Seven events, 14 classification rounds, 24 entrants: these are the key facts of the 2016 Audi Sport TT Cup that will be held in three countries this year.
With a dedicated racing series for the Audi TT, the brand with the four rings offers international young talents an opportunity to enter the company’s motorsport world. Audi has opted for a concept that has proven successful in other one-make cup series. quattro GmbH prepares and fields all 24 cars. This guarantees equality of opportunity and the drivers always sit in a perfectly prepared race car.
A place in the TT cockpit for the season costs 120,000 euros, excluding VAT and extra services. The entry fee includes the preparation of the car and fielding in the race, data analyses and set-up support, an “assistant,” VIP tickets including admission to the Audi Lounge in the paddock, and dedicated areas on the hood of the Audi TT cup for logos of personal sponsors. Audi transports all the cars to the race tracks. The pits are located in a central tent that is accessible to fans and guests as well.
The 2016 Audi Sport TT Cup features a total of seven race weekends – one more than last year. At a total of six DTM events in Germany, the Netherlands and Hungary the Audi one-make cup is part of the supporting program. In addition, there are two classification rounds at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. At each event, two 30-minute races are held. The driving time per weekend is 140 minutes, including practice and qualifying.
Up to 24 vehicles are on the grid at the races. 16 permanent drivers have been entered in the 2016 Audi Sport TT Cup. In the guest entrants’ classification, up to eight additional drivers, including national and international celebrities and journalists with racing experience, compete. In addition, four Cup cars are available on each race weekend which can be filled by Audi Sport dealerships around the world with drivers having racing experience. The objective of this is to position the Audi Sport TT Cup on an even greater international scale.