Audi Sport has entered into high-grade partnerships for its FIA WEC program.
Akrapovič enjoys wide acclaim as an innovative materials engineering company. The brand stands for highest standards in design, enhanced performance and the creation of a distinctive exhaust sound. An expert team of more than 800 employees designs and manufactures all products to precisely fit motorcycles and automobiles. The partnership with Audi Sport benefits from the know-how of the Slovenian company that manufactures the exhaust system of the V6 TDI engine as well.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. Bosch contributes high-performance components to Audi’s sports car program
such as the engine control unit, diesel injection technology, the data management system as well as a variety of sensors that the company either develops from scratch or adapts from large-scale automotive production to motorsport-specific requirements.
In Castrol, Audi enjoys the backing of another technology leader. Be it with innovative transmission fluids or high-performance engine oils, the global lubricant specialist with a long motorsport history knows how to extract the maximum from a race car. Thanks to Castrol lubricants, the V6 TDI engine of the Audi R18 and other assemblies are perfectly protected against extreme loads.
“Bringing intelligence into machines” – ITK Engineering AG’s mission is the approach of cybernetics. As a solutions supplier and development partner ITK supports reputable companies in the automotive, medical systems, transportation as well as robotics and aerospace sectors. In racing, Audi uses ITK’s long-standing experience in model-based function development, simulation and virtual verification & validation to develop the powertrain and the hybrid system for the Audi R18.
As a leading global development partner of the automotive and engine industry, Mahle offers unique system expertise in the fields of engine systems, filtration, electrical/electronic systems and thermal management. In Audi’s LMP project, Mahle is a reliable partner who helps successfully meet the harsh requirements in the TDI engine with high-end piston and cylinder coating technology as well as bearings.
Michelin is a leading tire manufacturer based in France. The company supplies its products for use on automobiles as well as aircraft, motorcycles, earth-moving machines and agricultural equipment. When Audi launched its Le Mans program in 1999, Michelin was a partner from day one. The successful cooperation stands for 13 joint victories at La Sarthe and the FIA WEC titles clinched in 2012 and 2013.
Since 1904, the Swiss watchmaker has been manufacturing exclusively mechanical watches. The red rotor characterizes their unique design. Since the 2014 season, the Swiss timepieces have been ensuring perfect timing at Audi Sport as well. As individual homage to the partnership in racing, Oris, together with Audi Sport, has developed three strictly limited chronographs to date.
Other Audi Sport partners
Manufacturer of professional racing gear and lifestyle products
Mineral water and soft drinks of top quality
Private brewery with a more than 500-year history in the traditional art of brewing
Producer of high-end wheels for racing and for production cars