In additions to the entries we showed from Silverstone earlier this month, a number of Audi R8 LMS chassis are also competing in the German VLN Series.
German car blog One Eight Turbo.com has a great gallery from the recent ADAC H&R Cup.
The 'Veranstaltergeminschaft Langstrekenpokal Nurbürgring' Racing Series is a multi-race racing Championship based at the famous Nurbürgring Nordschlefie circuit, home of next weekends 24 Hours Nurbürgring. The VLN has similar rules and many of the same compeititors. The actual 24 hour endurance race is not part of the championship, although the R8's shown will be taking part.
The Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS driven by ALMS regulars, Marc Besseng, Marcel Fassler and Mike Rockenfellerl along side Frank Stippler finished 2nd in the H&R Cup. Manthey Racing winning with Marc Lieb and Marco Tiemann in a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.
Tiemann now leads the up to 4.0 Litre class, and the championship overall.
Christian Abt, Jean Francois Hemroulle, Pierre Kaffer and Lucas Lohr finished 3rd in their Abt Sportsline machine. Just 3.8seconds seperated the top three after the 4hour race.
The second Abt Sportsline R8 (above) of, Timo Scheider, Mattias Ekstrom and Marco Werner along with the Bilstein Phoenix Racing R8 of legend, Hans-Jochim Stuck, Frank Biela and Emmanuele Pirro crashed on Lap Four.
Luckily, these R8s continued after repairs in the pits, gaining valueable mileage prior to the 24hr race next weekend.
More images can be viewed over at oneighturbo.com