For nearly 40 years, Audi Sport has stood for the successful motorsport commitments of AUDI AG.
The initial motorsport activities of the brand in the late 1970s were run under the name of Audi Motorsport. When Audi entered the World Rally Championship the motorsport department, in 1980, was renamed Audi Sport and the first Audi Sport logo created.
Even at that time, factory-backed motorsport at Audi was part of Technical Development (TE). This close connection guarantees the technology transfer between motorsport and production which has traditionally been a decisive reason for Audi to be active in motorsport at the highest level. In Formula E, the team led by Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass closely works together with its colleagues from production development and other areas of TE.
Since August 2014 Audi’s Motorsport Department has been residing at the Competence Center Motorsport in Neuburg an der Donau. In the modern complex, Audi engineers develop the Formula E race cars as well. In addition to test rigs and a race track simulator, the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team uses the track in Neuburg for rollouts, functional checks and testing. The new Audi e-tron FE05 also performed its first laps in Neuburg.
For 2019, Audi’s motorsport program consists of Formula E, the DTM and customer sport, which is based in Neuburg, too. At the moment, Audi Sport customer racing is offering customers GT3 and GT4 versions of the Audi R8 LMS, plus the Audi RS 3 LMS TCR touring car.