Audi R8 Cup reveals 15 car entry for Adelaide

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The Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup has revealed a 15 car entry list ahead of its inaugural appearance at the Adelaide 500 this weekend.

It marks the first time the series has raced outside of Asia, with both Rounds 1 and 2 taking place on the support card for the Supercars season opener.

The one-make series fields Audi R8 LMS’ in GT3 and GT4 configuration, with the GT4 variant set to make its debut both in the series and in competition on Australian soil.

Absolute Racing will field two of the GT4 R8s for drivers Adderly Fong and Cheng Congfu.

The field includes a mixture of Asian and Australian-based entries, with eight internationals joined by seven local drivers.

Spearheading the local charge are a pair of Jamec Pem Racing entries, which will be driven by Steve McLaughlan and Yasser Shahin respectively.

Among others in the Australian contingent are Marc Cini, Tony Bates, brothers James and Theo Koundorious, and Hong Kong-based Australian Daniel Bilski.

Opening practice for the Audi R8 LMS Cup kicks off at 0925 (0855 AEDT) on Thursday, before Race 1 takes place on Saturday at 1405 (1335 AEDT).

ENTRY LIST: Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup

Number Driver Team Class
3 Yang Xi Absolute Racing GT3
7 Jefferey Lee Team Audi Volkswagen Taiwan GT3
8 Mark Williamson CTVS Racers GT3
13 Sun Jingzu Absolute Racing GT3
19 Marc Cini Melbourne Performance Centre GT3
22 Steve McLaughlan Jamec Pem Racing GT3
24 Tony Bates Tony Bates Racing GT3
27 Daniel Bilski B-Quik GT3
28 Andrew Haryanto ProMax Team GT3
33 Adderly Fong Absolute Racing GT4
44 James Koundorious Melbourne Performance Centre GT3
59 Bhurit Bhirombhakdi Absolute Racing GT3
69 Theo Koundorious Melbourne Performance Centre GT3
74 Yasser Shahin Jamec Pem Racing GT3
88 Cheng Congfu Absolute Racing GT4

Article originally written by Slade Perrins and published on Speedcafe.com.