Motorsport Newsletter 44/2012: Marchy Lee triumphs in Audi R8 LMS Cup
| • Mortara takes double victory and Lee becomes first Cup Champion |
• Honor for Marcel Fassler in Switzerland
• Miguel Molina and Marc Gené attend vehicle handover to Real Madrid
Under the eyes of Olympic fencing gold medalist Britta Heidemann, Marchy Lee became the first title winner of the Audi R8 LMS Cup at Shanghai, China. After scoring a two-fold victory in the Cup, Edoardo Mortara is traveling to Macau with lots of tailwind. Title decision at the finale: At Shanghai, Marchy Lee celebrated the title win in the Audi R8 LMS Cup. In the presence of former Olympic epee fencing gold medalist Britta Heidemann the Audi driver from Hong Kong only needed two second places in the two final races at the Shanghai International Circuit to crown himself the first title winner in the Audi R8 LMS Cup. The overall runner-up was Adderly Fong, who finished both sessions in third place. Edoardo Mortara, who completed a Formula One test last week, celebrated a commanding two-fold victory on his guest run in the Cup. With that, the Audi factory driver managed a successful dress rehearsal for the GT race in Macau next weekend where Mortara in the Audi R8 LMS ultra is aiming to clinch his fourth consecutive victory at the Guia Circuit.
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• Fassler/Lotterer/Tréluyer finish finale as runners-up
• Retirement of Duval/Kristensen/McNish
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• In qualifying, Audi was in front of Toyota five times in the 2013 season
• Optimum use of tires will be decisive in Saturday's finale
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In the final qualifying session in Bahrai....