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USCR: Flying Lizard fields first Audi R8

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Flying Lizard has become the first team to field an Audi R8 in the new United SportsCar Racing (USCR) championship.

The former Porsche factory team will race two V10-powered R8 LMS in the GTD category, which is for GT cars from the defunct Grand-Am championship.

“We’re delighted that such a renowned team has opted for the Audi R8 LMS,” says Romolo Liebchen, Head of Audi Sport customer racing.

“Our aim is to increase our presence in U.S. motorsport. I’m convinced that Flying Lizard won’t be the only team in United SportsCar Championship to rely on the Audi R8 LMS in 2014. Other teams will follow.”

In 11 years so far, Flying Lizard won a total of six championships in the American Le Mans Series days before switching to Audi, which claimed over 100 wins through its customer sport program since 2009.

2014 kicks off in January at the 24 Hours of Daytona, where the Ingolstadt manufacturer returns as reigning champion after a 1-2 victory in 2013.

USCR Audi R8 Daytona
Photo: Audi Motorsport