Thursday, April 9, 2015

Challenging weekend for Audi Sport and Audi Sport customer racing at Silverstone and Monza

By Tarek Ramchani

A busy and challenging weekend ahead for Audi Sport and Audi Sport customer racing with two big events on two different locations. The FIA World Endurance Championship season will start at Silverstone and the Blancpain Endurance Series one will kick off at Monza.

At Silverstone, Audi Sport Team Joest will field a pair of Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars. The two Le Mans Prototypes from Ingolstadt will fight for the overall victory and to clinch the prestigious RAC Tourist Trophy.

The #7 Audi will be driven by André Lotterer, Benoit Tréluyer and Marcel Fassler. The sister #8 car will be in the hands of Lucas di Grassi, Loic Duval and Oliver Jarvis. The two R18 e-tron quattro cars will face strong rivals from Toyota and Porsche with two-car effort each.

At Monza Audi Sport customer racing teams will take part in the opening round of the demanding Blancpain Endurance Series. A full field of Audi GT3 race cars will enter the event in all of the series three classes: Pro-Cup, Pro-Am Cup and Am-Cup. The Audi squad at Monza will feature the brand new 2015 Audi R8 LMS, the car will be managed by Belgian Audi Club Team WRT.

A selection of factory Audi DTM drivers will be at Monza supporting the customer teams including Mike Rockenfeller, Edoardo Mortara and Nico Mueller. They will join the regular Audi drivers in BES, Christopher Mies, Christopher Haase, Laurens Vanthoor, Frank Stippler, Stéphane Ortelli and LMP1 driver Marco Bonanomi.

Audi Motorsport Blog will keep you informed with news and results in both events.

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