Audi R8 LMS Victorious at Bathurst

February 8, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Audi Motorsport division has plans for a newly-structured customer sports program in which customers can buy tailor-made race cars and compete in various events Audi arranges for them.

To kinda kick it off, they entered two privateer Audi R8 LMS cars to 2011 Bathurst 12-hour race in Australia. The expectations wee not high really, since Bathurst is more of a battle ground than a race track! And it’s dominated by Fords and Chevys. But the German marveled over them all scoring a 1-2 victory and also breaking the lap record!

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Bathurst rookies Marc Basseng/Christopher Mies/Darryl O’Young (D/D/CN) won the 12 hour race 0.7 seconds ahead of their Australian team mates Mark Eddy/Craig Lowndes/Warren Luff.

Romolo Liebchen (Head of customer sport, quattro GmbH):“It couldn’t have been better for Audi. That was a successful beginning of a new era in the customer sports program with quattro GmbH. A 1-2 win on such a demanding circuit once more underlined the qualities of the R8 LMS. In addition to that, the team and the drivers have done a tremendous work. The fact that the Audi R8 LMS was easy to handle even on slick tires in rain just showed how good its concept is. Plus we have achieved a new lap record. First of all, our customers will profit from that as they receive a GT3 car that is versatile, reliable and relatively easy to maintain. I hope that we can persuade even more people to become our customers after this strong showing.”