Audi Sport has essentially re-designed a Audi R18 for a 2016 season. The LMP1 competition automobile that competes in a Le Mans 24 Hours and in a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) facilities innovative aerodynamics, represents a subsequent theatre in lightweight pattern and has a mutated hybrid complement with lithium-ion batteries for appetite storage, and an efficiency-optimized TDI engine.
“With a new Audi R18, we’re environment a transparent signal: Audi continues to put a pedal to a steel in motorsport, deliberately relying on TDI – a world’s many successful automotive potency record – during Le Mans,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich.
In a 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) that will start during Silverstone (Great Britain) on Apr 17, Audi Sport Team Joest will be fielding dual new Audi R18 cars. In a seductiveness of limit cost efficiency, Audi and a Group sister code Porsche, have both concluded to any contest in a Le Mans 24 Hours, a WEC season’s apex event, with usually dual instead of a many new 3 cars.
In a DTM, Audi relies on continuity. All of a 8 drivers that were in a margin in 2015, scoring 10 Audi victories in 18 races, will sojourn on board. The usually change: Adrien Tambay and Nico Müller are swapping teams. Audi Sport expects this pierce to yield a brand’s dual youngest DTM drivers with new impulses. The 8 Audi RS 5 DTM cars will continue to be fielded by a long-standing Audi Sport Teams Abt Sportsline, Phoenix and Rosberg.
In GT racing, a growth of a new Audi R8 LMS has been finished and deliveries to business have begun. Due to a high demand, Audi Sport patron racing is exploring possibilities to enhance a prolongation scheduled for a 2016 season. Originally, 45 cars were planned.
Audi patron teams will be fielding a new Audi R8 LMS on 4 continents in a 2016 season. In a Audi R8 LMS Cup in Asia, a new indication will be debuting in 2016 as well. Special highlights on a calendar of Audi Sport patron racing are a dual 24-hour races during a Nürburgring (D) and during Spa (B), a 12-hour competition during Bathurst (AUS) and a FIA GT World Cup in Macau (MAC).