Audi Motorsport Newsletter 42/2016

Posted on 14. Nov, 2016 by in Audi Canada

Points for ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport as Formula E creates African premiere

Formula E distinguished a successful African premiere to symbol a second competition of a season. On a 2.971 kilometer travel circuit in Marrakesh on a fringes of a UN Climate Conference ‘COP22’, a ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport group scored a sum of 18 points. Daniel Abt – who started a competition from fifth place – crossed a finish line in sixth position after 33 laps. His group partner Lucas di Grassi finished fifth in a competition and combined second place in a drivers’ standings. The Brazilian started a competition from twelfth position after creation a braking mistake in subordinate before resplendent with a energetic quip expostulate as he has formerly during a deteriorate opener in Hong Kong The movement continues for di Grassi subsequent weekend with a FIA World Endurance Championship WEC culmination in Bahrain, that is concurrently a finish of a sportscar epoch during Audi after 18 years. The third Formula E competition for a ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport patrol is hold in mid-February in Buenos Aires/Argentina.

Phil Hanson and Nigel Moore take pretension in Great Britain

In a Dunlop Endurance Championship deteriorate culmination during Brands Hatch (Great Britain), Phil Hanson and Nigel Moore finished second after starting from stick position in their Audi R8 LMS ultra. As a result, a twin from Audi patron group Tockwith Motorsports clinched a pretension by only one point.

Audi patron group wins in Japan

In a Super GT deteriorate culmination during a Twin Ring Motegi (Japan), Richard Lyons and Tomonobu Fujii won competition one in a Audi R8 LMS fielded by Audi patron group Hitotsuyama. In a second competition they narrowly missed finishing on a lectern with fourth place.

VLN with dedicated category for TCR furloughed cars

The fields for a new Audi RS 3 LMS are apropos increasingly diverse. Starting in a 2017 season, a VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring is going to dedicate a category to TCR furloughed cars as well. In a VLN culmination in October, a Audi RS 3 LMS distinguished a successful racing entrance in a exam run on a Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Audi Sport patron racing will start deliveries of a new furloughed automobile to business before a finish of a year.

Benoît Tréluyer ventures onto a ice

After a FIA WEC deteriorate concludes, Audi motorist Benoît Tréluyer looks brazen to a winter sports module underneath a ensign of a 4 rings. The Frenchman will contest in a French ice racing array Trophée Andros with a Belgian Audi Club Team WRT. The three-time Le Mans leader will share a four-wheel drive, all-wheel steering Audi A1 quattro with compatriot Nathanaël Berthon. The second Audi from Vincent Vosse’s group will be driven by Formula 1 competition leader Olivier Panis and Frenchwoman Bérénice Demoustier. The 2016/2017 deteriorate of a Trophée Andros consists of 6 events in France and one in Andorra between Dec and January.

Ekström and Green to exam during Portimão

This entrance week a subsequent tests for a 2017 DTM deteriorate will be held. From Monday to Thursday (November 14 to 17), Mattias Ekström and Jamie Green will be pushing a antecedent of a Audi RS 5 DTM on a Portuguese racetrack during Portimão. Only dual weeks later, a DTM’s annual Young Driver Test giving immature competition drivers an event to exam a Audi RS 5 DTM will take place during Jerez (Spain).

Mattias Ekström attends “Golden Steering Wheel” Awards

The Audi Q2 and a Audi A5 Coupé were presented with a “Golden Steering Wheel” awarded by “Auto Bild” and “Bild am Sonntag” during Axel-Springer-Haus in Berlin on Tuesday night. The countless distinguished guest in assemblage during a awards rite enclosed FIA World Rallycross Champion and DTM supporter Mattias Ekström. The Audi bureau motorist has been a member of a “Golden Steering Wheel” jury for many years.

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