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For 35 years, Audi Sport has stood for success of the four rings in motorsport. From the legendary original quattro for the World Rally Championship in 1981 to the current Le Mans prototypes and DTM race cars, Audi Sport has been developing all sports cars for racing in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm. The racing department of AUDI AG has since become a brand in its own right under which the company concentrates its entire sporting expertise. The 2015 motorsport program is based on four pillars: the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the DTM, GT racing and the new Audi Sport TT Cup.

Recent Press Releases

  • DTM Lausitzring 2015
    07/06/15
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    ​Audi travels to DTM at Zandvoort with one-two lead

    When asked what their favorite DTM race track is, most Audi drivers will give the same answer: Zandvoort. The circuit in the dunes on the North Sea coast near Amsterdam will be the venue of the next two DTM races on July 11/12.
  • Audi R8 LMS Cup
    07/05/15
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    Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 23/2015

    The Audi R8 LMS Cup produced exciting motorsport on its Taiwan debut. Sébastien Loeb Racing was rewarded for a strong race weekend and DTM driver Mattias Ekström won the FIA World Rallycross Championship round in Sweden.
  • DTM Norisring 2015
    06/28/15
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    ​DTM Norisring: Audi Sport quotes

    Audi delivered a thrilling battle by Mattias Ekström to the DTM crowd at the Norisring and defended the lead of the drivers’ and manufacturers’ standings – quotes by the Audi squad.
  • GT Italy 2015
    06/28/15
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    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 22/2015

    Audi customer teams in the USA, Italy, France and Japan scored podium finishes this weekend in GT racing. Meanwhile, Audi welcomed many guests to its home DTM race at the Norisring.
  • DTM Norisring 2015
    06/28/15
    Sports

    Audi driver Ekström with strong performance

    In front of 123,000 spectators (throughout the weekend) Audi defended its lead of the DTM standings. Jamie Green from Audi Sport Team Rosberg remains the front runner in spite of a setback in the race. He has an eleven-point advantage over Mattias Ekström from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, who finished in fourth place after an impressive race.
  • Audi Sport TT Cup Norisring 2015
    06/28/15
    Sports

    Møller Madsen wins in Audi Sport TT Cup

    Nicolaj Møller Madsen (DK) has won race two in the Audi Sport TT Cup at the Norisring. Following three podium places, the Dane secured his first victory in round four of the season, and after the second of six race weekends, is leading the drivers’ standings. Shaun Thong (HK) won the first race on Saturday.
  • DTM Norisring 2015
    06/27/15
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    ​Audi driver Jamie Green increases advantage in standings

    Jamie Green kept a cool head in difficult conditions on the Norisring. The Briton in his Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Rosberg had started in third place on slicks on a wet track. In the first corner, his rivals forced him to run wide, which caused him to drop to twelfth place. But in the course of 46 race laps, the Briton recovered to seventh place. As a result, Green increased his advantage in the standings from 6 to 23 point
  • DTM Norisring 2015
    06/26/15
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    ​Audi celebrates anniversary at Norisring

    Audi’s Norisring race weekend is marked by an anniversary. 25 years ago, Audi, on making its debut, instantly won the Nuremberg city street race for the first time, with Hans-Joachim Stuck at the wheel of the Audi V8 quattro back then. On the third DTM weekend, Mattias Ekström is competing in his Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM sporting the race car livery from those days. Autograph sessions, on-track drives and a meeting of former campaigners round off a week full of emotions.
  • DTM Norisring 2015
    06/24/15
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    ​DTM in the city: excitement in the Audi camp

    The Audi drivers will have to tackle their ‘home round’ at the Norisring next weekend with plenty of additional weight on board of their Audi RS 5 DTM cars due to their successes in the first races of the 2015 season. Still, leader of the standings Jamie Green and runner-up Mattias Ekström are looking forward to the DTM’s only city street race.
  • DTM Lausitzring 2015
    06/22/15
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    ‘Heavy’ task for Audi at the Norisring

    The ‘home round’ for the four rings at the Norisring is linked with an aim that will only be achievable with a ‘heavy’ effort. In Nuremberg – only some 90 kilometers away from the headquarters in Ingolstadt – the Audi squad is set on continuing its winning streak in the DTM and clinching its seventh consecutive triumph on June 27 and 28.
  • DTM Norisring 2015
    06/21/15
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    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 21/2015

    Fantastic opportunity for autograph hunters: Mattias Ekström and DTM legend Hans-Joachim Stuck are on tour together over the coming days. Close at hand: Stuck’s Norisring winning car from 1990 and the current Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM in one-off special white retro design.
  • DTM Norisring 2015
    06/18/15
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    Audi to thrill DTM fans at the Norisring

    Spectators at the DTM races in Nuremberg on June 27 and 28 will get an unusual ‘special feature’ for the fans from Audi Sport: 25 years after Audi’s victory on the debut at the Norisring, Mattias Ekström will be running in an Audi RS 5 DTM sporting the colors of the Audi V8 quattro from 1990. This car will be seen in action at the Norisring as well.
  • Audi Sport TT Cup 2015 Norisring
    06/16/15
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    Blue blood in Audi Sport TT Cup

    The second race weekend of the Audi Sport TT Cup will see members of nobility on the grid. Albert von Thurn und Taxis, Pierre Casiraghi and Marcus Graf von Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff will be competing in both races on the Norisring on June 27 and 28 as guest drivers, contesting their very own challenge.
  • 24h Le Mans 2015
    06/14/15
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    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 20/2015

    The motorsport weekend was dominated by the 24-hour race at Le Mans. Soccer star Mario Götze rooted for the squad in the Audi pits at Le Mans.
  • 24h Le Mans 2015
    06/14/15
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    WEC Le Mans race: Audi Sport quotes

    A record crowd of 263,500 spectators witnessed motorsport at the highest level for 24 hours. With a third place, Audi continued its string of podium positions, but missed taking overall victory. Quotes after the race.
  • 24h Le Mans 2015
    06/14/15
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    ​Le Mans: Audi fast but unfortunate

    Audi has continued its string of podium results in the 24-hour race at Le Mans but missed taking the 14th victory it was aiming for in the world’s most famous endurance race in positions three, four and seven.
  • 24h Le Mans 2015
    06/13/15
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    ​Le Mans: President of France visits Audi

    The 24-hour race at Le Mans is one of the world’s biggest sporting events, which attracts several hundreds of thousands of fans and many prominent guests. Audi is, as most successful brand in recent Le Mans history, particularly popular.
  • 24h Le Mans 2015
    06/12/15
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    WEC Le Mans qualifying: Audi Sport quotes

    Audi is ready for one of the greatest challenges in motorsport: the Le Mans 24 Hours. Before the race on Saturday (start at 15.00, CEST), drivers and officials are confident. Quotes after qualifying.
  • 24h Le Mans 2015
    06/12/15
    Sports

    Audi ready for the 24 Hours of Le Mans

    After an arduous day’s work on Thursday, Audi Sport Team Joest is now ready for the greatest challenge of the 2015 motorsport season – the 24 Hours of Le Mans (start Saturday at 1500 CEST).
  • 24h Le Mans 2014
    06/11/15
    Sports

    Flashback: Le Mans 2014 and the most efficient race car

    This weekend, Audi will be battling for its 14th victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The aim, again, is to cover the longest distance with maximum efficiency because, since 2014, regulations have been in effect that require the teams to achieve the maximum from a specified amount of fuel. Audi was already the best in this discipline in the debut year.
  • 24h Le Mans 2015
    06/11/15
    Sports

    ​Le Mans: Audi drivers with most laps

    A couple of unanswered questions remain after the first day of practice for the Le Mans 24 Hours (start on Saturday at 1500 CEST). Rain showers and several stoppages complicated also the work for Audi Sport Team Joest, which completed the most laps around the ‘Circuit des 24 Heures’ on Wednesday.
  • Audi Sport App 3.0
    06/10/15
    Sports

    Audi Sport with new smartphone app

    Right in time for the Le Mans 24 Hours, Audi is presenting a new version of the Audi Sport App for smartphones. It provides access to current information about the brand’s motorsport program and is available effective immediately.
  • Le Mans Test Day 2015
    06/09/15
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    ​Succeeding with efficiency: Audi aims for 14th Le Mans win

    Audi is set on continuing its string of victories in the world’s toughest endurance race on 13th and 14th June. Five times in succession, the sports cars with the four rings have won the iconic race since 2010. Audi is now battling for an amazing 14th victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours in the past 16 years. The efficiency technology Audi ultra is a major element of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid sports car’s overall concept this year.
  • Blancpain Sprint Series Zolder 2015
    06/07/15
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    ​Audi Motorsport Newsletter 19/2015

    Commanding performance at home race: the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT celebrated a start-to-finish victory in the third round of the Blancpain Sprint Series season at Zolder.
  • Le Mans 2013
    06/03/15
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    Flashback: Le Mans 2013 and the Audi win under unequal prerequisites

    In two weeks from now, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro will be challenged to claim its fourth consecutive victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours, with Audi competing against three manufacturers. At the same time, this will be a battle of the concepts: diesel vs. gasoline engines, kinetic vs. thermal energy recuperation and electromechanical vs. electrostatic vs. electrochemical storage. This brings back memories of the race two years ago.
  • TUSC 2015
    05/31/15
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    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 18/2015

    Audi was not only successful in the DTM at the Lausitzring this weekend. Audi customer teams in the USA and Spain achieved podium places as well.
  • DTM Lausitzring 2015
    05/31/15
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    DTM Lausitzring: Audi Sport quotes

    A dream weekend for Audi in the DTM at the Lausitzring: a one-two-three-four win on Saturday and a one-two-three-four-five win on Sunday – quotes from the Audi squad.
  • Le Mans Test Day 2015
    05/31/15
    Sports

    Positive test day for Audi at Le Mans

    At Le Mans, Audi thoroughly prepared for the 24-hour race to be held in two weeks from now. On the official test day for the most important endurance race of the year, the three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars completed detailed programs and reeled off 288 laps. On June 13 and 14, Audi will be battling for its 14th victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours at La Sarthe.
  • DTM Lausitzring 2015
    05/31/15
    Sports

    High five: Audi triumph at the Lausitzring

    Seldom has a brand been as dominant on a DTM weekend as this time: 60,000 spectators witnessed an impressive showing by the Audi RS 5 DTM at the Lausitzring. The one-two-three-four win on Saturday evening was followed by an even greater Audi triumph in positions one to five on Sunday afternoon.
  • DTM Lausitzring 2015
    05/30/15
    Sports

    ​Audi celebrates one-two-three-four win at Lausitzring

    A great day for Audi in the DTM: At the Lausitzring, the brand with the four rings celebrated a commanding one-two-three-four victory on Saturday evening and remains unbeaten in the 2015 DTM. Jamie Green in the Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Rosberg recaptured the lead of the standings on scoring his second success of the season. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline in positions two, three and four completed Audi’s triumph.
  • DTM Lausitzring 2015
    05/30/15
    Sports

    Audi RS 5 DTM meets Ducati Superbike

    A family get-together of the fast kind: Audi DTM driver Miguel Molina and his Spanish compatriot Xavi Forés, who competes in the German motorcycle racing series IDM on a Ducati, met in the pit lane of the Lausitzring on Friday night.
  • DTM Festival Hockenheim 2015
    05/27/15
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    ​Audi’s leading duo looks forward to ‘cool fans and goose bump atmosphere’ at Lausitzring

    In DTM races three and four of the season to be held at the Lausitzring on the last weekend in May, Audi drivers Edoardo Mortara and Mattias Ekström are set on defending their double lead of the standings. Plus, together with their six brand colleagues, they’re determined to eliminate the preconceived notion that the race track in Brandenburg doesn’t suit Audi once and for all.
  • GT Australien 2015 Philipp Island
    05/24/15
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    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 17/2015

    Christopher Mies’s winning form continues: only one week after taking victory in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, he won the ‘Phillip Island 101’ in Australia. Audi customer teams celebrated more podium positions in England.
  • Le Mans victory 2012
    05/22/15
    Sports

    Flashback: Le Mans 2012 and the first hybrid victory

    The new Audi R18 e-tron quattro competes in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in three weeks. The regulations stipulate that the sports car must be even more economical. At the same time, it will achieve significantly better lap times. With this efficiency gain, Audi makes the next step in the development of hybrid technology. In 2012, Audi was the first manufacturer to win Le Mans with hybrid drive. And to this day, this technology of the brand with the four rings is unbeaten in the endurance classic.
  • DTM Hockenheim 2015
    05/22/15
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    Audi travels to the Lausitzring with tailwind

    As the leader of all three classifications (drivers’, manufacturers’ and teams’), Audi heads to the second DTM weekend of the year – with a premiere: On Saturday, May 30, at the Lausitzring, a DTM race will be held on Saturday night for the first time – aired on prime time immediately before the DFB Cup final in Berlin, which is only about 130 kilometers away.
  • Le Mans victory 2011
    05/20/15
    Sports

    Flashback: Le Mans 2011 and the victory of the lone fighters

    Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer will be traveling to the Le Mans 24 Hours as the current leaders of the standings in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). When the trio starts at Le Mans in three weeks from now, it will be battling for its fourth victory in the iconic endurance race. Together with Audi Sport Team Joest and its race engineer, Leena Gade, it forms a close-knit team that achieved its first victory at Le Mans in a dramatic race four years ago.
  • Audi R8 LMS Cup 2015
    05/17/15
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    ​Audi Motorsport Newsletter 16/2015

    The fans of the Audi R8 LMS Cup witnessed thrilling motorsport in round two of the season in South Korea. In GT Asia, Audi driver Jerry Wang scored two class victories.
  • 24 Hours Nürburgring 2015
    05/17/15
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    New Audi R8 LMS wins Nürburgring 24 Hours

    The Audi R8 LMS managed a brilliant 24-hour racing debut by clinching victory at the Nürburgring. Audi only unveiled its GT3 race car ten weeks ago – now the production-based sports car impressed in a tough battle that lasted up to the last hour of the race. In the end, Audi Sport Team WRT with Christopher Mies/Nico Müller/Edward Sandström/Laurens Vanthoor (D/CH/S/B) was 40 seconds faster than the BMW Team Marc VDS.
  • Quotes following the Nürburgring 24 Hours
    05/17/15
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    Quotes following the Nürburgring 24 Hours

    Christopher Mies/Nico Müller/Edward Sandström/Laurens Vanthoor (D/CH/S/B) were delighted about their first victory in the endurance race in the Eifel.
  • United for the first time: Audi’s 13 Le Mans winners
    05/15/15
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    United for the first time: Audi’s 13 Le Mans winners

    29 days to go until the Le Mans 24 Hours: Audi is intensively preparing to battle for its 14th victory in the world’s toughest endurance race. Since 2000, the brand has won the race 13 times. This year, Audi has assembled all of its Le Mans winning models for a group photo for the first time. Every single one of them represents ‘Vorsprung durch Technik.’
  • 24 Hours Nürburgring 2015
    05/15/15
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    All four Audi R8 LMS cars on the first five rows of the grid for the Nürburgring 24 Hours

    The new Audi R8 LMS has passed its initial ‘field assessment’ in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. With a gap of only 1.6 seconds, Pierre Kaffer (D) for Audi Sport Team WRT achieved fifth place in the individual time trials of the top-30 qualifying session. His team-mate Nico Müller (CH) trailed him by merely 0.379 seconds on the 25.378-kilometer Nordschleife. Audi Sport Team Phoenix completed the results in positions nine and ten.
  • 24-hour race at the Nürburgring: Audi R8 LMS in endurance run
    05/11/15
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    24-hour race at the Nürburgring: Audi R8 LMS in endurance run

    The acid test for the new Audi R8 LMS: The GT sports car will be contesting its first 24-hour race at the Nürburgring from May 16 to 17. Audi is set on continuing the success which the race car achieved on clinching its first victory in the VLN Championship in April. The brand had unveiled the new R8 LMS at the Geneva Motor Show only ten weeks ago.
  • Blancpain Sprint Series Brands Hatch 2015
    05/10/15
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    ​Audi Motorsport Newsletter 15/2015

    Strong results for Audi customer teams. WRT celebrates victory in the Blancpain Sprint Series – further top three results in the GT Cup Championship, in the Spezial Tourenwagen Trophy and in TCR.
  • WEC 2015 Various
    05/08/15
    Sports

    ​Flashback: Le Mans 2010 and the distance record

    Audi’s success in the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours marked the brand’s ninth victory in the iconic endurance race. Timo Bernhard (D), Romain Dumas (F) and Mike Rockenfeller (D) celebrated their first victory at La Sarthe. The three youngsters in their Audi R15 TDI covered a total of 5,410 kilometers, breaking the 39-year-old distance record by 75 kilometers. In addition, Audi achieved its fourth one-two-three result in this race.
  • DTM Festival Hockenheim 2015
    05/08/15
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    The perfect DTM opener: Ekström gets sweet treats

    Mattias Ekström has scored his 20th win. His landmark victory concluded a brilliant DTM season opener at the Hockenheimring.
  • WEC 2015 Various
    05/07/15
    Sports

    René Rast – a career within the Group

    On the first weekend in May, René Rast debuted in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro in the Spa 6 Hours and together with his team-mates immediately finished in fourth place – the highlight to date in what has been a remarkable career. Ten years ago, the now 28-year-old race driver was on the grid with a brand from the Volkswagen Group for the first time. Today, he is racing for Audi in the World Endurance Championship (WEC).
  • WEC 2015 Various
    05/04/15
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    Flashback: Le Mans 2008 and the unforgettable battle in rain

    The 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours ranks as one of the top spots on the list of motorsport history’s epic events. A gripping battle between Audi and Peugeot marked the race from lights to flag, with Dindo Capello/Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish in the Audi R10 TDI displaying their driving experience on track and benefiting from the tactical skills of the crew in the command post.
  • DTM Festival Hockenheim 2015
    05/03/15
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    ​Audi Motorsport Newsletter 14/2015

    Not only thousands of thrilled fans witnessed Audi’s victories in the WEC and the DTM at Spa and at the Hockenheimring this weekend. Prominent guests – including athletes and musicians – were guests of Audi and watched the events with bated breath in the pits as well.
  • WEC Spa 2015
    05/03/15
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    WEC Spa: Audi Sport quotes

    Lead of the standings extended: In a 6-hour race that saw a hot lights-to-flag battle, André Lotterer, Marcel Fässler and Benoît Tréluyer celebrated their second victory in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season at Spa. Post-race quotes.
  • Marschall triumphs in Audi Sport TT Cup
    05/03/15
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    Marschall triumphs in Audi Sport TT Cup

    Race two of the Audi Sport TT Cup at the Hockenheimring was a humdinger. On a wet track, the crowd got to see plenty of overtaking maneuvers, two caution periods, plus a thrilling five-way battle for victory. Dennis Marschall (D) prevailed in a closely fought finale and celebrated his first victory in the cup race car.
  • Triple lead for Audi in the DTM
    05/03/15
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    Triple lead for Audi in the DTM

    A commanding win of the opening round on Saturday, a one-two result on Sunday: In front of 75,000 spectators (throughout the weekend) Audi managed a near-perfect start of the new DTM season.
  • Audi TT Cup
    05/02/15
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    Audi Sport TT Cup celebrates successful world premiere at Hockenheim

    The Audi Sport TT Cup has gone through its baptism of fire with flying colors. In the world premiere of the Audi one-make cup held as part of the DTM Festival at the Hockenheimring, 24 starters demonstrated the sportiness of the Audi TT* as a racing version. The first race was won by the Austrian Marc Coleselli.
  • Audi starts new DTM season with victory
    05/02/15
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    Audi starts new DTM season with victory

    A brilliant season opener for Audi in the DTM: In the opening round at Hockenheim, Jamie Green (Audi Sport Team Rosberg) took a commanding victory after starting from the pole position. With four Audi RS 5 DTM cars in the top six, Audi left the strongest overall impression as well.
  • Audi celebrates second WEC season victory at Spa
    05/02/15
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    Audi celebrates second WEC season victory at Spa

    Following the thrilling season opener of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Great Britain, Audi was unbeatable again in Belgium. On the challenging track at Spa, Marcel Fässler (CH), André Lotterer (D) and Benoît Tréluyer (F) proved their class again on clinching their second victory this season and tenth WEC success in total.
  • Adrien Tambay, Jamie Green, Nico Müller, Edoardo Mortara, Mike Rockenfeller, Mattias Ekström, Miguel Molina, Timo Scheider
    05/01/15
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    ​Audi drivers promise ‘huge spectacle’ at DTM opener

    Season opener of the DTM, world premiere of the Audi Sport TT Cup, plus ‘World Rallycross Championship meets circuit racing’ – the Hockenheimring will be the venue of a motorsport festival this weekend. In the middle of the action: Audi drivers such as Timo Scheider, Sven Hannawald and Edward Sandström. All of them agree: “This is going to be a huge spectacle for the fans.”
  • Audi on second row in qualifying at Spa
    05/01/15
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    Audi on second row in qualifying at Spa

    Audi managed the leap onto the second row of the grid in round two of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). In qualifying at Spa (Belgium) the Audi R18 e-tron quattro car number ‘7’ from Audi Sport Team Joest on its fastest lap was short 0.359 seconds of setting the best time.
  • WEC Various 2015
    04/30/15
    Sports

    Flashback: Le Mans 2007 and the victory of the only remaining Audi

    After Audi had gone down in history in clinching the first diesel-powered victory at Le Mans in 2006, the race the following year held the next major challenge in store for the brand. The 75th running of the epic event showed one of its particularly grueling facets.
  • Audi R18 e-tron quattro (2015)
    04/29/15
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    ​Audi R18 e-tron quattro with new aerodynamics

    At the 6 Hours of Spa, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro debuts a new bodywork configuration. It differs significantly from the version with which Audi won the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC season opener at Silverstone. Jan Monchaux, Head of Aerodynamics at Audi Sport, explains the background.
  • DTM drivers 2015
    04/29/15
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    Audi drivers agree: “Hockenheim will be a close battle”

    Before the DTM season opener at Hockenheim next weekend, the three DTM Champions from the Audi squad wouldn’t venture a prediction for the race.
  • GT Italia 2015 Vallelunga
    04/29/15
    Sports

    Title defense mission: Audi Sport Italia starts GT season

    The aim is clear: Audi Sport Italia is determined to defend its title in the Italian GT Championship. The new season is starting on May 2, and Emilio Radaelli is putting two Audi R8 LMS ultra cars on the grid. The team’s drivers include the three-time Le Mans winner Dindo Capello who will be retiring from motorsport this year.
  • World premiere of the Audi Sport TT Cup
    04/28/15
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    World premiere of the Audi Sport TT Cup

    The officials of the Audi Sport TT Cup will be looking back on twelve months of preparation when the new Audi one-make cup debuts at the Hockenheimring on May 2 and 3, 2015. A cup race will be held on both Saturday and Sunday as part of the 2015 DTM Festival. In addition to the 18 permanent entrants, six guest drivers will be on the grid.
  • WEC 2015 Various
    04/27/15
    Sports

    Flashback: Le Mans 2006 and the first diesel success

    Audi has always stood for pioneering achievements. The brand with the four rings was the first automobile manufacturer to win the World Rally Championship in 1982 with a four-wheel drive model, the legendary quattro. And at Le Mans, Audi again turned conventional wisdom upside down. Never before had a marque tried to win the 24-hour race with a diesel engine – the time to do so was ripe in 2006.
  • Audi in three events at DTM opener
    04/27/15
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    Intensive weekend for Audi at DTM opener

    A redeeming moment for Audi’s motorsport fans: Exactly 195 days without DTM will be over when another DTM race starts at Hockenheim on Saturday, May 2, at 14.48 after a long winter break – followed by the next one less than 24 hours later.
  • VdeV 2015
    04/26/15
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    ​Audi Motorsport Newsletter 13/2015

    Audi customer teams rejoice successful outings in Europe and in the USA: one-two finish at Mugello as Italy hosts the V de V Endurance Series. In the Pirelli World Challenge, CRP Racing produces positive results. Audi factory driver Marcel Fässler talks about his expectations for the forthcoming WEC race at Spa.
  • VLN 2015
    04/25/15
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    New Audi R8 LMS celebrates first race victory

    First victory for the second generation Audi R8 LMS: only seven weeks after its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi Sport Team WRT clinched a one-two with the new GT3 sportscar in the VLN endurance championship at the Nürburgring.
  • Audi before next WEC thriller
    04/24/15
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    Audi before next WEC thriller

    Overtaking maneuvers on each lap, wheel-to-wheel duels, lead changes and a 4.6-second advantage for Audi after six hours of racing: The WEC opening round at Silverstone could not have been more thrilling. As the leaders of the standings, Audi is now traveling to the second in a total of eight World Championship rounds with high expectations. On May 2, the Spa 6 Hours is on the calendar of Audi Sport Team Joest – a classic race that promises to become equally exciting as the most recent one at Silverstone.
  • International stars as guest starters in Audi Sport TT Cup
    04/23/15
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    International stars as guest starters in Audi Sport TT Cup

    For the opening of the Audi Sport TT Cup at Hockenheim on the first May weekend, two rallycross stars will battle for bragging rights: Guest starters Tanner Foust (USA) and Toomas Heikkinen (FIN) pit themselves against the permanent competitors. Ski jump Olympic gold medalist and World Champion Sven Hannawald also joins the grid.
  • Seven Audi R8 LMS ultra cars on ADAC GT Masters grid
    04/21/15
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    Seven Audi R8 LMS ultra cars on ADAC GT Masters grid

    With a field made up of eight automotive brands, the ADAC GT Masters is one of the world’s strongest national GT3 championships. This weekend, the new season of the high-caliber GT racing series will open at Oschersleben. Four customer teams will be putting a total of seven Audi R8 LMS ultra cars on the grid – no other manufacturer has as many cars in the field as Audi.
  • WEC 2015
    04/20/15
    Sports

    ​A great opportunity for three talents

    The third R18 e-tron quattro that is additionally fielded in two rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is a ‘dream cockpit’ for many race drivers. Audi has traditionally been offering selected talents an opportunity to prove themselves at the wheel of this car. Be it Mike Rockenfeller, who was in the cockpit of the third LMP race car for the first time in 2007 and, three years later, celebrated overall victory at Le Mans with Audi, Loïc Duval, Lucas di Grassi or Oliver Jarvis, all of them have since been promoted to regular cockpits – so the third car is practically a career springboard.
  • GT France 2015
    04/19/15
    Sports

    ​Audi Motorsport Newsletter 12/2015

    At the first encounter in the French GT Championship, the Audi customer team Sébastien Loeb Racing claimed a second place.
  • Sven Hannawald impressed by Audi Sport TT Cup
    04/17/15
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    Sven Hannawald impressed by Audi Sport TT Cup

    Sven Hannawald looks forward to his next motorsport adventure. The former world-class ski jumper completed a test prior to racing in the Audi Sport TT Cup at the Audi test track in Neuburg. The 40-year old joins the grid as wild card starter when the Audi one-make cup makes its premiere at the Hockenheimring on the first weekend in May.
  • WEC 2015 Various
    04/16/15
    Sports

    Flashback: Le Mans 2005 and an Audi victory that seemed impossible

    In 37 years, not a single American team had won at Le Mans until, in 2005, the Audi customer team ADT Champion Racing, in spite of being in a near-hopeless position, ended this barren spell with the Audi R8 – because team spirit and consistency are sometimes more important than lap times alone.
  • Audi before thriling 2015 DTM season
    04/16/15
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    Audi before thrilling 2015 DTM season

    Following the final tests before the DTM season opener at Hockenheim (May 2/3), the situation, pre-season, continues to be packed with suspense. While Audi most recently set the pace in the tests at Estoril, Oschersleben presented a different picture: the fastest times went to its rivals.
  • Four Audi customer teams in France
    04/15/15
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    Four Audi customer teams in France

    A new challenge with changed regulations: four Audi customer teams – including the 2014 runners-up – will start the new French GT Championship season at Lédenon next weekend (April 18 to 19).
  • Audi Sport TT Cup starters
    04/14/15
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    More responsibility for the up-and-coming drivers in the Audi Sport TT Cup

    The Audi Sport TT Cup entrants are challenged in diverse ways – not only as race drivers, as they can choose some of the settings on the race cars themselves. Upon the publication of the regulations for the new Audi one-make cup, these options have now been established in detail.
  • Audi Sport TT Cup Test Barcelona
    04/13/15
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    More than just a coach: Markus Winkelhock in the Audi Sport TT Cup

    Markus Winkelhock cannot complain about lack of work this year. In 2015, the seasoned Audi campaigner is not only on track as a driver but also acts as coach in the Audi Sport TT Cup.
  • Blancpain Endurance Series 2015
    04/12/15
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    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 11/2015

    While Audi celebrated victory in the WEC season opener at Silverstone, Audi customer teams were pleased about podium results in the Blancpain Endurance Series (BES) and the Spezial Tourenwagen Trophy (STT) as well.
  • WEC Silverstone 2015
    04/12/15
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    WEC Silverstone: Audi Sport quotes

    More than 45,000 spectators witnessed a fascinating FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season opener at Silverstone. The victorious Audi R18 e-tron quattro covered a record distance of 201 laps in the race. Quotes following the start of the season.
  • Audi wins WEC opener at Silverstone
    04/12/15
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    Audi wins WEC opener at Silverstone

    Audi Sport managed a dream start of the 2015 motorsport year. In the season opener of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Silverstone, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer took victory after a thrilling six-hour race in which the lead kept changing and was fiercely contested.
  • Audi starts WEC season from second row
    04/11/15
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    Audi starts WEC season from second row

    Motorsport fans can look forward to a thrilling FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season opener. In the qualifying session at Silverstone (Great Britain) the gaps between the top cars amounted to only a few tenths of a second. Loïc Duval, Lucas di Grassi and Oliver Jarvis, who will be starting the 6-hour race on Sunday from position three in their Audi R18 e-tron quattro, were the best Audi team.
  • WEC Silverstone 2015
    04/09/15
    Sports

    Oliver Jarvis: “A dream comes true for me”

    At home yet very unfamiliar: Audi driver Oliver Jarvis starts his season with Audi in his British homeland at Silverstone. Despite this, much is new in the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC for the 31-year old professional racing driver.
  • Blancpain Sprint Series 2015
    04/06/15
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    ​Audi Motorsport Newsletter 10/2015

    Australia, Europe, Japan and the USA: Audi customer teams around the entire world celebrated success over the Easter weekend. In the Blancpain Sprint Series, the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT took two podium positions. The ISR team also claimed a class victory in the same race. Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi reclaimed the FIA Formula E championship lead.
  • Audi ready to battle for World Endurance Championship title
    04/06/15
    Sports

    Audi ready to battle for World Endurance Championship title

    Audi is ready for the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). On Sunday, April 12, at Silverstone in the UK, the chase begins for the World Championship title that Audi won in 2012 and 2013. With two new R18 e-tron quattro cars and six successful drivers, Audi Sport Team Joest will be battling for the first victory in the new season.
  • WEC 2015 Various
    04/05/15
    Sports

    ​Flashback: Le Mans 2004 and the “japanese” Audi victory

    After Audi had won the Le Mans 24 Hours three times in succession between 2000 and 2002, the brand with the four rings left the field to its customers for the time being.
  • WEC 2015 Various
    04/01/15
    Sports

    ​Flashback: Le Mans 2002 and the hat-trick for Audi

    Audi managed a hat-trick at Le Mans in 2002. Never before had the same driver team triumphed at La Sarthe three times in succession. Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro/Tom Kristensen were the first to achieve this feat.
  • Pirelli World Challenge 2015
    03/29/15
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    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 09/2015

    First podium place for an Audi customer team in the 2015 season in North America: Mike Skeen, the runner-up in the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge, continued his successes from last year in the Audi R8 LMS ultra on the city street circuit in St. Petersburg.
  • WEC 2015 Various
    03/29/15
    Sports

    Flashback: Le Mans 2001 and TFSI gasoline direct injection

    The Audi R8 won the Le Mans 24 Hours for the second time in the 2001 season. In addition to the sporting success, Audi caught the public’s attention with a technological innovation as well.
  • WEC Prologue Le Castellet 2015
    03/28/15
    Sports

    ​Audi prepares for Silverstone season opener

    Audi used the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Prologue at Le Castellet to thoroughly prepare for the season opener. In the official track test of the racing series in southern France, the engineers tested the two R18 e-tron quattro cars that will be competing in the first WEC race in the United Kingdom.
  • Audi drivers impressed by RS 5 DTM
    03/27/15
    Sports

    Audi drivers impressed by RS 5 DTM

    At the first official DTM track tests of the year, the Audi RS 5 DTM left a strong impression.
  • Audi in DTM: "We are the Champions"
    03/26/15
    Sports

    Audi in the DTM: ‘We Are The Champions’

    ‘We Are The Champions’ – the famous song by the legendary rock band Queen is Audi Sport’s motto for the 2015 DTM. Audi will be starting the new season at Hockenheim on the first weekend in May as the title defender of the manufacturers’ crown – with three drivers as the spearhead who, together, have already won a total of five DTM titles.
  • Top brands opt for Audi and the DTM
    03/24/15
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    Top brands opt for Audi and the DTM

    Audi provided the DTM Champion five times in the past eight years. The aim for the 2015 season is clear: another title in the prestigious touring car series. In pursuit of this aim, the brand with the four rings can rely on the support of internationally renowned partners.
  • Audi before race debut of the Audi R8 LMS and first 24-hour races of the GT season
    03/23/15
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    Audi before race debut of the Audi R8 LMS and first 24-hour races of the GT season

    On March 28, the new Audi R8 LMS will be facing its baptism of fire in the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring. Seven weeks later, one of Germany’s major races will follow, with four new R8 LMS cars battling for success in the Nürburgring 24 Hours on May 16 and 17. On July 25 and 26, the world’s major GT3 race, the Spa 24 Hours, will be held. On board: four driver squads with Le Mans winners, an FIA WEC World Champion and Audi Champions from DTM and GT racing.
  • Audi R8 LMS Cup 2015
    03/22/15
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    ​Audi Motorsport Newsletter 08/2015

    Defending Champion Alex Yoong wins opening race of Audi R8 LMS Cup season in Zhuhai, southern China. Audi customer team claims class victory as V de V Endurance Series starts in Barcelona, Spain. Timo Scheider fights courageously to the finish in a one-week mountain bike stage race.
  • New Audi R18 e-tron quattro even more efficient
    03/21/15
    Sports

    New Audi R18 e-tron quattro even more efficient

    Audi is starting the 2015 season with a thoroughly revised R18 e-tron quattro. In the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in the Le Mans 24 Hours as the season’s pinnacle event, Audi is going to compete with a hybrid sports car in the 4-megajoule class.
  • Audi Sport Warm-up Neuburg 2015
    03/19/15
    Sports

    ​Jörg Zander: achieving aims through communication

    Since 2015, Jörg Zander has been heading the technical team of Audi Sport that lays the foundations for success in the DTM and the WEC.
  • Audi Sport: Green light for the 2015 season
    03/19/15
    Sports

    Audi Sport: Green light for the 2015 season

    With a ‘warm-up’ at the Competence Center Motorsport in Neuburg, Audi Sport officially opened the 2015 motorsport season. On Thursday, about 70 members of international media from 12 nations including China and Russia, experienced an exclusive tour of the new racing department and the first joint appearance of the four Audi racing projects, LMP, DTM, GT racing and the Audi Sport TT Cup.
  • Season opener for Audi racing series in Asia with numerous innovations
    03/17/15
    Sports

    Season opener for Audi racing series in Asia with numerous innovations

    The Audi R8 LMS Cup is starting its fourth season at Zhuhai, South China, on the opening weekend of March 21–22. Audi’s Asia-wide one-make cup will be offering numerous innovations to fans and drivers in 2015. The aerodynamics of the Cup car has been improved and the series will now be featuring standing starts with launch control and a new qualifying format with subsequent single timed laps, plus an equivalence system to balance differences in the drivers’ body weight. Up to 22 entrants will be battling each other in thrilling duels in two sprint races on each of the six race weekends.
  • VLN 2015
    03/15/15
    Sports

    ​Audi Motorsport Newsletter 07/2015

    Although there has not been a racing event in Audi’s calendar this weekend, the brand with the Four Rings thrilled many fans. The new Audi R8 LMS had its first public appearance at the Nürburgring, the family members of employees got to know Audi Neuburg at a Family Day and the readers of a specialist magazine were happy to get first-hand driving tips from two former Audi DTM champions.

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