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Audi Retains Lineups in WRT, Land Entries for Kyalami 9H

Audi elects to retain driver lineups for IGTC season-ending Kyalami 9 Hour…

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Team WRT and Land Motorsport will represent Audi in the Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli season-ending Kyalami 9 Hour, with an unchanged driver lineup from the German manufacturer’s victorious run in in last month’s Suzuka 10 Hours.

Kelvin van der Linde, Dries Vanthoor and Frederic Vervisch will again be on the grid with Audi Sport Team WRT, while Christopher Haase, Christopher Mies and Markus Winkelhock will team up in a Land-entered Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo for the South African enduro.

While mathematically out of manufacturers’ title race, Vervisch enters the Nov. 21-23 event just six points out of the lead of the drivers’ championship currently led by Mercedes-AMG’s Maxi Buhk.

Vanthoor and Haase are also mathematically in with a chance of the drivers’ title, although the Belgian will not be able to win if co-driver Vervisch takes part in the race.

Both Porsche and most likely Mercedes-AMG will head into the fifth and final round of the season with shuffled driver lineups, in order to increase its chances of winning the drivers’ title. 

The provisional entry list, which is expected to feature more than 30 cars, is due to be released on Tuesday.

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