Sunday, February 5, 2012

Audi R8 LMS features pair of exotic liveries for 2012 Bathurst 12 Hour

. Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sporting an exotic pair of Australian wildlife-themed liveries for 2012, the Audi R8 LMS will again compete in the famous Bathurst 12 Hour race in Australia later this month. Emblazoned with the unmistakable "Kangaroo crossing" sign, the black R8 LMS will be piloted by Christer Jöns, Christopher Mies and Darryl O’Young. In the Australian Redback spider themed white R8 LMS, will be Mark Eddy, Craig Lowndes and Warren Luff. Both cars will be entered by Phoenix Racing. Full report and photo gallery after the jump.

Ingolstadt, January 29, 2012 – The two Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS will be two visually striking highlights in the field at the Bathurst 12 hours at the end of February.

Black and white: The two Audi R8 LMS which compete in the 12 hours Bathurst between February 24 and 26 are unique with their visual references to the animal kingdom. Christer Jöns/Christopher Mies/Darryl O’Young share a black R8 LMS. An oversized version of the world-famous yellow traffic sign symbolizing the kangaroo is reproduced on the bodywork. A spider’s web covers the entire surface of the white sister car driven by Mark Eddy/Craig Lowndes/Warren Luff. A typical Australian Redback spider sits in the web.

Source: Audi Motorsport