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Gulf 12 Hours: Audi R8 LMS ultra teams ready for unique split endurance challenge at Yas Marina


The Gulf 12 Hours is coming up this week at Yas Marina in the United Arab Emirates. Two Audi Sport customer racing teams will be lining up for this unique twelve-hour endurance event.

Absolute Racing was originally listed as a two-car entry, but one entry was confirmed at the beginning of race week. Their Audi R8 LMS ultra will be driven by Sun Jing Zu, Jiang Wei and Ho-pin Tung.

I.S.R. Racing from the Czech Republic will be taking part in their second event with their Audi R8 LMS ultra, following their debut at the Spa 24 Hours in July. The I.S.R. R8 LMS ultra will have the driving trio of Filipe Salaquarda, Aditya Patel and Jiri Pisarik.

The race itself has an unique format. It is an endurance event with its twelve-hour duration split into two six hour races which will be held on Saturday.

Audi R8 LMS ultra entries for the Gulf 12 Hours
Absolute Racing – Audi R8 LMS ultra – Sun Jing Zu, Jiang Wei and Ho-pin Tung
I.S.R. Racing – Audi R8 LMS ultra – Filipe Salaquarda, Aditya Patel and Jiri Pisarik
The Audi R8 LMS Cup will also be hosting its finale at Yas Marina as a support event for the Gulf 12 Hours. A total of twenty Audi R8 LMS cars will be doing battle, which will see the 2014 title awarded by the end of the weekend’s two races.

We wish the best of luck to the Audi teams and drivers competing in the Gulf 12 Hours.

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