Audi Sporting activity has actually verified their 4 factory-nominated Intercontinental GT Obstacle R8 LMS GT3 access for the Indianapolis 8 Hr on October 15-17.
3 of the four vehicles will include as-yet unshown US-inspired Stars and also Stripes liveries.
Three Pro automobiles as well as another Silver line-up, the greatest calibre combination allowed by Intercontinental’s regulations beyond Health club, are aiming to prolong Audi’s 15-point lead over Ferrari in round 2 of the now three-round GT3 series (after the cancellation of both the Bathurst 12 Hour and Suzuka 10 Hrs), which ends at the Kyalami 9 Hour in early December.
The access are split in between Team WRT and also Sainteloc.
Both of Audi Sporting activity Team WRT’s R8s field full factory chauffeur line-ups. Newly crowned Fanatec GT World Obstacle Europe Powered by AWS Sprint Series champs Dries out Vanthoor and Charles Weerts– who additionally exist second in the IGTC Drivers’ standings– are signed up with by Christopher Mies, while Mattia Drudi, Robin Frijns and Nico Mueller organize the 2nd auto. Mueller as well as Frijns are also securely in title contention after completing IGTC’s podium in Round 1.
Meanwhile, Sainteloc’s jobs entrance includes 3 even more drivers from the manufacturing facility lineup: Christopher Haase, Patric Niederhauser and 2017 IGTC Drivers’ champion Markus Winkelhock.
The French squad’s Silver crew will be validated at a later date.
Nonetheless, Kelvin van der Linde, that completed second at Medspa together with Vanthoor as well as Weerts, will certainly not travel to the United States. The DTM title competitor has 2 rounds in as lots of weekend breaks leading up to Indianapolis.
Just each manufacturer’s 2 best put access can rack up factors at Indianapolis, yet that could still suffice for Audi to secure its initial IGTC title since 2018. Leaving the Brickyard with a 44-point advantage, one more than offered for finishing very first and also 2nd, over IGTC’s other four full-season marques would certainly be enough for Audi to seal the Manufacturers’ crown before Kyalami’s period finale.