Audi R8 LMS Cup Press Release
Alex Yoong tops leaderboard with three races left in the season Shanghai could decide who takes the 2013 trophy Rahel Frey returns after racing for Audi in Europe
Beijing/Shanghai, October 24, 2013 – The Audi R8 LMS Cup returns to China with Rounds 9 and 10 of the 2013 season to be held at Shanghai International Circuit from October 25-27 (Live broadcast on: www.audir8lmscup.com). The Shanghai races will be part of the Volkswagen Sports Car Champion Festival (SCCF).
With only three races left to go, the 2013 season of the Audi R8 LMS Cup is about to enter its decisive phase. Coming to Shanghai, Alex Yoong tops the leaderboard with 141 points, after a double win on his home circuit, Malaysia's Sepang International Circuit, in August. Second overall is Adderly Fong on 132 points, ahead of last year's Audi R8 LMS Cup champion, Marchy Lee, with 121 points.
"I expect tough competition between the top three. Additionally, Rahel Frey and Franky Cheng Congfu could play a vital role by pushing for the podium and taking away valuable points from the current leaders. Shanghai is very important for determining the outcome of this year's cup", says Rene Koneberg, Director of Audi Sport customer racing Asia.
The Shanghai International Race Circuit in China is home to the annual F1 Chinese Grand Prix. At around 5.5 kilometers long, with 16 turns and 6 straights, the circuit is sure to push both the professional and amateur driver's skills to the limit.
The Audi R8 LMS Cup is the first brand cup in the history of Audi. After its successful maiden season in China in 2012, the sprint race series has been expanding in Asia this year, with new races in South Korea, Malaysia and Macau.
The Shanghai race weekend is part of the second annual Sports Car Champions Festival held by Volkswagen Group. The festivities give fans an opportunity to experience sports car culture up close. After Shanghai, the final race of the 2013 Audi R8 LMS Cup will be held in Macau in November.
Audi R8 LMS Cup – Overall Classification after Round 8
Provisional Entry Lists
(Am) Amateur Driver
(D) Dealer Driver
Audi R8 LMS Cup Official Website: www.audir8lmscup.com
Audi R8 LMS Cup, 2013, Upcoming Races
25–27 October, Shanghai International Circuit, China
09–10 November, Guia International Circuit, Macau
Photo credit: Audi R8 LMS Cup