The race-debut of the 2013 specification Audi R8 LMS ultra will be taking place this weekend. Three events would have witnessed the debut this coming weekend, however in the end, only one event will be seeing the debut of the new cars. The three events were originally the VLN, MSS and the Portuguese GT. Round one of the VLN has been cancelled due to dangerous weather conditions and the first Portuguese GT round has been postponed due to technicalities within the GT Cup regulations of the series. 

Thus the MSS (Malaysian Super Series) will be the race debut event for the new ultra. The MSS is held at Sepang and will be a support event for the Malaysian Formula One World Championship this weekend. It was the same case in 2012, that the Audi R8 LMS ultra also made its debut at the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend. You can read more about that HERE.

Absolute Racing will be fielding three newly updated cars at the event. The cars will be driven by their clients: Jeffrey Lee (J-fly Racing), Philip Ma (Team Hong Kong Racing) and Francis Hideki Onda (Tunewear Racing).

The next few weeks will see the anual flood of opening rounds for the GT championships around the world, but at least the wait for the race debut of the new ultra will finally come to an end.

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