Audi Motorsport Newsletter 09/2016

Posted on 21. Mar, 2016 by in Audi Canada

Nico Müller visits Audi quattro Ski Cup finale

Audi motorist Nico Müller visited a Audi quattro Ski Cup culmination in St. Moritz. The Swiss DTM motorist competent for a culmination after winning a Swiss education contest in Verbier in January. He finished in a tip 10 in an pledge foe this weekend. He subsequently enjoyed as witness a Audi FIS Ski World Cup veteran race. “That was overwhelming final weekend,” pronounced Müller. “Professionals, amateurs and a spectators were treated to initial category winter sport.”

Ekström visits talents in Audi Sport TT Cup

DTM motorist Mattias Ekström paid a warn revisit to a immature talents from a 2016 Audi Sport TT Cup during their aptness camp. At a team’s hotel in Oberstdorf, a Swede talked about his early days in motorsport. After pity a few anecdotes from his career, Ekström stressed a significance of gripping one’s feet on a ground, as good as group suggestion and personal fortify on a highway toward apropos a veteran racer. Every driver, he said, had to consider about his or her subsequent stairs and always stay focused on transparent aims. At a Audi Sport TT Cup aptness camp, a immature participants are scheming for a new deteriorate in Audi’s one-make cup.

New career opportunities for talents in Asia

In 2016, a profitable eventuality will be opening adult to gifted foe drivers from a Formula Masters China Series (FMCS). The best drivers from a racing array that is orderly by Volkswagen Group China will be means to infer their bravery in a Audi R8 LMS Cup. Three drivers will have a eventuality to attend in an disdainful one-day exam in a Audi R8 LMS Cup. The comparison drivers can demeanour brazen to a possibility of earning a guest expostulate in a one-make crater in Asia. In addition, there will be a possibility of visiting a 24-hour foe during a Nürburgring as a guest.

Markus Pommer in ‘Formula 1 during School’

School pupils were gay about a revisit by a genuine racing motorist as prominence in a foe ‘Formula 1 during School’. Markus Pommer, who goes sport down points this year during a circle of a Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS, was tender by a creativity of a immature people. At a Audi Forum Neckarsulm, a up-and-coming teams competed opposite one another with their self-designed and built indication cars. Pommer watched as a teams ‘flawless’ in a juniors adult to 14 years of age and ‘ThunderStormRacing’ in a seniors adult to 19 years of age prevailed. Markus Winkelhock, who followed a foe with good seductiveness in a past, unfortunately had to cancel during brief notice due to illness.

Lucas di Grassi and Loïc Duval in Mexico

Members of a media in Mexico showed good seductiveness in assembly a dual Audi drivers Lucas di Grassi and Loïc Duval. The Brazilian and a Frenchman answered a questions of a vast array of reporters during a press discussion hosted by a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Mexico City and gave endless interviews. From Sep 1 to 3, 2016, a continuation racing array will be hold during Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez for a initial time.

A word from … Tom Kristensen

The Dane was an inductee into a Hall of Fame during a Sebring 12 Hours

With 6 wins to your name, we are still a record hilt during a Sebring 12 Hour. You have now been inducted into a Hall of Fame. How critical are a foe and a respect to you?

I’m unapproachable of a respect since a Sebring 12 Hours is one of a world’s best continuation races. The circuit is an comprehensive classical with a severe aspect and severe layout. Many good foe cars have been grown into winners here. It was illusory to win a 12-hour foe with a Audi R8, R10 TDI, R15 TDI and a R18 TDI when they done their foe debuts during Sebring. we wish that a circuit retains a classical impression with a bumps and blind corners for many years to come. This is because we drivers adore a lane so much. 

The officials had another warn in store for you…

Correct! While a inclusion of new members into a Hall of Fame was announced some time ago, renaming Turn 3 into ‘Kristensen Corner’ was a genuine surprise. we unequivocally didn’t design it. Many interjection to a central during a Sebring International Raceway.

During this weekend we delved low into a story and were authorised to expostulate one of your former foe winning cars. What did we think? 

I returned again in an Audi R8. It was a illusory feeling to expostulate Audi’s many successful LMP sportscar again in front of such a outrageous throng – ‘Kristensen Corner’ in sold was good fun. we have lustful memories of a foe eleven years ago when during that time JJ Lehto, Marco Werner and we together with Frank Biela, Allan McNish, Emanuele Pirro and a Champion Racing patrol clinched a one-two. That was a final feat for a R8 during Sebring. 

After spending so many years as racing motorist during Sebring, we could suffer a eventuality as visitor. Your impressions? 

You could feel a unrestrained of a fans via a whole weekend. It goes but observant that we didn’t rubbish a eventuality to revisit a normal spectating points around a lane and to accommodate a public. we also visited a Audi Turn 1 Club, gave a lot of interviews, sealed autographs and gave my guest on a newcomer chair a feel for a circuit while lapping during speed in an Audi. One of my co-drivers was a obvious American engine racing group trainer Chip Ganassi who won a float during a gift event. It unequivocally was a smashing weekend. 

Coming adult subsequent week 

25–26.03 Le Castellet (F), FIA WEC Prologue

26–27.03 Nogaro (F), French GT Championship, rounds 1 and 2 

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