24 race cars from seven manufacturers are meeting in the most powerful class at Bathurst, with Audi being the most popular brand at famous “Mount Panorama.” Six customer teams are relying on a total of seven Audi R8 LMS. No other manufacturer has as many cars in the field of the major Australian endurance race held on the challenging 6.213-kilometer roller-coaster track in the state of New South Wales, and no other manufacturer has won there twice with a GT3 sports car.
“Since 2011, GT3 models have been permitted to form part of the field at Bathurst. A fierce competition has ensued ever since. During this time, Audi has impressed an increasing number of customers with its sports cars: they are no doubt excited about the upcoming premiere of the new car in Australia,” says Romolo Liebchen, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. Four different marques have won the 12-hour race in the past five years. Audi was victorious in 2011 and 2012, most recently with Team Phoenix Racing that will be on the grid again this year.