Audi Motorsport Newsletter 33/2016

Posted on 12. Sep, 2016 by in Audi Canada

ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport completes final tests before Formula E start

Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport prepared for a new Formula E deteriorate in tests during Donington. Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi finished 269 trouble-free laps on 3 days on a 4.003-kilometer line in a United Kingdom. While a 4 competition cars will be installed and flown to Asia subsequent week, a drivers are familiarizing themselves on a simulator with a brief city travel circuit in Hong Kong with a length of hardly dual kilometers. There a initial in a sum of twelve races will be hold on Oct 9. At a commencement of a third deteriorate of a electric racing series, Audi has strong a impasse in a usually German group and is formulation to incorporate Formula E into a factory-backed motorsport module as of a 2017/2018 season.

Double feat and pretension win in Australia

Double feat in a culmination of a Australian GT Trophy Series on Phillip Island: Greg Taylor in a Audi R8 LMS of Team GT Motorsport cumulative stick position and triumphed in both races. For Rob Smith, also in an Audi R8 LMS, a fourth place in a final competition was adequate to secure a pretension in a Trophy Class of a Australian GT Trophy Series.

Audi presents racing TDI during conference

Ten years ago, Audi’s TDI engine distinguished a premiere in racing. Since then, a code with a 4 rings has won a 24-hour competition during Le Mans 8 times with such an engine. On Thursday, Ulrich Baretzky, Head of Engine Development during Audi Sport, presented a technological innovations of diesel energy during a discussion in England. The British Institution of Mechanical Engineers had invited eminent member of a automotive attention and motorsport to Coventry. Although a stream V6 TDI engine of a Audi R18 uses 46.4 percent reduction fuel during Le Mans than a V12 TDI from 2006, today’s competition car, interjection to a some-more fit altogether concept, achieves improved path times.

Kristensen wins during Goodwood Revival

Tom Kristensen has won a competition of a Goodwood Revival ancestral motorsport spectacle. The Dane, who triumphed in a mythological 24 Hours of Le Mans 9 times, competed in a new Kinrara Trophy for sealed pre-1963 GT competition cars. Kristensen, who had clinched stick position, claimed feat in a one-hour competition together with Joe Macari. This win noted Tom Kristensen’s fifth one in 5 Goodwood Revival participations.

Excursion into a past

Frank Biela done a 20-year time jump this weekend. On a Knockhill competition line in a United Kingdom, a long-standing Audi motorist returned to a cockpit of an Audi A4 quattro. The German won a British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) in a super furloughed automobile dual decades ago and in Jul 1996 distinguished a feat during Knockhill as well. In front of an eager audience, Biela did some demo laps in a near-300-hp competition car. In addition, comparison guest had a event to lay in a passenger’s chair of an Audi R8, enjoying some quick laps alongside a five-time Le Mans winner.

Audi Sport supports DTM propagandize project

During a competition weekend in a Eifel, Audi Sport supposing youth high propagandize students with discernment into a veteran universe of motorsport. 32 eighth-graders from Brohltalschule in Niederzissen visited a DTM during a invitation of a Nürburgring and a ITR and met with member of several veteran fields. Markus Michelberger, a competition operative with Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, and Patrick Schneider, a automechanic with Audi Sport Team Phoenix, answered a students’ questions. Subsequently, a teenagers had a event to take a look behind a scenes of a DTM during a array line tour.

Surprise for Nico Müller

Audi motorist Nico Müller was astounded by his mechanics during a Nürburgring. The organisation headed by arch automechanic Fritz Südecum done a time from a stop front dictated to always remind a immature Swiss of his initial ever feat in a DTM. The present was also a approach of observant appreciate we by a organisation for an invitation by Müller to a pushing knowledge with aged cars in a sand pit.

Ekström meets his crony Mayr during a Nürburgring

Mattias Ekström met with his aged crony Benedikt Mayr during a DTM weekend during a Nürburgring and introduced a three-time freestyle skier of a year to a universe of a DTM. The 27-year-old had a event to lay in Ekström’s Audi RS 5 DTM and was apparently tender by a Swede’s 460-hp competition car. Ekström and Mayr have famous any other for years and were jointly on camera for a brief film “Steepest Street” during a finish of 2015. For Mayr, a outing to a Eifel not usually served a purpose of saying Ekström again. The proprietor of Austria was on a grid of a Audi Sport TT Cup as a guest entrant and clinched a lectern finish in a one-make cup.

Hans-Joachim Stuck and René Rast expostulate competition taxi

On a seventh DTM competition weekend in a Eifel, Hans-Joachim Stuck and René Rast gathering guest opposite a 3.629-kilometer Nürburgring in a Audi RS 5 DTM competition taxi. Passengers enclosed Thomas Röhler, who had won bullion in a pike chuck in Rio. “It’s simply good to knowledge this first-hand. The speed is truly impressive,” pronounced Röhler. Stuck many recently gathering a competition cab during Oschersleben final year. René Rast done his entrance in a Audi RS 5 DTM reduction than dual months ago when he stood in for a harmed Adrien Tambay during Zandvoort.

Audi Sport TT Cup meets Bundesliga

The Audi Sport TT Cup visited a Bundesliga home compare of FC Schalke 04 vs FC Bayern München (0-2). At a sold-out diversion hold during a Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, a heading automobile in a Audi one-make crater and a competition automobile of a permanent entrant Gosia Rdest were presented to a throng of around 62,300 spectators in front of a stadium. As partial of a ancillary module of a DTM during a Nürburgring, a Pole finished on lectern for a initial time in her career in a Audi Sport TT Cup. In a initial race, a 23-year-old finished third.

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