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Audi Caps Off Wins at Le Mans, Nuerburgring With Two Victories at Road America -- All in the Same Week

HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/24/14 -- Audi of America, Inc.

  • Double victory at Road America in Pirelli World Challenge for CRP Racing/Hawk Performance Brakes Audi R8 LMS ultra
  • Audi wins legendary endurance races, Le Mans and Nuerburgring 24 hours, in the same week
  • Audi R8 LMS ultra GT3 proves itself once again in endurance and sprint racing

Audi Sport customer racing had an exceptional weekend and continues to add to its successes with the double win by Mike Skeen of CRP Racing in the Hawk Performance Brakes Audi R8 LMS ultra at Road America as part of the Pirelli World Challenge. During the same weekend, Audi won the challenging Nuerburgring 24 hour race capping off a week that also saw Audi achieve its 13th victory at Le Mans.

In what was an exceptional weekend for Audi Sport customer racing, at Pirelli World Challenge race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI Mike Skeen captured the top podium spot in both races in the GT class in the CRP Racing/Hawk Performance Brakes Audi R8 LMS ultra. The two victories, in addition to capturing pole position in the second race, have earned valuable driver and manufacturer points. "The great battles on the track only make these victories that much sweeter," said Mike Skeen. "We really learned a lot about our car on the test day and that hard work paid off in both races."

CRP Racing is the latest team to have joined the Audi Sport customer racing family earlier this year and their experience with the car has clearly shown through the impressive double victory. The Hawk Performance Brakes Audi R8 LMS ultra maintains its standard GT3 setup provided by Audi Sport customer racing proving the performance, durability and speed of the Audi R8 LMS ultra on tracks around the world.

GMG Racing's Bill Ziegler placed second in the GTA class during Friday's Round 7 race. Wisconsin's own, team owner and driver Jeff Courtney, took an impressive third place in both races. "It's a proud moment to see three of our teams have success during this weeks' double header," said Brad Kettler, Director of Operations at Audi Sport Customer Racing. "The original set-up provided by the Audi Sport customer racing team continues to prove itself as competitive and this weekend very successful."

Most impressive however, are the achievements that Audi Sport has achieved in total during the past week with victories at the Le Mans and Nuerburgring 24 Hour endurance races as well as the double-victory in Pirelli World Challenge. Audi took 1st and 2nd place beating out competitors Porsche and Toyota at Le Mans for the team's 13th Le Mans 24 Hour victory. One week later, the Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra won the Nuerburgring 24 Hours at one of the most challenging courses known as "The Green Hell." The team set a new distance record for the race completing 159 laps around the 15 mile track or 2,373 miles in one race.

While Audi prototype racing is a proving ground for future technologies such as increasingly efficient TDI engines or laser lighting that provide better vision and improve safety, the Audi R8 vehicle shares more than 50% of its parts with the Audi R8 LMS ultra. Audi R8 drivers can enjoy the same V10 engine and fully aluminum AFS frame of the race car that wins at Daytona as well as the Nuerburgring proving its endurance. At Road America the R8 LMS ultra proved itself in sprint racing and ended up at the top of the podium for both races.

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Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. The Audi Group delivered 1,575,500 vehicles to customers globally in 2013, and broke all-time company sales records for the 4th straight year in the U.S. Through 2018, AUDI AG will invest about $30 billion on new products, facilities and technologies. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

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