How WTCR wins put Audi RS 3 LMS on top
Six wins in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO in 2018 played a pivotal role in the Audi RS 3 LMS capturing a prestigious accolade.
The German machine has been announced as the TCR Model of the Year for the most points scored by a TCR-spec car in a TCR race based on a coefficient scoring system, which takes into account the number of cars at the start and the number of customer racing brands in action per race.
Awarded by WSC, the organisation behind the TCR concept, Audi’s success resulted from the RS 3 LMS capturing 43 wins and 7213.50 points in 2018, which put it ahead of the Honda Civic Type R TCR (7055.75 points) and the Cupra TCR (6855.25).
Audi Sport customer racing’s Chris Reinke said: “It’s a great honour for Audi Sport that the RS 3 LMS has won this prestigious worldwide classification. What is of particular significance is that this award respects not only the sporting, but also the commercial success. Beside the on-track success, Audi Sport sticks to the true spirit of customer racing and has already built more than 160 TCR cars being fielded by customers around the world.”
Jean-Karl Vernay, Gordon Shedden and Frédéric Vervisch (pictured) all won WTCR / OSCARO races in 2018 driving the Audi RS 3 LMS. Vernay and Shedden were partnered at Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team with Vervisch lining up for Audi Sport Team Comtoyou.
Volkswagen’s Golf GTI TCR scored 6595.25 points with the Hyundai i30 N TCR netting 6595.25. The PEUGEOT 308TCR was next up with 5813.50 points.