European outfits Team WRT and Sainteloc Competing will spearhead Audi’s four-car access for the Indianapolis 8 Hr later this month.
The German maker is supplying prolonged factory support to three works-driven vehicles under the Audi Sport banner for rounded two of the Intercontinental GT Difficulty powered by Pirelli period, along with an independent access from Sainteloc.
Audi Sport Team WRT will run a pair of Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evos at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, after finishing 2nd at the TotalEnergies 24 hr of Medspa season-opener.
Its No. 32 auto will be driven by Fanatec GT World Obstacle Europe powered by AWS Sprint Cup and consolidated champs Dries out Vanthoor and also Charles Weerts, along with Christopher Mies.
Vanthoor, Weerts as well as Kelvin van der Linde charged through from near the back of the grid at Health club to take second behind the winning Iron Lynx Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020.
The various other WRT entrance for Indianapolis includes Robin Frijns, Nico Mueller and also Mattia Drudi.
Frijns and Mueller finished fourth at Health club driving for WRT along with Dennis Lind.
WRT’s new arrivals, Mies and also Drudi, shared an Audi Sporting activity Group Attempto auto at the previous IGTC round.
Sainteloc Competing obtained one Audi Sport-backed car for the 24-hour race in Belgium as well as will certainly maintain that status for the IGTC’s journey to the United States, which coincides with the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS season finale.
Chrisopher Haase, Markus Winkelhock and Patric Niederhauser will certainly co-drive the No. 25 Audi, as they did at Spa where they ended up sixth general.
The chauffeurs of Sainteloc Competing’s private entry have not been verified. The French team introduced its plans to oppose the complete IGTC with Finlay Hutchison back in March.
Audi Sport’s three factory-supported autos will object to the Indianapolis 8 Hr in unique ‘stars and red stripes’ liveries.
It follows on from a collection of one-of-a-kind layouts for the 24 hr of Spa where the manufacturer celebrated Belgium’s art heritage.
“With our client teams WRT as well as Sainteloc Competing, we have a strong bundle for this year’s Indianapolis 8 Hour,” claimed Audi Sport’s head of consumer racing Chris Reinke.
“They prepare to offer it every little thing in order to secure a good outcome. The teams will be competing with an unique livery on the cars and trucks that features a ‘celebrities and stripes’ layout as a homage to the USA.”
Audi leads the IGTC makers’ standings after the opening round, where it got 43 factors for the outcomes of its nominated automobiles.
Only one GT3 Audi took part in last year’s inaugural Indianapolis 8 Hr. Team Hardpoint, working in collaboration with WRT, finished 4th overall with Winkelhock, Mirko Bortolotti and also Spencer Pumpelly sharing the wheel.
An absence of Audi consumers competing in GTWC America implies that the maker’s entry for the 2nd edition on Oct. 17 will comprise specifically of European teams.
IGTC manufacturers can choose up to 4 vehicles for Indianapolis, with an optimum of three in the Pro category.
Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based press reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA Globe Endurance Championship, GT World Difficulty Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other collection.