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MOTORSPORT WITH ELECTRIC DRIVE: DOUBLE WORLD PREMIERE FOR THE NEW VOLKSWAGEN ID. R

Volkswagen has presented the continuously developed version of the ID. R, the fully electric race car. The racing flagship of the future fully electric product family from Volkswagen is to set a new lap record for electric vehicles on the 20.832-kilometre-long Nordschleife. In order for driver Romain Dumas to undercut the until-now best time of 6:45.90 minutes, Volkswagen Motorsport has consistently and continuously developed the ID. R. On 25 April, the ID. R is to complete its first test on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Virtually speaking, the ID. R will already drive its first laps from today; for the first time, a race car will also be presented at the same time in a near-reality computer simulation that can be downloaded free of charge.

IMPOSSIBLE TO PREDICT: WHO WILL WIN THE ADAC GT MASTERS SEASON OPENER

The cards in the ADAC GT Masters are being shuffled afresh as the search for the 2019 champion gets under way after the most exciting year ever in series history. This weekend’s season opener at Oschersleben (26th – 28th April) will soon show who has made the most of the winter break and who can get the new season off to a flying start. There are plenty of contenders in the frame for victory, as 19 teams with supercars from Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes AMG and Porsche will challenge for the win in the first two opening rounds of the season.

STARWORKS MOTORSPORTS CONFIRMS PARKER CHASE FOR REMAINDER OF IMSA SEASON

Following the completion of the first two endurance races of the season, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship begins its string of sprint races next week with the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge. Parker Chase, previously confirmed for the 2019 IMSA endurance races with Starworks Motorsports in the No. 8 Audi R8 LMS, is now locked in for the remainder of the season, pending sponsor commitments.

FORMULA E PARIS: CHAMPIONSHIP MORE THRILLING THAN EVER

On Saturday (April 27), Paris marks the second stop on Formula E’s European tour. With seven winners in seven races and extremely small gaps in the standings, the championship has never before been as fiercely contested. For the round held in the French capital, Daniel Abt, Lucas di Grassi and the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team are setting their sights on returning to the podium..

THAILAND SUPER SERIES ROUND TWO WIN AND CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD FOR HENK KIKS AND DANIEL BILSKI

B-Quik Racing’s Henk Kiks and Daniel Bilski have taken their 2019 Audi R8 LMS GT3 to a memorable overall victory in round two of Thailand Super Series. The win follows on from their third place finish in Saturday’s round one and catapults the pair into overall series lead. The team’s Audi R8 LMS ultra entry of Shaun Thong and Sandy Stuvik battled well all weekend to take podiums in both races. The FIA silver-graded pair now sit third in the overall championship.

SAINTELOC’S MICHAL AND GUILVERT GIVE AUDI GT4 SOUTH EUROPEAN SERIES DOUBLE POLE AT NOGARO

Saintéloc Racing’s Fabian Michal and Grégory Guilvert claimed the Pro Am Cup pole positions during yesterdays GT4 South European Series qualifying session at Circuit Paul Armagnac, while there were also Am Cup and GTC poles for Alex Van Straaten/Rémi Van Straaten (Alpine A110 GT4 / Mirage Racing) and Marmaduke Hall/Edward Moore (Ginetta G50 / Tockwith Motorsport).

12H SPA GOES DOWN TO THE WIRE FOR SCUDERIA PRAHA

This year’s Hankook 12H SPA produced one of the most sensational endings ever seen in the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook, with the Bohemia Energy racing with Scuderia Praha Ferrari 488 GT3 (#11, Jiří Písařík / Josef Kral / Matteo Malucelli) snatching victory from the Herberth Motorsport Porsche 991 GT3 R (#91, Daniel Allemann / Ralf Bohn / Robert Renauer) during the final three minutes of the 12-hour event.

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