Audi customer team Car Collection Motorsport wins the Imola 12 Hours
• Overall victory and class 1-2 victory for the German team in Italy
• Podium results with the Audi R8 LMS in Thailand
• Special trophy for the victor in the Audi Sport TT Cup
Audi R8 LMS (GT3)
Endurance success in Italy: The Car Collection Motorsport team celebrated its biggest success with Audi so far in the fifth round of the Hankook 24h Series on the first weekend of July. At the Imola 12 Hours, team principal Peter Schmidt and his squad finished in front of five professional teams with an amateur driver line-up. The victorious quartet Max Edelhoff/Horst Felbermayr Jr./Toni Forné/Dimitri Parhofer shared an Audi R8 LMS. In second place in the amateur rankings and seventh overall followed Gustav Edelhoff/Elmar Grimm/Dr. Johannes Kirchhoff/Ingo Vogler in another Audi R8 LMS from the team based in Walluf near Wiesbaden in Germany.
Three podium results in Thailand: At the second race weekend of the Thailand Super Series in Bangasen, the Audi customer team B-Quick Racing took three podium results in the GTM+ class. In the first race, the Australian Daniel Bilski drove to second place, followed by team principal and fellow driver Henk Kiks. Both drivers each raced in an Audi R8 LMS. In the third round, the Dutchman Henk Kiks stood on the podium once again in third place.
A great honor in front of a great audience: At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Connor De Phillippi drove the Audi R8 LMS with which he won the Nürburgring 24 Hours in May with three teammates. The tradition-steeped British event is one of the biggest global motorsport festivals for classic and modern racing cars and every year attracts a large, knowledgeable crowd in the south of England.
Audi Sport TT Cup
Special honor at the Norisring: The company Rehau, one of the partners of the Audi Sport TT Cup, surprised the winner of the Norisring races with a special gift. The Spaniard Mikel Azcona, who won both races in Nuremberg, received a unique trophy on Sunday. Several trainees from Rehau created the honorary trophy, which Steffen Gruber, a member of the board at Rehau Automotive, handed over on the podium.
Dates for next week
07–08/07 Ordos (CN), China GT/GT Asia Series 3rd and 4th round 07–08/07 Hockenheim (D), DMV GTC 9th and 10th round
07–09/07 Mosport (CDN), WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 7th round 07–09/07 Townsville (AUS), Australian GT Championship 4th round 07–09/07 Falkenberg (S), TCR Scandinavia 10th to 12th round
07–09/07 Misano (I), 24H Touring Car Endurance Series 3rd round 07–09/07 Oschersleben (D), ADAC TCR Germany 5th and 6th round 07–09/07 Oschersleben (D), TCR International Series 7th round 08–09/07 Vila Real (P), TCR Portugal 5th and 6th round
08–09/07 Vila Real (P), TCR Spain-Ibérico 5th and 6th round
08–09/07 Wuhan (CN), GT Masters China 5th and 6th round
08/07 Nürburgring (D), VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring 4th round