Two victories for Audi Sport customer racing in Macau

“Congratulations to Jean-Karl, Frédéric and to our WTCR teams on their strong showing in Macau,” said Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. “The FIA WTCR with seven marques and many very seasoned drivers was fiercely competitive. The fact that every one of our permanently entered privateers, Nathanaël Berthon, Denis Dupont and Aurélien Panis, regularly scored points during the season underlines the qualities of the driver, team and race car.”

In tackling the dual challenge in Macau, Audi had a tougher time in the FIA GT World Cup with the Audi R8 LMS. The attempt to finish on podium again after four victories since 2011 and second place last year failed. Neither Robin Frijns and Dries Vanthoor from Audi Sport Team WRT Speedstar nor Christopher Haase from Audi Sport Team Rutronik were able to continue their previous successes this season. Every one of them in 2018 had achieved a major international endurance racing victory with the Audi R8 LMS. As early as in qualifying in Macau, positions seven to nine for Frijns, Haase and Vanthoor had shown how difficult their task would be. There was practically no overtaking opportunity on the narrow 6.12-kilometer city circuit. In the qualification race, the trio saw the checkered flag in positions six to eight. A day later, Frijns finished the final race in fifth place, trailed by Christopher Haase. Dries Vanthoor achieved position eight. Even so, Audi looks back on a positive tally this season of the GT3 sports car that will be replaced by a new evolution next year: Twelve overall drivers’ titles have been clinched by drivers around the world in the GT3 sports car to date, plus 17 classification victories in other classes. 

Additional information

Basic information Audi RS 3 LMS
FIA WTCR booklet
FIA WTCR photos
FIA WTCR results

Basic information Audi R8 LMS GT3 
Press kit and photos FIA GT World Cup 2018 
2018 GT racing results

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