Thursday, July 7, 2022

Audi Sport customer teams win in Australia, China and South Africa

Audi R8 LMS GT3

Victory in China: At the opening weekend of the Zhuhai Motorsport Association at the circuit in China, Audi privateer Rio took first place overall with an Audi R8 LMS from the Uno Racing Team in the sprint race. An additional podium success came in the form of Cheng Bingxiaong finishing third overall in a first-generation Audi R8 LMS, taking first place in his class.

On top in South Africa: Charl Arangies from Stradale Motorsport was unbeaten in the G&H Transport Extreme Supercars races at the Aldo Scribante circuit. The longtime South African GT driver qualified on the front row and won both sprint races. In the second heat, Marius Jackson finished third overall with his Audi R8 LMS from MJR Motorsport.

Podium in New Zealand: Audi Sport customer IMS, the International Motorsport team, celebrated a podium finish in the North Island Endurance Series (NIES) at Taupo with drivers Neil Foster and Jonny Reid – the reigning nationwide endurance champions in the 3-hour category. During their first participation in the 2022 NIES season at the second round, the duo clinched third place in the 3-hour race with an Audi R8 LMS.

Audi R8 LMS GT4

Additional class wins: Privateer Kwanda Mokoena added two more class wins to his tally in the G&H Transport Extreme Supercars races at the Aldo Scribante circuit in South Africa. Mokoena won his class on his debut in the MJR Motorsport-run Audi R8 LMS GT4 at Zwartkops at the end of April and remained unbeaten within the category at the third round of the series in Gqeberha.

Club racing victory: At the Spanish Navarra circuit, Pierre Arraou and Frédéric Billon finished first in their class with an Audi R8 LMS GT4 from the Milan Compétition team in the 4-hour endurance race of the French Ultimate Cup Series.

Coming up next week

02–05/06 Misano (I), round 2, Campionato Italiano GT Sprint
02–05/06 Misano (I), round 3, TCR Italy
03–04/06 Ljungbyhed (S), round 1, TCR Scandinavia
03–05/06 Fuji (J), round 2, Super Taikyu Series
03–05/06 Le Castellet (F), round 2, GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup
03–05/06 Le Castellet (F), round 2, GT4 European Series
03–05/06 Calabogie (CDN), round 2, Sports Car Championship Canada presented by Michelin
03–05/06 Sokndal (N), round 2, Racing NM
04–05/06 Red Bull Ring (A), round 2, Eset Cup
04–05/06 Red Bull Ring (A), round 2, TCR Eastern Europe
04–05/06 Goiânia (BR), round 3, TCR South America
04–05/06 Jarama (E), round 1, Supercars Endurance
05–06/06 Magny-Cours (F), round 2, Belcar Endurance Championship

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