Audi’s R8 LMS model has won its 100th race, marked by a win at the 24- hour race at pa-Francorchamps. Hitosuyama Racing is responsible for the win, in the GT3 Asia Series.
After its 2008 Essen Motor Show debut, the Audi GT3 sportscar lead to the Audi AG, which was created for customer teams. Taking the win in just about every third race, the R8 LMS has seen some of the most success out of the GT3 category cars.
Audi Managing Direct of quattro Werner Frowein says “Everybody who was and are still involved in this project can be proud of the success of the R8 LMS. The Audi R8 is a fascinating sports car. For me, personally the R8 LMS is currently the most beautiful race car in the world.”
Head of Audi Sport Romolo Liebchen contributes “You shouldn’t forget that we are only at the very beginning of our customer racing activities. The positive record of the R8 LMS is all the more gratifying… The V10 engine from the production R8 remains almost unchanged for racing purposes and has a very long service life as a consequence. This is exactly what customer sport needs because the running costs are kept low in the process.”
Due to its low-maintenance, the Audi R8 is ideal for drivers just getting into the sport. Racing an Audi also comes with some perks, including getting a racing licence.
- By: Alexandra Koken