Audi Motorsport Newsletter 14/2016

Posted on 25. Apr, 2016 by in Audi Canada

Lucas di Grassi jubilant as Formula E debuts in Paris

Lucas di Grassi did not usually enthuse a fans as Formula E done a debut, though also extended his championship lead. The Audi bureau motorist started a foe from second on a grid, took a lead during a initial dilemma before determining a seventh foe of a deteriorate in convincing style. di Grassi competes in a electric racing array for a ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport patrol and now sits atop a altogether rankings when a German group heads to a home in Berlin on May 21.

A word from … Philipp Mondelaers

Philipp Mondelaers is Project Leader for a Audi Sport TT Cup given a commencement of a year. He creates an initial estimation before a Audi one-make crater deteriorate starts on May 7-8 as support eventuality to a DTM during a Hockenheimring.

How did preparations for a deteriorate go?

Especially during a tests during Hockenheim it was transparent to see usually what a budding immature talents can grasp on a foe track. We have a unequivocally good brew of Rookies, who contest for a initial time in a Audi Sport TT Cup, as good as gifted drivers. In a subordinate simulation, 6 drivers were within usually 5 tenths of a second. This not usually promises copiousness of nail-biting action, though also copiousness of opposite faces on a podium.

You worked for Audi Sport in a DTM and in GT racing before. What stirred your change to a Audi Sport TT Cup?

I didn’t have to consider twice when Rolf Michl as former Project Leader changed into Product Marketing and we was asked if we would like to be his successor. For me, it is usually a plea we was looking for. we wanted to persevere myself to something new. Being a Audi Sport TT Cup Project Leader is unequivocally exciting, and I’m unequivocally looking brazen to rebellious this outrageous task.

What’s so special about a Audi Sport TT Cup for you?

In further to a tangible module of a one-make up, training a immature drivers is unequivocally paste a focus. The Audi Sport TT Cup boasts high peculiarity calm during trackside nonetheless again in 2016. From aptness camps around nourishment skeleton and media training to information analysis, we give a budding immature talents as most as probable on their approach to forging a successful career in motorsport.

Nurturing talent is taken severely in a Audi Sport TT Cup. Several drivers who competed in a premiere deteriorate done a burst into GT racing. Did a training devise compensate off?

Most certainly. The good thing about a Audi Sport TT Cup is that competitors turn manifest in a universe of motorsport. we see this as a transparent aim of a one-make cup. The foe among a immature racing drivers is already unequivocally fierce. Through a Audi Sport TT Cup, a talents can make a dash unequivocally early on and open doors for their career trail while competing on a DTM support program. Obviously I’m unequivocally gratified if a GT3 group acknowledges a sold driver’s good opening and succeeds in a subsequent step.

Coming adult subsequent week

29/04–01/05 Laguna Seca (USA), IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, turn 3
29/04–01/05 Sachsenring (D), ADAC GT Masters, races 3 and 4
29/04–01/05 Sachsenring (D), Spezial Tourenwagen Trophy, races 3 and 4
29/04–01/05 Monza (I), Italian GT Championship, races 1 and 2
30/04 Nürburgring (D), VLN, turn 2
30/04–01/05 Rockingham (GB), British GT Championship, turn 2

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