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
|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|
|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.