Following two consecutive victories in the California 8 Hours, Audi Sport customer racing achieved a fourth and a seventh position at Laguna Seca.
Following two consecutive victories in the California 8 Hours, Audi Sport customer racing achieved a fourth and a seventh position at Laguna Seca, U.S.A, marking a successful debut of the 2019 generation of the Audi R8 LMS GT3 sports car in this series.
With entries by eight automotive manufacturers, the third season of the Intercontinental GT Challenge is more competitive than ever before. In the second of five rounds in the world's most prestigious GT3 racing series, the #10 Audi R8 LMS from Audi Sport Team WRT with the driver trio Christopher Haase, Dries Vanthoor and Frederic Vervisch finished in fourth position. The gap between them and the winners after eight hours was merely 58 seconds, and a podium finish just barely missed.
The #29 sister car from Audi Sport Team Land with the driver squad Kelvin van der Linde, Christopher Mies and Markus Winkelhock had a one-lap deficit in seventh position. Markus Winkelhock saw the end of the race in the team truck this time. The German, who was suffering from the flu, was directed by the track physician to end his stint halfway through the race. The stewards of the meeting allowed his two teammates to take over Winkelhock's driving time.