The Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup is the first one-make series from the brand with four rings. Set up in 2012, the sprint series remains the first and only brand cup worldwide to feature full-spec GT3 race cars. Joining the series staple Audi R8 LMS GT3 on the grid in 2018 is the newly released Audi R8 LMS GT4 race car in its own category as the Cup launches into its seventh season.

Featuring action-packed racing, continuous innovations and a premium hospitality programme, the Cup will also visit some of the world’s most iconic motorsport events in 2018 as well as Asia’s leading circuits in its 11-race, five-event calendar.

Also new in 2018: the Cup will feature an exclusively privateer line-up of drivers, with open data and professional Audi Sport mentors joining at every race weekend. In this way the Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup offers an open, welcoming, premium platform for gentleman drivers to develop.

Unique prizes are also on offer in the Cup, with the overall GT3 champion receiving a special ‘Cup edition’ Audi R8 production car. Not only that, in 2018 the Cup launched its own ‘Road to Spa’ programme whereby the overall highest points-scorer in each country that the Cup visits (Australia, Germany, China and Malaysia) will win a fully-supported seat on a four-driver Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup team for the 2019 Total 24 Hours of Spa. Along with this, the top 3 overall finishers in the GT4 category will receive parts vouchers starting at 50,000 Euros.

The all-privateer line-up in the Cup is part of a dual strategy from Audi Sport customer racing Asia, which will also enter top-line professional line-ups into Asia’s leading multi-brand motorsport series.

Audi Sport customer racing Asia offers motorsport enthusiasts a full range of services, from sports car experiences to race license courses and race–ready, arrive and drive packages for Audi Sport customer racing’s portfolio of race cars.

Audi R8 LMS GT3 (second generation)


  • Vehicle type: GT3 race car
  • Chassis: Audi Space Frame (ASF) in aluminium-CFC hybrid construction with stressed steel roll-cage, bodywork parts from CFC and aluminium
  • Safety concept: Energy absorbing aluminium and CFC crash structures front and rear. Safety concept fulfils FIA LMP1 crash requirements. Audi Sport PS1 safety seat


  • Engine type: 90 degree V10 engine, 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC, gasoline direct injection, emission control by two exhaust gas race catalytic converters
  • Management: Bosch Motronic MS 6.4
  • Lubrication: dry sump
  • Cubic capacity: 5,200 cc
  • Power: Variable by restrictor up to 430 kW (585 hp)
  • Torque: over 550 Nm

Drivetrain / transmission

  • Type of transmission: Rear wheel drive, traction control (ASR)
  • Clutch: Electro hydraulically activated 3-plate race clutch (ECA)
  • Gearbox: Sequential, pneumatically activated 6-speed racing gearbox with paddle shift
  • Differential: Limited-slip rear differential, variable preload
  • Driveshafts: Constant velocity joint driveshafts

Suspension / steering / brakes

  • Steering: Servo assisted rack and pinion steering
  • Suspension: Front and rear independent suspension. Double wishbones, damper struts with coil springs and adjustable dampers as well as adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars
  • Brakes: Hydraulic dual circuit brake system, steel brake discs front and rear, race ABS
  • Wheels: Forged aluminium wheels, front 12.5 x 18 inch, rear 13 x 18 inch
  • Tyres: front 30-68/18, rear 31-71/18

Dimensions / weight

  • Length: 4,583 mm
  • Width: 1,997 mm
  • Height: 1,171 mm
  • Homologation weight: 1,225 kg
  • Fuel tank capacity: 120 litres


  • Controls: Height and length adjustable safety steering column, quick adjust rail mounted pedal box
  • Fire extinguisher system: Audi Sport
  • Seat system: Audi Sport customer racing PS-1

Audi R8 LMS Cup (first generation Cup car)

  • Model: GT3 race car
  • Design: Audi Space Frame (ASF) made of aluminum with bolted steel roll cage, carbon-fiber composite/aluminum bodywork


  • Type: V10 engine, 90 degree cylinder angle, 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC, petrol direct injection, emission control by two race catalytic converters
  • Engine management: Bosch Motronic MED 9.1.2
  • Engine lubrication: Dry sump
  • Cubic capacity: 5,205 cc
  • Power: 560 hp
  • Torque: Over 500 Nm


  • Steering: Servo-assisted rack and pinion steering
  • Suspension: Independent front and rear double- wishbone suspension, damper strut with coil spring (Eibach) and adjustable dampers (Bilstein) as well as adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars
  • Brakes: Dual circuit hydraulic brake system, steel brake discs front and rear, race ABS
  • Wheels: O.Z. cast magnesium wheels, 11 x 18 inches front, 13 x 18 inches rear
  • Tyres: Michelin tyres. Front 27-65 R18. Rear 31-71 R18


  • Type of transmission: Rear wheel drive, traction control (ASR)
  • Clutch: Race clutch, upgraded for 2015
  • Gearbox: Sequential, pneumatic activated 6-speed sport gearbox with shift- paddles
  • Differential: Locking differential
  • Driveshafts: Constant velocity joint driveshafts


  • Length: 4,470 mm
  • Width: 1,984 mm
  • Height: 1,195 mm
  • Dry weight: 1,290 kg (excluding driver)
  • Tank capacity: 120 litres


  • Fire extinguisher: Audi Sport
  • Refueling system: Stäubli
  • Seat: Audi Sport customer racing PS-1

Audi R8 LMS GT4

  • Vehicle type : Sports car complying with GT4 regulations Chassis Audi Space Frame (ASF) in aluminium-CFRP-composite design with weld-in and bolted steel safety cell
  • Bodywork : Fiber composite materials and aluminium
  • Safety concept : Energy absorbing crash structures, Fire extinguishing system acc. to FIA Standard 8865-2015, Audi Sport customer racing seat protection seat PS3, FT3 safety fuel cell, Rescue hatch


  • Engine type : 90 degree V10 engine with combined multi-point and gasoline direct injection, 4 valves per cylinder, four double overhead camshafts, emission control by upstream oxygen sensor, metal catalytic converters
  • Management : 2 x Bosch MED 17 (master-slave-concept)
  • Lubrication : Dry sump
  • Cubic capacity : 5,200 cc
  • Power : Variable by restrictor up to 364 kW (495 hp)
  • Torque : over 550 Nm, depending on BOP balance of performance
  • Fuel tank capacity : 110 l (minimum), incl. fuel empty indication (~ 7l)
  • Refuelling system : Refilling system eligible for endurance racing (capless)

Drivetrain / transmission

  • Type of drive : Rear wheel drive, traction control ABS, ESC and ASR
  • Clutch : Two electrohydraulically operated wet-type mutli-plate clutches
  • Gearbox : 7-speed double-clutch Stronic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Differential : Mechanical limited-slip differential
  • Driveshafts : Constant-velocity joint shafts

Suspension / steering / brakes / air conditioning

  • Steering : Electrohydraulic rack and pinion steering
  • Controls : Height and length adjustable safety steering column
  • Steering wheel : multi-function, incl. stickers also for console
  • Suspension : Double wishbones front and rear, 2-way gas pressure dampers, ride height, toe, camber and stabilizers adjustable
  • Brakes : Hydraulic dual circuit brake system, steel brake discs front and rear, ABS
  • Wheels : 5-hole cast aluminium wheels, front 11 x 18 inch ET63, rear 12 x 18 inch ET56
  • Tyres : front 305/645 R18; rear: 325/668 R18
  • Air conditioner : from R8 series

Weight / dimensions

  • Length : 4,467 mm
  • Width : 1,990 or 2,037 mm (without/with side mirrors)
  • Height : 1,240 mm
  • Wheelbase : 2,650 mm
  • Homologation weight : 1,460 kg


Series Name

Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup


  • GT3 Cup (for second generation and ‘Ultra’ Audi R8 LMS GT3s
  • GT4 Cup (for Audi R8 LMS GT4s)
  • GTC Cup (for first generation Audi R8 LMS Cup cars)

Eligible drivers

Must be at least 16 years of age, holder of valid competition license of grade “International C” or higher.

Eligible cars

Second generation Audi R8 LMS GT3 cars, ‘Ultra’, first generation ‘Cup’ cars and Audi R8 LMS GT4 cars, all of which must comply with the series technical regulations

Race format

  • 10 races at five race weekends (each race approx. 30 minutes) plus an invitation race (10 championship points in the Cup will be awarded for entry)
  • Qualifying: Two 15 minute sessions
  • Grid:
    1st race – in order of the fastest time from Q1
    2nd race – in order of the fastest time from Q2
  • Start procedure:
    1st race – Rolling start with a 2 x 2 formation
    2nd race – Rolling start with a 2 x 2 formation


After each race, the following points will be awarded to eligible drivers listed as classified finishers in the final official classification as follows:

  • Points will be awarded per the below table for all 3 championships (GT3 Cup, GT4 Cup and GTC Cup)
  • After each qualifying session, 1 point will be awarded for pole position
  • Guest drivers are ineligible to score points
  • A leaderboard dead heat will be resolved as follows:
    By considering the number of wins
    By considering the number of second places, and so on
    If still tied, the best position in the final race of the season will be the determining factor

Race success ballast

A system of race success ballast weight handicaps will be applied to drivers after each round based on the classification.
The race success ballast weight will be applied after a race.
If the driver achieves another podium finish in the following race, then the new success ballast added to the ballast already carried in the car up to a maximum of 50kg.
If a driver does not achieve a podium finish in the next race, all success ballast will be removed.
There will be no race success ballast applied in the first round of the season as no round precedes it.
Race success ballast will be applied as follows:

  • 1st: 30 kg
  • 2nd: 20 kg
  • 3rd: 10 kg

Driver weight equalization

A weight ballast will be applied to ensure that all drivers, in full gear, weigh at least 90 kg.


VIP Package


  • 2 nights accomodation in a premium hotel near to the race track (Friday to  Sunday)
  • 2 free dinner coupons to enjoy the food on Friday and Saturday

Free Access to the Audi Lounge (during race operations time)

  • All day Premium Catering
  • Entertainment program with MC
  • Guided Pitbox Walks / „Audi behind the scenes“
  • Lottery for “Hot laps“
  • Exclusive Give Away
  • Audi R8 LMS Cup souvenir photos

Race Tickets

  • Grandstand Ticket for the whole race weekend
  • Paddock Ticket for the whole race weekend
  • Free Access to the starting line / Grid Walk

Audi Shuttle Service within the Audi R8 LMS Cup locations

  • Airport Pick up / Drop off
  • Hotel
  • Racetrack

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