Audi buoyed for Nurburgring 24 after new R8â€™s VLN win
Audi's new R-8 LMS scored a 1-2 in only its third-ever race in round two of the VLN series in the Nurburgring-Nordschleife.
Christopher Mies and Nico Muller prevailed ahead of their team-mates Pierre Kaffer and Laurens Vanthoor in Audi's newest GT3 competition.
In changeable climate conditions, endurance racing professional Mies and Audi DTM motorist Muller took the direct ten laps to the race.
The lead changed hands many times as they staged an exciting fight with using the greatest Mercedes Benz.
From lap 18 onwards, the German-Swiss pair slowly raised its direct before crossing the finish-line using a 1m27s edge over Vanthoor and Kaffer.
It was the primary success on the Nurburgring's Nordschleife for the Audi Activity Group WRT from Belgium.
"I am completely pleased, as it was a nail biting race," mentioned Mies. "We began on rain tires, changed to slicks and before transforming back to damp tires down the road.
"The new Audi R-8 LMS was simple to operate a vehicle in both wet as well as dry states. We've also made improvement on the suspension setup. This was the best technique for success now."
Now another challenge is the Nurburgring 24 Hours the following month month.
"This success in the dress rehearsal for the 24 Hrs was an significant step forwards for us," mentioned Romolo Liebchen, Head of Audi Sport customer racing.
"We had almost no experience using the R8 LMS ahead in these changeable states. We noticed that our new-car is aggressive.
"Yet, this is a check race. We found several matters on which we have to work to be completely ready for the 24 hour race, because we could anticipate strong competition." Read Source
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