This is big news for Audi. The Race of Champions is a worldwide recognised event and they have managed to slide the achingly pretty and masterful Audi R8 LMS into the proceedings.
We will be looking forward to watching the Worlds best hustle it around the twists and turns of the stadium race track that will surely be another epic. I’m not sure I’m going to be super happy about watching them come down for the usual jumps that are thrown into the track though.
When the prestigious Race of Champions as a contest of the world’s best race and rally drivers visits Düsseldorf on November 27 and 28, Audi will be part of the action too. The Audi R8 LMS will be one of the cars in which past and present motorsport stars like Tom Kristensen, Sebastian Vettel, Alain Prost and their colleagues will compete with each other.
With a track record of 60 victories in two years it has long become a star in GT3 competitions and at the Race of Champions the world’s best motorsportsmen will place their trust in it too: the Audi R8 LMS will be one of the protagonists at the Esprit-Arena Düsseldorf on Sunday, November 28.
“We’re happy that the world’s best race and rally drivers will also be seen in the Audi R8 LMS,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “In the hands of our customers the GT3 sports car has proved its racing capabilities by clinching 60 victories and five title wins in just 24 months. The model has also provided the expected commercial impulses. The customer sport program has long become the desired third pillar of Audi’s motorsport strategy. That such an illustrious driver line-up and the Audi R8 LMS can now be watched together will be a spectacular culmination of the year for motorsport fans in Germany.”