Audi Sport customer racing presents the 100th Audi RS 3 LMS

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Audi Sport customer racing is celebrating the production ‘centenary’ of the Audi RS 3 LMS. Not even 12 months in production, the RS3 LMS is already celebrating its first production milestone.

Earlier this month, Audi Sport customer racing produced the 100th example of the 350 hp race car within the group. The group has combined the assembly of all TCR race cars of its brands at the Martorell site in Spain. Junior racing driver Joonas Lappalainen steered the golden-painted celebratory model across the stage before invited guests at the first Audi Summit Brand Show in Barcelona. The following day, the management team of the customer racing program from Audi Sport visited the employees of the racing department at Martorell.

“In just its debut season, we have already delivered 90 examples of our race car to customers around the world and have received preorders up to the 100th model,” said Chris Reinke, head of Audi Sport customer racing. “We’re proud that our entry model for touring car racing has gone down so well and that it is already such an important pillar of our model range. My thanks go to our colleagues in Spain for the excellent work in building our race car.”

Since January, customer teams have already contested 125 races on three continents – America, Europe and Asia. They have achieved 73 podiums, including 24 victories, at both 12 and 24-hour races, among others. The TCR class is a growing international category. So far, 13 series have already been set up worldwide just for those models. In addition, there are six other circuit championships with classes for TCR models, as well as other racing disciplines such as hillclimbs, in which Audi is also present.

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