At its first test race in the BFGoodrich Endurance Championship on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, the Audi R8 LMS indicated its potential. In qualifying, Hans-Joachim Stuck achieved the third-best time in class with the new GT3 sports car and ninth overall out of 171 vehicles. In the race, Stuck, Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro set promising lap times as well. However, due to fuel supply problems each of the three Audi drivers had to pit early to refuel. In addition, the team used the opportunity to test various set-up versions during the race.