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The Audi R8 LMS sets new benchmarks in GT sport
#GT3 - The Audi R8 LMS sets new benchmarks in GT sport
2017 marks the sixth season of competition for Audi Sport customer racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The series includes some of the most iconic race events in North America including the Rolex 24 At Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, 6 Hours of the Glen, and Petit Le Mans.


IMSA WeatherTech Championship Overview

TThe IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship features two styles of race cars, Prototype and GT. Each style has two classes, Pro and Pro-Am, meaning there are four classes of racing on track together, each with their own class battle for the lead. The Audi R8 LMS competes in the GTD class. GTD race cars are based on production model cars that feature advanced aerodynamic packages and lightweight carbon fiber body panels. The race car shares 50% of common components to the production car including aluminum space frame, engine and other items. The GTD class consists of FIA GT3-spec cars modified to IMSA performance standards.


Participating Teams

The Audi R8 LMS has proved to be a formidable competitor in the series. Winning the iconic Rolex 24 At Daytona and Petit Le Mans confirm the Audi R8 LMS is a reliable and robust race car. Backed by support from Audi Sport customer racing, three teams, Alex Job Racing, Land Motorsport, and Stevenson Motorsports will each field one Audi R8 LMS race car during the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.


2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Schedule

JAN 26-29 | Rolex 24 At Daytona - Daytona Beach, FL
MAR 15-18 | Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring - Sebring, FL
APR 7-8 | BUBBA burger SpotsCar Grand Prix at Long Beach, CA
MAY 5-7 | Circuit of The Americas - Austin, TX
JUN 2-3 | Chevrolet Belle Isle Detroit Grand Prix - Detroit, MI
JUN 30 -
JUL 2
| Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen - Watkins Glen, NY
JUL 7-9 | Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix - Ontario, Canada
JUL 21-22 | IMSA WeatherTech Northeast Grand Prix - Lakeville, CT
AUG 4-6 | Continental Tire Road Race Showcase - Elkhart Lake, WI
AUG 25-27 | Michelin GT Challenge - Danville, VA
SEP 23-24 | Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix - Monterey, CA
OCT 5-7 | Petit Le Mans - Braselton, GA

Please visit www.imsa.com to learn more about the series schedule.

Connect with WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Teams
Accounts to follow: @IMSA, @IMSALive
Hashtags: #PatronEnduranceCup, #IMSA
YouTube – IMSA Official

Alex Job Racing
  Alex Job Racing
  @AlexJobRacing
  #alexjobracing

Land Motorsport
  Land-Motorsport
  #landmotorsport

Stevenson Motorsports
  Stevenson Motorsport
  @stevensonmotor
  #stevensonmotorsports

You may also connect with Audi Motorsport at:
www.audi-motorsport.info
  Audi Sport App on iTunes
  www.facebook.com/audisport
  www.twitter.com/audi__sport




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