Audi Motorsport Newsletter 08/2016

Posted on 13. Mar, 2016 by in Audi Canada

Belgian Audi Club Team WRT with high-caliber line-up

The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT has submitted a successive entrance for a warn motorist pairing: Will Stevens, a Formula One motorist final year, and Audi motorist René Rast from a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) are combining a motorist group in a Blancpain GT Series. The 24-year-old Briton and a 29-year-old German are going to competition a Endurance Cup and a Sprint Cup of a racing array together in an Audi R8 LMS. The twin will be competing in 8 of a 10 races – usually during a rounds during Brands Hatch (Sprint) and during a Nürburgring (Endurance) they will not be on a grid due to overlaps with FIA WEC commitments.

Product display with competition drivers in Abu Dhabi

Audi Middle East presented a new Audi R8* and a Audi Sport code to a media in a segment for a initial time. Edoardo Mortara was a stream motorsport deputy during a event, he has been competing for Audi in a DTM given 2011. Five-time Le Mans leader Emanuele Pirro also common discernment from his career with Audi. In serve to a high-performance R8 model, a reporters also schooled about a RS 6 Avant*, RS 6 Avant performance*, RS 7 Sportback* and RS 7 Sportback performance*. The 48 media guest gifted a models during a extent on a competition lane of Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi. At a same time, Audi Middle East also presented 7 new Audi Sport dealerships. Romolo Liebchen, who was partial of a growth of Audi Sport patron racing, was also during a event.

Audi R8 LMS to be featured in TV commercial

The Audi R8 LMS is branch into a TV star. B-Quik is active in Thailand as a vital aftermarket use sequence and fields a GT3 competition automobile in a internal Thailand Super Series. Now a TV blurb has been filmed on a Kaeng Krachan competition lane nearby Phetchaburi. The Audi R8 LMS is featured in a starring purpose in a 30-second blurb that is promote in a region. The group members are display their skills of changing wheels during array stops, emphasizing their explain of being an fit use provider to business in bland life as well.

André Lotterer visits Audi Forum’s Grand Finale Night in Tokyo

Audi motorist André Lotterer was one of 300 guest attending a Grand Finale Night in Tokyo. Audi Forum Tokyo hosted a shutting eventuality to appreciate visitors and employees on a arise of a tenth anniversary. Audi motorist Lotterer has regularly attended events and awards ceremonies during Audi Forum Tokyo as a guest before.

A word from … Timo Scheider

The two-time DTM Champion before a 2016 season.

The 2015 DTM deteriorate finished in a feat for we during Hockenheim. What are your skeleton for 2016?

This feat was a honeyed deteriorate prominence and it unequivocally felt good to start a winter this way. Obviously, as a team, we’d like to collect adult again where we left off. For a final competition weekend of a 2015 season, we came adult with some ideas for a set-up strategy, that clearly helped me. The many new tests that Mattias Ekström and Jamie Green did for a 2016 deteriorate were focused on a same technical aspects. That gives me a certain feeling.

There’s small change in a 2016 season. Will that be of some assistance to you?

It’s loyal that there’s small change. According to a regulations, there can be roughly no serve growth of a car. I’ll keep pushing for Ernst Moser’s Audi Sport Team Phoenix and Laurent Fedacou will continue to be my operative for a third uninterrupted year. We have glorious rapport. For Laurent, a success during Hockenheim was his initial ever in a DTM, so a usually cause that has altered in my vicinity will be a new arch mechanic. These continuities will no doubt assistance me be as good as probable from a initial competition weekend on.

What will be essential in 2016 when it comes to victories in a DTM?

We’re again articulate about nuances that make a difference. We don’t have a lot of use time before a races, so we need to get all nailed down as best we can. Especially during a commencement of a season, it’s critical to fast find a good rhythm. The series of races has been new given final year. Before, if you’d finished a competition with 0 points, we were immediately out of a turn of favorites. Since 2015, we’ve been contesting twice as many races. That means a championship stays open longer and therefore some-more thrilling, too.

How complete will a 2016 deteriorate be?

This year, I’m going to competition some-more races in sum than in 2015. The DTM and my credentials for it have comprehensive priority though. But we have a event to expostulate a second Audi: a Audi R8 LMS. I’m competing for Land-Motorsport in a Nürburgring 24 Hours. The new Audi R8 LMS is positively pleasing and a genuine competition car. It was grown by a group of Audi Sport patron racing and a technical executive Armin Plietsch, who was my competition operative when we clinched a DTM titles in 2008 and 2009. I’m already looking brazen to a DTM deteriorate and a continuation race.

Coming adult subsequent week 

16–19.03 Sebring (USA), IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, turn 2
17–20.03 Melbourne (AUS), Australian GT Championship, turn 2 
18–19.03 Mugello (I), International Endurance Series turn 2, 12h Mugello
19–20.03 Barcelona (E), V de V Endurance Series, turn 1

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