Audi Motorsport Newsletter 41/2015

Posted on 15. Nov, 2015 by in Audi Canada

Leena Gade for FIA Women in Motorsport Commission in Wales

Leena Gade entered surprising domain in Wales. The Audi Sport competition operative for a array ‘7’ Audi R18 e-tron quattro in a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) visited a culmination of a World Rally Championship in Great Britain. As a elect member, Gade, alongside Michèle Mouton, a boss of a FIA Women in Motorsport Commission, is active in compelling women in motorsport. At a WRC finale, she familiarized herself with a activities of women in rallying. Prior to a start of a rally, a Briton climbed into a Volkswagen Polo R WRC alongside World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier. “It’s positively considerable to see what’s probable with these cars,” Leena Gade pronounced after a brief float on a blocked off sand track. Gade, as an operative for Audi, won a Le Mans 24 Hours 3 times and a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) once between 2011 and 2014. Michèle Mouton was a 1982 World Rally Championship runner-up in a Audi quattro.

Mattias Ekström surprises in golf tournament

During a normal golf contest hosted by Audi’s partner ABT Sportsline during a ‘Sonnenalp’ in a Allgäu region, DTM star Mattias Ekström caused a warn on Monday on achieving a longest expostulate of all a participants. Although, by his possess account, he grips a golf bar usually once a year, a Swede managed a conspicuous 227 meters.

Mike Rockenfeller visits Schaeffler employees

DTM motorist Mike Rockenfeller visited a Schaeffler site in Bühl. The Audi bureau driver, who was competed in a competition array in a company’s colors given 2012, sealed posters and hats for a good 200 employees and looked corroborated over a deteriorate upheld in an interview. Also in assemblage was Daniel Abt, who contests a Formula E electric racing array for Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport. Both racing drivers used a outing for a turn of questions and answers on a Schaeffler Twitter account.

Biela/Molina on a lectern again

For a second time in succession, Frank Biela and Miguel Molina took second place with a 1:24 scale Audi R8 LMS in a 24 Hours of Hamburg for slotcars. It was a seventh uninterrupted lectern finish for Biela in a normal deteriorate prominence of a RCCO competition series. After 5,248 laps, a dual Audi drivers were usually 5 laps behind a winning McLaren-team mag channel racers. The Audi group took a lead during a night and hold initial place for a prolonged time. Ralf Jüttner, Team Boss for Audi Sport Team Joest in a WEC, finished on lectern in third place.

A word from … Edoardo Mortara

The DTM deteriorate is over, though a special prominence is still on a bulletin from Nov 19-22 for Audi bureau motorist Edoardo Mortara: a Macau Grand Prix.

You finished your best deteriorate to date in a DTM with fourth place overall. What’s your verdict?

“It was positively a good season. My fondest memory is of march my feat in a initial competition during Spielberg. The usually thing we was unhappy by was a outcome of a deteriorate culmination during Hockenheim. we arrived during a lane in second place altogether with a possibility of winning a title, and in a finish we mislaid dual places.”

This entrance weekend we transport to your favorite eventuality a Macau Grand Prix where we have already won 5 times …

“Yes, as always a highlight. Obviously, I’d dearly adore to supplement another win to my collection. Especially as a 2015 Grand Prix has a standing of FIA GT World Cup for a initial time. Consequently, a inducement to win is even larger than before. But it won’t be easy, since we have a gift competition before a categorical race. Anything can go wrong on this parsimonious and twisty travel circuit. The grid is also packaged with drivers able of winning.”

You contest for Audi Sport Team Phoenix and will competition a new Audi R8 LMS for a initial time. Did we have a event to exam it beforehand?

“I tested a automobile extensively during Le Castellet in a center of final week. It fells unequivocally good. The Audi Sport patron racing engineers have finished a good job, since a differences are unequivocally large to a prototype a Audi R8 LMS ultra. I’m already looking brazen to expostulate a new R8 LMS opposite certain tough competitors.”

Coming adult subsequent week

19/11 André Lotterer turns 34 years of age
21/11 Bahrain (BHR), WEC, turn 8
21–22/11 Macau (CN), FIA GT World Cup

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