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Impressive Debut For Audi R8 LMS - Web Exclusive

Apr 13, 2009
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The Audi R8 LMS was re-assessed and subsequently reclassified by the FIA governing body immediately before its first race in the ADAC GT Masters in Germany. As a result, it had to compete with less power, more weight, a narrower rear wing and increased ride-height. However, Audi's new GT3 sports car made a strong impression on its debut at Oschersleben.

In the first race, three of the four competing R8 LMS finished in the points. Cesar Campanico and Nicolas Armindo (Team Rosberg), who started from the second row, led the race before dropping back following a Stop-and-Go penalty after a mistake was made during their mandatory pit stop.

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Christian Abt (Team Abt Sportsline) was the star of the second race. The former Audi factory driver fought through the field from tenth to third in his Audi R8 LMS. However, teammate Shane Williams gave away the podium finish with a trip into the gravel trap just before the end of the race. So the most successful R8 duo was Michael Outzen and Henri Moser (Phoenix Racing) with fourth and fifth positions.

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