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Audi newsletter 2009-08-23

Christian Abt defends championship lead ADAC GT Masters: Christian Abt defended the ADAC GT Masters championship lead with Team ABT Sportsline's Audi R8 LMS, although Abt and team mate Jan Seyffarth retired due to a puncture in the first of the...

Christian Abt defends championship lead

ADAC GT Masters: Christian Abt defended the ADAC GT Masters championship lead with Team ABT Sportsline's Audi R8 LMS, although Abt and team mate Jan Seyffarth retired due to a puncture in the first of the two races supporting the 1000 kilometer race at the Nurburgring. With the heaviest car in the entire starter field Abt and Seyffarth clinched a notable second place in the second race on Sunday. With their third place the day before, Frank Kechele and Kuba Giermaziak (ARGO Racing) presented the Audi R8 LMS with yet another podium result.

Team Kolles narrowly misses podium finish

LMS: At the 1000 kilometer race at the Nurburgring the privateer team Kolles scored its best result to date in the European based Le Mans Series (LMS) with fourth place overall. After a faultless race Andy Meyrick, Narain Karthikeyan and Charles Zwolsman finished fourth in their Audi R10 TDI behind the three Aston Martin "factory" cars. After almost six hours of racing only 14.5 seconds separated them from a podium finish. The second Audi R10 TDI retired at the start of the second hour due to an accident when lapping a GT car.

Coming up next week
Round 6 of the BFGoodrich Endurance Championship at the Nurburgring (Saturday).

-credit: audi.ag

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Series GT , European Le Mans
Drivers Narain Karthikeyan , Christian Abt , Charles Zwolsman , Jan Seyffarth , Jakub Giermaziak , Frank Kechele