Audi Motorsport Newsletter 02/2016

Second GT difficulty feat for Audi during Daytona

In a thespian culmination of a Daytona 24 Hours (USA), Magnus Racing cumulative feat in a GTD category. This was a second GT difficulty feat for an Audi Sport patron racing group in a continuation competition in Florida given 2013. Audi motorist René Rast (D) and his teammates Andy Lally, John Potter and Marco Seefried (USA/USA/D) managed an exquisite competition in a Audi R8 LMS. To save fuel, Rast as a competition leader, had to let Italian Fabio Babini in a Lamborghini Huracán GT3 pass him 9 mins before a mottled dwindle fell. Just shortly before a end, a Audi motorist overtook Babini again and went on to take difficulty feat in a GTD category. After 2012, this noted a second GTD difficulty feat for Rast in a iconic North American competition with Magnus Racing. As a result, a new era of a Audi R8 LMS patron competition car, following a successes in a 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring, a Sepang 12 Hours and a Dubai 24 Hours, clinched an extraordinary fourth delight in a vital continuation race. The Daytona 24 Hours opens a deteriorate of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, North America’s many critical sports automobile championship. The subsequent turn will be hold during a Sebring 12 Hours from Mar 16 to 19.

Lord Wakefield Trophy for Leena Gade

Leena Gade, Audi Sport operative in a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), has perceived a prestigious award. On Saturday, a Briton was presented with a Lord Wakefield Trophy, a esteem of a British Women Racing Drivers’ Club (BWRDC), honoring her commitment. Her consistently high achievements and loyalty to a group and competition had assured a jury. Leena Gade has led a motorist patrol of Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer with Audi to feat in a Le Mans 24 Hours an extraordinary 3 times to date. With a lane record of 10 singular victories, a motorist contingent is a many successful LMP1 multiple in a FIA WEC. Leena Gade is equally committed to furthering womens’ interests in racing as a member of a FIA Commission for Women in Motorsport. At a awards rite hold in a bedrooms of a Royal Automobile Club in London she was a guest together with Audi motorist André Lotterer.

Nico Müller visits Audi quattro Ski Cup

Audi motorist Nico Müller treated himself to a incursion into skiing this weekend. The Swiss DTM competition motorist visited a Audi quattro Ski Cup in Verbier in a canton of Wallis. There, pledge skiers, educated by former world-class skier Fränzi Aufdenblatten and former Alpine Ski World Cup leader Didier Cuche, had a event to optimize their technique and suffer winter competition in a difficulty of a own.

Tom Kristensen gave starting authority during Daytona

Everyone obeyed his command: “Drivers, start your engines,” pronounced nine-time Le Mans leader Tom Kristensen over a open residence complement to a drivers of a initial army in a Daytona 24 Hours. “It was a unequivocally special feeling to give a starting authority for a competition as Grand Marshal,” reported a former Audi motorist who late from his possess career in 2014. “The newly grown ‘World Center of Racing’ is an considerable facility. And, as always, a competition with a festival impression was a extensive spectacle.”

Laurens Vanthoor during Motor Show in Brussels

Audi welcomed a visitors of a European Motor Show in Brussels with genuine racing flair. Laurens Vanthoor, leader of a Sepang 12 Hours in Dec and a Dubai 24 Hours in January, sealed posters for a Belgian racing fans in his home nation and enjoyed being in hold with a fans. In only a week from now, he is aiming to win his third continuation competition within a space of only 3 months – a Bathurst 12 Hour.

Another lectern success for Tambay in Trophée Andros

On a penultimate theatre of a Trophée Andros ice racing array during a French winter sports review Super Besse, Audi motorist Adrien Tambay in a Audi A1 quattro of a Belgian Audi Club Team WRT again clinched a lectern place in a heading Elite Pro class. In a culmination and in a points-classification, in that a formula of a subordinate sessions and rough rounds are enclosed as well, a 24-year-old Frenchman took third place. As a result, before a final seventh competition weekend in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, Tambay continues to be ranked in third place overall.

Audi competition cars to build yourself

Toy manufacturer Lego has extended a “Speed Champions” array by dual Audi competition cars. The Audi R8 LMS ultra that was winning in a 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring in 2014 and a Audi R18 e-tron quattro from a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will start offered in April, any indication for 14.99 euros.