Audi Motorsport Newsletter 23/2016

Posted on 03. Jul, 2016 by in Audi Canada

Tom Kristensen takes partial in ancestral event

Tom Kristensen was gratified about competing in a Schloss Bensberg Classics. At a ancestral rally, a nine-time Le Mans leader and Audi Sport Ambassador common a 38-hp DKW F93 built in 1956 with former Chairman of Audi’s Board of Management Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen. The participants lonesome a sum stretch of 185 kilometers by a Bergisches Land segment with start and finish during Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg and finished rule tests.

Ready for new tasks

The subsequent turn of a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will see Audi in a new choice of responsibilities. Stefan Dreyer, who formerly served as Head of Operations LMP Engines, has insincere a purpose of Head of LMP during Audi Sport effective Jul 1. He will seem in open in this purpose for a initial time during a Nürburgring from Jul 22 to 24 when Erik Schuivens will start as a new competition operative for Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer as well.

Lucas di Grassi is clamp champion in Formula E

Lucas di Grassi claimed a clamp championship in Formula E in London. The Audi bureau motorist who competes for Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport in a electric racing array had to acknowledge better to a Swiss Sébastien Buemi in a final of a sum of 10 races usually due to a dual points awarded for a fastest competition lap. The Brazilian mounted a lectern 7 times this season, clinching 3 victories in a process. His teammate Daniel Abt on holding second place in a culmination distinguished his third lectern finish this season. The new deteriorate will flog off in Hong Kong on Oct 9.

A word from … Edoardo Mortara

The Italian from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline after 8 in 18 races ranks in second place of a DTM drivers’ station with a necessity of usually dual points.

You gave Audi a initial Norisring feat in 14 years final weekend. What kind of a feeling was that?

Obviously, that was a unequivocally special moment. Everyone during Audi and I, personally, was unequivocally happy to have finished this disastrous string. But a 25 points we perceived in a drivers’ and Audi in a manufacturers’ standings were even some-more important. In that respect, a competition lane doesn’t matter. You have to quarrel tough for any success in a DTM and being rewarded is a good feeling.

After 4 of 9 DTM competition weekends, we are in second place altogether as a best Audi driver. So, in 2016, your usually aim can be a pretension win…

By all means, yet not only this year. After all, we had chances of apropos champion adult to a season’s culmination in 2015 as well. At a moment, things are looking flattering good again. But we’re still during a comparatively early theatre of a deteriorate to make any unequivocally arguable predictions. I’m meditative in tiny steps. There’s so most that can occur in a DTM. The lead of a standings changes after scarcely each race.

The array will continue in dual weeks during Zandvoort where we distinguished your second DTM feat in 2012. What are your expectations this year?

I’m not roving there with specific aims. I’d simply like to give my best and grasp a maximum. If that means a sixth place I’ll be only as happy as with a second place. I’m awaiting BMW, like final year, to be unequivocally clever again. we generally like a lane a lot. There are many fluid, quick corners that fit me. we also like a coastal surroundings.

Germany kick Italy in a UEFA Euro 2016 quarter-final. Did we watch a game?

Yes, even yet Germany is a reigning universe champion a outcome came as a warn for me, during slightest from a statistical perspective. Germany has never beaten Italy before in a vital tournament. Losing on penalties is always hapless yet generally speaking, I’m happy with a opening of my compatriots. Nobody had approaching them to be personification such a clever tournament.

Coming adult subsequent week
07–10/07 Buriram (THA), rounds 3 and 4, Thailand Super Series
08–09/07 Spa (B), turn 6, British GT Championship
08–09/07 Hockenheim (D), rounds 9 and 10, DMV GTC
08–10/07 Mosport (CDN), turn 6, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
08–10/07 Townsville (AUS), turn 5, Australian GT Championship

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