The race circuit was founded as Österreichring and hosted the Austrian Grand Prix for 18 consecutive years, from 1970 to 1987. Renamed the Red Bull Ring the track was reopened on 15 May 2011 and subsequently hosted a round of the 2011 DTM season and a round of the 2011 F2 championship. Formula One returned to the circuit in the 2014 season, and MotoGP returned to the circuit in the 2016 season.
"Redbull ring has always been a track I wanted to race, making my first appearance last year with the Carrera Cup Benelux was a thrilling experience and I honestly can’t wait to be back this year. I think that with the Audi R8 GT3 it will be thrill to drive and honestly believe that the downforce can only help me enjoy this amazing Austrian track."