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Podium for Audi at ILMC inaugural round ILMC: Audi started into the new Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) with a podium result. In the 1000-kilometer race at Silverstone (Great Britain) Timo Bernhard and Dindo Capello in the Audi R15 TDI ...

Podium for Audi at ILMC inaugural round

ILMC: Audi started into the new Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) with a podium result. In the 1000-kilometer race at Silverstone (Great Britain) Timo Bernhard and Dindo Capello in the Audi R15 TDI occupied third place. A defect on the sister car driven by Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish after just 15 of the 170 laps prevented a better result after the strong qualifying performance with grid positions one and two. Both Audi R15 TDI cars of Audi Sport Team Joest had started from the front row.

One-two-three win for Audi R8 LMS

GT3 France: A total of five Audi R8 LMS cars clinched podium results on the sixth race weekend of the French GT Championship. In Saturday's race David Hallyday and Stephane Ortelli celebrated their first victory of the season in the Audi R8 LMS of the Audi Team Oreca in front of their brand colleagues Stephane Lemeret/Greg Franchi (WRT) and Marc Sourd/Dino Lunardi (Sainteloc - Phoenix Racing). For the Audi R8 LMS this was the first one-two-three result of the season in the French Championship. In the second race on Sunday Dino Lunardi and Marc Sourd managed to clinch their first win of the season. Second place went to David Hallyday and Stephane Ortelli.

News bits

Allan McNish was presented with the trophy of the British Racing Driver Club for the best British driver at the Le Mans 24 Hours for as much as the seventh time on the fringes of the 1000-kilometer race at Silverstone ... Tom Kristensen and Emanuele Pirro will contest the Goodwood Revival from September 17 to 19 ... Mattias Ekstrom made his debut in an oval on the weekend on his second NASCAR racing commitment. On the 0.75-mile track in Richmond (Virginia) the Swede delivered a respectable performance, finishing in 31st place among 43 entrants.

Coming up next week

September 17-19: DTM Oschersleben (D)
September 17-19: FIA GT3 Portimao (P)
September 17-19: Belcar Spa-Francorchamps (B)
September 17-19: International GT-Open Brands Hatch (GB)
September 17-19: JTCC Ring Knutstorp (S)

-source: audi

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Series GT , European Le Mans
Drivers Tom Kristensen , Allan McNish , Stéphane Ortelli , Mattias Ekström , Timo Bernhard , Stéphane Lemeret , Marc Sourd , Dindo Capello , Dino Lunardi , Emanuele Pirro , David Hallyday , Greg Franchi
Teams Audi Sport Team Joest , Phoenix Racing