Audi Motorsport Newsletter 17/2016

Posted on 16. May, 2016 by in Audi Canada

Podium place during hillclimb competition in Asturias

José Antonio López-Fombona in a Audi R8 LMS ultra clinched another trophy. In Fito, in a north-west of Spain, a Spaniard took third place in category in a FIA European Hillclimb Championship classification. In spin 4 of a season, a highwayman with Team AMP Classic was a best GT motorist and a fastest finisher in Category 2 of a Asturian Hillclimb classification.

Timo Scheider in “ZDF Fernsehgarten” TV show

Spectacular coming of Timo Scheider during a “ZDF Fernsehgarten:” In a radio uncover on a arise of a Eurovision Song Contest, a two-time DTM Champion took dancer and “Let’s Dance” jury member Isabel Edvardsson for a float in a Audi RS 5 DTM competition taxi. In a plea called “elk test,” a Swede had to slip tiny wooden elks onto a handle while Scheider was driving.

Audi Sport TT Cup pretension leader Kisiel to competition Audi R8 LMS Cup

Jan Kisiel, a leader of a 2015 Audi Sport TT Cup, will be on a grid in a Audi R8 LMS Cup this year. The 21-year-old Pole is going to expostulate one of a near-570-hp GT3 competition cars for Team KCMG. Last year, Kisiel valid his talent in a Audi Sport TT Cup. In a Audi one-make cup, he won 5 of a twelve races, was on lectern 9 times and cumulative a pretension in autocratic style. The fifth Audi R8 LMS Cup deteriorate will flog off with dual races during Shanghai Audi International Circuit on May 21 and 22.

A word from … Lucas di Grassi

The Brazilian distinguished his initial feat with Audi in spin dual of a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) during Spa.

Together with Loïc Duval and Oliver Jarvis we achieved your initial feat with Audi. Did we design that during Spa?

In a sport, a order relates that a competition isn’t over until you’ve crossed a finish line. Sometimes you’re hapless or make mistakes yourself, yet now and afterwards it happens to others – that accurately was a box during Spa. We didn’t have a fastest car, yet done no mistakes. After spin one, we were in third place and when a Porsche mislaid belligerent we were using in position dual for a prolonged time. When a heading Toyota retired, we were in front. After all, continuation racing is also about carrying staying power.

What did we feel on clinching victory?

It was a extensive feeling, yet this feat had been due for some time. In 2014, Tom Kristensen, Marc Gené and we were in a good position to win a Le Mans 24 Hours, yet it wasn’t enough. The year before, during Sebring, we mislaid feat after 12 hours of racing by usually 7.6 seconds. Now we clinched a initial winners’ trophy. Hopefully, a lot some-more of them are going to follow.

You’re contesting a FIA WEC with Audi Sport and a FIA Formula E Championship with Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport. You’ve won 3 FIA Formula E rounds in a stream season, and now have clinched feat in a WEC. Is this your year?

Being in row for tip formula in both racing array with clever teams and good competition cars means a lot to me. Competing in together is something we courtesy as a gain. For one, it’s about a methodology of handling a singular volume of energy. Even yet a technological concepts differ from any other, they make identical final on us as drivers. For a other, being among a best in both array sharpens your senses and rival spirit. I’m certain a dual programs assistance urge my possess skills, that a teams in a dual array we contest in advantage from.

Coming adult subsequent week

19–22/05 Mosport (CDN), rounds 8 and 9, Pirelli World Challenge

19–22/05 Buriram (THA), rounds 1 and 2, Thailand Super Series

20–22/05 Red Bull Ring (A), rounds 3 and 4, DTM

21–22/05 Le Castellet (F), spin 3, V de V Endurance Series

21–22/05 Spa (B), rounds 3 and 4, GT Open

21–22/05 Shanghai (CN), rounds 1 and 2, Audi R8 LMS Cup

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