Audi Motorsport Newsletter 01/2016

Posted on 25. Jan, 2016 by in Audi Canada

Absolute Racing celebrates feat during Sepang

At a deteriorate culmination of a Asian Le Mans Series hosted during Sepang in Malaysia, Christopher Mies, Jeffrey Lee and Alessio Picariello triumphed as a victors in a GT category with an Audi R8 LMS from Audi Sport patron racing group Absolute Racing. The contingent of drivers started a three-hour-race from stick position. Despite a lead being mislaid in a early running, it was regained in a shutting stages of a race. Mies, who was during a circle during a final stint, put in really quick path times and sealed a opening to a leader, holding a lead shortly before a finish of a race.

Audi drivers fit for 2016 start of a season

Sports and teambuilding during a normal Audi Winter Camp: For 6 days, a Audi bureau drivers from a DTM and WEC, a group directors and Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, Dieter Gass (Head of DTM) and Chris Reinke (Head of LMP) jointly prepared for a hurdles of a 2016 deteriorate on a Canary island of Lanzarote. Under a instruction of Audi Sport fable Tom Kristensen and organisation of group medicine Dr. Vincenzo Tota, a Audi patrol finished an complete sports module that enclosed cycling, core training, soccer, swimming and tennis. In further to a sports program, a whole patrol was concerned in other activities focused on teambuilding.

Adrien Tambay on a lectern in ice races

DTM motorist Adrien Tambay has mastered nonetheless another plea in a Trophée Andros. At a fifth turn in Lans-en-Vercors, a 24-year-old Frenchman, behind a circle of an A1 quattro, finished on a lectern in third position in both of a finales of a Elite Pro category races. The motorist from Belgian Audi Club Team WRT is now ranked third in a drivers’ standings.

International Motorsports clinches dual lectern successes in New Zealand
Audi Sport patron racing group International Motorsport distinguished dual lectern formula during a second weekend of a New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing during a Hampton Downs circuit in Waikato. Neil Foster piloted his Audi R8 LMS ultra to second place altogether in both a 30-minute and 60-minute races.

Unique pushing knowledge for football star Mario Götze

Mario Götze enjoyed a singular pushing knowledge on a arise of a Hahnenkamm Alpine skiing eventuality in Kitzbühel: Audi bureau motorist Mattias Ekström showed a FC Bayern München soccer star how a automobile can be driven on a extent on sleet and ice. Götze primarily sat on a newcomer chair before removing behind a steering circle himself – to start in an Audi RS 3 Sportback*, before stepping adult to a absolute nearby 580 hp Audi S1 EKS RX quattro from a FIA Rallycross World Championship. “The automobile is positively incredible,” raved a football ace. “It was cold to expostulate such a automobile myself. It was even some-more considerable when Mattias drove. You immediately see a disproportion between a veteran and a normal driver.”

Allan McNish in convene cockpit

A new knowledge for Allan McNish: Before a start of Rallye Monte Carlo, a three-time Le Mans leader had a eventuality to lay in a Volkswagen Polo R WRC – albeit, discordant to his common place, on a passenger’s side. During VIP cab rides along a Grand Prix circuit in Monaco, a former Audi bureau motorist gifted a universe championship winning automobile as Andreas Mikkelsen’s co-driver and met with Mikkelsen’s teammates Sébastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala.

HCB-Rutronik Racing with dual Audi R8 LMS cars

In a 2016 season, Team HCB-Rutronik Racing will be competing in a DMV GTC and a DMV GTC 60 Minutes with dual Audi R8 LMS cars. As drivers, a dual Germans Tommy Tulpe and Fabian Plentz will be during a circle of a new Audi R8 LMS and an Audi R8 LMS ultra.

United Autosports in 2016 again with Audi in GT Cup

Audi Sport patron racing group United Autosports adds to a GT3 module in 2016. The group will lapse with a Audi R8 LMS ultra to contest in 4 rounds of a GT Cup Championship in Great Britain. As was a box in 2015, Phil Burgan will again expostulate a Audi in a British series. United Autosports also skeleton to enter a central ACO Le Mans GT3 support foe on Jun 18th with Burgan to be assimilated behind a circle by Zak Brown.

JBR Motorsport in ADAC GT Masters

The new Audi patron group JBR Motorsport Engineering formed in Kirchheim (Germany) will be competing in a ADAC GT Masters with an Audi R8 LMS in a 2016 season. In addition, a patrol headed by group trainer and operative Jörn Becker is formulation a fasten in a DMV GTC.

A word from … Mattias Ekström

Two-time DTM Champion Mattias Ekström enjoyed an movement packaged week: from a Audi Sport Winter Camp on Lanzarote directly to a Hahnenkamm ski foe in Kitzbühel.

You transient a winter during a winter stay on Lanzarote. How was we outing in a summer?

The winter stay was a small shorter than usual, though some-more intensive. Even so, we had a lot of fun with a humorous games and while doing a sport. Of march it was good to accommodate all my teammates again in a loose atmosphere after a winter break.

From a regard of Lanzarote we trafficked directly to a cold in Kitzbühel – utterly a contrariety …

The Kitzbühel week is always something special for me. It’s good fun examination a ski races. This year we also staged a Audi quattro SuperQ, in that 8 illusory athletes gathering a Audi RS 3 Sportback* and a rallycross automobile on sleet and ice. It was an implausible knowledge and it was engaging to see how a athletes softened and a aspiration they rise during a competition. It was an all turn successful event.

How will things continue in 2016 with your private rallycross group EKS RX?

We are now during a theatre of building a automobile and formulation a budgets – and also formulation a report since my priority is and stays a DTM. we try to expostulate as most rallycross as possible. we wish that we can explain all by a finish of February. we have a good feeling during a moment. We done good swell with a automobile and hence good foundations for a successful season. With Ken Block fasten a array a renouned new competition has arrived, who will make a rallycross universe championship even some-more interesting.

How do preparations demeanour for a new DTM season, that starts during a commencement of May during Hockenheim?

A exam is on a bulletin during a finish of Feb in Spain, and there is another exam before Hockenheim. The regulations don’t concede most contrast and a record in a automobile is ‘frozen.’ Which means during a impulse my appetite is indifferent especially for training and formulation a season. The Audi RS 5 DTM was really good final year, that is because we am assured for 2016.

One of a highlights in Kitzbühel is always a Audi Night. Which stars did we meet?

It’s good fun to accommodate superstars like Jason Statham or Gwyneth Paltrow. Lena Gercke and Maria Höfl-Riesch were sat during my table. My idols are really a sports heroes like a 8 athletes that participated in a Audi quattro SuperQ. For me, people like veteran cyclist Danny MacAskill are only extraordinary.

Coming adult subsequent week
30–31/01 Daytona (USA), turn 1, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

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