Six events, twelve races, 24 cars: These are the basic facts of the Audi Sport TT Cup that enhances the DTM supporting program.
Audi has opted for a concept that has proved successful in other one-make cup series. quattro GmbH prepares all 24 cars and fields them as well. “This guarantees absolute equality of opportunity,” says Rolf Michl, who is responsible for the Audi Sport TT Cup at quattro GmbH. “The participants can rely on always sitting in a perfectly prepared race car.”
A place in the TT cockpit for the season costs 99,000 euros, plus VAT and extra services. The entry fee includes the preparation of the car and fielding in the race, data analyses and set-up support, a mechanic, VIP tickets including admission to the Audi Lounge in the paddock, and dedicated areas on the Audi TT cup for logos of personal sponsors.
The drivers will not have to take care of transportation and garage equipment either. Audi will take all the cars to the events. The pits will be located in a central tent that allows fans and guests to get close to the race cars as well.
The Audi Sport TT Cup will participate in a total of six DTM events in Germany and Austria in 2015. Two 30-minute races will be held at each event. The driving time, including free practice and qualifying, will be more than two hours per weekend.
Six cars will be reserved for changing guest drivers at all races. Celebrities with an affinity for racing, international journalists and racing legends from other racing series will have the opportunity to experience the Audi Sport TT Cup from the cockpit perspective and to contest in special “challenges” as part of the DTM events.
For the other 18 cockpits, Audi under the motto ‘Challengers Welcome’ and in collaboration with its importers was looking for drivers on www.audi-motorsport.com.
The multi-stage selection process was conducted in close cooperation with the Audi driving experience – with the first stage taking place at the wheel of TT production models.
Before the first race, all the drivers will be afforded ample opportunity to familiarize themselves with the 228 kW (310 hp) Audi TT cup in tests. The winner of the Audi Sport TT Cup can look forward to receiving support in Audi’s GT program.