Audi Motorsport Newsletter 21/2016

Posted on 12. Jun, 2016 by in Audi Canada

Audi wins in GT Asia Series

Marchy Lee and Shaun Thong triumphed in turn dual of a GT Asia Series deteriorate during Buriram, Thailand. The drivers from Team Phoenix Racing Asia won a initial competition on Saturday following a shining opening by Lee who gathering a final stint. The Hong Kong Chinese took over a circle of a Audi R8 LMS median by a competition following plain rough work by his partnering motorist Thong in position five. Toward a finish of a 60-minute scurry race, Lee was a fastest motorist on a Thai tarmac, overtook a rivals in front of him and distinguished victory.

Audi Sport Italia clever during Misano

Successful weekend for Audi Sport Italia in a Italian GT Championship: At Misano, Filipe Albuquerque and Marco Mapelli in a Audi R8 LMS took second place in competition dual on Sunday afternoon. In a initial competition on Saturday, a Portuguese-Italian motorist twin had achieved a lectern success as well, in position three. In addition, their teammates, Matias Enrique Russo and Emanuele Zonzini, distinguished feat in a GT3 category in competition two.

Audi patron group successful in Australia

Greg Taylor triumphed in a Australian GT Trophy Series. At Winton Motor Raceway, he cumulative feat in a Audi R8 LMS from stick in a initial 50-minute race. In competition two, Taylor additionally distinguished an considerable second place in his class, directly in front of his code co-worker Rob Smith.

Ekström on lectern again in World Rallycross Championship

Mattias Ekström has continued his considerable fibre of lectern places. In turn 5 of a FIA World Rallycross Championship in Hell, Norway, Ekström finished third. This means that opposite a array he competes in, a DTM and rallycross supporter took lectern finishes on 6 uninterrupted weekends. This serve success means that Ekström and his highwayman team, EKS, have shielded their lead of a drivers’ and teams’ standings in a World Rallycross Championship. Round 6 of a deteriorate will be hold during Höljes. In his home round, a Swede has triumphed in a dual past years.

DTM meets Le Mans

DTM meets Le Mans: Audi DTM drivers will be guest during 3 Audi Cities around a universe during a Le Mans 24 Hours on Jun 18 and 19 and provide visitors there to a special live experience. Nico Müller, for instance, will be in Berlin, Mike Rockenfeller will ride to Moscow, Edoardo Mortara will be on site in Beijing and Adrien Tambay in Paris. Audi Cities are innovative bedrooms for communication between a brand, people and product. Mattias Ekström will be in movement on a Le Mans weekend as well. The DTM star is going to offer Audi’s VIP guest rides in his Audi S1 EKS RX quattro from a FIA World Rallycross Championship.

Audi relies on new trucks from MAN

For success in a DTM and in a FIA WEC Audi leaves zero to chance. Right in time for a Le Mans 24 Hours and a DTM turn during a Norisring a week later, Audi is regulating 8 new MAN semitrailers. The trucks ride a Audi RS 5 DTM and Audi R18 cars opposite Europe and accommodate gangling tools and mobile comforts for meetings or medical care. “The vehicles offer high levels of pushing and vital comfort. Particularly pleasing are a countless assistance systems that make pushing safer,” says Dieter Gass, Head of DTM, praising a new semis.

Excited about Le Mans

Audi motorist Marcel Fässler and his dual Swiss associate competition drivers Neel Jani and Sébastien Buemi sparked a unrestrained of media in their nation for a 24-hour competition during Le Mans. On a competition lane of Lignières in a canton of Neuenburg, a pros who will be battling for altogether feat during Le Mans for 3 vehicle manufacturers answered a questions of some 30 members of a media. During cab rides as Marcel Fässler’s passengers in a Audi R8 V10 Coupé, a reporters got an romantic sense of dynamics and acceleration.

A word from … Jamie Green

The British Audi DTM motorist about a formidable start of a deteriorate in a DTM, his liberation and Audi Sport’s arriving “home round” during a Norisring on Jun 25/26.

Following such a formidable start of a deteriorate we scored some-more points than any other motorist in a past 3 DTM races. How do we explain this breakthrough?

I wouldn’t call it a breakthrough though a lapse to normality. In a initial races we had a lot of misfortune. In a dual Hockenheim races we was endangered in accidents that weren’t my error and in subordinate for a initial Spielberg competition we didn’t have a best set-up. Finally, in competition dual and on a whole Lausitzring weekend all was using uniformly and as a outcome we was means to do my pursuit as best we could and to grasp good results.

You’re trailing a personality of a standings by usually 13 points. Are we peering tough during a altogether classification?

Most definitely. You always keep an eye on a stream situation. The aloft your place in a standings, a improved it feels. Obviously, we’re still during a really early theatre of a season. There are still a lot of races left and many points to be awarded. So as distant as that’s endangered I’m not holding any all-out risks. But if things continue this approach afterwards I’m awaiting to be in row for a pretension again this year.

The subsequent dual races will be hold on “your home turf,” a Norisring: a good eventuality to make adult even some-more ground. Why are we so successful on this track?

The Norisring is a really slight city travel circuit. It’s about pushing with good pointing and anticipating a accurate braking points. That’s something that suits me well. If we don’t conduct this we can remove a lot of time in several places – or, in a misfortune case, finish adult in a lane barrier.

On Jun 18/19, Audi will be competing in a Le Mans 24 Hours. Are we going to watch a race?

Absolutely. It’s one of a best-known races in motorsport. Anyone who has usually a smallest seductiveness in engine racing should watch it. When we switched to Audi in 2013 we was on site during Le Mans: a really considerable event. I’m gripping my fingers crossed for my code colleagues.

Coming adult subsequent week

Jun 13 Filipe Albuquerque 31st birthday
Jun 14 Jamie Green’s 34rd birthday
Jun 18–19 Le Mans (F), 24-hour race, WEC turn 3
Jun 18 Le Mans (F), turn 2, GT3 Le Mans Cup
Jun 17–19 Nürburgring (D), rounds 7 and 8, DMV GTC
Jun 17–19 Hockenheim (D), rounds 5 and 6, Spezial Tourenwagen-Trophäe
Jun 18–19 Rockingham (GB), turn 4, GT Cup Championship

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