Audi R8 LMS Cup

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Audi R8 LMS Cup
Audi R8 LMS Cup Logo.jpg
CategoryOne-make racing by Audi
CountryAsia
Inaugural season2012
ConstructorsAudi
Tyre suppliersMichelin
Drivers' championIndonesia Andrew Haryanto
Teams' championProMax Team
Official websiteOfficial website

The Audi R8 LMS Cup is a one-make sports car racing series by Audi based in Asia. Audi R8 LMS Cup cars based on the Audi R8 LMS(GT3).[1]

History[edit]

Audi R8 LMS Cup started in 2012 in all around the Asia. Constructor of this one make race is Audi and tyre supplier is Michelin.[2]

2016 saw the debut of the new Audi R8 LMS car. Also in 2016, Phoenix Racing and KCMG, join Absolute Racing as Audi R8 LMS Cup service teams.

In 2017, Pirelli becomes new official tyre partner for Audi R8 LMS Cup.

2018 sees the addition of the new Audi R8 LMS GT4 to the series.

Audi R8 LMS Cup office and shop at Zhuhai International Circuit in 2013.
First generation Cup car

Results[edit]

Season Champion Team Champion Am Cup
2012 Hong Kong Marchy Lee Audi Ultra Team Taiwan Jeffrey Lee
2013 Hong Kong Adderly Fong KAMLUNG Racing Team Hong Kong Alex Au
2014 Malaysia Alex Yoong Audi TEDA Racing Team China Lin Yue
2015 Malaysia Alex Yoong Audi TEDA Racing Team Australia Daniel Bilski
2016 Malaysia Alex Yoong Audi TEDA Racing Team Taiwan Jeffrey Lee
Season Champion Team Champion Am+ Cup Am Cup
2017 Belgium Alessio Picariello MGT by Absolute China David Chen Thailand Bhurit Bhirombhakdi
2018 Indonesia Andrew Haryanto ProMax Team Indonesia Anderson Tanoto

Racing cars[edit]

[3]

Audi R8 LMS/LMS Ultra (2012–present)[edit]

  • Vehicle: Sports car complying with FIA GT3 regulations
  • Chassis: Audi Space Frame (ASF) made of aluminum with bolted steel roll cage, carbon-fiber composite/aluminum bodywork
  • Engine: V10 engine, 90 degree cylinder angle, 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC, petrol direct injection, emission control by two race catalytic converters
  • Engine management: Bosch Motronic MED 9.1.2
  • Engine lubrication: Dry sump
  • Cubic capacity: 5,205 cc
  • Power: 560 PS (412 kW; 552 bhp)
  • Torque: Over 500 N⋅m (369 lbf⋅ft)
  • Steering: Servo-assisted rack and pinion steering
  • Suspension: Independent front and rear double- wishbone suspension, damper strut with coil spring (Eibach) and adjustable dampers (Bilstein) as well as adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars
  • Brakes: Dual circuit hydraulic brake system, steel brake discs front and rear, race ABS
  • Wheels: O.Z. cast magnesium wheels, 11 x 18 inches front, 13 x 18 inches rear
  • Tyres: Michelin tyres. Front 27-65 R18. Rear 31-71 R18
  • Transmission: Rear wheel drive, traction control (ASR)
  • Clutch: Race clutch, upgraded for 2015
  • Gearbox: Sequential, pneumatic activated 6-speed sport gearbox with shift- paddles
  • Differential: Locking differential
  • Driveshafts: Constant velocity joint driveshafts
  • Length: 4,470 mm
  • Width: 1,984 mm
  • Height: 1,195 mm
  • Dry weight: 1,290 kg (2,844 lb) (excluding driver)
  • Tank capacity: 120 litres
  • Fire extinguisher: Audi Sport
  • Refueling system: Stäubli
  • Seat: Audi Sport customer racing PS-1

Audi R8 LMS (2016–present)[edit]

  • Vehicle type: Sports car complying with FIA GT3 regulations
  • Chassis: Audi Space Frame (ASF) in aluminium-CFC hybrid construction with stressed steel roll-cage, bodywork parts from CFC and aluminium
  • Safety concept: Energy absorbing aluminium and CFC crash structures front and rear. Safety concept fulfils FIA LMP1 crash requirements. Audi Sport PS1 safety seat
  • Engine type: 90 degree V10 engine, 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC, gasoline direct injection, emission control by two exhaust gas race catalytic converters
  • Engine management: Bosch Motronic MS 6.4
  • Lubrication: dry sump
  • Cubic capacity: 5,200 cc
  • Power: Variable by restrictor up to 430 kW (585 PS; 577 bhp)
  • Torque: over 550 N⋅m (406 lbf⋅ft)
  • Transmission: Rear wheel drive, traction control (ASR)
  • Clutch: Electro hydraulically activated 3-plate race clutch (ECA)
  • Gearbox: Sequential, pneumatically activated 6-speed racing gearbox with paddle shift
  • Differential: Limited-slip rear differential, variable preload
  • Driveshafts: Driveshafts
  • Steering: Servo assisted rack and pinion steering
  • Suspension: Front and rear independent suspension. Double wishbones, damper struts with coil springs and adjustable dampers as well as adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars
  • Brakes: Hydraulic dual circuit brake system, steel brake discs front and rear, race ABS
  • Wheels: Forged aluminium wheels, front 12.5 x 18 inch, rear 13 x 18 inch
  • Tyres: front 30-68/18, rear 31-71/18
  • Length: 4,583 mm
  • Width: 1,997 mm
  • Height: 1,171 mm
  • Homologation weight: 1,225 kg (2,701 lb)
  • Fuel tank capacity: 120 litres
  • Controls: Height and length adjustable safety steering column, quick adjust rail mounted pedal box
  • Fire extinguisher system: Audi Sport
  • Seat system: Audi Sport customer racing PS-1

Audi R8 LMS Evo (2019–present)[edit]

  • Vehicle: Sports car complying with FIA GT3 regulations
  • Chassis: Audi Space Frame (ASF) featuring an aluminum CFRP hybrid design with stressed steel roll cage, CFRP and aluminum bolt-on parts
  • Safety concept: Energy-absorbing aluminum and CFRP crash structures front and rear. Safety concept meets FIA LMP1 crash requirements. In-roof rescue hatch
  • Engine: V10 engine, 90-degree cylinder angle, four valves per cylinder, DOHC, gasoline direct injection, emission control by two exhaust gas catalytic converters for racing
  • Engine management: Bosch Motorsport Motronic MS6.4
  • Lubrication: Dry sump (adopted from production model)
  • Cubic capacity: 5,200 cc
  • Power: Variable by means of restrictors up to 430 kW (585 PS; 577 bhp)
  • Torque: More than 550 N⋅m (406 lbf⋅ft)
  • Type of drive: Rear-wheel drive, traction control (ASR)
  • Clutch: Electro-hydraulically operated three-plate racing clutch (ECA)
  • Gearbox: Sequential, pneumatically operated six-speed performance transmission with paddle shifters
  • Differential: Limited slip differential, variable preload
  • Driveshafts: Constant-velocity joint shafts
  • Steering: Servo-assisted rack and pinion steering
  • Suspension: Front and rear independent suspension, double wishbones, suspension struts with coil springs and adjustable dampers, and adjustable stabilizers front and rear
  • Brakes:Hydraulic dual-circuit braking system, steel brake discs front (380 x 34 mm) and rear (355 x 32 mm), racing ABS
  • Wheels: Aluminum forged wheels, front 12.5 x 18 inches, rear 13 x 18 inches
  • Tyres: Front 30-68/18, rear 31-71/18
  • Length: 4,573 mm
  • Width: 1,997 mm
  • Height: 1,171 mm
  • Homologation weight: 1,225 kg (2,701 lb)
  • Fuel tank capacity: 120 litres
  • Controls: Height- and length-adjustable safety steering column, quick-adjustable rail-supported foot lever unit
  • Fire extinguisher system: Lifeline Zero 362O
  • Seat system: Audi Protection Seat PS 3

Audi R8 LMS GT4 (2018–present)[edit]

  • Vehicle: Sports car complying with SRO GT4 regulations
  • Chassis Audi Space Frame (ASF) in aluminium-CFRP-composite design with weld-in and bolted steel safety cell
  • Bodywork: Fiber composite materials and aluminium
  • Safety concept : Energy absorbing crash structures, Fire extinguishing system acc. to FIA Standard 8865-2015, Audi Sport customer racing seat protection seat PS3, FT3 safety fuel cell, Rescue hatch
  • Engine: 90 degree V10 engine with combined multi-point and gasoline direct injection, 4 valves per cylinder, four double overhead camshafts, emission control by upstream oxygen sensor, metal catalytic converters
  • Engine management: 2 x Bosch MED 17 (master-slave-concept)
  • Engine lubrication: Dry sump
  • Cubic capacity: 5,200 cc
  • Power: Variable by restrictor up to 364 kW (495 PS; 488 bhp)
  • Torque: over 550 N⋅m (406 lbf⋅ft), depending on BOP balance of performance
  • Fuel tank capacity: 110 l (minimum), incl. fuel empty indication (~ 7l)
  • Refuelling system: Refilling system eligible for endurance racing (capless)
  • Type of drive: Rear wheel drive, traction control ABS, ESC and ASR
  • Clutch: Two electrohydraulically operated wet-type mutli-plate clutches
  • Gearbox: 7-speed double-clutch Stronic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Differential: Mechanical limited-slip differential
  • Driveshafts: Constant-velocity joint shafts
  • Steering: Electrohydraulic rack and pinion steering
  • Controls: Height and length adjustable safety steering column
  • Steering wheel: multi-function, incl. stickers also for console
  • Suspension: Double wishbones front and rear, 2-way gas pressure dampers, ride height, toe, camber and stabilizers adjustable
  • Brakes: Hydraulic dual circuit brake system, steel brake discs front and rear, ABS
  • Wheels: 5-hole cast aluminium wheels, front 11 x 18 inch ET63, rear 12 x 18 inch ET56
  • Tyres: front 305/645 R18; rear: 325/668 R18
  • Length: 4,467 mm
  • Width: 1,990 or 2,037 mm (without/with side mirrors)
  • Height: 1,240 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,650 mm
  • Homologation weight: 1,460 kg (3,219 lb)

Schedule[edit]

2012[edit]

Round Date Location Country
1-2 April 28-29 Shanghai International Circuit China
3-4 June 2-3 Zhuhai International Circuit China
5-6 August 18-19 Ordos International Circuit China
7-8 September 15-16 Zhuhai International Circuit China
9-10 October 27-28 Shanghai International Circuit China
11-12 November 10-11 Shanghai International Circuit China

2013[edit]

Round Date Location Country
1-2 May 3-5 Zhuhai International Circuit China
3-4 July 5-7 Ordos International Circuit China
5-6 August 2-4 Inje Speedium Korea
7-8 August 29-31 Sepang International Circuit Malaysia
9-10 October 25-27 Shanghai International Circuit China
11 November 9-11 Guia Circuit Macau

2014[edit]

Round Date Location Country
1-2 May 17-18 Inje Speedium South Korea
3-4 July 26-27 Fuji Speedway Japan
5-6 August 16-17 Sepang International Circuit Malaysia
7-8 October 18-19 Shanghai International Circuit China
9-10 October 31- November 2 Shanghai International Circuit China
11-12 December 13-14 Yas Marina Circuit United Arab Emirates

2015[edit]

Round Date Location Country
1-2 March 21-22 Zhuhai International Circuit China
3-4 May 16-17 Korea International Circuit South Korea
5-7 July 4-5 Penbay International Circuit Taiwan
8-9 September 5-6 Sepang International Circuit Malaysia
10-11 October 10 Fuji Speedway Japan
12-13 October 31 - November 1 Shanghai International Circuit China

2016[edit]

Round Date Location Country
1-2 May 21-22 Shanghai International Circuit China
3-4 July 23-24 Chang International Circuit Thailand
5-6 August 13-14 Sepang International Circuit Malaysia
7-8 September 24-25 Korea International Circuit South Korea
9-10 October 15-16 Penbay International Circuit Taiwan
11-12 November 4-5 Shanghai International Circuit China

2017[edit]

Round Date Location Country
1-2 May 6-7 Sepang International Circuit Malaysia
3-4 June 10-11 Suzuka Circuit Japan
5-6 July 15-16 Korea International Circuit South Korea
7-8 September 9-10 Shanghai International Circuit China
9-10 October 15-16 Zhejiang Circuit China

2018[edit]

Round Date Location Country
1-2 March 3-4 Adelaide Street Circuit Australia
3-4 May 11-12 Nürburgring Germany
5-6 September 1-2 Ningbo International Circuit China
7-8 October 5-6 Shanghai International Circuit China
invitational race October 7 Shanghai International Circuit China
9-10 November 24-25 Sepang International Circuit Malaysia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Race Car". Audi. Audi. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Audi R8 LMS Cup". www.audi-motorsport-asia.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  3. ^ "Audi R8 LMS Cup". www.audi-motorsport-asia.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16.

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