Audi prepared to conflict for World Endurance Championship title

Posted on 07. Apr, 2015 by in Audi Canada

A newly designed hybrid sports car, some 10,000 exam kilometers, an Audi teambuilding and aptness stay in Feb and an initial assembly of a teams during a central FIA WEC Prologue on a final weekend in March: “Audi is prepared for a 2015 season. It’ll be worse this year than ever before,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “At a Prologue during Le Castellet, we met with a opponents for a initial time in a 2015 deteriorate and were means to see that everybody is entirely prepared – even yet nobody put their cards on a list there. Our aim is to win again during Silverstone, like we did in 2012 and 2013.”

There, a spectators witnessed a racing premiere of a new era of a Audi hybrid sports car. The multiple of a V6 TDI engine with e-tron quattro hybrid expostulate is some-more absolute and some-more fit than ever before. The two-fold volume of appetite – 4 megajoules – is accessible in a electric expostulate element while a diesel engine delivers an outlay of some-more than 410 kW (558 PS). Combined with clearly softened aerodynamics and new developments in a chassis, a Audi R18 e-tron quattro runs faster than before though uses even reduction fuel.

Plenty of farrago is available a drivers during Silverstone. The circuit on a former airfield used to be famous for a high speeds. Now, countless slight sections element a lane configuration, ensuing in an surprising multiple that army a engineers to make compromises in environment adult a cars. A comparison: The R18 e-tron quattro runs by spin 4 called ‘The Loop’ in initial rigging during a small reduction than 80 km/h given it achieves some-more than 270 km/h in a ‘Maggots’ territory in seventh gear. The drivers have to change adult into a aloft rigging 18 times and downshift again 18 times per path – that amounts to 36 rigging changes around a 5.891-kilometer track.   

The 2012 Silverstone winners, Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F), will be entering a competition in automobile array 7 on Sunday during 12.00, internal time. They have won a Le Mans 24 Hours 3 times and were World Endurance Champions in 2012. A year later, Loïc Duval (F) motionless this pretension in his preference together with his afterwards team-mates Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish. He is pity automobile array 8 during Audi with Lucas di Grassi (BR) and Oliver Jarvis (GB), who will be competing in his home turn during Silverstone. Jarvis lives in Burwell only 130 kilometers divided from a competition lane and is contesting his initial full FIA WEC season.

In a deteriorate opener, Audi will be racing in an critical expansion market. With approximately 158,800 deliveries, a association available an 11.8 percent boost in sales in a United Kingdom compared with a prior year. In a past 10 years, a code even doubled a deliveries there. Within Europe, a United Kingdom is Audi’s second-largest marketplace following a German domestic market.

In total, Audi’s LMP competition cars have clinched 5 victories during Silverstone, dual in a FIA WEC and 3 in other sports automobile racing array between 2004 and 2008. In further to a WEC feat – accounting for 24 points in a Championship – a competition this year will be about winning a Tourist Trophy as well. The tradition-steeped British motorsport prize has been awarded given 1905.

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