“We won a many critical competition of a year – a Le Mans 24 Hours,” pronounced a Chairman of Audi’s Board of Management, Rupert Stadler. “The sorcery of Le Mans and continuation racing is unbroken. The whole group can be unapproachable of carrying clinched another feat during Le Mans for Audi in a face of really formidable range conditions, now imprinting a 13th win in usually 16 events we’ve participated in. There’s no other vehicle manufacturer that can uncover such a lane record in a world’s many critical continuation race.”
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of Audi’s Board of Management for Technical Development, respected a DTM patrol of Audi: “The manufacturers’ pretension means a lot to us. It shows that in a 2014 deteriorate we scored a largest series of points with a 8 cars and had a strongest opening as a team. Obviously, in 2015, we’re set on recapturing a series ‘1’ for one of a cars. There’ll be some-more races and many other changes that should be of advantage to a DTM as an event. At 6 DTM rounds, as an additional reward in a demeanour of speaking, we’re going to offer a fans a new Audi Sport TT Cup that so distant has surpassed all expectations we’ve pinned on a new one-make cup.”
Luca de Meo, Member of a Board of Management for Marketing and Sales of AUDI AG, famous a countless successes achieved by a Audi patron teams with a Audi R8 LMS ultra: “In GT racing, we’ve been intensely successful for years. This success has been guaranteed by a Audi R8, that provides an ideal bottom for use in GT racing. At a moment, there’s no other GT3 competition automobile in a universe that facilities as many sum and tools from a prolongation automobile as a Audi R8. The record send between motorsport and prolongation can frequency be any some-more approach than this.”
The Audi 2014 motorsport deteriorate was highlighted by a triumphs achieved in a 3 prestigeous 24-hour races during Le Mans (France), during a Nürburgring (Germany) and during Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) with a Audi R18 e-tron quattro and a Audi R8 LMS ultra within a space of usually 42 days. In a DTM, Audi, with a RS 5 DTM, cumulative a manufacturers’ pretension for a initial time given 2004, and second and third place in a drivers’ classification.
15 titles and countless singular victories were distinguished by a teams of Audi Sport patron racing in Australia, Asia, North America and Europe. The leader of a 2014 Audi R8 LMS Cup that was fiercely contested adult to a culmination in Abu Dhabi final weekend, a former Formula One motorist Alex Yoong, was respected during a Audi Forum Neckarsulm as well.
The dusk culminated in a really romantic farewell to Le Mans record leader Tom Kristensen, who a few weeks ago had announced his retirement during a finish of a season. In his congratulatory remarks, Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich called a Dane “one of a biggest competition drivers of all time who will not usually be missed by Audi.”
On a arise of finale his active career, Kristensen, on Wednesday night, was presented with a Audi R18 e-tron quattro in that he had turn 2013 FIA World Endurance Champion, crowning his singular career underneath a ensign of a 4 rings.
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