Audi Motorsport Newsletter 34/2016

Posted on 19. Sep, 2016 by in Audi Canada

One, two, three, quattro: Ekström wins during Barcelona

Mattias Ekström done an considerable quip in a FIA World Rallycross Championship. After a Swede had dispossessed his chances of feat in a past dual rounds of a semi-final due to punctures, he achieved his fourth feat this deteriorate with his Team EKS during a Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. At a same time, a Audi motorist recaptured a lead in a drivers’ universe championship. After 9 of twelve rounds, Ekström ranks 10 points in front of a reigning universe champion Petter Solberg. In a teams’ classification, EKS now has a 21-point advantage over Team Peugeot Hansen in second place. Round 10 of a World Rallycross Championship will be hold during Riga on Oct 1 and 2. Audi Sport invited Audi guest and members of a media from around a universe to a special eventuality as partial of a FIA World Rallycross Championship. The visitors not usually witnessed a feat clinched by Mattias Ekström and his rallycross group EKS during tighten range, though also exam gathering a Audi R8. In addition, they had a eventuality to lay in a newcomer seats of a Swede and his teammate Toomas Heikkinen and knowledge a path in a 560-hp Audi S1 EKS RX quattro.

Second place in Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup finale

A lectern place was clinched by Belgian Audi Club Team WRT in a fifth and final turn of a Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup during a Nürburgring. Laurens Vanthoor, his younger hermit Dries and Frédéric Vervisch took second place in a Audi R8 LMS. With a clever final scurry Laurens Vanthoor put vigour on a heading Lamborghini, though had to acknowledge better with a opening of usually 0.351 seconds. In a teams’ sequence of a Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, WRT, turn on points with a winners, assigned second place in a standings. In a Pro-Am category, Audi patron group I.S.R. Racing with Philippe Giauque, Henry Hassid and Franck Perera assigned third place in a foe and finished a deteriorate in second place of a drivers’ standings in a Pro-Am category.

Racing heat during Audi South Austin

On Wednesday, before a Lone Star Le Mans weekend in Austin, there was loyal racing atmosphere during a internal Audi dealership. A sum of twelve foe drivers visited a site. In further to Audi bureau drivers Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer, Benoît Tréluyer, Lucas di Grassi, Loïc Duval and Oliver Jarvis, as good as Audi envoy Allan McNish, a drivers from a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship were hosted by Audi South Austin. Lawson Aschenbach, Matt Bell, Andrew Davies and Robin Liddell from Stevenson Motorsports, as good as Andy Lally and John Potter from Magnus Racing finished a line-up. The dual American outfits are among a clients of Audi Sport patron racing. Their dual Audi R8 LMS foe cars were in a core of a dealership salon and vehement a guests.

American module for Tom Kristensen

Tom Kristensen had a full report before and during a sixth turn of a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Straight after his win in a Goodwood Revival in England, a nine-time Le Mans leader trafficked to America. In a days before to a WEC race, he welcomed a guest during a Primland Golf eventuality in Virginia, that enclosed a Driving Experience with Audi. The participants had a possibility to exam sporty highway cars, granted by Audi of America, on a Virginia International Raceway. As a highlight, Tom Kristensen gave several guest a float on a lane in an Audi R8 LMS ultra. The former Australian football pro, Craig Johnston, was among a anxious guests. Thereafter, Kristensen trafficked to Texas and waved a immature dwindle for a six-hour FIA WEC foe during a Circuit of a Americas.

Special Californian tour

Marcel Fässler and Benoît Tréluyer spent a time between a dual FIA WEC rounds during Mexico City and Austin on a West Coast of a United States. The dual Audi drivers rode from San Francisco to Los Angeles on their bicycles. They lonesome a 740-kilometer stretch within 5 days. On average, they did 150 kilometers between emergence and dusk. The toughest partial was a territory of 184 kilometers that enclosed an betterment benefit of 2,000 meters. “The whole outing was utterly a challenge, that was glorious fun,” pronounced an eager Benoît Tréluyer. Marcel Fässler added: “The landscape was miraculous and a ascents were demanding, though never extreme. That was good for a rhythm. The debate was simply great.”

Tom Kristensen during Race of Champions

Le Mans fable Tom Kristensen will also be contesting a subsequent book of a Race of Champions. The Dane starts for a 15th time in a general foe of a best racing drivers, that will be hold in Miami from Jan 21–22, 2017. The long-standing Audi motorist done it into a culmination in 3 of his final 4 outings and final year he was narrowly beaten by Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel. “I’ve strictly finished my career, though I’ve participated in a Race of Champions so mostly that this is a difference to a rule,” pronounced Kristensen. “Two times already, my teammates and we have won a ROC Nations Cup, though we really still wish to win a particular classification. we still suffer racing opposite a immature drivers a lot.”

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