The third victory of the Audi R8 LMS in the ADAC GT Masters season marked the maiden victory in the high-caliber German racing series.
The third victory of the Audi R8 LMS in the ADAC GT Masters season marked the maiden victory scored by Igor Salaquarda’s Czech Audi Sport customer team I.S.R. in the high-caliber German racing series.
Success in the Eifel
Team I.S.R. celebrated its first victory with the Audi R8 LMS in the ADAC GT Masters. Igor Salaquarda’s Czech squad from Prague delivered a dominant appearance at the Nürburgring. The driver pairing Filip Salaquarda/Frank Stippler had started from pole position and on the fourth race weekend decided round two in its favor with an 11.499-second advantage. In fifth position, the Czech and the German are now the best Audi drivers in the standings. Mike David Ortmann/Markus Winkelhock were a second Audi team to manage the leap onto the podium. The drivers of BWT Mücke Motorsport achieved third place. For the customers of Audi Sport customer racing, this marked the third victory this season following Phoenix Racing’s success in the opening event at Oschersleben and a victory by BWT Mücke Motorsport on the second race weekend at Most.
[caption id="attachment_5976" align="aligncenter" width="756"] Audi Sport customer team from Prague wins in ADAC GT Masters[/caption]
Two victories in Australia
In the Australian GT Trophy Series, Ryan How in an Audi R8 LMS ultra celebrated two victories. The Australian, on the fourth race weekend at Sydney, won the classification for older vehicle generations in the first two rounds. Two other Audi privateers, Nick Kelly and Matthew Stoupas, captured the remaining podium places in round one. Vincent Muriti, also in an Audi, in round two crossed the finish line in third position. In race three, How saw the black and white checkered flag in second position in front of Stoupas. Nick Kelly is now leading the standings with a 30-point advantage ahead of Rio Nugara, trailed with a deficit of two more points by Matthew Stoupas.
Marcin Jedlinski unstoppable
In the FIA CEZ, Marcin Jedli?ski continued his string of success. The Pole from Team Olimp Racing won the endurance race and both sprints in an Audi R8 LMS on the circuit of Grobnik in Croatia. With Richard Chlad jr. in an Audi R8 LMS ultra as the runner-up in the second sprint, another Audi Sport customer achieved a podium result.
Third place of Geoff Emery
Australian Geoff Emery in an Audi R8 LMS clinched third place in round five of the Australian GT Championship. Last year’s champion achieved the podium finish for Team Valvoline in the second of three races at Sydney. Currently, Emery is ranked in position four of the standings.