Audi Motorsport Newsletter 19/2016

Posted on 30. May, 2016 by in Audi Canada

Albuquerque and Mapelli win in Italy

Podium and feat for a Audi R8 LMS on a second weekend of a Italian GT Championship during Imola: In competition one, Filipe Albuquerque and Marco Mapelli in their R8 LMS from Audi Sport Italia took third place following a puncture. Due to a rival’s ostracism from a classification, they modernized to second place. The second competition was stopped after usually eleven laps, due to a charge and Albuquerque and Mapelli were personal as a winners. In a GT3 category, their teammates Emanuele Zonzini and Matias Russo, who had finished a initial competition in third place, triumphed. In a Super GT classification, Filipe Albuquerque and Marco Mapelli will be roving to turn 3 during Misano in third place, trailing a leaders of a standings with a one-point deficit.

Mattias Ekström dominates FIA World Rallycross Championship

Mattias Ekström stays a widespread supporter in a FIA World Rallycross Championship. Following his distinguished successes during a Hockenheimring and in Belgium, a Swedish Audi motorist won a turn in a “Home of Rallycross” during Lydden Hill in a UK. After a transparent feat in a semi-final, Ekström in a thespian final degraded reigning World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg. The 37-year-old, after 4 of twelve rounds, is now heading a drivers’ classification, trailed by Solberg, with a five-point advantage. Ekström’s team, EKS, extended a lead of a teams’ standings in a World Rallycross Championship to 56 points.

Audi patron group in second place in Australia

Podium success in a Australian GT Championship: Steven McLaughlan and Garth Tander in an Audi R8 LMS of Audi patron group Jamec Pem Racing in competition dual of turn 4 during Phillip Island modernized to second altogether and to third place in a championship standings. DTM motorist Miguel Molina, who competed in Down Under station in for a stream champion, Christopher Mies, gifted a formidable weekend in his second competition in an Audi R8 LMS and, alongside Tony Bates in a group of Jamec Pem Racing, available a retirement and an eleventh place.

Kyle Marcelli on lectern in a United States

Just a week after his third place in Canada, Kyle Marcelli in his Audi R8 LMS ultra finished on lectern again in a Pirelli World Challenge. In rounds 10 and eleven of a deteriorate during Lime Rock, a motorist from a CRP Racing Audi patron group took a sseconds and a third place.

Two Audi R8 cars rolled into one

Spectators visiting Audi marveled during an surprising captivate featured during a Nürburgring 24 Hours. Parked during a opening to a Audi Sport Hospitality was a indication representing a prolongation R8 on a passenger’s side and a R8 LMS competition automobile on a driver’s side. The Audi R8 Transformer separate lengthwise ideally symbolizes a explain of “Born on a track. Built for a road.” The double R8 was combined in a small 4 weeks. Seven budding automotive mechatronics specialists from a Audi Academy Ingolstadt built a indication together with their trainer, Gerald Knispel. “Our vigilant was to uncover a approach couple between motorsport and prolongation in this special exhibit,” pronounced Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport patron racing. The road-going prolongation indication and a competition automobile are constructed during Audi’s Böllinger Höfe site and share 50 percent of all their components.

Audi Sport TT Cup drivers locate a sniff of GT air

Audi Sport TT Cup drivers Max Hofer and Joonas Lappalainen paid a revisit to Markus Winkelhock during a events of a 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring. The instructor and manager from a Audi one-make crater gave a dual immature talents some discernment into a near-580-hp Audi R8 LMS in that he contested a classical continuation competition in a Eifel. Talents in a Audi Sport TT Cup aspire to a graduation to Audi’s GT program. Three drivers, Jan Kisiel (Audi R8 LMS Cup), Nicolaj Møller Madsen (Blancpain Sprint Series) and Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky (ADAC GT Masters), from final year managed a jump into GT racing. The ancillary module of a 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring also enclosed dual rounds of a Audi Sport TT Cup.

Van der Linde family joined during a Nürburgring

Big family reunion on a arise of a 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring: 19-year-old Kelvin outpost der Linde, who is racing again in an Audi R8 LMS in a ADAC GT Masters this year, was on a grid of a iconic continuation competition twice around a clock. His hermit Sheldon, who is dual years younger, battled for points in a altogether sequence of a Audi Sport TT Cup. The Audi one-make cup, that serves as an event to enter a motorsport universe of a code with a 4 rings, was hold for a initial time as partial of a ancillary module of a 24-hour competition this year. The dual talents perceived dignified support and tips from their father, Shaun, a 1994 Champion in a South African Super Touring Car Championship.

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