Audi Sport customer racing developed a GTD version of the successful GT3 customer racing racecar, which makes its race debut at Daytona, specifically for the new US race series, the Tudor United SportsCar Championship.
As before, the Audi R8 LMS in GTD form bears the sporting genes of the R8 road car, with which it shares more than 50 per cent of its technology. The ASF aluminum chassis, the robust V10 power plant with rebuild intervals of 20,000 kilometers or the sophisticated suspension incorporating double wishbones are just three examples of this.
In the season opener at Daytona, which is one of the four highlights of the new US sports car championship Audi Sport customer racing supports the US teams technically and with drivers. Marc Basseng (D) and Frank Stippler (D) start for GMG Racing, Filipe Albuquerque (P) and Markus Winkelhock (D) for Flying Lizard Motorsports. Oliver Jarvis (GB) strengthens the Fall-Line Motorsports squad; Christopher Haase (D) and René Rast (D) compete for Paul Miller Racing. Together with Dion von Moltke (USA), three of last year’s four Daytona winners contest the race.