Audi Motorsport Newsletter 36/2015

Podium outcome during Zandvoort brings Robin Frijns a Blancpain GT title

A clever group opening in a deteriorate culmination of a Blancpain Sprint Series during Zandvoort in a Netherlands: With a second place in a categorical competition alongside Christopher Mies, a Dutchman Robin Frijns in a Audi R8 LMS ultra cumulative a pretension in a Blancpain GT Series. On a dune circuit not distant from a North Sea, Nicki Thiim und Frédéric Vervisch shone as well. In a subordinate competition on Saturday, they took second place in front of their code colleagues Niki Mayr-Melnhof/Markus Winkelhock (Phoenix Racing) and in third place on Sunday finished on lectern again.

Alex Yoong and Marchy Lee share wins during Fuji

The fifth competition weekend of a Audi R8 LMS Cup saw dual opposite competition winners. Alex Yoong from Malaysia extended his championship lead with his success in a initial round. Kyong-Ouk You was happy about second place, Shaun Thong finished third. Bad fitness struck Yoong and You in a second competition though: both late after a collision in a initial corner. Marchy Lee won from Congfu Cheng and Swiss lady Rahel Frey. As a result, a championship conditions is stirring with one eventuality to go during Shanghai: Alex Yoong and Congfu Cheng are tied on points during a tip with Marchy Lee 17 points adrift.

Double lectern in culmination in England

Two Audi patron teams achieved lectern places in a deteriorate culmination of a British GT Cup Championship during Oulton Park. In competition one, Phil Burgan in a Audi R8 LMS ultra of Team United Autosports took third place. In competition two, Nigel Hudson (HUD Motorsports) notched adult second place.

Christoph Dupré in third place twice

Two lectern places for Dupré Motorsport: In a deteriorate culmination of a DMV GTC during a Nürburgring, Christoph Dupré in a Audi R8 LMS ultra claimed third place in category in both races. In a successive 60-minute race, Suzanne Weidt together with Martin Konrad in a Audi R8 LMS ultra of Team Spirit Racing took third place in class.

Audi business grasp one-two result

Team AB Sport Auto distinguished a category feat in a V de V Endurance Series with a Audi R8 LMS. Franck Thybaud/Thierry Proust/Maxime Jousse in a 4 Hours of Magny-Cours (F) won a GTV2 category forward of their code colleagues Eric outpost de Vyver/Tiziano Carugati/Claude Terrier (V de V/AB Sport Auto).

Busch twins in new Audi R8 LMS

In a penultimate turn of a VLN Endurance Championship during a Nürburgring on Oct 17, Audi Sport patron racing together with Audi patron group Twin Busch Motorsport will be fielding a new Audi R8 LMS. The vehicle will be driven by a twins Dennis and Marc Busch, who many recently distinguished an altogether feat in a proven Audi R8 LMS ultra in turn 8 of a season. They will be corroborated by Marc Basseng. The Twin Busch Team is already going to use this run to ready for a commitments in 2016 that are now in planning. Production of a new Audi R8 LMS has been underway given Sep 21. Deliveries of a 585-hp sports vehicle to patron teams will embark on Oct 26.

New Audi R8 LMS for Cup in Asia

From a 2016 deteriorate on, a new Audi R8 LMS will be racing in Audi’s initial one-make crater in Asia as well. The participants in a altogether sequence and in a Amateur Cup of a Audi R8 LMS Cup will be relying on a new competition vehicle that has been introduced this year. At a same time, a prior competition vehicle will be defended as a bottom for a Masters Cup, a sequence for drivers not enclosed in a veteran league. “In a new competition car, we continue to foster innovation, fielding a latest Audi record in Asia,” says Rene Koneberg, Director of Audi Sport patron racing Asia. The new competition vehicle delivers adult to 585 hp, depending on a regulations, and sets standards in terms of active and pacifist safety.

Tom Kristensen inducted into Sebring Hall of Fame

The officials of a competition lane during Sebring, Florida, are honoring Tom Kristensen. The Dane distinguished 6 altogether victories, and a category win, in a famous 12-hour competition in a United States. With that, a former competition motorist binds a record. In an central ceremony, a long-standing Audi motorist Kristensen will be inducted into a Sebring Hall of Fame together with other eminent personalities on Mar 18, 2016.

Mattias Ekström tests for ‘Golden Steering Wheel’

Preparations for a 40th ‘Golden Steering Wheel’ awards hosted by a Axel Springer edition residence are in full swing. Audi bureau motorist Mattias Ekström is a member of a consultant jury again this year. The jury is comprised of arch editors, designers, celebrities, engineers and digital experts. The double DTM Champion tested several models over a final few days on a proof belligerent in Balocco, Italy. The final list consists of 38 cars in 7 classes. The awards rite for Europe’s many critical vehicle esteem will be hold in Berlin on Nov 10.

Computer diversion contra reality

Audi motorist Benoît Tréluyer took partial in an examination during a competition lane in Austin: who laps a Circuit of a Americas faster – a mechanism gamer on a shade or a competition motorist on a genuine track? Provider Xbox One identified a best gamers from France, Germany, Great Britain, a United States and Canada, and invited them to Austin. Evan Thorogood kick a other competitors in a mechanism diversion Forza Motorsport 6 before subsequently competing opposite Benoît Tréluyer. While a 22-year aged Canadian from Alberta sat on a practical lane starting line in a simulator, Benoît Tréluyer lapped a lane in a Audi S3 Sedan:

Tom Kristensen on a highway for Audi in Denmark

The nine-time Le Mans leader Tom Kristensen is on a debate of Denmark for Audi. In Copenhagen, a Dane presented a new Audi R8 V10 and in a participation of thespian Pernille Rosendahl and three-time rowing Olympic bullion medalist and universe champion Eskild Ebbesen. In October, Kristensen is roving to 8 events opposite a nation attended by a sum of 1,000 invited guest in sequence to deliver a new Audi A4.

Emotional reunion among friends

Benoît Tréluyer had an romantic reunion during a Fuji 6 Hours. The Audi motorist met with former pro motorist Kazuyoshi Hoshino in Japan. As a mentor, a 68-year aged Japanese played a essential purpose in a career of a Frenchman. “Without Kazuyoshi, my career wouldn’t be what it is and I’d frequency be an Audi motorist today,” pronounced Tréluyer. Hoshino, who won a Japanese Super GT Championship during a age of 47, founded his possess group after finale his career. Tréluyer distinguished a 2006 Formula Nippon pretension win with a outfit.