Now In its seventh season, the Audi R8 LMS Cup will roar into action at the Adelaide 500 in support of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. The Cup’s street race double-header in South Australia’s state capital will take place on March 3-4, 2018 at the former venue of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix and is expected to draw crowds of over 200,000.
The announcement was made by Leon Bignell MP, the South Australia Minister for Tourism and Sport, at an Adelaide 500 media launch event in Victoria Park, Adelaide, where the paddock and some of the grandstands will be constructed.
“We are thrilled to announce a series debut in Adelaide, Australia,” said Martin Kuehl, Director of Audi Sport customer racing Asia. “We are committed to presenting our customers with attractive, challenging events, and the Adelaide 500 street race fits that bill perfectly.”
More calendar details and signature events will be announced soon.
For the Cup’s Australia debut at the 3.219km Adelaide Street Circuit, Audi Sport customer racing Asia is working together with the Melbourne Performance Centre, which runs the majority of the Audi R8 LMS race cars in the country. The Adelaide 500 event will close out with a concert from British pop star Robbie Williams.
Making its series debut at the event will be the Audi R8 LMS GT4, which joins the Audi R8 LMS GT3 on the grid with its own category from 2018. Older generation Audi R8 LMS cars are also eligible to enter the Cup in 2018, bringing the whole GT portfolio of the brand with the four rings together.
2017 New Factory OPEN DAY
22 Research Drive, Croydon South 3136
We wish to extend our invitation to you and any family or friends that you wish to bring along to our Open Day
Saturday October 21st
Our new facility located in Croydon South will be open to the public from 10am-2pm. BBQ food provided.
Come check out all the Audisport R8 LMS GT3 race cars in the new workshop. And you will also be able to see what MPC Autospeed is all about! Our streetcar/performance car department, also looking after other race cars like ex V8 supercars, Tarmac rally cars and much more!
Plenty of cars on display and also the B-Double race car transporters will be in house and open to have a tour of.
We look forward to seeing you all then!
Please take note of our new contact number for our new facility in Croydon South.
(03) 9761 7775
We are on the move!!
MPC Auto Speed & Audisport Customer Racing Australia
We are extremely proud to announce we are expanding our operations and moving to a massive new facility in Croydon South. Only 10 minutes from our current location but 4 times the size! We are aiming to be as operational as possible throughout the move which will be carried out late August/early September. And we appreciate your patience at this time.
The new address is 22-24 Research Drive, Croydon South 3136
Keep an eye out for updates as we progress through the move, and once we are fully operational we will be hosting an “Open Day”. A perfect opportunity to come see what MPC Auto Speed is all about and a great excuse to come check out the Audi R8 LMS GT3 race cars and many more!!
Here at MPC Auto Speed we proudly provide Specialist Premium servicing for all Audi road car models. From the humble A3 all the way to the current model R8. For all your Audi road car needs whether it be general log book servicing, brake replacement, tyres and alignments and much more we have you covered!
With highly qualified technicians and friendly one on one tailored service, you can rest at ease that your car is in even better hands than those expensive dealerships. With access to suppliers from all over Australia and the world we have the ability to look after you and your car on terms that suit you. So if you want to use genuine only parts, or if aftermarket suits you better we can custom suit your needs regardless. Call us today on (03) 9738 2294 or email email@example.com for more details.
Fresh out of the workshop! This brand spanking new Mustang came in for a set of ST Suspension coilovers. 40mm lower at the front and 35mm lower at the rear got this beast sitting nice and flush without compromising ride quality or ability to go through those pesky driveways we see stanced cars beached on all too often…. The ride these ST XTA Coilovers provides is nice and precise yet not to stiff. It follows the road much better than stock and has increased the enjoyment level of this already wicked car immensely!
This month we are running a special again for ECU remapping! GEt 10% off, that’s up to $179 off! Massive range of cars, and 4X4’s available. Get your street/every day car going like it should. Better fuel economy awaits as well! This method of performance enhancement not only gives you greater driving pleasure but can actually save you money!
We can also customise a package deal for fleet customers looking to get their fuel expenditure under control. Call us today to find out more!! (03) 9738 2294
We are excited to announce the revitalisation of our street car/performance car dept. Now known as MPC Auto Speed, our crew has not changed but the way we operate has been tweaked. Allowing us to split the duties between the Audi Sport Customer Racing Australia GT Program and what is now known as MPC Auto Speed. Put simply we are here for you regardless of car!
MPC Auto Speed specialises in the following
- Custom ECU re-mapping
- Performance upgrades from sports exhaust to full engine builds
- General automotive servicing
- Motec sales, fitouts, and tuning
- Dyno tuning for most aftermarket management systems 2WD & 4WD
- All facets of racecar fabrication restoration, maintenance, including track support and transport
Call today to see what we can do for you! (03) 9738 2294
The 2017 Bathurst 12hr has been run and won. There was plenty of drama and chaos on the mountain this year however, the ASCRA run team of Ash Samadi, Dan Gaunt, and Matt Halliday came home with a brilliant 3rd in the Pro/Am class and 7th outright. 3rd in the Pro/Am class was the Hallmarc entry of Marc Cini, Lee Holdsworth and Dean Fiore also squeezing into the outright top ten in 9th place.
The other 2 finishers car 75 of Tander, Haase, and Mies grabbed 13th. And the 44 car of Marshall, Even’s and the Kounouris brothers came home in 11th. Mixed results for the Audi’s this year. The preparation is already in full swing for the opening round of the Australian GT Championship to be held at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide early March.
Today marks a special occasion as we debut Adrian’s lovely Group 5 BMW Hat 320i. This car has been in restoration over the last 5 years here at MPC. It makes its debut today at Phillip Island GP track only days after its dyno run in. This car is set for historic endurance racing all over the globe, proudly wearing the tag of “restored by Melbourne Performance Centre”. Our in house historic guru Justin Nilsson has done a fabulous job throughout the whole build process and had a huge smile on his face as he pushed the car off into pit lane for the first time. Very much looking forward to updating you all on this cars travels over the coming years.