Audi wins the third place in the Gulf 12 Hours
Abu Dhabi, Neuburg an der Donau, December 11, 2022
- # Audi #sports Santlock Gulf Team 12 Hours #Better R8 LMS Team
- Tresor Atempto Racing Privateer Team wins the Silver Cup
Despite a combined lead of 70 laps between the 4 Audi R8 LMS in the season finale of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, Audi Sport customers have not managed to recapture a stellar season in international endurance racing. Behind the AF Corse team, Erwan Bastard, Christopher Haas and Patrick Niederhauser finished third in a race finish at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. “We wanted to take this exciting endurance race further,” says Chris Reinke, Head of Customer Sport at Audi. #sports.
»Because with one of the 4 Audi R8 LMS #Being There were a total of 16 different points. In the end our rival Ferrari was a bit better – congratulations on the win. However, we look back on his top-class long-distance season with 3 overall wins in the 24 Hours of Dubai, Nürburgring and Zoldt. Thanks to everyone involved.”
On the first lap of the Gulf 12 Hours, Audi Sport driver Kelvin van der Linde started from third in his Audi R8 LMS, driven by the Audi Sport Tresor. Audi Sport teammates Mattia Drudi-Drodi and Dennis Marshall also later secured pole positions. The No. 66 car completed a solid 17 laps at the front of the field. But 3 hours before the end of the race, Marshall made a driving error: he touched a rival while overtaking and finally had to stop the damaged Audi.
Audi Sport Santeluc No. 25 with 22 laps to lead
Audi Sport drivers Christopher Haas and Patrick Niederhauser shared the 12 Hours with Erwan Bastard. After winning the GT4 Euro Series and GT4 France in the Audi R8 LMS GT4, the French privateer made his debut in the significantly faster GT3 #sports car And he did a great job. The driver trio finished third after 335 laps, 15.1 seconds behind the driver and 0.751 seconds behind the second-place finisher. Ultimately, Tresor Attemptto Racing finished ninth. Regular players Alex Aka, Pietro Delli Guanti, and Finlay Hutchison started 30 out of 99 and improved by a total of 21 spots in the strong field. Privateer led the table with at least 15 runs in as many #safety #Sentences Stages and tactical pit stops. In the end, the driver trio won the Silver Cup class. The #26 Audi R8 LMS of the Saintéloc Junior Team is leading the race with 16 laps to go. Simon Gachet, Lucas Ligier and Audi Sport driver Gilles Magnus share duties in Abu Dhabi. Magnus had to retire an hour and a half later when his car lost power.
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