20.06.2017 - The Audi Sport customer racing driver line-up for Spa has been confirmed and I.S.R. racing is given the status of factory-supported team for the first time ever.

Pierre Kaffer (D), Kelvin van der Linde (ZA) and Frank Stippler (D) will drive an I.S.R Racing Audi R8 LMS at the iconic race in the Ardennes, and this car will benefit the direct supporting of Audi Sport. In addition to this line-up, the Czech team is set to enter its regular car wich will be driven by Clemens Schmid (AUT), Filip Salaquarda (CZ) and Filipe Albuquerque (P), who will join I.S.R. racing for this appointment expressly.

"We have been collaborating well with I.S.R. racing as a Audi Sport customer racing team in the Blancpain GT Series already for years" says Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. "Now we have chosen Igor Salaquarda's professional outfit as one of three teams that will be factory-supported in this year's Spa 24 Hour race. We put our trust in them and they will run a line-up of Audi Sport drivers as well as a second car with their own line-up. We are looking forward to working with them at the Blancpain GT season highlight in Belgium."

Igor Salaquarda (I.S.R. racing, Team Principal):

"To be nominated Audi factory supported team is a great honor for I.S.R. Racing, which after three years of commitment in the Blancpain GT Series gives the right weight to our work. So let me firstly thanks Audi Sport for such a decision which we consider as a reward. We are proud to run a factory supported car being fully focused with the aim to impress our mark and remember this race as something unforgettable".