Successful race experience debut
VLN: The new Audi race experience that offers customers the opportunity to book racing commitments with the Audi R8 LMS had a successful debut. In the first run during the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring the two vehicles of Audi race experience Team Joest with Florian Gruber/Alfred Wolfsgruber/Peter Wyss and Wolfgang Dess/Jochen Übler/Marco Werner clinched places four to six in the SP9 class for GT3 vehicles. The enthusiasm for the Audi R8 LMS was overshadowed by a tragic accident of another competitor which resulted in the race being stopped early.
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Withdrawal for safety reasons
VLN: Teams ABT Sportsline and Phoenix Racing took their total of Audi R8 LMS cars out of the race at the third round of the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring after a series of tire failures on the rear axle for safety reasons.

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In collaboration with the tire partner concerned Audi Sport’s Customer Service Center will carefully analyze the cause of the tire failures and develop a recommendation for procedures to be followed at future races on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife – not only but also with respect to the upcoming Nürburgring 24 Hours.