Audi wins Sepang 12 Hours

Laurens Vanthoor completed his final outing with Audi Sports Team Phoenix by taking the title in Sepang despite difficult, wet conditions.

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Audi at Gt Open, Silverstone ©Andy Fitzpatrick

Vanthoor who joins Porsche next season, took a comfortable lead with team mates Christopher Haase and Robin Frijns, almost two laps ahead of the Porsche #911 driven by Earl Bamber which came in second.  Audi’s sister car helmed by Pierre Kaffer, Rene Rast and Markus Winkelhock took 3rd place.

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Audi at Gt Open, Silverstone ©Andy Fitzpatrick

Vanthoor’s win also secures him the Intercontinental GT Challenge Championship. Introduced by SRO Motorsports Group this year, it is the first ever global GT3 Series comprising The Bathurst 12 Hours, 24 Hours of Spa and Sepang 12 Hours.

 

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