Seven Audi R8 LMS Racers to Compete in 24 Hours of Nürburgring

This year's running of the 24 hours of Nürburgring that kicks off this weekend will see three Audi customer teams (ABT Sportsline, Black Falcon and Phoenix Racing) entering a total of seven R8 LMS racers.

Last year when the German firm's GT3 sports car made its debut in the 24-hour race with support from Audi Sport, Team ABT Sportsline with Christian Abt, Jean-François Hemroulle, Pierre Kaffer and Lucas Luhr, it clinched victory in the SP9 class and finished as the overall runner-up.

Overall, more than 200 cars will contest the Nürburgring 24 Hours this weekend with organizers expecting over 200,000 spectators to turn out for the event.