René Rast in second place during FIA GT World Cup
In a initial competition of a new Audi R8 LMS in Asia, René Rast (Audi Sport Team WRT) clinched a second place in a new FIA GT World Cup in Macau. On a slight city travel circuit, Rast had primarily taken third place, trailing Edoardo Mortara in a R8 LMS of Audi Sport Team Phoenix. When Mortara retroactively perceived a 20-second chastisement for jump-starting, Rast changed adult to second place in his initial Macau race. Three-time Macau leader Mortara was personal in sixth place.
Second place for Tom Kristensen in Race of Champions
Strong display by Tom Kristensen in a Race of Champions hold during London’s former Olympic Stadium. In a particular classification, a nine-time Le Mans leader reached a culmination for a fourth time and eventually took second place. In a final session, Kristensen usually had to acknowledge better to four-time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel.
Tom Kristensen presents Audi R8 in Los Angeles
Tom Kristensen attended a display of a new Audi R8* in North America. Audi of America exclusively presented a high-performance sports automobile to comparison dealers and VIP business on a eve of a Los Angeles Auto Show. At Smashbox Studios in Culver City nearby Los Angeles, a 175 guest were supposing with discernment and information on a sum of a sports automobile that delivers adult to 610 hp by Tom Kristensen, Stephan Reil, Head of Development of quattro GmbH, Scott Keogh, President of Audi of America, and Vice President Mark del Rosso.
Richie Stanaway anxious about Audi R18 e-tron quattro
Following a culmination of a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Richie Stanaway participated in a rookie exam instituted by a FIA WEC. The New Zealander was authorised to expostulate a Audi R18 e-tron quattro in Bahrain on Sunday. “An overwhelming event that was implausible fun for me,” beamed a up-and-coming driver, who started out in single-seater racing and is now pushing a GT sports automobile in a FIA WEC: “A outrageous appreciate we to Audi and to a FIA WEC for this smashing chance.” Stanaway finished 63 laps during Bahrain International Circuit. Justin Taylor, who is routinely obliged for Audi drivers Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Oliver Jarvis, was reserved as a New Zealander’s operative in a test. Audi motorist Benoît Tréluyer, who had educated Stanaway in handling a LMP1 competition automobile and had formerly been on palm during a chair wise in Neuburg, upheld a exam on Sunday as well.
Audi interjection Serge Montorier
At a WEC culmination in Bahrain, Audi pronounced farewell to a long-standing Michelin worker Serge Montorier who is retiring. Team trainer Ralf Jüttner presented a Frenchman with a sealed Audi R18 e-tron quattro indication automobile and a jersey. The tire technician has been operative for a French manufacturer given 1976 and in a margin of motorsport given 1984. “At Michelin, we took caring of Audi as distant behind as in a World Rally Championship,” a 59-year aged Frenchman recalls. “That was an memorable era. But we wouldn’t have missed a good epoch of sports automobile racing for a universe either. Not usually Michelin, though Audi too, has been like a family to me.” Montorier has been advising Audi for many years during Le Mans and has been concerned in a WEC sports automobile module given 2012. In 2016, he will work for a really final time during a engine competition and suitably during a 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Audi is drifting a flag
The span of Audi R18 e-tron quattro competition cars were drifting surprising flags during a FIA WEC World Endurance Championship finale, with a French colors adorning a front splitter. In sporting a ‘Tricolor,’ Audi was display a oneness with a French neighbors following a Paris events.
Birthday cake for André Lotterer
Sweet warn for André Lotterer in Bahrain: On Thursday during a FIA WEC World Endurance Championship finale, a Audi motorist distinguished his 34th birthday. Ralf Jüttner, group trainer of Audi Sport Team Joest, presented a three-time Le Mans leader with a large birthday cake on interest of a whole group in a pits.
Nico Müller visits WEC culmination in Bahrain
Nico Müller crossed his fingers for his Audi code colleagues during a deteriorate culmination of a FIA World Endurance Championship in Bahrain. The Swiss, who gathering in a DTM for Audi Sport Team Rosberg and won a 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring in a new Audi R8 LMS this year, was really impressed. “It was really engaging to see a World Endurance Championship from behind a scenes,” pronounced a 23-year-old. “In 2012, we competed in a support competition during Silverstone during a WEC weekend, though we did not have a possibility to declare a WEC in detail. This weekend has been a superb experience.”