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Audi R8 LMS Cup

New Season, New Circuit, New Car

SINGAPORE, 17 MAY 2016 – Following the pre-season test in early May, the Audi R8 LMS Cup 2016 gets underway with a double-header at China’s Formula 1 facility in Shanghai, with the world’s largest Audi market hosting the season opener on May 21-22.

The 2016 Audi R8 LMS Cup season marks the fifth anniversary of the first-ever one-make series for the brand, and will also see the debut of the next generation Audi R8 LMS GT3 car, which made its first appearance in Asia at the Macau Grand Prix last year.

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The Audi Group, with its brands Audi, Ducati and Lamborghini, is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the premium segment. It is present in more than 100 markets worldwide and produces at 16 locations in twelve countries. In the second half of 2016, the production of the Audi Q5 will start in San José Chiapa (Mexico). 100 percent subsidiaries of AUDI AG include quattro GmbH (Neckarsulm), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. (Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy) and Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. (Bologna, Italy).

In 2015, the Audi Group delivered to customers approximately 1.8 million automobiles of the Audi brand, 3,245 sports cars of the Lamborghini brand and about 54,800 motorcycles of the Ducati brand. In the 2015 financial year, AUDI AG achieved total revenue of €58.4 billion and an operating profit of €4.8 billion. At present, approximately 85,000 people work for the company all over the world, about 60,000 of them in Germany. Audi focuses on new products and sustainable technologies for the future of mobility.

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