The Audi Sport TT Cup offers young racing talents the opportunity to enter motorsport with Audi. In Markus Winkelhock, they have a popular and experienced professional racer assisting them as a coach and instructor – another instructor is Le Mans legend Marco Werner.
“My father, in 1976, made his own first steps in motorsport in a one-make cup, the Volkswagen Scirocco Cup,” says Winkelhock. “He made it all the way into Formula One. I think it’s great that Audi is giving young drivers an opportunity with the Audi Sport TT Cup and look forward to providing the young race drivers with help and advice again.”
Markus Winkelhock raced in Formula One, competed for Audi in the DTM and is currently successfully involved in the GT program of the brand with the four rings. In the Audi R8 LMS, he has won the two 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and at Spa-Francorchamps.
As a coach in the Audi Sport TT Cup, Winkelhock passes on his experience from nearly two decades in racing to the budding drivers and prepares them for their first race. Winkelhock was one of the first to have the opportunity of driving the 228 kW (310 hp) Audi TT cup. The motorsport expert was involved in the testing program and in fine-tuning of the Audi race car as well.
In Marco Werner, Winkelhock is backed by another motorsport expert from Audi’s ranks. The talents already benefited from the experience of the three-time Le Mans winner in the inaugural season of the Audi Sport TT Cup as well.