The Audi connection within Steller Motorsport runs very deep, Managing Director Gary Blackham served as Team Manager for The Audi UK British Touring Car team that took a dominant Championship win for Frank Biela in 1996 and went on to have an involvement too with the early stages of the marques’ Le Mans programme.
“Audi was a brand that had a particular way of doing things, and very happily that method was ideally suited to motorsport,” said Gary.
“The attention to detail they showed with the BTCC programme was a game changer, and this translated to their Le Mans programme beautifully with unprecedented success coming their way.
“Looking to Audi when we decided to make a change in direction with our British GT programme was a pretty easy decision, Audi Sport hasn’t forgotten anything about how to build and support competitive cars and in the new customer-focused era in GT3 and GT4 they’ve applied themselves with just as much vigour to their support packaging.”
The change to the Audi GT4 came after the start of the season for Steller in 2019 but there was immediate success, a race win on their debut with the R8 LMS GT4 with Richard Williams and Sennan Fielding, and a further win at the end of the season too.
“We were delighted with the car, it turned some heads in the paddock too and, I think we impressed Audi Sport Customer Racing, not just with the results, but with the way the team presents themselves too.
“We decided to bring along a GT3 car to the season finale at Donington to gauge interest. Audi has a good reputation in racing so it’s perhaps a surprise that we are the only team looking to run the R8 in the British Championship.
“I hope we can continue to grow the relationship with Audi, bring new customers to their brand, and to ours, and bring home some more silverware too!”