MediaInfo Audi R8 LMS 2010

The latest Audi Sport project has started successfully: The Audi R8 LMS developed specifically for customer sport scored 23 single victories and three championship titles internationally in its debut season during 2009. The demand for the fascinating mid-engine sportscar, which is fielded exclusively by privateer teams from this year onwards and which competes in ever more race series, develops correspondingly positively. A dedicated customer sport center was opened in Ingolstadt to be able to provide R8 LMS customers around the world with the typical Audi service. Unique to GT3 customer sport worldwide is the new Audi driving experience offer, which provides ambitious sporting customers the possibility to book races with the Audi R8 LMS.

Audi in customer sport ................................................... 4 Efficiency and sustainability ............................................ 6 Customer Sport Center ................................................... 8 Audi race experience .....................................................10 Audi Sport .................................................................... 12 Audi R8 LMS .................................................................14 Technical data............................................................... 17 GT3 sport worldwide .................................................... 20 24 Hours Nürburgring ................................................. 22 The circuit ................................................................... 24 The Audi customer teams ............................................. 26 Events worldwide ......................................................... 34 History ........................................................................ 38 Audi Communications Motorsport................................. 40

Jürgen Pippig AUDI AG Head of Communications Motorsport

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Audi in customer sport

New chapter in Audi Sport’s winning history
The Audi R8 LMS opened a new chapter in the 2009 season: For the first time Audi offers its motorsport customers a thoroughbred customer car. The mid-engine sportscar developed for international GT3 classes performed brilliantly in its premiere year. The R8 LMS faced cars from as many as eight market rivals in the sportscar sector. The result: Twenty three single victories and the titles in the FIA GT3 European Championship, in the ADAC GT Masters in Germany and in the Belgian GT Championship. That the basic car, the Audi R8 V10, was voted “World Performance Car 2010” is further proof of exactly which genes are in the R8. The customer sport sector complements a wonderful winning tradition of Audi in motorsport. For example in the field of sportscars: In the past ten years Audi has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans eight times. Five of these victories are credited to the Le Mans Prototype R8. It was the source of the name for the Audi R8 which is available on the market since 2006. “We are delighted that our youngest child – the Audi R8 LMS – hit the bull’s eye immediately,” explains Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “The customer demand is enormous.”

Successful racer meets World Performance Car 2010: Audi R8 LMS (left), Audi R8 V10

In its debut season the R8 LMS won three championship titles including those in Belgium and the FIA GT3 European Championship with Phoenix Racing (left) and in Germany with ABT Sportsline (right)

In 2009 it was the teams closest to Audi Sport that raced the R8 LMS. Now it is the turn of the private teams. For this purpose Audi Sport restricts itself to the delivery of 20 new cars since the logistics for customer teams must also be established in parallel. The existing cars will be brought up to the latest specification by an update kit. More than 15 teams field the Audi R8 LMS in different GT championship and in the 24 Hour races at the Nürburgring and at Spa-Francorchamps during the 2010 season. On top of this comes a worldwide unique offer in GT3 customer

sport: The Audi driving experience allows customers with sporting ambitions to book race events with the Audi R8 LMS. In this way the Audi customer sport project presents itself, in only its second season, in a broad, attractive international program.

The Audi R8 celebrated

23 wins in its first season

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Efficiency and sustainability

Technology transfer and efficiency means direct benefit for customers
Technology transfer, efficiency and sustainability – three current catchwords which enjoy special meaning in Audi’s motorsport program for 30 years. “Motorsport was and is a medium for Audi to accelerate technologies with a promising future,” stresses Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. Already since the 1980s the term quattro stands for much more than just a technical system: Audi tested four-wheel drive in motorsport, helped it to establish itself in every model range and, in doing so, initiated a paradigm shift. Other manufacturers, such as the core competitors in today’s premium segment, were forced to follow suit due to Audi’s technological and economical success. There were also transfer effects in the material technology area that still have an impact today. In this way, the brand’s first complete aluminum engine arose for the Audi Sport quattro unveiled in 1983. Today, light-weight design and construction is a core skill at Audi. Aluminum is regarded as a valuable resource to increase the efficiency of road cars through reduced weight – like in the Audi R8. Even CFC (carbon fiber) – in the 1980s still an exotic material found in race cars such as the Audi 200 quattro – is, in the meantime, produced at Audi for road cars. The soft-top storage box on the R8 Spyder is made from this material.

The production-based structure of the R8 LMS is given the acid test around the Nürburgring Nordschleife



to increase efficiency find their way from motorsport to the production line at Audi

The debut of the TFSI power plant in the Audi R8 Le Mans sportscar and the 24 Hours of Le Mans victory in 2001 were pioneering for the introduction of fuel direct injection in mass production. Audi wrote history with TDI technology at Le Mans in 2006 as first diesel winner. Both engine technologies make a significant contribution to reducing CO2 emissions. The Audi R8 LMS is the latest prime example of technology transfer. Audi gained valuable lessons for the manufacturing process and design of the Audi Space Frame (ASF). Its life-cycle is subject to a type of time-lapse in the R8 LMS. Also the high-pressure injection system, a heat-exchanger and the exhaust system are examples of just how motorsport and production continue to generate specific reciprocal impulses for development.
The V10 power unit from the R8 5.2 is used in the Audi R8 LMS – this also means technology transfer

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Customer Sport Center

Audi with dedicated customer sport center
The next stage of the Audi customer sport project, initiated in 2008, began after a dedicated customer sport center in the immediate neighborhood of Audi Sport in Ingolstadt was opened. “The customer sport program with the R8 LMS, which gains increasingly on importance, is the third element alongside the DTM and Le Mans,” says Michael Dick, Board Member for Technical Development, who opened the building together with Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “With the Customer Sport Center we have created the opportunity to perfectly support the constantly increasing number of R8 LMS customers. Furthermore, it is a clear sign of the priority and importance that customer sport has for Audi.” The production Audi R8 is produced by quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm. The R8 LMS is also built by quattro GmbH at another branch in Heilbronn. The new 950 square meter Customer Sport Center in Roderstraße, Ingolstadt also houses a comprehensive parts store alongside an office section and exhibition hall. The Customer Sport Center embodies a crucial strength of Audi: the worldwide logistics. In this way the brand’s race customers also benefit from the fact that the bulk of the parts deliveries are subject to the same processes and

Michael Dick, Board Member for Technical Development, Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich and Romolo Liebchen, Project Leader R8 LMS, at the opening of the new Customer Sport Center

In a good neighborhood: The Customer Sport Center is located in Ingolstadt in the immediate vicinity of the Audi Sport headquarters. The R8 LMS is produced in Heilbronn at quattro GmbH

routes as the logistics for the worldwide distribution of Audi production line products. The parts distribution for the R8 LMS now also follows these structures which have grown and matured over the years. “With these group logistics we can perfectly supply every global base,” says Romolo Liebchen, Project Leader R8 LMS at Audi Sport. “As a result, in addition to the optimum support of European based teams the future overseas support is also guaranteed. In this way in another phase we also initiate co-operations with partners – such as our importers – to be able to deliver the relevant markets promptly and as required.”

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Audi race experience

Unique fascination for customers worldwide
The Audi driving experience expands its portfolio with unique worldwide offer: Since the 2010 season Audi customers with sporting ambitions can book exclusive races with the Audi R8 LMS. Audi makes its Le Mans winning team available for this task – Audi Sport Team Joest. “The Audi race experience offers customers the opportunity to compete in a race with a professional Audi factory team for the first time, and without having to commit themselves long-term or with high financial means,” says Klaus Demel, Head of the Audi driving experience. “I’m absolutely delighted that we could secure Audi Sport and Reinhold Joest’s team as partners for this project.” The basis for the new Audi race experience is the Audi R8 LMS, which was developed specifically for use in customer sport. Furthermore, during the Audi sportscar experience, 120 customers could already see the powerful 386 kW midengine sportscar in action at the end of October in 2009. The next step is now the Audi race experience. It provides customers the opportunity to compete in races themselves with the Audi R8 LMS – if desired even together with a professional race driver like Le Mans winner Marco Werner for example. The preparation and support of the cars is undertaken by one of the world’s most successful sportscar teams: Reinhold Joest’s team which has already won the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans six times for Audi. “The idea to allow customers to race with such a highcaliber sportscar like the R8 LMS could actually only come from Audi,” says Ralf Jüttner, Managing Director of Joest Racing GmbH. “The task is unusual for us, but without

Customers can book


events with the R8 LMS
at Audi

doubt very interesting. We are proud that we were selected as race team.” For the 2010 season the Audi race experience Team Joest plans a total of six races with two cars in the VLN endurance championship at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Furthermore, events are planned with the Audi R8 LMS at circuits and the driver training ground in Groß Dölln, during which customers are trained and can also attain the necessary driver license. “As far as I know Audi is the world’s first automobile manufacturer to have such a highlight in its program,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “This shows yet again just how innovative and progressive the Audi brand is. Our colleagues at the Audi driving experience and Reinhold Joest’s team, with which we have worked together successfully now for twelve years, will offer the customers an exclusive and unforgettable motorsport experience. The Audi R8 LMS, which us a very forgiving GT3 car according to our factory drivers, is perfectly suited for this project, and which Audi Sport fully supports.”
Pure motorsport: The thoroughbred GT3 race version – the Audi R8 LMS – is used for the Audi race experience

Attractive offer: Le Mans winning team Joest Racing is responsible for fielding the R8 LMS

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Audi Sport

Winning for 30 years
Audi Sport was established 30 years ago and is affiliated since then with the Technical Development (TE) of Audi (responsible Board Member Michael Dick). Be it rallying, touring cars of every type or sportscars: In every discipline in which the sport department competed it celebrated victories and won numerous championship titles worldwide. Audi has implemented 16 different motorsport projects between 1980 and today. Currently there are about 200 employees at the sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm responsible for development and testing of the race cars. Head of Audi Sport since 1983 is Doctorate of Mechanical Engineering Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. Triple-core program Audi is involved in sportscar racing since the 1999 season. After eight Le Mans victories the brand faces the greatest challenge in endurance racing in the 2010 season with the further developed R15 TDI. In parallel since 2004 Audi contests the DTM and has won four titles in six years, including a hat-trick between 2007 and 2009. The brand established a third core element for the 2009 season. The Audi R8 LMS is the company’s first thoroughbred customer sport race car, winning three championship titles and took 23 races in 76 races in its debut season. A dedicated Customer Sport Center was opened in Ingolstadt in spring 2010, in order to supply the 30 customer cars delivered worldwide.

One of Audi Sport’s three core elements: sportscar racing with the Audi R15 TDI

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich Head of Audi Sport

Klaus-Dietrich Krieger Head of Finance and Project Management

Dr. Martin Mühlmeier Head of Technology

Wolfgang Appel Head of Vehicle Development

Ulrich Baretzky Head of Engine Development

Joachim Hausner Head of Complete Vehicle

Romolo Liebchen Project Leader R8 LMS

Oliver Straube Marketing R8 LMS

Audi’s motorsport program is comprised of

three core elements

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Audi R8 LMS

Further improved winner
Audi won three titles with the R8 LMS and took the GT3 class victory at the 24 Hour race at the Nürburgring in its debut season in 2009. For the 2010 season the brand used the experience gained to further develop the R8 LMS – logically and definitively. Because, once a car is developed and homologated the FIA, the motorsport governing body, only allows a single evolution throughout the model’s entire life cycle. “During the further development we concentrated specifically on the reliability and serviceability,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “All the experience gathered with the help of our partners last season flowed into the evolution version. We are convinced that we will deliver our customers a reliable and easy to handle car that corresponds to the Audi brand’s high quality standards.”

The Audi R8 LMS was designed for a broad range of races and championships worldwide and is now equipped with steel brake rotors

The technicians reworked the chassis and suspension. In the process the reliability of the entire concept was further optimized. That, for example, modified front and rear axle assembly line components are used proves the exceptional qualities of the standard Audi R8. For the 2010 season Audi customer’s requested that the car could be entered in a broad range of championships and races. One hour races should be contestable as well as 24 Hour races without appreciable additional technical effort. For this reason Audi also changed the endurance racing version’s braking system from ceramic to steel brake rotors. The broad range of use also covers climatic peculiarities. Audi therefore further improved the engine cooling system’s efficiency. The R8 LMS can be raced without problems even where ambient temperatures are extreme. A fan for the water cooler, two ventilators for the oil cooler and a new Gurney flap on the front air exit duct improve heat dissipation. New, higher threshold values for the maximum temperatures of the oil system were cleared for racing following endurance tests. As a result, the R8 LMS also resists the most extreme ambient conditions, as can easily be the case in countries of overseas customers.

The complex electronics were optimized for race events, a new architecture was developed which deviates from the production car. New is also an exhaust system, which further proves the technology transfer between the assembly line and racing. The R8 LMS benefits from the road car’s strengths, since the previous motorsport design made way for the production version. Audi Sport does not only benefit in this area from the close association with the Technical Development (TE) of the brand. The newly developed six-speed race gearbox is particularly maintenance friendly. Audi developed this transmission specifically for the R8 LMS together with a system supplier. It allows to check wearing parts through an inspection opening in the housing. Removing the gearbox is not necessary for this.

The vital on-board electronics were reworked for the 2010 season

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Audi R8 LMS

Every new innovation on the R8 was

thoroughly tested

Over the past months the Audi R8 LMS evolution version was tested extensively on various circuits and test benches. It has proven its reliability during several endurance runs. Owners of cars delivered last year also benefit from the new developments, which are available in kit form for 2009 model car. The Audi R8 LMS endurance racing version has also been refined. In this case the serviceability was improved, especially the ability to change those bodywork parts rapidly that are usually affected in an accident. Finally the engineers optimized the light output. To ease identification

yellow driving lights are used. As a matter of course the race drivers and also every Audi customer benefits from LED daytime driving lights. In addition, a radiator grille specially developed for night running contains another pair of highpower headlights. Engine power and minimum weight of the Audi R8 LMS are subject to classification by the FIA and national sporting authorities (“balance of performance”). At the start of the 2010 season the FIA defined a minimum weight of 1,340 kilograms as well as an engine speed limit of 7,500 rpm, which is increased in the highest gear to 8,500 rpm.

An endurance version of the R8 LMS will once again compete in the 24 Hours Nürburgring in the 2010 season

Technical data Audi R8 LMS (2010)
Car model Design sportscar according to FIA GT3/24h Nürburgring rules Audi Space Frame (ASF) made of aluminum with bolted steel roll-cage, carbon-fiber composite/aluminum bodywork

Steering Suspension servo-assisted rack and pinion steering independent front and rear double-wishbone suspension, damper strut with coil spring (Eibach) and adjustable dampers (Bilstein) as well as adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars

Type V10 engine, 90 degree cylinder angle, 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC, petrol direct injection, emission control by two race catalytic converters Engine management Engine lubrication Cubic capacity Power Torque Bosch Motronic MED 9.1.2 dry sump 5,200 cc approx 386 kW* over 500 Nm


dual circuit hydraulic brake system, steel brake discs front and rear, race ABS


O.Z. cast magnesium wheels

Length Width Height Start weight Tank capacity 4,475 mm 1,994 mm 1,195 mm 1,340 kg* 120 l (Shell V-Power)

Type of transmission Clutch Gearbox rear wheel drive, traction control (ASR) sinter metal twin-plate clutch sequential, pneumatic activated 6-speed sport gearbox with shift-paddles Differential Driveshafts locking differential constant velocity joint driveshafts

Race seat Refuelling system Fire extinguisher Harness system Recaro Pro Racer SPG HANS Stäubli Audi Sport Sabelt *Subject to classification by the FIA and national authorities. Version April 2010



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Race technology in production cockpit
The Audi R8 LMS cockpit effectively reflects that of the production car. Also integrated are typical race systems and control elements.

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Gear shift lights Display Bosch DDU 8 with information about engine revs, pressures and temperatures of fluids, lap-times, gear engaged etc.

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Radio (yellow) Freely programmable button (high beam, etc.) Standard control stalk for windscreen wipers and screen wash function Regulation buttons to activate single programs and individual fine adjustment of the traction control (ASR) Switches for emergency gear change, ignition and engine start


Gear shift paddles, left for downshifts, right for upshifts Standard control stalk for lights


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Control stalk for cruise control, which activates the pit-lane speed limiter in the R8 LMS

Special programs like

assist the driver

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GT3 sport worldwide

Successful global model
The international sporting authority FIA initiated the GT3 class for the 2006 season. Within four years the young category developed into an unusually successful model. It opens a common race platform for fascinating sportscars from America via Europe to Australia. Nationally, but also country-wide series and renowned single events such as the 24-hours Nürburgring facilitate the use of the Audi R8 LMS and its competitors. The common worldwide regulations allow teams and manufacturers to build a single type of car valid for every series. Many advantages and various unique features characterize the new class. Many different car designs and concepts compete, such as in the engine, chassis and bodywork fields. They are adjusted by a fundamental balancing procedure which protects performance parity by awarding restrictions (“balance of performance”). In addition, since 2009 in the FIA GT3 European

Nine makes competed against one another in the 2009 FIA GT3 Championship. More brands announced their intentions for 2010 and 2011

Championship a regulation came into effect that, through the addition of ballast, takes into account current sporting success weekend by weekend. Instead of the classic technical advantages seen in single models in other series’, in the GT3 category the vehicle price becomes the primary regulator within the market. However, not only the race cars but also the human factor is classified: Before the season starts every racing driver, subject to experience and success, is registered in a system

A well conceived balance system creates

parity between the different concepts

of four categories. The consequence: Through additional ballast as well as predefined combination possibilities a dominant driver pairing is avoided from the outset. A positive variety of brands in each and every series results due to another regulatory article. Every team must field two cars in the majority of GT3 series, a car manufacturer must be represented by a minimum of two and a maximum of three teams. Therefore extremely attractive and varied grids are guaranteed, monocultures are avoided. A common race format of two one-hour races per weekend with obligatory driver changes, common regulations for team image, cars and pit installations as well as brand competitions within the overall classification make the GT3 series even more attractive. Automobile manufacturers have long since acknowledged the opportunities of this development. Audi competes against its core competitors BMW, Porsche and shortly also Mercedes-Benz in the GT3 category. On top of these come Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Corvette, Mustang, Viper and Morgan. Very few professional championships boast such brand depth.

The increasing importance of the GT3 class is also expressed in its equivalent media value: For the 2010 season the FIA GT3 European Championship is broadcast in 37 European countries via pan-European channel “Motors TV”. In Germany the 14 races of the ADAC GT Masters series are broadcast live by private television channel “kabel eins” for the first time.

GT3 cars such as the Audi R8 LMS are very popular – also in endurance races like those held at the Nürburgring

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24 Hours Nürburgring

Season highlight around the Nordschleife
The highlight of the GT3 sportscar season is the 24 Hour race around the Nürburgring on 15/16 May, to which more than 200,000 spectators are expected again. Even though the GT3 class is not the top class at this event, well thoughtout regulations should also allow production-based GT3 cars the chance of overall victory. Last year team ABT Sportsline won the GT3 class and finished second overall with the R8 LMS on its debut outing in the 24 Hour race at the Nürburgring. The Allgäu based team also competes in 2010 with two R8 LMS cars. The driving squad includes Audi factory drivers Mattias Ekström, Oliver Jarvis, Lucas Luhr and Timo Scheider. Team Phoenix Racing, which fields three R8 LMS, has also strengthened its line up with Audi factory drivers. Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Fässler compete for the team based in the Eifel region. Furthermore, with Frank Biela and Hans-Joachim Stuck at Phoenix as well as Marco Werner at Abt, three very successful former Audi factory drivers join the grid. The new Audi customer team Black Falcon brings the total number of Audi R8 LMS on the grid to seven. “Audi Sport guarantees the technical support required for these cars as it does at every other GT3 race throughout Europe,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “Racing the cars and also driver choice is completely in the hands of the teams, which are also competing against one another. We are already very interested to see just how our customers fare in this race.”

Fascination Nürburgring: Europe’s biggest race is held on the longest circuit

Audi teams’ previous results

ABT-Audi TT-R (ABT Sportsline)
2. #8 Karl Wendlinger/Christian Abt/Kris Nissen/Marco Werner 138 laps (-5 laps)

The Audi customer teams at the 24-hours Nürburgring
Team ABT Sportsline #2 Christian Abt/Emmanuel Collard/Lucas Luhr/Christopher Mies Phoenix Racing #97 Luca Ludwig/Dennis Rostek/Marc Bronzel/Markus Winkelhock Phoenix Racing #98 Hans-Joachim Stuck/Frank Stippler/Marc Basseng/Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Racing #99 Frank Biela/Pierre Kaffer/Marcel Fässler/Marc Hennerici Team ABT Sportsline #100 Mattias Ekström/Oliver Jarvis/Timo Scheider/Marco Werner Black Falcon #102 Christer Jöns/Sean Paul Breslin/Johannes Stuck/Kenneth Heyer Black Falcon #111 Sean Patrick Breslin/Vimal Mehta/Rob Wilson

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Christian Abt/Frank Biela/Mattias Ekström/Karl Wendlinger 121 laps (-22 laps)

ABT-Audi TT-R (ABT Sportsline)
4. #8 Patrick Huisman/Frank Stippler/Karl Wendlinger/Christian Abt 140 laps (-3 laps) 8. #7 Christian Abt/Mattias Ekström/Fredrik Ekblom/Patrick Huisman 131 laps (-12 laps)

Audi R8 LMS (Team ABT Sportsline)
2. #97 Christian Abt/Jean-François Hemroulle/Pierre Kaffer/Lucas Luhr 154 laps (-1 lap) 23. #100 Timo Scheider/Marco Werner/Mattias Ekström/Lucas Luhr 137 laps (-18 laps)

Audi R8 LMS (Phoenix Racing) Last year

220,000 spectators


#99 Marc Basseng/Marcel Fässler/Mike Rockenfeller/Frank Stippler 149 laps (-6 laps)

attended the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring

12. #98 Hans-Joachim Stuck/Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro/Marcel Fässler 144 laps (-11 laps)

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The circuit

Challenging Nürburgring
The Nürburgring enjoys cult status. The circuit’s northern loop or ‘Nordschleife’ is longer than 20 kilometers and fascinated drivers from all around the world since 1927. Whether Formula 1, sportscars, touring cars or other classes: Probably every important class has already competed in the Eifel during the Nordschleife’s 83-year history. Unusual conditions The 24-hour race is held on a combination of the traditional Nordschleife and Grand Prix track. The real challenge arises from the circuit’s layout in the topography of the volcanic Eifel. The cars negotiate an altitude difference of 300 meters per lap. Dates and facts about the Nürburgring
Construction period 1925 – 1927 Nürburgring 1981 – 1984 Grand Prix track 2001 – 2002 Mercedes Arena Track length 22.8 km Nordschleife, 7.7 km Südschleife (1927) 20.832 km Nordschleife (2010) 5.148 km Grand Prix track (2010) 25.378 km combination 24 Hour race (2010) Lowest point Highest point Gradient Incline Corners 320 m above sea level (Breidscheid section) 620 m above sea level (start and finish) maximum 17 percent maximum 11 percent 73 (33 left, 40 right) on the Nordschleife 13 (5 left, 8 right) on the Grand Prix track without Arena

Last year all four Audi R8 LMS made the finish. Audi won the GT3 class




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Bergwerk Kesselchen Klostertal

Adenauer Forst



260 6 256 6


Hohe Acht Wippermann

268 6 86 2 125 3



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105 3
Quiddelbacher Höhe

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Brünnchen Pflanzgarten


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Schwalbenschwanz Döttinger Höhe

Antoniusbuche Tiergarten

km/h Gear

230 6 250 6

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The Audi customer teams

The Audi R8 LMS conquers the world
Six teams closely associated with Audi Sport fielded the Audi R8 LMS throughout the 2009 season. Their task: To collect as much experience as possible which subsequently went into the final version of the GT3 sportscar, the delivery of which started in the first quarter of 2010. Fourteen teams have already collected their customer cars by mid April. In spite of considerably greater demand, for the 2010 season Audi Sport limited supply within the European market to a maximum of 20 new cars due to logistic reasons. “We must first create the necessary structures to be able to support customers overseas as well, and in keeping with the high Audi standards,” explains Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “In 2011 everything will be in place.” The sole exception for the 2010 season is Australian Mark Eddy who acquired a year-old R8 LMS which he races this year in the Australian GT Championship. “The car generated quite a storm and is very popular with the fans,” reported Eddy after the first races “down under”. The other R8 LMS customer teams, which plan to compete in ten different race series’ and in the 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and at Spa-Francorchamps, have had similar experiences. A summary of the customer teams and in which championships and events they compete can be found overleaf (as of April 2010).

The newly established W-Racing Team competes in Belgium and France

Team ABT Sportsline
Daimlerstraße 2 D-87437 Kempten Phone Fax E-mail +49 831 571400 +49 831 72666 Team principals Christian Abt (ADAC GT Masters) Hans-Jürgen Abt (24h Nürburgring)

Audi Sport Italia
19, Via Ravizza I-28070 Nibbiola Phone Fax +39 0321 884945 +39 0321 884521 Team principal Emilio Radaelli

2010 race series
Italian GT Championship

2010 race series
ADAC GT Masters 24h Nürburgring


Website Media contact Mark Schneider Phone Mobile E-mail Team established 1991 Debut season Audi R8 LMS 2009 +49 40 30068213 +49 172 4115378

Website Media contact Carlo Marzetti Mobile E-mail +39 335 5965917

Team established 1984 Debut season Audi R8 LMS 2009

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The Audi customer teams

Black Falcon
Diewergarten 10 D-53539 Kelberg Phone Fax E-mail +49 2692 9320602 +49 2692 9320609 Team principal Alexander Böhm

Brinkmann Motorsport
Limbecker Platz 11 D-45127 Essen Phone +49 201 773060 +49 201 773065 Team principal Oliver Brinkmann

2010 race series
VLN endurance championship FIA GT3 European Championship 24h Nürburgring

Fax E-mail

2010 race series
International GT Open

Website Media contact Alexander Böhm Phone E-mail +49 2692 9320602 Website Media contact Oliver Brinkmann Phone E-mail Team established 2006 Debut season Audi R8 LMS 2010 +49 201 773060

Team established 2006 Debut season Audi R8 LMS 2010

Audi race experience Team Joest
Bahnstraße 14 D-69483 Wald-Michelbach Phone Fax E-mail +49 6207 94200 +49 6207 1800 Team principal Reinhold Joest

Mark Eddy Racing
30 Monomeath Ave AUS-Canterbury VIC 3126, Victoria Team principal Mark Eddy

2010 race series
VLN endurance championship

Phone Fax E-mail

+61 41 9586878 –

2010 race series
Australian GT Championship

Website Media contact Audi driving experience Rainer Kammerbauer E-mail

Website – Media contact Mark Eddy E-mail

Team established 1978 Debut season Audi R8 LMS 2010

Team established 2008 Debut season Audi R8 LMS 2010

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The Audi customer teams

Av. Infante D. Henrique No 333, Lote H-Escritório 56 P-1800-287 Lissabon Phone Fax E-mail +351 21 8551601 +351 21 8539734 Team principal César Campaniço

Audi Team Oreca
Parc d’activité F-83030 Signes Phone +33 494 885788 +33 494 328024 Team principal Michel Raffaelli

2010 race series
Portuguese GT Championship Iberian GT Championship

Fax E-mail

2010 race series
French GT Championship

Website Media contact Marjorie Esteveny Mobile E-mail +33 634 392017

Website Media contact Good News Comunicação Phone E-mail +351 214 531484

Team established 2008 Debut season Audi R8 LMS 2010

Team established 2009 Debut season Audi R8 LMS 2009

Phoenix Racing
Gottlieb-Daimler-Straße 24 D-53520 Meuspath Phone Fax E-mail +49 2691 910990 +49 2691 9109911 Team principal Ernst Moser

Pole Promotion
Auf den Drohnen 1a D-32457 Porta Westfalica Phone +49 5751 916620 +49 5751 916622 Team principal Jürgen Rostek

2010 race series
VLN endurance championship International GT Open 24h Nürburgring

Fax E-mail

2010 race series
ADAC GT Masters

Website Media contact Jens Nothelle Mobile E-mail Team established 1999 Debut season Audi R8 LMS 2009 +49 172 2813140

Website Media contact Pole Promotion Phone +49 5751 916620

Team established 2006 Debut season Audi R8 LMS 2010

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The Audi customer teams

Team Rosberg
Nachtweide 35 D-67433 Neustadt a. d. Weinstraße Phone Fax E-mail +49 6321 914129 +49 6321 914205 Team principal Arno Zensen

15, Rue Robespierre F-42390 Villars Phone +33 608 746272 +33 477 745596 Team principal Sébastien Chetail

2010 race series
ADAC GT Masters FIA GT3 European Championship

Fax E-mail

2010 race series
French GT Championship FIA GT3 European Championship Website Media contact Sébastien Chetail Mobile E-mail Team established – Debut season Audi R8 LMS 2010 +33 608 746272

Website Media contact Peter Reinisch Mobile E-mail +49 172 2029149

Team established 1994 Debut season Audi R8 LMS 2009

United Autosports
Zak Brown, United Autosports 10960 Bennett Parkway USA-46077 Zionsville, Indiana Phone +1 317 3441900 Team principals Zak Brown, Richard Dean

122 rue Genestrois B-7012 Flénu Phone +32 477 479417 +32 65 665815 Team principal Yves Weerts

2010 race series
FIA GT3 European Championship 24h Spa-Francorchamps

Fax E-mail

2010 race series
Belcar series French GT Championship 24h Spa-Francorchamps

Richard Dean, United Autosports Unit 3, Triangle Business Park Oakwall Way, Birstall, nr Leads GB-WF17 9LU West Yorkshire Phone +44 845 4599959

Website Media contact Vincent Vosse Mobile E-mail +32 495 035742

Team established 2009 Debut season Audi R8 LMS 2010

Media contact Martyn Pass Phone Mobile E-mail Team established 2009 Debut season Audi R8 LMS 2010 +44 1564 824600 +44 7801 859502

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Events worldwide

The Audi R8 LMS racing around the world
24h Nürburgring (D)
Eligible classes Date Website various, among them SP7 (GT3) 05/13 – 16

Belcar (B)
Eligible classes Races per event Calendar GT3, GT4, GT Open 1 04/09 – 11 Zolder (B) 06/04 – 05 Spa (B) 07/09 – 10 Spa (B)

ADAC GT Masters (D)
Eligible classes Races per event Calendar FIA GT3 2 04/09 – 11 Oschersleben (D) 05/07 – 09 Sachsenring (D) 05/28 – 30 Hockenheim (D) 07/16 – 18 Assen (NL) 08/13 – 15 EuroSpeedway (D) 08/27 – 29 Nürburgring (D) 10/01 – 03 Oschersleben (D) Website

24h Spa-Francorchamps (B)
Eligible classes Date Website GT2, GT3, GT4, National GT 07/31 – 08/01 Website

09/17 – 19 Spa (B) 10/08 – 10 Zolder (B) 11/13 Zolder (B)

ABT Sportsline competes as one of three teams in the ADAC GT Masters

Australian GT Championship (AUS)
Eligible classes Races per event Calendar FIA GT3, National GT3, Cup 3 03/11 – 14 Adelaide (AUS) 03/25 – 28 Melbourne (AUS) 05/29 – 30 Eastern Creek (AUS) 07/10 – 11 Phillip Island (AUS) 10/07 – 10 Bathurst (AUS) 11/19 – 21 Sandown (AUS) Website

Campeonato de España Iber GT (E)
Eligible classes Super GT (FIA GT2, ACO GT2, National GT2), GTS (FIA GT3), GT Light (Cup, GT4) Races per event Calendar 2 04/16 – 18 Valencia (E) 06/04 – 06 Jarama (E) 07/02 – 04 Albacete (E) 09/03 – 05 Estoril (P) 09/24 – 26 Navarra (E) 10/15 – 17 Jerez (E) Website

Campeonato de Portugal de GT (P)
Eligible classes GT2, GT3, GT4, Supersport, GTC, Super GT Light, GT Light Races per event Calendar 2 03/26 – 28 Braga (P) 04/17 – 18 Estoril (P) 05/15 – 16 Portimão (P) 07/24 – 25 Braga (P) 10/02 – 03 Estoril (P) 11/13 – 14 Portimão (P) Website

Mark Eddy contests the Australian GT Championship in 2010 with the Audi R8 LMS

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Events worldwide

Campionato Italiano Gran Turismo (I)
Eligible classes Races per event Calendar GT2, GT3, GT Cup 2 04/23 – 25 Misano (I) 05/07 – 09 Vallelunga (I) 06/04 – 06 Magione (I) 07/02 – 04 Imola (I) 07/23 – 25 Mugello (I) 09/24 – 26 Vallelunga (I) 10/22 – 24 Monza (I) Website

Championnat de France GT (F)
Eligible classes Races per event Calendar GT3 2 04/03 – 05 Nogaro (F) 04/23 – 25 Ledenon (F) 05/07 – 09 Dijon (F) 06/25 – 27 Val de Vienne (F) 08/27 – 29 Nürburgring (D) 09/10 – 12 Albi (F) 10/15 – 17 Magny-Cours (F) Website

FIA GT3 European Championship
Eligible classes Races per event Calendar GT3 2 04/30 – 05/02 Silverstone (GB) 05/21 – 23 Brno (CZ) 06/18 – 20 Jarama (E) 07/02 – 04 Le Castellet (F) 09/17 – 19 Algarve (P) 10/08 – 10 Zolder (B) Website

In 2010 Audi Sport Italia concentrates on the national GT series and now fields two R8 LMS cars

International GT Open
Eligible classes Super GT (FIA GT2, ACO GT2, National GT2), GTS (FIA GT3) Races per event Calendar 2 04/16 – 18 Valencia (E) 04/30 – 05/02 Nürburgring (D) 05/21 – 23 Imola (I) 06/25 – 27 Spa (B) 07/09 – 11 Magny-Cours (F) 09/18 – 19 Brands Hatch (GB) 10/01 – 03 Monza (I) 10/29 – 31 Barcelona (E) Website

VLN endurance championship (D)
Eligible classes Races per event Calendar various, among them SP7 (GT3) 1 03/27 Nürburgring (D) 04/10 Nürburgring (D) 04/24 Nürburgring (D) 06/12 Nürburgring (D) 07/03 Nürburgring (D) 07/17 Nürburgring (D) 07/31 Nürburgring (D) 09/25 Nürburgring (D) 10/16 Nürburgring (D) 10/30 Nürburgring (D) Website

The VLN endurance championship at the Nürburgring is a popular arena for private teams like Black Falcon

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30 years of history writing
Audi Sport writes history for 30 years: Be it as rally world champion, Le Mans winner or multiple touring car champions in the DTM and Super Touring – the four rings represent numerous single wins and championship titles. The brand’s winning history started exactly 30 years ago with the quattro. Championship wins since the 1980s Audi won four world championship titles in rallying before the company also demonstrated the superiority of fourwheel drive on Pikes Peak, on track in the Trans Am and IMSA GTO series, in the DTM between 1990 and 1992 and in super touring cars. New chapter opens in 1999 Audi entered a completely new arena after entering the LMP sportscar class in 1999 following the ban of four-wheel drive in FIA circuit racing championships. Eight wins from eleven Le Mans starts as well as sportscar titles from the USA to Europe complete the achievements recorded by the Audi R8, R10 TDI and the R15 TDI. On top of this come four touring car titles in the new DTM since 2004. New core element since 2009 The Audi R8 LMS opened another attractive platform for Audi last year. A race car for GT3 customer sport was created based on the production R8 sportscar. The R8 LMS sportscar starred in its debut season with sterling performances: As FIA GT3 European Champions Christopher Mies/Christopher Haase won the world’s most important GT3 series, Christian Abt won the ADAC GT Masters title in German and the Belgian duo Jean-François Hemroulle/ Tim Verbergt clinched the Belgian GT Championship. Two remarkable class victories round off the Audi R8 LMS results: The new design also prevailed in the 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and Spa-Francorchamps.

The Audi R8 LMS won

three titles

in its debut season in 2009

Statistics Audi R8 LMS (in 2009)
Races Sum of races contested by single cars Wins Second places Third places Sum of podium results 76 183 23 24 15 62

2009 VLN endurance championship
Class wins Nürburgring 3 3/10 Marc Basseng/Marcel Fässler/ Mike Rockenfeller/Frank Stippler Nürburgring 5 Hans-Joachim Stuck/Marc Basseng/Frank Biela Nürburgring 6 Hans-Joachim Stuck/Marc Basseng/Frank Biela/Frank Stippler

2009 French GT Championship
Class wins Magny-Cours 1 Paul Ricard 1 Lédenon 2 3/14 Yvan Lebon/Stéphane Ortelli Stéphane Ortelli/David Halliday Yvan Lebon/Stéphane Ortelli

2009 International GT Open
Class wins Barcelona 2 1/2 (competed only in 2 races) Jean-Denis Deletraz/ Andrea Piccini

2009 ADAC GT Masters
Wins Assen 1 Assen 2 Hockenheim 1 7/14 Christian Abt/Jan Seyffarth Christian Abt/Jan Seyffarth César Campaniço/ Nicolas Armindo Hockenheim 2 Christian Abt/Jan Seyffarth Spa 3

2009 Belgian GT Championship
Wins Spa 1 3/10 Jean-François Hemroulle/ Tim Verbergt Jean-François Hemroulle/ Tim Verbergt Spa 5 Jean-François Hemroulle/ Tim Verbergt

2009 24h Nürburgring
Class wins 1/1 Christian Abt/Jean-François Hemroulle/Pierre Kaffer/ Lucas Luhr

EuroSpeedway 1 Henri Moser/Christopher Haase Sachsenring 1 Sachsenring 2 Henri Moser/Christopher Haase Henri Moser/Christopher Haase

2009 24h Spa 2009 FIA GT3 Europ. Championship
Wins Algarve 1 3/12 Christopher Mies/ Christopher Haase Algarve 2 Christopher Mies/ Christopher Haase Zolder 1 Christopher Mies/ Christopher Haase

2009 Italian GT Championship
Class wins Monza 1 1/14 Dindo Capello/ Filipe Albuquerque

Class wins

1/1 Marcel Fässler/Henri Moser/ Alex Margaritis/Marc Basseng

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Audi Communications Motorsport

The R8 LMS Audi media service
For the first time this year racing the Audi R8 LMS lies entirely in the hands of privateer customer teams – and, as a result, also the public relations. The majority of GT3 teams have their own press service, the respective contacts of which can be found in pages 26 to 33. The Audi Communications Motorsport team in Ingolstadt provides basic information about the R8 LMS, such as this booklet, and also the most important information regarding the races in which customer teams participate during the season. Motorsport newsletter Brief information and results from every race contested by the R8 LMS are found in our weekly Audi Motorsport Newsletter, which is dispatched in the German and English languages to the worldwide press distribution list by e-mail on Sunday evenings during the season. MediaInfo The most important developments in the R8 LMS customer sport program like, for example, the opening of the new Customer Sport Center in Ingolstadt are communicated in press releases (MediaInfo). Media database All photographs and information is found in our media database Accreditation is required for high resolution images. You can register for our press distribution list via the database.

In the spotlight: The Audi R8 LMS

The customer teams undertake their own PR. In addition, Audi Communications Motorsport attends the 24 Hours Nürburgring

iPhone App All information concerning the Audi Motorsport program including all media info, sound bites and preview thumbnails of press pictures are also available for the first time in the 2010 season for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPod. The “Audi Sport” App is available to download in the iTunes Store. The App also delivers the latest Audi R8 LMS race results and the points standings of every championship in which customer teams participate with the Audi R8 LMS – from ADAC GT Masters to the Australian GT Championship.

24 Hours Nürburgring For the GT3 sportscar season highlight, the 24 Hour race at the Nürburgring on 15/16 May, the Audi Communications Motorsport team is also in action on location. We can be found in the Audi Team & Media Hospitality in the paddock. We are happy to arrange interviews and contact to the Audi customer teams and their drivers and are happy to support special wishes and reports. Please understand that access to the hospitality catering area is limited.

In the meantime more than

6,700 users

have registered with the media database

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Your contacts
The Audi Communications Motorsport is your first port of call if you have questions about the AUDI AG motorsport involvement. Head of Communications Motorsport is Jürgen Pippig. Iris Guttenberger coordinates the DTM activities, Eva-Maria Veith the sportscar projects with R8 LMS and R15 TDI.

Address AUDI AG Communications Motorsport D-85045 Ingolstadt Phone +49 841 8934200 Fax +49 841 8938617 E-mail

AUDI AG Communications Motorsport D-85045 Ingolstadt Phone Fax E-mail +49 841 8934200 +49 841 8938617

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