International series for RS 3 LMS
Audi Sport customer racing to support two teams in the World Touring Car Cup.
22 February, 2018
The immense popularity of the Audi RS 3 LMS race car continues to grow internationally with the announcement that Audi Sport customer racing will support two partner teams in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup.
The Audi RS 3 LMS has enjoyed tremendous success since being unveiled just over a year ago, representing an affordable and highly competitive vehicle for those interested in joining the burgeoning TCR race series being staged all around the world.
The latest announcement will see the RS 3 LMS campaigned in this series which represents the very highest level of competition, with Comtoyou Racing and WRT teams registering to take part.
Team WRT from Belgium has been one of the most successful Audi customer teams in GT3 racing since 2010. Most recently the team won the Bathurst 12 Hour race at the start of the month, handing Audi Sport a record third victory at Mount Panorama to become the most successful manufacturer in the event’s history.
Team WRT will field two Audi RS 3 LMS cars in the international series driven by three customer drivers and three Audi Sport drivers. The 31-year-old Belgian Frédéric Vervisch, who also drove for Audi at the recent Bathurst 12 Hour, will race for Comtoyou Racing, having competed for the team in the TCR International Series last year as well.
"The Audi RS 3 LMS has enjoyed tremendous success since being unveiled just over a year ago."
"Our teams and drivers bring valuable experiences from touring car racing and other disciplines to the grid."
“We look forward to the strong competition in the new racing series which is an attractive stage for many manufacturers in touring car racing,” says Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. “Our teams and drivers bring valuable experiences from touring car racing and other disciplines to the grid, so we intend to battle for the titles in the drivers’ and teams’ classifications.”
The provisional calendar encompasses nine events on four continents, each with three races per weekend, and although Australia does not feature on the proposed calendar, the TCR class is being evaluated for its own series Down Under. Last year Audi Australia brought an RS 3 LMS vehicle to Australia as part of the RS 3 Sedan launch event and also for evaluation by the local Audi Sport representatives, Melbourne Performance Centre for inclusion in local racing.
The World Touring Car Cup kicks off in Marrakesh on April 7 and 8.
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