Audi R8 LMS Cup celebrates season opener in Zhuhai

Last year’s Audi R8 LMS Cup winner starts new season strongly

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Alex Yoong made a lightning start to the opening race of the Audi R8 LMS Cup. At the Zhuhai International Circuit in China, last year’s Audi R8 LMS Cup Champion won from the Swiss Rahel Frey. Rookie Aditya Patel from India took the third and final podium place in his debut Audi R8 LMS Cup race. On the way to victory, Yoong benefitted from the push-to pass function in his Audi R8 LMS. Thanks to this, he was able to take the lead on the first lap from super pole sitter Rahel Frey. He defended his lead over the remaining laps before crossing the line 1.032 seconds ahead of the Swiss woman. The second race was aborted after only three laps due to irregular track conditions.

The next round of the Audi R8 LMS Cup is held in South Korea on 16-17 May.

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