Audi Motorsport Newsletter 13/2016

Posted on 18. Apr, 2016 by in Audi Canada

A word from … Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich

The Head of Audi Motorsport following a WEC attainment during Silverstone

Audi’s factory-backed motorsport module started with a attainment in a FIA WEC. How do we rate this success?

I’m happy for a whole team. In Neuburg, Neckarsulm and during Audi Sport Team Joest, a lot of tough work has been finished for this season. Since 2014, we’ve been building a stream era of a competition car. It entails a lot of innovations – such as a new hybrid system, as good as radically new aerodynamics, a new monocoque, and many other technical details. Everyone can be unapproachable of this success.

What strengths of a group and a drivers did we see during a deteriorate opener?

The vigour by a rivals can be felt clearly. All a fans of continuation racing can demeanour brazen to a deteriorate that will arguably be even closer and some-more stirring than final year. This weekend, we had to master a series of challenges, such as a sleet on Saturday morning and a successive subordinate event though a lot of believe on a soppy track, or a conflict with Porsche for competition victory. Every one of a 3 manufacturers suffered some setbacks, had to make tactical moves, and keep a cold head. Our drivers as good as a group managed to do that. ‘Thank you’ also for a good group spirit. By pulling together, a mechanics of both cars worked toward a singular aim and assisted any other.

What work stays to be finished before Le Mans?

We’ve still got a lot on a plate. It’s transparent that we need to fast find out what caused a retirement of a series ‘8’ and to discharge a base means once and for all. It’s also no tip that, during Le Mans, covering 4 times a stretch of a other WEC rounds is a vital feat. Plus, there are special solutions for Le Mans. It’s common believe that we’ve been building apart aerodynamics for this high-speed lane for many years. In addition, a reduction of a MGU’s outlay will request there for a initial time this year. The success during Silverstone is sweet, though a module will be no reduction complete – utterly a conflicting is true.

Coming adult subsequent week

22–24/04 Birmingham (USA), Pirelli World Challenge, races 6 and 7
23–24/04 Monza (I), Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, turn 1
22–23/04 Hockenheim (D), DMV GTC, races 3 and 4
23–24/04 Estoril (P), GT Open, races 1 and 2
23–24/04 Le Mans (F), V de V Endurance Series, turn 2
23–24/04 Donington (GB), GT Cup Championship, turn 1

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