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Audi Motorsport Newsletter 43/2015

Six immature drivers in Audi RS 5 DTM 

After a New Zealander Richie Stanaway had a event to expostulate a Audi R18 e-tron quattro following a WEC culmination in Bahrain, Audi Sport is now giving 6 immature drivers a possibility to exam a Audi RS 5 DTM. From Tuesday to Thursday, during Jerez, Spain, Matthew Brabham (21/USA), Mitch Evans (21/New Zealand), Antonio Giovinazzi (21/Italy), Ben Hanley (30/Great Britain), Alex Palou (18/Spain) and Arthur Pic (24/France) are holding turns during a circle of a DTM automobile that with 10 victories scored was a many successful DTM automobile this year. During a ‘Young Driver Test,’ a youth talents are receiving profitable tips from a dual DTM drivers Mattias Ekström and Miguel Molina.

Golden racing motorist foot Award for Tom Kristensen 

Special fame for Tom Kristensen: a Le Mans record winner’s singular career has been respected during a Essen Motor Show in Germany. The editorial house of a special seductiveness repository “AutoBild motorsport” awarded a “Goldener Rennfahrerschuh” (Golden racing motorist boot) to a impressed Dane on Friday dusk during a normal “Race night”. The new continuation universe champion Timo Bernhard, who won a 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours in an Audi R15 TDI, MADE a congratulatory speech. Some 600 guest gave Kristensen a station ovation.

New plea for Adrien Tambay

Although a DTM deteriorate is over, a competition opposite time continues for Adrien Tambay. The Audi motorist contests a French ice racing array Trophée Andros again this winter. After competing in a past with an electric racecar, a Frenchman starts for a initial time for a Belgian Audi Club Team WRT. “The array is a lot of fun and I’m happy to contest with this team,” says a 24-year-old professional. He shares a Audi A1 quattro start series ‘11’ with his compatriot Lionel Daziano, who won a ‘Elite 2’ category final season. The sister automobile with series ‘2’ is driven by ex-Formula 1 motorist Olivier Panis and French lady Bérénice Demoustier. The deteriorate opens in Dec in a French winter competition review Val Thorens and includes 7 events adult to Feb 2016.

Calendar for 2016 Audi R8 LMS Cup finalized 

Six events featuring twelve races in 5 Asian countries – a Audi R8 LMS Cup has announced a calendar for a 2016 season. In further to rounds in China, Malaysia, Korea and Taiwan, a fifth deteriorate of a one-make crater will embody a competition in Thailand for a initial time. Next year will be saying a initial deteriorate in that a Cup participants are relying on a new Audi R8 LMS, while an additional sequence will be hold for a existent models.

May 14–15: Shanghai (China)

July 16–17: Buriram (Thailand)

August: Malaysia

September 10–11: Yeongam (Korea)

October 8–9: Penbay (Taiwan)

October/November: China

Ekström finishes on lectern in World Rallycross Championship

Mattias Ekström clinched second place in a final turn of a 2015 FIA Rallycross World Championship. At Rosario, Argentina, a Swede in a Audi S1 EKS RX quattro of his highwayman Teams EKS usually had to acknowledge better to his compatriot Robin Larsson in a culmination of a tip 6 drivers. For Ekström, following his feat in his home turn during Höljes and second place during Lydden Hill, UK, this noted a third lectern finish this season. In a drivers’ classification, a 37-year-old ranks in sixth place overall. Together with EKS, a group trainer and motorist is now feverishly operative on skeleton for a subsequent deteriorate that will start in Portugal in Apr 2016.

A word from … Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich

How do we rate a 2015 season?

“It was not an easy year for Audi Sport. We done a good start to a deteriorate and won a series of critical races though unfortunately clinched no pretension in possibly WEC or DTM, that are a dual many critical programs. But 2015 has not been a deteriorate we need to feel bad about. Quite a discordant is true. Our aim is always to be means to win. And that was a box in 2015 in WEC as it was in DTM. The Audi R18 e-tron quattro won a initial dual WEC rounds during Silverstone and Spa and we usually only missed out on feat during Le Mans. The RS 5 DTM scored 4 uninterrupted victories during a beginning. This is something special as Audi Sport has changed from Ingolstadt to Neuburg during a finish of final season. The logistical efforts were not easy during all and put an additional bid on a whole team. It speaks for Audi Sport that we succeeded in doing all that and in streamer well-prepared into a new season.”

There was a lot of work in a area of patron racing in 2015, too …

“Audi Sport patron racing is now formed during Neuburg as well. They even changed premises in a march of a season. In this phase, a patron racing colleagues done a new Audi R8 LMS prepared for production. And they worked so tough that they clinched a undisguised win in a fiercely contested Nürburgring 24 Hours initial time out. Last though not least, quattro GmbH has also launched a new Audi Sport TT Cup. The new one-make crater was a strike out of a box and we courtesy it as an item for a DTM weekends. All people concerned can be unapproachable of a result.”

Audi Sport has been an possess code given this year and markets a R and RS models. Are we unapproachable of this?

“For us in a motorsport department, this is a clever signal: motorsport is partial of Audi’s DNA and is resolutely determined in a Group. At Audi, a record send between motorsport and highway automobile prolongation has materialized. Audi Sport has been synonymous for Audi’s success in motorsport for some-more than 35 years. The corner heading for motorsport and a sportiest operation of highway cars underlines this again.”

Is that a reason because Audi stays entirely committed to motorsport in 2016 as well?

“Our house knows how critical engine racing is for a brand. That’s because we succeeded in fluctuating a simple module of a past year into 2016 – we now aim during achieving success in an even some-more fit way. WEC, DTM, GT competition and a Audi Sport TT Cup: that will all be partial of a package of a Four Rings subsequent year again. Of march we are asked to demeanour after a costs and to use a budgets as good as possible. That requires a lot of effort. But if we mount together as we always do during Audi Sport when times are removing a bit some-more difficult, we will master this plea as well.”

Coming adult subsequent week

5–6/12 Willows (USA), NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill
5–6/12 Val Thorens (F), Trophée Andros