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Published on October 10th, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Audi R8 LMS Cup Announces Extra Round at FIA WEC Shanghai

The Audi R8 LMS Cup series has further raised the stakes in its debut season with the addition of two races next month in support of the season finale of the inaugural FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) from October 26-28 at the Shanghai International Circuit. Rounds 9 & 10 of the Audi R8 LMS Cup will join other members of the Audi motorsport family in Shanghai, including this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans winners, the Audi Sport Team Joest drivers André Lotterer, Marcel Fässler and Benoît Tréluyer, who currently lead the FIA WEC Classification. The second Audi R18 e-tron quattro will be driven by Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish.
The brand won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the eleventh time this year and with the Audi R18 e-tron quattro made history as the first ever hybrid vehicle to secure overall victory in one of sport’s most famous races. Supporting the FIA WEC season closer provides the Audi R8 LMS Cup with an opportunity to showcase top Asian sportscar talent to the international endurance racing community.

Now extended to 12 races, the Audi R8 LMS Cup has seen intense on-track battles all season long and the intensity of competition will have reached fever pitch by the penultimate race meeting of the year.  With a total of 51 points on offer for the weekend, the 16-strong field, each racing identical Audi R8 LMS Cup cars, will be fighting hard to maximize their points haul heading into the championship decider just two weeks later on the same track.
Audi R8 LMS Cup Provisional Calendar

Date

Event

Circuit

Rds

March 30 – April 1

Test

Zhuhai International Circuit, Zhuhai, China

April 27-29

China Touring Car
Championship

Shanghai International
Circuit, Shanghai, China

1 & 2

June 1-3

China Touring Car
Championship

Zhuhai International Circuit, Zhuhai, China

3 & 4

August 17-19

China Touring Car
Championship

Ordos International Circuit, Ordos, China

5 & 6

September 14-16

Pan Delta Super Racing Festival

Zhuhai International Circuit, Zhuhai, China

7 & 8

October 26-28

FIA World Endurance Championship

Shanghai International
Circuit, Shanghai, China

9 & 10

November 9-11

Shanghai Sportscar
Festival

Shanghai International
Circuit, Shanghai, China

11 & 12


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