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Audi's entry-level race car, the RS3 LMS, is set to race in the FIA World Touring Car Cup, with four RS3 LMS to be racing on a global stage.

24 Feb 2021 | International News : Germany

Audi Sport customer racing is perfecting the new RS 3 LMS entry-level touring car in a demanding environment prior to delivery to the customer teams, the newcomer to Audi Sport's model range. The car will be competing in the FIA WTCR World Touring Car Cup, the most heavily contested TCR racing series worldwide.

With Frederic Vervisch and Nathanael Berthon, Audi Sport will provide two drivers for the program, with two privateers to be named by the team at a later date. Vervisch has contested various GT3 programs with Audi Sport. In 2019, he won the Dubai 24 Hours and Nurburgring 24 Hours in the Audi R8 LMS and contested the FIA WTCR in 2018 and 2019 with Audi Sport Team Comtoyou.

Berthon, a 31-year old Frenchman, has risen through the ranks in single-seater racing to the role of a Formula One test driver. In a private LMP1 race car, he achieved a fourth-place finish at the Le Mans 24 Hours, competed in the FIA WTCR in 2018 as well as in 2020 with the first-generation Audi RS 3 LMS, winning a race in it last year.

The 2021 FIA WTCR season will begin on the first weekend in June together with the 24-hour race on the Nordschleife of the Nurburgring. Until November, the calendar includes a total of eight race dates in Europe and Asia, including the famous street circuits in Vila Real, Portugal and Macau.

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