Audi R8 LMS wins 12-hour race
24h Series: The Austrian Lechner Racing team won the third running of the 12 Hour Race of Hungary on its debut appearance with the Audi R8 LMS. The driver quartet of Philip Konig, Niki Mayr-Melnhof, Thomas Gruber and Walter Lechner junior built up a seven-lap advantage during the twelve hours around the Hungaroring.
Podium result at European finale
FIA GT3: One of the Audi teams secured a podium result at the FIA GT3 European Championship season finale at Zolder (Belgium). The two Belgians Enzo Ide and Greg Franchi steered their Belgian Audi Club R8 LMS to third place in the second race. Team Rosberg in particular were plagued by bad luck during the sixth and final GT3 race of the 2010 season: While holding second position in race one a problem with the servo steering forced Stephane Lemeret and Kenneth Heyer to retire.
Kumpen/Franchi in second place
Beclar: Anthony Kumpen and Greg Franchi took second place in the fifth race of the Belcar series. The Belgium duo representing the W-Racing team started from third position in their Audi R8 LMS and were narrowly beaten by almost a minute at the finish by the victorious Porsche. The team's second R8 LMS with Francois Verbist and Bert Longin at the wheel started the race from a promising fourth position but unfortunately retired.
Two top-ten finishes for Mark Eddy
GT3 Australia: The Australian Mark Eddy recorded a brace of top-ten finishes during the fifth Australian GT Championship weekend. The 50-year old campaigner impressed in the first of two races at Bathurst in his Audi R8 LMS by staging a courageous comeback drive from 16th position on the grid to take the checkered flag in ninth position. In the second race he crossed the finish line in eighth place.
Test race for the Audi TT RS
VLN: Raeder Motorsport competes in the final two Nurburgring endurance races on October 16 and 30 in the SP 4T class with the prototype of an Audi TT RS, which was developed together by the Technical Development (Technischen Entwicklung/TE), AUDI AG production as well quattro GmbH. In the test races the car will be driven by Marc Hennerici and Christopher Mies.
In addition to the two United Autosports cars a third Audi R8 LMS competes in the finale of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup in Zhuhai (China) on November 7: The new KK Performance team fields the sportscar in the GTC Class. The two drivers Marchy Li and Matthew March, who originate from Hong Kong, share driving duties with former Malaysian Formula 1 driver Alex Yoong … United Autosports has announced that it will start the 20111 British GT Championship season with the driver pairing of Matt Bell (GB) and Michael Guasch (USA). The team will field a second R8 LMS of which the drivers are yet to be confirmed … Timo Scheider won his class for cars with a displacement of up to 1.9 liters as well as the team competition for the TV Total team of host Stefan Raab in the TV total Stock Car Crash Challenge ... Martin Tomczyk drove the lead car, an Audi Sport quattro, last weekend in the Kathrein-Rallye-200. The rally which celebrated its 25 year anniversary runs around Tomczyk's birth town Rosenheim.
Coming up next week
October 16: Endurance Championship Nurburgring (D)
October 15-17: DTM Hockenheim (D)
October 15-17: French GT Championship Magny-Cours (F)
October 15-17: Spanish GT Championship Jerez (E)