Audi now leads in the manufacturers’ standings of the Intercontinental GT Challenge

Audi R8 LMS #25 (Audi Sport Team Saintéloc), Jules Gounon/Christopher Haase/Markus Winkelhock

  • Audi in front in the Intercontinental GT Challenge
  • Success in Chinese GT racing
  • Trophies for Audi customers in the DMV GTC

NEUBURG, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Audi has won the Spa 24 Hours for the fourth time. With this result, the brand has taken the lead in the manufacturers’ standings of the Intercontinental GT Challenge.

Audi R8 LMS (GT3)

New leaders: Audi not only celebrated the victorious result of Jules Gounon, Christopher Haase and Markus Winkelhock in the Spa 24 Hours. The endurance race was also the second round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge. With 44 points, Audi now leads the GT3 manufacturers’ standings. At the same time, Christopher Haase has also taken the lead of the drivers’ standings. The remaining rounds of the season will take place at Laguna Seca (California, USA) in October and Sepang (Malaysia) in December.

Wins in Zhuhai: The customers of Audi enjoyed a successful weekend in the China GT Championship. The teams secured three wins and two more podium results during the third race weekend of the year, hosted at Zhuhai. Marchy Lee and Alex Au won the first GT3 race for Audi Hong Kong, finishing ahead of Martin Rump and Wan Liang from Kings Linky Racing. Rump and Liang piloted their Audi R8 LMS to victory in the second GT3 heat. The success story also took place in the GTC class. Sun Zheng and Wang Risheng from Spirit Z-Racing finished runner-up in the first race. David Chen and Jiao Peng won the second heat for the Tianshi Racing Team.

Trophies in Most: In the Czech Republic, Audi customers achieved success during the sixth race weekend of the DMV GTC. Tommy Tulpe finished runner-up with an Audi R8 LMS from HCB-Rutronik Racing in both of the weekend’s two races, winning his class. In the Dunlop 60 race, Tulpe and Fabian Plentz celebrated an overall victory.

Dates for next week

03–06/08 Road America (USA), WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 9th round

04–06/08 Nürburgring (D), ADAC GT Masters 9th and 10th rounds

04–06/08 Nürburgring (D), ADAC TCR Germany 9th and 10th rounds

04–06/08 Nürburgring (D), Spezial Tourenwagen-Trophy 9th and 10th rounds

05–06/08 Queensland (AUS), Australian GT Trophy Series 3rd round

05–06/08 Autodrom ADM (RUS), TCR Russia 9th and 10th rounds

05–06/08 Fuji (J), Super GT 5th round

SOURCE: AUDI AG

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