Logistic outing around a universe for Audi

Posted on 11. Feb, 2014 by in Audi Canada

“A World Championship such as a WEC is not usually a good sporting and technological plea though has to be prepared with high pointing in terms of logistics as well,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “In Audi Sport Team Joest we’re relying on a patrol that has been during home on a world’s competition marks for decades and that knows what depends – with honour to vital tasks as good as details.”
 
While a group has been contrast given January, a tangible racing season, in terms of logistics, starts with a easier part. After a deteriorate opener during Silverstone in a UK on Apr 20, a Spa 6 Hours in Belgium will follow dual weeks later. Four weeks after Spa, on a initial weekend in June, a group will need a element on a exam day during Le Mans, where a 24-hour competition will be hold 14 days later. Within Europe, a whole hardware as good as a competition cars of Audi Sport and Audi Sport Team Joest will be ecstatic by road.

Audi is scheming 3 hybrid sports cars for a races during Spa and Le Mans. The patrol will be contesting a other WEC rounds with dual R18 e-tron quattro cars. 14 weeks after Le Mans, a initial of 5 abroad races follows during Austin in a USA. The FIA World Endurance Championship has set adult a logistical infrastructure for all teams and will be relocating about 200 tons of components to a events by load aircraft. In addition, some material, time permitting, will be ecstatic to particular races by sea freight. Starting in Europe, a stretch of about 49,000 kilometers will be lonesome to transport to a stops during Austin/USA (Sep 20), Fuji/Japan (Oct 12), Shanghai/China (Nov 02), Bahrain (Nov 15), São Paulo/Brazil (Nov 30) and behind to Germany. “The element doesn’t lapse to Germany between these stops,” says Chris Reinke, Head of LMP during Audi Sport. “This means we’ve got to cruise a mileage extent of a particular components and probable collision repairs in a planning. There are some quite stressed components, that are theme to tangible deputy cycles, as good as singular components that are used several times.”

In further to a competition cars and a gangling collection for a vehicles, collection – from wrenches by to lifting platforms and other garage infrastructure – transport by air. The group members reserve around 36 tons of materials in 176 moody cases – these are imperishable containers that are typically versed with casters. This means that, together with a competition cars, about 38 tons of apparatus are packaged on 19 aircraft pallets.

In further to a travel of a material, a association skeleton a deployment of a logistics experts with pinpoint precision. A set-up and dismantling group travels to a 6-hour races a day progressing to accept a conveyance and to set adult a garage, and stays a day longer to idle a apparatus after a race. Consequently, an eventuality might final between 10 or twelve days for some group members, depending on a location. And for a logisticians, a new year always starts in December. Immediately following their lapse from a final turn of a 2013 deteriorate in Bahrain, they started to ready for a new season.

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Note to editors: Every Monday until a Le Mans competition in June, we will be providing we with new credentials information on a R18 plan and Audi’s joining in a world’s many famous continuation competition that will be hold on Jun 14/15 this year. Next week’s topic: a potency regulations. 
 

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