On June 1st-3rd the Hungaroring venue will host the 3rd round of Audi Sport Seyffarth
R8 LMS Cup
• All drivers will once again be accompanied by DTM competitors, while Vivien Keszthelyi
will race in front of her home crowd
• Bartosz Paziewski wants to win both races and head into the holiday break as cup’s leader
The Hungaroring venue nearby Budapest will host the 3rd round of thr Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS
Cup during the forthcoming weekend. In four races held until it was Kris Heidorn, who won as many as
three of them. The Volkswagen Scirocco Cup R winner’s dominant pace was interrupted at Lausitzring
by 16-year old Bartosz Paziewski, who is one of the main pretendents to win in Hungary.
The leader of the cup still belongs to Kris Heidorn – the German driver will surely arrive in Hungary
with an apetite for winning both races and maintain his leadership in front of two other drivers, who also
gathered 60 points.
Second of Polish drivers, Robin Rogalski, is speeding up with every racing weekend. The Szczecin born
drivers is currently racing his second full season and still learns a new car. However, his gap to the
leaders is getting smaller with each session.
The third round of Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup 2018 will be the last before holiday break. After
three racing weekends on Hockenheim, Lausitzring and Hungaroring drivers will have a chance to rest.
Surely, they will spend those 2 months preparing for the second part of the season, where in calendar we
can see some unusual venues like Brands Hatch in UK, Misano in Italy or at the end of the day
Nurburgring in Germany, where the big finale of the season will be held.
The first weekend of June will also be special for Vivien Keszthelyi – the popular Hungarian female
driver will race in front of her home crowd, which thanks to Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters series
should be quite huge on Hungaroring. Vivien herself has a massive number of fans and has a chance to
reach the level of hero Norbert Michelisz driving in the WTCR series.
The Hungaroring venue is present in not only European, but also world series’ for many years now.
Formula 1 drivers are racing in this region year after year since 1986, when during first two races Nelson
Piquet defending the Williams-Honda colours was the winner. In more recent years it was Lewis
Hamilton, who won as many as 3 out of 5 rounds in Hungaroring.
The first practice session on Hungaroring will begin on Friday at 2:20 p.m. and all drivers will have an
opportunity to make adjustments to their Audis R8 LMS GT4. Shortly after the DTM practice session,
our drivers will face the 2nd test druing that day, which at the same time will be their last before
qualifying. Those will begin on Saturday before the 1st race, which is scheduled at 3:25 p.m. The final
day of 2nd round of Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup will be Sunday with both qualifying session and
second race to come. The winners will be announced just before 4 p.m.
The plan for Audi R8 LMS Cup is to be organized for three years with an option of adding two more
seasons. In the season 2018 it will be always held in company of the prestigious DTM. The total cost of
participation is 150 000 euro. This amount is a total cost drivers need to take to race, including the
service of the car.
Quotes before the Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup 3rd round on Hungaroring:
Patrick Schneider: – First two rounds were very positive for me. I had a chance to race on two new tracks for
me, as on daily basis I mainly drive on Nurburgring Nordschleife. My main goal before the 3rd round on
Hungaroring is to maintain my current pace – this will be yet another new circuit for me and I would like to
bring the car back home in one piece. I can’t wait for the racing weekend at Hungaroring to begin. I have a
huge respect for the track, as well as all of my rivals. I would like to have some beautiful fights in a fair play
spirit, just like during two first rounds of the cup.
Vivien Keszthelyi: Was really proud that I can show a strong season start twice finished on the podium in the
brand new Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup. We always have fair fights on track and overtakes which I
really appreciate. As we can see the field is always getting stronger and stronger which means we getting
closer in the times on qualy. In every driver’s heart there is a special place for their home race. After 2 years,
on the first weekend of June I’ll be finally back to Hungaroring. For sure my goal is to end up on the podium
twice front of home. Hope everything will work out.
Max Zschuppe: – After first two races I can say that I have learned a lot and understood the car more and
more – it is twice as powerful as the last car I drove! My goal for Hungaroring is mainly to finish both races
and again learn some racing experience. Obviously, I will do my best to gain as many points in the
championship as possible. However, this year my main goal is education, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to
compete in races after the summer break. It is a shame, as it’s a very good series, it’s wonderful to drive
together with the DTM guys and the Seyffarth Motorsport does a super job.
Bartosz Paziewski: – I don’t have the best memories with Hungaroring as my first round in car racing was
held here in Budapest. My pace and driving skills improved since than and I hope to erase those memories. I
have already finished twice on 2nd place, once on 1st and 2nd so now it’s time for two wins in a row! This
would be a dream result before holiday break.
Robin Rogalski: – I feel well prepared for the forthcoming round. The weather forecasts predict a lot of sun
and temperatures around 32 degrees, so inside the car it will be really hot. Therefore, I have spent last days
at the gym and on symulator, learning the track. I really like it and I hope I will be able to achieve positive
Schedule for 3rd round of Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup on Hungaroring:
Friday, June 1st
14:20 – 1st practice session
16:55 – 2nd practice session
Saturday, June 2nd
09:25 – 1st qualifying session
15:25 – 1st race
Sunday, June 3rd
09:25 – 2nd qulifying session
15:10 – 2nd race
Overall standings after 2nd round of the Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup
1. Kris Heidorn 60
2. Bartosz Paziewski 60
3. Guido Heinrich 60
4. Mike Hesse 55
5. Vivien Keszthelyi 54
6. Patrick Schneider 53
7. Robin Rogalski 49
8. Michelle Halder 46
9. Max Zschuppe 43
10. Michael Yenci 42
11. Christian Neubecker 40
12. Maximilian Paul 28
13. Richard Bather 13
14. Mike Halder 0
Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup 2018 calendar:
Round 1: 4-6.05 Hockenheimring
Round 2: 17-20.05 Lausitzring
Round 3: 1-3.06 Hungaroring
Round 4: 11-12.08 Brands Hatch
Round 5: 24-26.08 Misano
Round 6: 7-9.09 Nurburgrin