There will be four works supported Audi R8 LMS racers at at the starting grid for the 24 Hours of Nürburgring at the end of May.
Audi Sport Team Land will be there with two cars, where last years ADAC GT Masters Championship Christopher Mies and Connor De Phillippi will be on double duty, since they will pilot both cars. The will have help by Christopher Haase and Pierre Kaffer in one car, while Kelvin van der Linde and Markus Winkelhock will help in the other.
Audi Sport Team WRT will have Marcel Fässler and Robin Frinjs in one car, and Frank Stippler plus Frederic Vervisch in the second. The DTM drivers Nico Müller and Rene Rast will be in both WRT cars during the race.
It’s a quite normal procedure at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring for drivers to be in several cars, which is the complete opposite to Le Mans for example, where you’re only allowed to be assigned to one car.
Audi hasn’t included Phoenix Racing as a factory supported team for the 24H Nürburgring. That casts a question mark over their programme, which was told to be led by Frank Stippler and Nicolaj Møller Madsen. Since Stippler is now in the WRT car, it’s unlikely that he will do a double duty, since he has to be one of the “fresh” guys in the car, because two of his teammates (Müller and Rast) already are on double duty. There hasn’t been any news from neither Audi Sport nor Phoenix Racing about that, so only time will tell.