Audi Motorsport Newsletter 12/2016

Posted on 11. Apr, 2016 by in Audi Canada

Audi triumphs in Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup

The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT creates a successful start in a initial Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup foe weekend during Misano. Frédéric Vervisch and Laurens Vanthoor won a categorical foe hold underneath transparent blue skies on Sunday afternoon. Starting from third on a grid, Verwisch gathering a opening army in a Audi R8 LMS with start series one around a 4.226-kilometer prolonged lane tighten to Rimini. After a stirring conflict for position, a WRT motorist took a lead for a initial time on path eleven. Finish motorist Vanthoor, who took over pushing duties median by a race, crossed a finish line as leader after a flawless performance. The Belgian twin heads a standings in a drivers’ sequence before a second foe weekend during Brands Hatch during a commencement of May.
Young motorist Nicolaj Møller Madsen also had reason to cheer. The former Audi Sport TT Cup motorist and stream Phoenix Racing motorist was best in a Silver Cup together with Markus Pommer during a finish of a 60-minute scurry race.

Audi patron group wins DMV GTC deteriorate opener

Victorious weekend for Audi patron group HCB-Rutronik Racing during a DMV GTC deteriorate opener during Misano, Italy: Fabian Plentz dominated any of a 3 subordinate sessions after environment a fastest laps and was altogether winners in a second foe on Saturday afternoon. In addition, a Audi motorist from Hannover distinguished another lectern finish in a third race. He took second place together with group partner Tommy Tulpe in Saturday evening’s 60-minute night race.

Teufel helps with engine development

Since a 2015 season, Teufel Audio has been an Audi partner on Miguel Molina’s RS 5 DTM. Now Audi Sport uses a partner’s products in racing growth as well. The loudspeaker models, Concept C and Consono 35 Mk3, broadcast sounds from a acoustically insulated engine dynamometers in Neuburg an der Donau. The orator boxes are located in a engineers’ control room. The linear composition of a loudspeakers provides developers with an eventuality of acoustical dyno monitoring for a initial time and complements existent dimensions methods.

Marcel Fässler in kart foe with Fans

In Switzerland, Marcel Fässler’s fans had a eventuality to foe with their statue on a foe track. The Audi motorist was pitted opposite 27 participants who had possibly won a tipping foe or are members of his fan bar on a kart lane in Roggwil in his home nation on Wednesday. “It was fun to see my supporters again and to knowledge a good kart foe with them,” pronounced a three-time Le Mans winner.

Allan McNish visits awards ceremony

Long-time Audi motorist Allan McNish was invited to a Segrave Trophy awards rite as a former leader of a accolade. The Scotsman perceived a prestigious endowment of a Royal Automobile Club (RAC) in 2008 and 2014. This year, a bar respected motorcycle racer John McGuinness. “As a motorcycle fan, we watched his feat on a arise of a 100th anniversary of a Tourist Trophy – that was fantastic,” McNish recalls. Other guest during a rite enclosed racing fable Stirling Moss.


A word from … Oliver Jarvis

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will start subsequent weekend in a British Audi driver’s country.

Silverstone is a normal venue of a FIA WEC deteriorate opener. What can a fans design this year?

The foe final year was impossibly thrilling, so I’m anticipating for an open foe again this year. we can suppose a conflict to turn a genuine thriller again since all 3 manufacturers worked tough over a winter and did a lot of growth work. We’re going to get an initial sense by a time we go into qualifying, nonetheless a foe will be about a lot some-more than good particular path times. That’s when consistency, reliability, strategy, teamwork and a opening of all 3 drivers will be crucial.

What personal idea have we set yourself?

I’d like to collect adult where we left off in 2015 with my teammates, Lucas di Grassi and Loïc Duval. We’ve increasingly gelled as a team, that has been shown by a performances, too. Obviously, I’d like to bind a good outcome during my home turn in front of family and friends. The Le Mans 24 Hours, though, is a many critical event. I’ve been on lectern there before and know what an strenuous feeling that is. But this year, we design it to be as tough as never before since a rival vigour is enormous.

The British fans can watch a opener to a universe championship during Silverstone. What are a best reasons to revisit a FIA WEC?

Our universe championship attracts a fans with an open paddock and a quite accessible atmosphere. We drivers demeanour brazen to a fans and suffer signing autographs. In a FIA WEC, a spectators in a grandstands declare one of a world’s fastest racing categories. Gripping battles are standard for a sport. Last year, a front runners overtook any other several times per lap. Anyone who’s ever watched a Le Mans antecedent in quick turns like Becketts or Maggotts will be tender – and all this during unequivocally satisfactory sheet prices.


Coming adult subsequent week

15–16.04. Long Beach (USA), IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, turn 3
15–17.04. Long Beach (USA), Pirelli World Challenge, turn 5
15–17.04. Silverstone (GB), WEC, turn 1
15–17.04. Oschersleben (D), ADAC GT Masters races 1 and 2
16–17.04. Nürburgring (D), gift foe for a 24-hour race
16–17.04. Ubrique-Benaocaz (E), Spanish Hill Climb Championship, turn 2
16–17.04. Brands Hatch (GB), British GT Championship, turn 1
15–17.04. Hockenheim (D), Spezial Tourenwagen Trophy, races 1 and 2

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