Audi: Growth also in motorsport

Posted on 18. Dec, 2014 by in Audi Canada

“Success on a competition track, some-more than ever before, has turn an critical apparatus to disturb customers,” pronounced Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich on Wednesday on a arise of a Audi Sport Finale during a Audi Forum Neckarsulm. “That’s because a motorsport module will be extended serve subsequent year. In a new Audi Sport TT Cup, immature drivers will be given an eventuality to enter motorsport with Audi.”

The one-make crater of AUDI AG will line adult on a grid during a sum of 6 events in Germany and Austria, doubling adult with a DTM. 165 drivers from 30 nations have practical for a Audi Sport TT Cup. The preference routine for a 18 accessible slots has already begun.

The leader of a Audi Sport TT Cup can demeanour brazen to support in a company’s GT module that will be in concentration subsequent year. The vehicle to follow a successful Audi R8 LMS is prepared to race.  Audi will be subjecting a new GT3 sports vehicle to tough contrast in comparison continuation races before patron deliveries start during a finish of 2015. Tests in a 24-hour races during a Nürburgring (Germany) and during Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) will be a highlights.

In top-caliber racing Audi opts for continuity. In a internationally renouned DTM furloughed vehicle array and in a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with a apex eventuality of a deteriorate during Le Mans (France), Audi will be competing with a minimally altered motorist line-up.

Only a place that has turn empty due to a retirement of Le Mans record leader Tom Kristensen will be filled – and, as common during Audi, with a motorist from a brand’s possess young-driver graduation program: Oliver Jarvis (GB) will pierce adult from a third Le Mans vehicle into a WEC unchanging motorist patrol and competition a full WEC deteriorate in a Audi R18 e-tron quattro.

In a WEC, Audi continues to rest on Audi Sport Team Joest as in a past. The many successful Le Mans group of all time will be fielding dual further-developed Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars in all 8 races. An additional R18 will be entered in a 6-hour competition during Spa and in a Le Mans 24 Hours, with GT motorist René Rast (D) completing a choice for these events.  

Responsibility for fielding a sum of 8 Audi RS 5 DTM cars will be insincere by a seasoned Audi Sport Teams Abt Sportsline, Phoenix and Rosberg. Three DTM Champions – Mattias Ekström (S), Mike Rockenfeller (D) and Timo Scheider (D), who have won scarcely half of all DTM titles for Audi given 2004 – will continue to spearhead a DTM squad.

In Jörg Zander (50), Audi Sport will have a new Head of Technology starting on Jan 1. Zander, who binds an engineering degree, has some-more than 20 years of knowledge with vital vehicle manufacturers and eminent competition teams underneath bis belt. In 2009, Zander became self-employed on starting his possess engineering bureau that used to work for Audi Sport as well. His successful prototype Dr. Martin Mühlmeier will be switching to prolongation growth during Audi.

2015 WEC motorist teams

Marcel Fässler (CH)/André Lotterer (D)/Benoît Tréluyer (F)
Loïc Duval (F)/Lucas di Grassi (BR)/Oliver Jarvis (GB)
Filipe Albuquerque (P)/Marco Bonanomi (I)/René Rast (D)

2015 DTM drivers

Mattias Ekström (S), Jamie Green (GB), Miguel Molina (E), Edoardo Mortara (I), Nico Müller (CH), Mike Rockenfeller (D), Timo Scheider (D), Adrien Tambay (F)


2015 Schedule

FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)

12/04        Silverstone (GB)
02/05        Spa-Francorchamps (B)
13-14/06    Le Mans (F)
30/08        Nürburgring (D)
19/09        Austin (USA)
11/10        Fuji (J)
01/11        Shanghai (CN)
21/11        Bahrain (BRN)

DTM

02-03/05    Hockenheim (D)
30-31/05    Lausitzring (D)
27-28/06    Norisring (D)
11-12/07    Zandvoort (NL)
01-02/08    Red Bull Ring Spielberg (A)
29-30/08    Moskau (RUS)
12-13/09    Oschersleben (D)
26-27/09    Nürburgring (D)
17-18/10    Hockenheim (D)

GT racing (24-hour races)

16-17/05    Nürburgring (D)
25-26/07    Spa-Francorchamps (B)

Audi Sport TT Cup

02-03/05    Hockenheim (D)
27-28/06    Norisring (D)
01-02/08    Red Bull Ring Spielberg (A)
12-13/09    Oschersleben (D)
26-27/09    Nürburgring (D)
17-18/10    Hockenheim (D)

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