The event in Macau also marks the finale of the 2018 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup. The season with a total of 30 races on ten weekends began in Africa and subsequently took the contenders to Europe and Asia. Audi is regularly represented in the racing series with six RS 3 LMS cars. Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team, Audi Sport Team Comtoyou and Comtoyou Racing have clinched 15 podium finishes to date, including four victories, three second and eight third places.
Best Audi Sport driver in the standings is Jean-Karl Vernay in fifth position, trailed by Frédéric Vervisch in eighth. Audi privateers Nathanaël Berthon, Denis Dupont and Aurélien Panis were regularly found in the races in the top ten as well. All of them aim to finish the inaugural season of the new series with good results.
On the race weekend in Macau, Audi Sport will receive the largest number of “wild cards” to date: The organizer has admitted four local Audi privateer drivers. Team Champ Motorsport is deploying the two local drivers Filipe Souza and Lam Kam San.
TSRT Zuver Team is entering Billy Lo in the race. Finally, Teamwork Motorsport is preparing an Audi RS 3 LMS for Kevin Wing Kin Tse. “We are delighted that the strong commitment of our customers is making Audi’s largest lineup to date in Macau possible. This shows how well we have established ourselves on the Asian market,” said Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. “Now we can hardly wait for the chase through the street canyons to begin.