Driven by Fun. Article about the Goodwood Festival and track day in Shanghai.

By Mark Andrews

Audi Magazine Hong Kong. Winter 2016

Crowds flock to the Shanghai International Circuit for racing in the Audi Sport Festival to look at exhibits at the Goodwood Carnival and, for exuberant amateurs, the Audi Driving Experience

Baking hot asphalt and blue skies provided a glorious two days for the Audi Sport Festival at the end of July. Hot action on the track and exciting motoring exhibits at the Goodwood Carnival attracted a crowd of 25,000 to the Shanghai International Circuit. The weekend saw the second round of the China GT series, with races three and four. Audi R8s made up a quarter of the 24-car field.

The R8 V10 Coupé Performance is as close as most people will get to the GT3 standard R8 LMS used in the China GT championship. A fiery-red example was on display in the Audi Sport tent along with all the champions. This car is the backbone of the Audi Driving Experience.

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Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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