Audi reveals R8 team and driver line-ups

Audi Sport customer racing has announced details of its line-ups for the 2015 season.

The new-look Audi R8 LMS ultra will debut at this weekend’s VLN opener on the Nordschliefe.

It will follow that with two 24-hour classics, at the Nurburgring and Spa-Francorchamps.

“Our new Audi R8 LMS is ready for a rigorous testing program in racing conditions,” says Romolo Liebchen, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. “We selected the two toughest 24-hour races in Europe that GT3 cars are permitted to compete in.

“In Phoenix Racing and the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT we’ve got two teams that have been spoiled by success at our side. Towards the end of the year we’re going to deliver a powerful new race car to our customers.”

In addition, the new Audi R8 LMS will be competing in selected other races in the 2015 season, such as the second VLN race on April 25 and individual rounds of the Blancpain Endurance Series.

Full line-ups of Audi Sport customer racing

March 28, 2015, VLN 1
Belgian Audi Club Team WRT

Christer Jöns/Nico Müller/Edward Sandström/Nicki Thiim (D/CH/S/DK)
Phoenix Racing
Marc Basseng/Christopher Haase/Mike Rockenfeller/Frank Stippler (D/D/D/D)

May 16–17, 2015, Nürburgring 24 Hours
Belgian Audi Club Team WRT

Christopher Mies/Nico Müller/Edward Sandström/Laurens Vanthoor (D/CH/S/B)
Christer Jöns/Pierre Kaffer/Nicki Thiim/Laurens Vanthoor (D/D/DK/B)
Phoenix Racing
Christopher Haase/Christian Mamerow/René Rast/Markus Winkelhock (D/D/D/D)
Marc Basseng/Marcel Fässler/Mike Rockenfeller/Frank Stippler (D/CH/D/D)
July 25–26, 2015, Spa 24 Hours 
Belgian Audi Club Team WRT

René Rast/Laurens Vanthoor/Markus Winkelhock (D/B/D)
Nico Müller/Stéphane Ortelli/Frank Stippler (CH/MC/D)
Phoenix Racing
Marcel Fässler/Christian Mamerow/Mike Rockenfeller (CH/D/D)
Christopher Haase/Christopher Mies/Nicki Thiim (D/D/DK)

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Series VLN
Drivers Stéphane Ortelli , Marcel Fassler , Christian Mamerow , Mike Rockenfeller , Pierre Kaffer , Markus Winkelhock , Frank Stippler , Marc Basseng , Laurens Vanthoor , Christopher Mies , Christopher Haase , Nicki Thiim , Christer Jöns , Edward Sandström
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