Audi Motorsport Newsletter 16/2016

Posted on 09. May, 2016 by in Audi Canada

One-two outcome for Ekström’s group in a World Rallycross Championship

Mattias Ekström and Toomas Heikkinen distinguished a one-two win in turn dual of a FIA World Rallycross Championship during a Hockenheimring. In their dual 560-hp Audi S1 EKS RX quattro cars, a Swedish-Finnish twin dominated a eventuality via a weekend. “Winning in front of so many DTM and rallycross fans is incredible. This is an knowledge we can usually dream of,” pronounced Ekström who contested a double module of rallycross and DTM racing during Hockenheim. With 48 points in a drivers’ standings Ekström now equals a measure of altogether personality Petter Solberg. In a teams’ classification, EKS with 93 points already has a 45-point advantage over a second-placed Volkswagen RX Sweden team.

Success for Mies and Ide in a Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup

Belgian Audi Club Team WRT in a Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup distinguished a second uninterrupted feat in a categorical race. In turn dual of a deteriorate during Brands Hatch in a UK, a German Christopher Mies and his Belgian teammate Enzo Ide triumphed in a Audi R8 LMS. After holding a lectern place in a subordinate race, a twin started from third place on a grid and done adult one position during an early stage. Following a array stop, Christopher Mies took a lead and went on to urge it adult to a finish. A success was available by Marlon Stockinger and Franck Perera as well. In an Audi R8 LMS of Audi patron group ISR, they took stick position and finished a subordinate competition in second place.

Steven McLaughlan wins in Australia

In turn 3 of a Australian GT Championship during Perth, Steven McLaughlan in an Audi R8 LMS of Audi patron group Jamec Pem Racing triumphed in competition one. Halfway by a one-hour competition a Australian took a lead, crossed a finish line with a near-five-second advantage and distinguished his initial feat in a Australian GT Championship. In third place, James Koundouris and Marcus Marshall achieved a lectern place in an Audi R8 LMS as good and will be roving to turn 4 during Phillip Island as a leaders of a standings.

Double sip of fun for Jamie Green

Before a DTM deteriorate opener during Hockenheim, Jamie Green had dual reasons to celebrate. His wife, Ginny, gave birth to their daughter, Georgiana, on Monday. After their dual sons, Zachary and William, this is a Green family’s third child. Also during a commencement of a week, a Audi motorist was happy about a warn championship pretension win by a English Premier League bar Leicester City. Green is a good soccer fan and was innate in Leicester.

Celebration for Mike Rockenfeller

Mike Rockenfeller was treated to a warn jubilee before Saturday’s DTM competition during Hockenheim. The motorist from Audi Sport Team Phoenix contested his 100th competition in a array during a deteriorate opener and was presented with a cake on this special occasion. “I had totally lost about it, so we was quite gratified about my team’s thoughtfulness,” pronounced Rockenfeller who is contesting his tenth DTM deteriorate this year and won a pretension in 2013.

Benoît Tréluyer on skiing debate in a Alps

Audi motorist Benoît Tréluyer undertook a perfectionist glacier skiing debate in his home nation of France. Together with a good friend, convene motorist Yoann Bonato, a continuation competition motorist climbed an Alpine limit south easterly of Grenoble in a week before to a WEC competition during Spa. The Col de la Muzelle, during an altitude of 2,600 meters, was a aim of a two-day tour. “We’ve spent a night in a towering hovel during sub-zero temperatures,” reported Tréluyer. “But a overwhelming perspective and a ski skirmish were value each dump of effort.”

WRT Karting Academy visits Audi during Spa

Four members of a WRT Karting Academy gifted a revisit to Audi on a FIA WEC weekend during Spa. Team WRT – one of Audi’s many successful outfits in GT3 racing – has been compelling immature drivers in kart racing given 2015. The immature talents, Ugo de Wilde, Antoine Potty, Maxime Potty and Charles Weerts, trafficked to Spa accompanied by Team Director Vincent Vosse, WRT Co-Managing Director Kathleen Schurmans and Team Coordinator Frédéric Colaux. The guest watched a third giveaway use event from a pits of Audi Sport Team Joest and Audi motorist Benoît Tréluyer privately supposing them with discernment into a team’s work.

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