“Come to Italy and drive our R8 race car,” said Audi. “OK,” replied Evo magazine.
The Audi R8. It’s a pretty hardcore road car. But it’s not nearly hardcore enough for motorsport.
Enter the Audi R8 GT3 – a stripped down, pumped up version of the R8 designed for the racetrack, and winner of last year’s Nürburgring 24-hour race. Who wouldn’t want a go in that?
Certainly not Richard Meaden of Evo magazine. When Audi invited him to the Misano circuit in Italy to drive the R8 GT3, he understandably jumped on a plane straight away. Richard got the chance to drive the actual race-winning car from the ‘Ring, complete with German bug splatters.
It looks like he had fun.