Audi India racer Aditya Patel, winner of 24 hours of the Nurburgring, has successfully completed testing in the Audi R8 LMS Ultra. This testing was a part of preparation for 7th VLN Endurance race which is a 6 hours motorsports event which will bee held on 4th August 2012.
Aditya will have the unique opportunity to partner with the triple Le Mans winner Marco Werner for this race. The pairing of the Audi motorsport legend and Aditya for the first time is yet another milestone in the young racer’s career.
Mr. Michael Perschke, Head, Audi India quoted:
“It is very exciting for us to see our race talent return to the Nurburgring for another challenging race. We are confident that Aditya’s skills and the sheer performance of the Audi R8 LMS Ultra will blend together for a favourable outcome. Aditya has tested the supreme technology of the car today and his comfort level with it is exceptional. He has shown considerable promise so far and we are very happy to take our relationship with Aditya to the next level”
Elated at having received such a rare chance to test the GT3 car at such an early age, Aditya said
“All I see before my eyes now is the starting line at the Nurburgring. That is my level of excitement. The testing was successful, the car is a superb piece of technology and combined with the expert partnership of the legendary Marco Werner, I am very confident about our capabilities in finishing the race. The Audi R8 LMS Ultra is powerful, has fantastic balance, is extremely stable around the corners and drives like none other on the track.”
The Audi R8 LMS Ultra boasts of several technical and structural modifications in comparison to its predecessor, hence the ‘ultra’ tag. It is 40 Kgs lighter, with over 500 Nm of torque, finer aerodynamics, wider front wheels and better brake cooling making it one of the most competitive cars on the track. The Audi R8 LMS Ultra also clocked the brand’s first ever victory at the 24 hours of Nürburgring earlier this year in May, finishing first and second in stunning fashion.