Premiere in California: From October 14 to 15, the California 8 Hours at Laguna Seca are on the calendar of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, the only global GT racing series, for the first time. Following its victory at the 24 Hours of Spa in July with Christopher Haase, Audi is traveling to America as the leader of the standings.
Audi travels to California as leader of the standings
Three customer teams in total are competing in the California 8 Hours in the Audi R8 LMS. Factory-supported are Audi Sport Team Land and Audi Sport Team Magnus. The squad of Wolfgang Land from Niederdreisbach, Germany, will be racing with Californian driver Connor De Phillippi and the two Germans Christopher Haase and Christopher Mies. Audi Sport Team Magnus from Salt Lake City, Utah, is factory-supported for the first time and relies on the two Germans Pierre Kaffer and Markus Winkelhock, plus the South African Kelvin van der Linde. Winkelhock, van der Linde, De Phillippi and Mies in the Audi R8 LMS jointly won the 24 Hours of Nürburgring and Winkelhock and Haase the 24 Hours of Spa this year.