Audi R8 LMS GT2 celebrates second double victory

Audi R8 LMS GT4

Two class wins in South Africa: At the second round of the South African Extreme Supercars race series at Phakisa, Marius Jackson in an Audi R8 LMS GT4, being the only competitor, won Class C in both races, finishing ninth in the first and tenth in the second sprint to achieve a top ten overall result in each race.

Audi RS 3 LMS (TCR)

Victory and podium finishes in Latvia: Audi customer team LV Racing scored one victory and one second place with the Audi RS 3 LMS in the Baltic Touring Car Championship (BaTCC). At the season opener at Riga, Valters Zviedris drove to second place in the TCR category in the first sprint race. In the second heat, the 20-year-old Latvian crossed the finish line as the winner after 14 laps with a wafer-thin lead of 0.897 seconds. In the six-hour endurance race, Valters Zviedris finished third in the TCR class together with his teammates Ivars Vallers and Konstantin Calko in the team’s Audi RS 3 LMS.

Third place in Japan: In the second round of the TCR Japan at Autopolis, Japan’s Masanobu Kato in the Audi RS 3 LMS of Audi Team Mars kept a cool head in a turbulent race action with many spins and off-track excursions. Kato crossed the finish line in third place after ten laps in Saturday’s race. Due to the extremely adverse weather conditions, Sunday’s race was cancelled.

Coming up next week

21–23/05 Pergusa (I), round 1, Campionato Italiano GT Endurance

21–23/05 Mosport (CDN), round 3, GT4 America SprintX

21–23/05 Fuji (J), round 3, Super Taikyu Series

22–23/05 Goianá (BR), round 1, TCR South America

22–23/05 Hockenheim (D), round 4, 24H Series

22–23/05 Hockenheim (D), round 2, Belcar Endurance Championship

22–23/05 Brands Hatch (GB), round 1, British GT