First Audi R8 LMS GT4 Deliveries to Privateers
12 Audi R8 LMS GT4 were recently delivered to several privateer teams. Audi only revealed the names of two owners: Team Bourguignon from the Netherlands and Phoenix Racing from Germany. Both teams acquired two cars. The eight other Audis were shipped to North America (five cars), Asia (two cars) and Australia (one car).
“A new project always symbolises new beginnings. The first deliveries mark a special moment for our customers as well as for us. We wish the teams the best of success with the new Audi R8 LMS GT4,” said Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing.
The Audi delivers up to 495 hp and is directly derived from the production model (60 percent of the car is common with the road car). Audi tested the R8 LMS GT4 this year at the 24-hour race at Nürburgring and in the VLN Endurance Championship.
Phoenix Racing will compete in the Dubai 24 Hours with its two cars next January, while Team Bourguignon is expected to compete in SRO’s GT4 Belgium Series.
Three French Teams Join SRO’s GT4 European Series
AGS Events Racing Motorsports raced last season in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo and the French Mitjet Endurance Series. The team confirmed that it would compete next season in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo while entering one Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR and one Audi R8 LMS GT4 in SRO’s FFSA GT4 France Series.
Manu Damiani, Eric Herr and Lauris Nauroy will be part of the GT4 driver line-ups.
Team Foxo from France will enter a Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR in the AM category of the FFSA GT4 France Series. Team Foxo is a two-year-old team based in central France (Tours). Last season, the team raced with Porsches in various French competitions, such as the 500 Nocturnes, the TTE 6 Hours of Le Mans and the Porsche Motorsport’s BRM Sport Cup.
Motors Formula Team recently acquired a McLaren 570s GT4, which they intend to enter next season in the FFSA GT4 France Series. Motors Formula Team is based in Mauritius and has always sought to promote drivers from this location. The team has previously competed in the VdeV Formula Renault 2.0 Series.
Greensall Motorsport and KTM X-Bow GT4 For FFSA GT
The KTM X-Bow GT4 makes its debut in the French GT4 Championship in 2018 in the hands of new outfit Greensall Motorsport, Nigel Greensall and Guner Turkmen entering in the AM category.