Audi RS 3 LMS with one-two win in FIA WTCR

The Audi RS 3 LMS touring car continued its winning streak with a total of four victories on the penultimate weekend in July, recording its best performance of the season in the FIA WTCR. The teams in GT2 and GT4 racing also collected valuable trophies for Audi Sport customer racing.

Audi RS 3 LMS with one-two win in FIA WTCR

Audi RS 3 LMS with one-two win in FIA WTCR

Audi R8 LMS GT2

Two podium results: At the fourth of six rounds of the GT2 European Series, the Audi teams had to admit defeat for the first time this season. However, they recorded two important podium results with a second and a third place at Spa. While KTM was uncatchable at the front in the first race, Bert Longin in second place in the Audi R8 LMS GT2 engaged in a battle with his son Stienes, who was chasing in the second Audi of the PK Carsport team. When the better of the two GT2 sports cars suffered a puncture five minutes before the end, Stienes Longin, who started with Nicolas Saelens, crossed the finish line in second place. Behind them, Henry Hassid secured his fourth Am class win of the year in an LP Racing Audi in fourth overall. Nicolas Saelens and Stienes Longin were also the best Audi privateer team in the second 50-minute race. This time, the two Belgians crossed the finish line in third place ahead of Aurelijus Rusteika/Michael Vergers in an Audi from High Class Racing.

Audi R8 LMS GT4

Lead extended: Saintéloc Racing increased its lead in the Silver classification at the fourth of six GT4 France rounds. The driver duo Erwan Bastard/Roee Meyuhas improved from sixth on the grid to second in the first one-hour race at Spa. They started the second race from fourth place. Erwan Bastard in the Audi R8 LMS GT4 snatched one rival after the other and took the lead on the demanding Ardennes circuit on lap eight. Twice, race control neutralized the competition due to accidents so that Bastard was unable to extend his lead any further. At the pit stop, his Israeli-American teammate Meyuhas took over the wheel and won the excellently contested race ahead of 40 opponents. It was already Bastard/Meyuhas’ second win of the season. The two young drivers have thus extended their lead in the Silver Cup standings from seven to 25 points after four of six events. In the Am category, Audi Sport also recorded two class victories with the R8 LMS GT4 with the two wins of Christophe Hamon/Michael Blanchemain.

Successes in South Africa: Team Into Africa/Amandla Coal celebrated three successes with the Audi R8 LMS GT4 on the East London circuit in South Africa. Kwanda Mokoena won his class in the South African GT Racing Series in the third one-hour race. On the same circuit, the South African Endurance Championship also held two four-hour endurance races in the east of the country. There, Mokoena shared the cockpit with Tschops Sipuka. In the first competition, the duo managed to take overall victory with a 40-second lead; in the second, they ended up more than 15 seconds ahead of their pursuers.

Coming up next week

28–31/07 Spa (B), round 3, GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup
28–31/07 Spa (B), round 4, GT4 European Series
29–31/07 Nürburgring (D), round 3, GTC Race
29–31/07 Nürburgring (D), round 4, Spezial Tourenwagen Trophy
29–31/07 Ningbo (CN), round 2, TCR Asia
30–31/07 Autopolis (J), round 4, Super Taikyu Series
30–31/07 Algarve (P), round 2, Supercars Endurance

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