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Audi R8 LMS GT4 wins first title in 2019 in Canada

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Audi R8 LMS GT4 #1 (New Roads/Team Speedstar Motorsport), Parker Thompson
Audi R8 LMS GT4 #1 (New Roads/Team Speedstar Motorsport), Parker Thompson
  • Parker Thompson in top spot of Canadian Touring Car Championship
  • Promising position for GT4 customer team in North America
  • Second victory this season for Audi RS 3 LMS in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge

The Audi R8 LMS GT4 is leaving its mark on the racing scene in the north of the American continent. While Parker Thompson won the first title for the GT4 model from Audi Sport customer racing in Canada a driver pairing in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge in another Audi R8 LMS GT4 extended its lead of the standings shortly before the end of the season.

Audi R8 LMS GT4

First title in Canada: Audi Sport customer racing Canada has every reason to celebrate. Parker Thompson in an Audi R8 LMS GT4 of the Speedstar team won the GT Sport classification of the Canadian Touring Car Championship. The Canadian won his class in seven of the first eight races, scored a total of 936 points and, as a result, was out his rivals’ reach in the standings. After the Audi R8 LMS GT4 in its 2018 maiden season clinched a total of ten titles in America and Europe, the success in Canada marks the eleventh class win in just two years. In addition, the driver and team on clinching the first title in Canada made history in the worldwide track record of Audi Sport customer racing. In the finale at Mosport, Nathan Blok drove the Audi R8 LMS GT4 of the team and with victory in race one and second place in race two continued the Speedstar team’s string of success.

Lead of the standings extended: Team Carbahn with Peregrine Racing has enlarged its advantage at the top of the GS class in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. Tyler McQuarrie/Jeff Westphal had traveled to the eighth event in Virginia with an advantage of nine points. In the two-hour race, the driver pairing in an Audi R8 LMS GT4 only needed a second place with a half-second gap to enlarge its advantage in the championship to 24 points. As a result, with two events yet to be held, the Audi Sport customer team is among the absolute favorites for the title.

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