Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Audi R8 LMS May Come to American Le Mans Series by 2011

. Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pretty big news for both Audi and ALMS fans; according to Audi Sport chief, Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, the American Le Mans Series may see the Audi R8 race in the GT Challenge class by 2011.

Dr. Ullrich elaborated to Radio Le Mans host John Hindhaugh on this week's Midweek Motorsport radio show:

“From 2011 on, we want to the cars available to customers in the United States,” Ulrich said. “We will have to build up a customer service that provides the good service that is expected from an Audi car in the United States. I think it would be interesting for IMSA to open (the GT Challenge) class. If we can do something to support it, we would like to do it. We have been working with IMSA for some time in building up the American Le Mans Series. I think a GT3 class (or similar) in the American Le Mans Series is something positive.”

Source: Autoblog via American Le Mans Series and Radio Le Mans