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Audi aims high for the Spa 24 Hours

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Audi will be fighting for its fourth overall victory at the Spa 24 Hours on July 29 and 30. A total of ten Audi R8 LMS, four factory-supported race cars and six more with Audi customers at the wheel, will compete at the endurance classic. The event is a season highlight in GT3 racing; with 66 competitors from eleven brands, there is nowhere else in the world where so many race cars of this class are brought together on one grid.

A good performance on the last weekend of July will be rewarded fourfold: not only will the overall victory and the Coupe du Roi be up for grabs, but also points for two championships. As the fourth round and the only 24-hour race in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, the event at Spa is even more significant: there are points awarded for places after six, twelve and 24 race hours. Additionally, the endurance classic also counts as the second round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge – a racing series held on four different continents, and in which Audi lines up as the title defender.

Audi Sport customer racing factory-supported teams: Audi Sport Team WRT #1 Antonio García/Nico Müller/René Rast (E/CH/D) #2 Christopher Mies/Connor De Phillippi/Frédéric Vervisch (D/USA/B)

Audi Sport Team Saintéloc #25 Jules Gounon/Christopher Haase/Markus Winkelhock (F/D/D)

Audi Sport Team I.S.R. #76 Pierre Kaffer/Kelvin van der Linde/Frank Stippler (D/ZA/D)

Privateer teams: Belgian Audi Club Team WRT #3 Josh Caygill/Richard Lyons/Niki Mayr-Melnhof/Jon Venter (GB/GB/A/AUS) #6 Nathanaël Berthon/Stéphane Richelmi/Benoît Tréluyer (F/MC/F) #17 Jake Dennis/Jamie Green/Stuart Leonard (GB/GB/GB)

Audi Sport Team WRT #5 Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Dries Vanthoor (CH/D/B)

Saintéloc Racing #26 Fred Bouvy/Christian Kelders/Marc Rostan (B/B/F)

I.S.R. #75 Filipe Albuquerque/Filip Salaquarda/Clemens Schmid (P/CZ/A)

Press release Audi Sport

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