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Touring Car Racing Gets A Boost Through Expanded 2017 Pirelli World Challenge Field

2017 Audi RS3 LMS - as shown at the Paris Auto Show. PWC and Audi hope that a detuned version compliant with 2017 competition rules will make the field by April when the first race of the season will be run at VIR. The background photo depicts what a driver sees coming off of the back stretch looking into Turn 1 at Daytona for the Rolex 24. Image Credit: Caricos (2016)


Touring Car Racing Gets A Boost Through Expanded 2017 Pirelli World Challenge Field

The popular Touring Car categories in the Pirelli World Challenge put on quite a show in 2016. It was some of the best sedan racing in North America.

Audi Customer Teams Celebrated a Race Victory and Podium Places in the ADAC GT Masters

ADAC GT Masters 2016 Philip Geipel, Rahel Frey Image Credit ADAC Motorsport

 

 

Yaco Racing wins in ADAC GT Masters

A victory and a podium place were clinched by Audi customer teams on the sixth and penultimate ADAC GT Masters race weekend at Zandvoort. In changeable conditions in Sunday’s race, Philip Geipel and Rahel Frey made a clever tire choice and drove to victory in their Audi R8 LMS from the ninth row on the grid. In Saturday’s race.

 

A Word From ... Audi Motorsport DTM Driver Edoardo Mortara

DTM Moskau 2016 Edoardo Mortara Image Credit Audi Communications Motorsport

 

The Audi driver about weeks with plenty of variety and the two DTM races at the Moscow Raceway.

Frank Biela Drives Audi Race Taxi at DTM Moskau 2016


DTM Moskau 2016 Frank Biela Image Credit Audi Communications Motorsport



A premiere for Le Mans legend Frank Biela: During the DTM weekend at Moscow the former DTM driver drove the latest generation of Audi’s DTM race car for the first time. In the Teufel Audi RS 5 DTM race taxi, the five-time Le Mans winner chauffeured guests around the Moscow Raceway. 25 years ago, Biela won the DTM in the Audi V8 Quattro. “Being able to do a few laps in the current DTM car was really great. The leap between back then and now is truly amazing. I’d do that again anytime.”

 

Audi Motorsport DTM Team Quotes Moscow 2016

DTM Moskau 2016 Parc fermé Image Credit Audi Communications Motorsport


 

Rain on Saturday, sunshine on Sunday: 25,000 spectators (throughout the weekend) witnessed two highly diverse DTM races at the Moscow Raceway, neither of which went the way Audi Sport had been wishing for. Quotes following the DTM’s visit to Russia.


Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport)

“The Moscow weekend didn’t go according to our plans. On Saturday, following a difficult qualifying session, we didn’t really do a good job of coping with the wet race. Nevertheless, we managed to make up ground in the championship with a good team performance. We haven’t really understood yet what the problem was in qualifying on Sunday. Still bringing four cars into the points from grid positions that started with twelfth place was certainly not to be expected and therefore all the more gratifying.”

Comeback by Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Edoardo Mortara at DTM Moscow 2016

DTM Moskau 2016 Startaufstellung / Starting Position Image Credit Audi Communications Motorsport
 

 

  • Audi driver makes up eleven positions in Sunday’s race 
  • Strong race after weak qualifying
  • Müller, Tambay and Ekström finish in the points as well



What a race for Edoardo Mortara: The Italian from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline in his Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM advanced from grid position 17 to sixth place in the second race at the Moscow Raceway (Russia) on Sunday. Following a disappointing qualifying session, Audi showed a strong race.

DTM Front Runners Moving Together Even Closer at DTM Moskau 2016

DTM Moskau 2016 Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM #5 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline), Mattias Ekström Image Credit Audi Communications Motorsport


 
  • Mattias Ekström best Audi driver in rain at Moscow on Saturday
  • Jamie Green now only with four-point deficit in drivers’ standings
  • Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline recaptures lead of teams’ standings


Following the first of the two DTM races in Russia, the contenders at the top of the standings in all three classifications are moving together even closer. In the teams’ classification, Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline recaptured first place at the Moscow Raceway on Saturday. In the manufacturers’ classification, Audi is five and in the drivers’ classification just four points short of the top spot on the leader board.
 

Audi Hands Over 200th R8 LMS During the 24 Hours of Spa Race Week.

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Stephan Winkelmann, Managing Director of quattro GmbH, and Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing, symbolically handed over the 200th Audi R8 LMS during the 24 Hours of Spa race week.

Audi Sport Team WRT Finishes Third and Coupe du Roi at Spa 24 Hours Blancpain GT

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  • Audi wins ‘Coupe du Roi’ at the 24 Hours of Spa
  • Audi R8 LMS takes pole position and fastest race lap
  • Audi Sport Team WRT finishes third after comeback drive 




Fans of the 24 Hours of Spa saw one of the most exciting ever editions of the endurance classic. Audi was among the small group of favorites as the race entered its final quarter, but ultimately it was lady luck that decided the outcome. Four brands fought for victory in the closing stages, before a tire failure robbed Audi Sport Team Phoenix of any chance of victory. In the end, Audi Sport Team WRT from Belgium staged a strong fight back to grab a trophy for Audi. Nico Müller (CH), René Rast (D) and Laurens Vanthoor (B) finished third, while Audi won the “Coupe du Roi” manufacturers’ classification.

Audi ready for 24 Hours of Spa

24h Spa 2016 Audi R8 LMS #6 (Audi Sport Team Phoenix), Christopher Mies/Frank Stippler/Markus Winkelhock  Image Credit Audi Motorsport

 

  • Laurens Vanthoor best Audi driver on starting grid
  • Five Audi cars in super pole qualifying
  • Audi second-best brand in world’s largest GT3 field



Audi is pleased with its own performance after the super pole qualifying session for 24 Hours of Spa. Following impeccable and thorough preparation, the brand with the four rings presents itself as the second-best manufacturer in the field of the eleven automotive brands.

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