Davies given Audi UK chance

British sportscar star Jamie Davies has been handed a golden opportunity to aim for victory in next year's Le Mans 24 Hours race, after being confirmed alongside Frank Biela and Pierre Kaffer in Audi Sport UK's R8 for the endurance classic

Davies given Audi UK chance

Davies won the GTS class of the event this year driving a Prodrive Ferrari 550 Maranello for Veloqx Motorsport, who will run the privateer R8 on behalf of Audi Sport UK.

"I've raced for Veloqx since the formation of the team and have sampled class wins in the Le Mans 24 Hour and Le Mans 1,000km races this year," said Davies. "The team is very ambitious and has been victorious in every category it has competed in.

"I don't see any reason why that should change in the prototype category especially considering the Audi R8 has scored nearly 40 race wins during the past four seasons. I'm looking forward to earning Veloqx an outright Le Mans victory!"

Biela, who will run a full DTM season for Audi in 2004, won Le Mans three times in a row between 2000 and 2002, driving a works R8. He drove for Audi Sport UK in this year's event, but was forced out of the race early after running out of fuel.

"For Audi UK to give me the opportunity of winning Le Mans again is fantastic," said Biela. "I'm very excited about racing regularly in the DTM next year but I also wanted to keep in touch with sportscars. So by driving the Audi R8 again at Sebring and Le Mans is an ideal situation for me."

Kaffer will be making his Le Mans debut, after racing in the Porsche Supercup this season.

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