In Brief

December 14, 2014

Alex Yoong wins title in Audi R8 LMS Cup

The title decision in the Audi R8 LMS Cup remained thrilling up to the very end. In the season finale in Abu Dhabi, André Couto won the first race and bumped Alex Yoong from the top spot in the overall classification. In round two, the race driver from Macau started from the pole position and despite 60 kilos of additional weight fought a gripping duel with Yoong. After 15 fiercely fought race laps, Yoong crossed the finish line as the winner with a razor-thin margin ahead of Couto and celebrated his fifth single win. Couto, however, thought he was the winner but the decision was only made after the race. The supposed champion received a 25-second time penalty for an overtaking maneuver that did not conform to the regulations and was classified only in ninth place. With a twelve-point advantage the former Formula One driver Yoong crowned himself as the new champion. Team Brothers Racing won the team championship.