Audi China forms local partnership
March 22, 2014
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Beijing, January 21/22, 2014 – Audi Sport customer racing China has entered into a partnership with Brothers Racing Team (BRT) for the 2014 motorsport season. Audi will provide operational support and training for this year’s extended international motorsport program of the Chinese racing team. The cooperation also includes a driver exchange program. Audi China driver “Franky” Cheng Congfu is scheduled to race an Audi R8 LMS ultra for BRT in European GT competitions.
“BRT is one of the most ambitious racing teams in China and we are very happy to form this new partnership with them. Audi and BRT share the vision of further developing motorsport in China and are both committed to offer new opportunities to Chinese drivers to compete on the world stage”, says Rene Koneberg, Director of Audi Sport customer racing Asia. “We are looking forward to further advance the internationalization of Chinese motorsport, together with Audi as our strong partner”, commented BRT founder “Ricky” Ren Wei.
As part of the extended cooperation, BRT will field a record four cars in this year’s Audi R8 LMS Cup, compared to two cars in the 2013 season. The Audi R8 LMS Cup was founded in 2012 and is the first brand cup of Audi worldwide. The Asia-based competition will visit China, South Korea, Japan and Malaysia in 2014, including support races for the German Touring Car Championship, DTM, and the WEC in China.