“The Audi R8 LMS Cup provides our customers with the opportunity to compete in one of the most prestigious and competitive GT championships in Asia, to race wheel-to-wheel with fellow privateers as well as high-profile professional drivers,” said Rene Koneberg, Director of Audi Sport customer racing Asia. “Our championship is the ideal showcase in Asia for the Audi R8 LMS, and the calendar includes a fascinating variety of race tracks and destinations.”
The Audi R8 LMS Cup is the one-make cup for leading motorsport talent from Asia. Back to defend his 2015 title is Malaysia’s Alex Yoong of Audi TEDA Racing Team. Having missed out on last year’s championship by just a single point, leading Chinese driver Cheng Congfu of FAW-VW Audi Racing Team will be looking to clinch the title this time around. Two other candidates in the battle for overall victory are on the grid in 2016 as well: Aditya Patel from India in the Audi R8 LMS Cup Team and 2012 Cup champion Marchy Lee, who will drive for his native Audi Hong Kong Team. Audi Korea relies on K.O. You (Korea) again this year while the Swiss Rahel Frey from the Castrol Racing Team will be contesting her third consecutive season.