Audi R8 LMS ultra was shown in the beginning of the month, when it participated in the qualification race for the 42nd running of the Nürburgring 24 Hours. Now, Audi customer-racing continues to add new teams with the announcement that CRP Racing is joining the fold. The team competed in the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) at the Long Beach race.

Behind the steering wheel was James Sofronas who defended his title in the GT class. He also welcomed the talented GMG newcomer Andrew Palmer, to the GT category.

As a matter of fact, the number of Audi R8 LMS customer race teams continues to grow in Pirelli World Challenge. The reason for this is the attractiveness of the global GT3 specification. In addition, there is an emphasis of supporting the teams by the Audi of America customer-racing program.

CRP Racing has received great support from Audi and this is one of the key reasons for the team to switch to the R8 LMS ultra. The team made its Audi R8 LMS ultra debut in Long Beach this weekend with Mike Skeen behind the wheel.

Audi R8 LMS ultra comes with carbon fiber reinforced plastic doors, high-energy absorbing new crash foams, new PS1 safety seat and updated transmission. It delivers up to 570 horsepower (419 kW) and higher torque at lower engine speeds. It also sports larger engine oil cooler and transmission fluid cooler, enlarged air vents and optimized brake cooling at the front wheels.

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Source: Audi