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Felix Baumgartner to drive Audi R8 LMS Ultra

11 Mar , 2014  

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Felix Baumgartner Audi R8 LMS GT3 Nurburgring 24 Hours 2014 - carwitter

Not content with falling toward earth from the edge of space, Felix Baumgartner is to race in an Audi R8 LMS Ultra at the Nurburgring 24 hours in June.

Felix Baumgartner Audi R8 LMS GT3 Nurburgring 24 Hours 2014 - Pits - carwitter

Audi race experience makes it possible for Audi’s customers with sporting ambitions to enter racing, but this is the first time they have found such a prominent driver.

As an extreme athlete, Felix Baumgartner has been thrilling millions of fans around the world with his daring actions that combine ingenuity and exceptional technical demands.

Now we’re familiarizing him with our sport, offer him a professional environment with our team, and are very excited about this new, joint challenge.

Felix has been building up his racing experience in the one make VW cups, but the 570 HP GT3 race car will be a big step up for the 44 year old.

Felix Baumgartner Audi R8 LMS GT3 Nurburgring 24 Hours 2014 - Entering Car - carwitter

He will be teamed with the five-time Le Mans winner Frank Biela (D), the three-time Le Mans winner Marco Werner (D) as well as the GT and sports car pro Pierre Kaffer (D) will be his colleagues in the cockpit.

Felix Baumgartner Audi R8 LMS GT3 Nurburgring 24 Hours 2014 - In Car -  carwitter

Felix Baumgartner’s 2014 Nürburgring program:

March 21–22 VLN, test and setup runs
April 05–06 Qualification race, Nürburgring 24 Hours
April 26 VLN, 56th ADAC ACAS H&R Cup
May 17 VLN, Adenauer ADAC Simfy-Trophy
June 21–22 Nürburgring 24 Hours

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