The Audi R8 is returning to Laguna Seca. For Audi, the race track 150 kilometers south of San Francisco is linked to a great sports car tradition. Between 2000 and 2008, the brand’s Le Mans prototypes scored eight victories in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) on this track. Successful on five occasions was the Audi R8 LMP race car that gave its name to Audi’s subsequent road-going sports car. Therefore, Audi Sport customer racing is offering an exhibition to local fans that includes the race car from those days and the current production model, while the fans will see the Audi R8 LMS GT3 race car that is based on it on the race track.
The race drivers love the 3.6-kilometer circuit nestled in the picturesque scenery of Monterey County. Fast sections, significant vertical differences and the “Corkscrew” section as one of the most famous turns in worldwide racing make high demands on the drivers. The challenging track will be 60 years old this year.