At Le Mans (June 15) and during a Nürburgring (June 22), Audi won dual 24-hour races within a space of one week this year. This was final achieved in 2012 – when a dual victories were distant by 4 weeks. Two years ago, a R18 e-tron quattro and a R8 LMS had been a winning cars as well.
René Rast and Christian Mamerow mounted a really tip of a lectern in a Eifel ‘marathon’ for a initial time while Markus Winkelhock and Christopher Haase had formerly been successful with Audi in 2012. The name of a Winkelhock family of competition drivers can now be found on a winners’ list 4 times. Joachim Winkelhock, a uncle of Audi motorist Markus Winkelhock, won a continuation competition in 1990 and 1991.
The sum of a Audi R8 LMS and a R8 LMS ultra in a Nürburgring 24 Hours given 2009 reflects 5 SP9 GT3 category victories (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014), including dual altogether victories (2012, 2014). The patron competition competition automobile has distinguished 6 altogether victories (Spa 2011, Zolder 2011, Nürburgring 2012, Spa 2012, Zolder 2012, Nürburgring 2014) and a sum of eleven category victories in 24-hour races to date.
At Le Mans, Audi has been holding a stretch record given 2010. At a Nürburgring, a GT3 sports automobile has set a new best symbol this year. The R8 LMS ultra, with framework series 14 0611, finished 159 laps, equating to 4,035.102 driven kilometers on that a winners’ group achieved an normal speed of 167.435 km/h.
The prior record of 156 laps, equating to 3,958.968 kilometers, was set in a 2011 season. This now creates Audi a usually manufacturer to have surpassed a 4,000-kilometer symbol in a Nürburgring 24 Hours.
Phoenix Racing, as in 2012, was successful on a Nordschleife with Audi. For Ernst Moser’s patrol that is formed in Meuspath, this year’s feat noted an extraordinary fourth altogether win following 2000, 2003 and 2012.
The #4 Audi R8 LMS ultra took a lead for a initial time on path 15. On path 103, it took a tip mark again and confirmed it all a approach to a finish. On 102 of a 159 driven laps, a GT3 sports automobile from Neckarsulm shielded a position as a front curtain – that corresponds to 64.15 percent of a competition distance.
Jürgen Jungklaus was obliged for a success of Phoenix Racing during a Nürburgring as a squad’s technical director. He was also a obliged competition operative winning a DTM for Audi Sport Team Phoenix in 2011 with Martin Tomczyk and in 2013 with Mike Rockenfeller. This year, a competition operative for a winning Audi R8 LMS ultra during a Nürburgring was Jörg Baldes.
The Audi R8 LMS ultra headed for a Phoenix Racing pits 19 times. On a approach to victory, it used a sum of 20 sets of tires granted by partner Michelin.
The group of Audi Design was obliged for a liveries of a dual winning models, a Audi R18 e-tron quattro and a R8 LMS ultra. Designer Tobias Drews from a group of Dirk outpost Braeckel combined a graphics for a bodywork on both cars.
Audi is a sought-after code on a Nordschleife. In further to a R8 LMS ultra, a TT RS distinguished success. Elmar Deegener/Jürgen Wohlfarth/Christoph Breuer/Dieter Schmidtmann with Team Raeder Motorsport won a SP 3T category forward of their code colleagues from LMS Engineering. Franjo Kovac/Fredrik Lestrup/Kurt Thiim/Martin Tschornia in another TT RS motionless a SP 4T category in their favor.
Audi Sport patron racing supposing patron advisors to all teams who, together with other employees, ensured best support. Material and gangling tools for a R8 LMS ultra and a TT RS were ecstatic to a Nürburgring on 3 tractor-trailers.
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