Audi R8 LMS celebrates ...

two wins in ADAC GT Masters Audi R8 LMS also triumphant in Belgium R8 claims podium result on debut in France Team Kolles scores points with both Audi R10 TDI

Audi R8 LMS celebrates two wins in ADAC GT MastersADAC GT Masters: ABT Sportsline gave the new Audi R8 LMS its first two victories in the ADAC GT Masters at Assen in the Netherlands. In both races Christian Abt and his new team mate Jan Seyffarth prevailed in a heartbeat final. On Saturday Abt repelled an attack on the final lap from Cesar Campanico (Team Rosberg), who together with Nicolas Armindo made the Audi one-two perfect. In the second race Jan Seyffarth overtook the leading Corvette on the last lap. The impressive performance of the new GT3 sportscar from AUDI AG was completed by Michael Outzen and Henri Moser (Phoenix Racing) in fourth and third positions. Campanico/Armindo retired from the second race due to collision damage. Christian Abt took the overall championship lead following his two victories.Audi R8 LMS also triumphant in BelgiumBelgian GT Championship: The Audi R8 LMS also celebrated its first victory in the Belgian GT Championship. As support event to the 1000-kilometer race at Spa-Francorchamps Jean-Francois Hemroulle and Tim Verbergt (Phoenix Racing) benefitted in the first of the two races from a stop-and-go penalty awarded to the leading Viper. The first 15 minutes of the second race were held behind the safety car due to early morning fog. In their Audi R8 LMS Hemroulle and Verbergt edged closer and closer to the leading Viper on the drying track, but had to settle for second place. The two Audi drivers took the lead in the overall standings.R8 claims podium result on debut in FranceFrench GT Championship: Team Oreca made an impressive debut with the Audi R8 LMS in the French GT Championship. Yvan Lebon recorded a podium finish in the first of the two races at Dijon with the support of five-time Le Mans winner Frank Biela. In the second race Biela and Lebon once again battled with the leading group before they dropped back to sixth in the closing stages due to a fuel supply problem.Team Kolles scores points with both Audi R10 TDILMS: Team Kolles showed improving form in the second race of the European based Le Mans Series. At the 1000-kilometer race at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) the German privateer team brought home both Audi R10 TDI in the points. Narain Karthikeyan, Andy Meyrick and Charles Zwolsman finished the race in sixth position. Christijan Albers, Christian Bakkerud and Giorgio Mondini lost time following an unscheduled pit stop after being victims in a collision, but were nevertheless able to work their way up to seventh at the flag. For Team Kolles the race was also a dress rehearsal for the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 13/14. Results and pointsAssen (NL), May 9, ADAC GT Masters round 31 Abt/Seyffarth (Audi R8 LMS) 35 laps in 1h 01m 21.553s2 Armindo/Campanico (Audi R8 LMS) + 0.537s3 Seiler/Hohenadel (Corvette) + 21.094s4 Outzen/Moser (Audi R8 LMS) + 28.776s5 Nygaard/Lechner (Ford) + 42.277s... 9 Mayer/Yamamoto (Audi R8 LMS) + 1m 08.686sAssen (NL), May 10, ADAC GT Masters round 41 Abt/Seyffarth (Audi R8 LMS) 34 laps in 1h 00m 14.685s2 Hohenadel/Seiler (Corvette) + 1.186s3 Moser/Outzen (Audi R8 LMS) + 10.799s4 Lechner/Nygaard (Ford) + 36.562s5 Bergmeister/Schmickler (Porsche) + 37.078sPositions after 4 of 14 rounds: 1 Abt, 22 points; 2 Hennerici/Ludwig, 21; 3 Bergmeister/Schmickler, Hohenadel/Seiler, Moser/Outzen and Seyffarth, 20.Next race: Hockenheim (D), June 6Spa-Francorchamps (B), May 9, Belgian GT Championship round 31 Hemroulle/Verbergt (Audi R8 LMS) 24 laps in 1h 01m 23.376s2 Wouters/van Hooydonk (Dodge) + 4.546s3 Verbist/Longin (Porsche) + 17.822s4 van der Zwaan/van der Zwaan (Lamborghini) + 53.792s5 Vanthoor/Wauters (Dodge) + 1m 01.788sSpa-Francorchamps (B), May 10, Belgian GT Championship round 41 Wouters/van Hooydonk (Dodge) 22 laps in 1h 01m 34.573s2 Hemroulle/Verbergt (Audi R8 LMS) + 6.428s3 Verbist/Longin (Porsche) + 46.810s4 Vanthoor/Wauters (Dodge) + 53.953s5 Scott/Wilkins (Doge) + 1m 13.714sPositions after 4 of 12 rounds: 1 Hemroulle/Verbergt, 60 points; 2 Wauters/van Hooydonk, 56; 3 Verbist/Longin, 55; 4 Bouvy/Coens, 50; 5 Wauters/Vanthoor, 44.Next race: Spa-Francorchamps (B), June 5Dijon (F), May 9, French GT3 Championship round 31 Peyroles/Thevenin (Lamborghini) 44 laps in 1h 01m 16.787s2 Tardif/Briche (Lamborghini) + 26.910s3 Biela/Lebon (Audi R8 LMS) + 28.130s4 Cabanne/Helary (Lamborghini) + 34.697s5 Brandela/Martin (BMW) + 36.516sDijon (F), May 10, French GT3 Championship round 41 Gaillard/Parisy (Lamborghini) 44 laps in 1h 01m 12.228s2 Tuchbant/Leclerc (Lamborghini) + 13.370s3 Peyroles/Thevenin (Lamborghini) + 13.720s4 Jakubowski/Campbell (Ferrari) + 46.945s5 Dubreuil/Amado (Lamborghini) + 59.042s6 Biela/Lebon (Audi R8 LMS) + 1m 03.963s Next race: Magny-Cours (F), May 30Spa-Francorchamps (B), May 10, Le Mans Series round 21 Minassian/Pagenaud/Klien (Peugeot) 143 laps in 5h 45m 35.429s2 Boullion/Tinseau (Pescarolo-Judd) + 27.622s3 Charouz/Enge/Mücke (Lola-Aston Martin) - 1 lap4 Panis/Lapierre (Oreca-AIM) - 1 lap5 Primat/Ramos/Turner (Lola-Aston Martin) - 1 lap6 Karthikeyan/Meyrick/Zwolsman (Audi R10 TDI) - 2 laps7 Albers/Bakkerud/Mondini (Audi R10 TDI) - 4 lapsPositions after 2 of 5 rounds: 1 Charouz/Enge/Mücke and Boullion/Tinseau, 16 points; 3 Minassian/Pagenaud/Klien, 10; 4 Ortelli/Senna, 6; 5 Mailleux/Ragues, Lapierre/Panis and Hardman/Leventis/Watts, 5. Next race: Algarve (P), August 2


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