The Audi R8 LMS GT3 racer will run at this year's Nurburgring 24-hour race
22 April 2009

Audi will run four R8 LMS endurance racers at next month’s Nurburgring 24-hour race, the company has announced.

The 500+bhp, FIA GT3-class Audi R8 LMS cars will be run by Team ABT Sportsline and Team Phoenix racing.

Endurance stars such as Frank Biela, Emanuele Pirro and Hans-Joachim Stuck have been brought in to drive the cars, as well as DTM touring car aces Mattias Ekstrom and Timo Scheider.

The Nurburgring race is effectively a final test run for the Audi R8 LMS before is goes on general sale to customer race teams from this autumn.

The Nurburgring 24 hours runs on 23-24 May.

Matt Rigby

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