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Kieler Woche 2014

For 36 years, Audi Sport has stood for success of the four rings in motorsport. But Audi has also been a close partner and sponsor of regional, national and international sports for decades – from international soccer, the Alpine and Nordic winter sports world and the Kieler Woche through to the world’s most popular tournament series for amateur golfers.

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  • 02/24/17
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    Last DTM test for Audi before world premiere

    Audi prepared for the new DTM season in a three-day test on the Portuguese race track at Portimão, covering 1,971 kilometers in total. It was the last test with an interim car before the world premiere of the new Audi RS 5 DTM that will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on March 7 – marking the first debut of the DTM car to take place at the same time as that of the new production model.
  • 02/20/17
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    Audi supports FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti

    From the downhill run to the cross-country skiing trail, from Switzerland to Finland: Audi is an official sponsor of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti starting this Wednesday. Most recently, the brand had supported the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz as Presenting Sponsor.
  • 02/19/17
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    Successful Alpine World Ski Championships for Audi in St. Moritz

    Two weeks of highlights on and off the ski slopes: During the 44th FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz (Switzerland) Audi once again underpinned its position as a strong partner of international skiing. Along the Corviglia world championship course, the brand with the four rings was featured as a constant companion of the Alpine competitions and thrilled visitors off the slopes with quattro experiences on snow and ice.
  • 02/19/17
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    Podium for Audi driver di Grassi in Buenos Aires

    Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi on clinching third place in Buenos Aires (Argentina) maintained his second place in the Formula E standings. His teammate Daniel Abt in race three of the fully electric racing series shone with a comeback drive from grid position 16 to seventh place.
  • 02/14/17
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    Loïc Duval: “I’d like to mount the podium in the DTM”

    A new challenge for Loïc Duval: Following five years with Audi in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), a title win and a Le Mans victory, the 34-year-old Frenchman is switching to the DTM in 2017. In an interview, Duval talks about his initial impressions in the Audi RS 5 DTM and the feeling of being a rookie again.
  • 02/09/17
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    Audi to enter three DTM teams in title chase

    Three months before the 2017 DTM season opener, Audi has announced its team assignments. The premium brand will be the only manufacturer to put three teams on the grid. The DTM season will kick off at the Hockenheimring on May 5.
  • 02/05/17
    Sports

    Two podium places for Audi customer teams in Australia

    Two Audi Sport customer racing teams celebrated hard-fought podium places in an unrelenting running of the Bathurst 12 Hours. Daniel Gaunt/Matt Halliday/Ash Samadi in the Audi R8 LMS were the second-best Pro-Am driver squad in the field of ten marques, trailed by their Audi brand colleagues Marc Cini/Dean Fiore/Lee Holdsworth.
  • 01/30/17
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    Audi presents FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz

    In a week from today the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will begin in St. Moritz (Switzerland). Audi accompanies the competitions as presenting sponsor for the seventh time. In doing so, the brand continues its tradition in international winter sports. Highlights away from the slopes this year include the medal reception in the Audi Lounge as well as an appearance by Audi DTM star and Rallycross world champion Mattias Ekström. He will be challenging the Ski athletes off the piste in an unusual duel on snow and ice.
  • 01/30/17
    Sports

    Season opener for title defender Audi in Australia

    Audi is traveling to Down Under as the title defender. Following its win of the drivers’ and manufacturers’ classifications in the 2016 Intercontinental GT Challenge, the racing series’ second season will kick off at Bathurst, Australia, on Sunday, February 5. Audi’s teams will be meeting with fierce competition at the event.
  • 01/18/17
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    Audi Sport to enter World RX

    AUDI AG will be providing factory support to Mattias Ekström’s rallycross project EKS starting in the 2017 season. As a result, Audi Sport, in addition to its commitments in Formula E and the DTM, will be competing in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) in the future as well.
  • 01/08/17
    Sports

    Lucas di Grassi: “A new era has started successfully”

    The ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport Formula E team started virtually into the New Year: Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt gathered new experiences during the 1,000,000 Dollar Vegas eRace on race simulators. While Abt claimed ninth place in the 30 driver field, di Grassi was unable to start the main race due to a technical defect. Nevertheless, the Brazilian gives a positive verdict in the interview and looks ahead to a return to the real race tracks.
  • 01/01/17
    Sports

    36 years of “Vorsprung durch Technik”

    Audi positions itself as the sportiest manufacturer in the premium segment and has a perfect basis to do so: motorsport. Sportiness, advanced technology and emotional design are the main elements accounting for the success of the Audi brand. The genes for it have had their origins in racing – for 36 years.
  • 12/16/16
    Sports

    Dieter Gass to become new Head of Audi Motorsport

    Scheduled change at the helm of Audi Sport: Effective January 1, 2017, after 23 years of service, Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (66) will hand over this post to his successor, Dieter Gass (53). Dr. Ullrich will remain with Audi Sport in an advisory role until the end of 2017.
  • 12/15/16
    Sports

    Deliveries of the Audi RS 3 LMS have begun

    Audi Sport GmbH delivered the first two Audi RS 3 LMS cars in Neuburg on Thursday. Stephan Winkelmann, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH, and Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing, handed over the new TCR touring cars to Cadspeed-Racing and Speed Factory Racing Team, whose season will start as early as in the middle of January 2017 in the 24-hour race in Dubai.
  • 12/12/16
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    Duval and Rast in Audi RS 5 DTM in 2017

    Audi is bringing a breath of fresh air into the DTM. The Frenchman Loïc Duval and the German René Rast will be two new campaigners to compete in the Audi RS 5 DTM next season. Both have previously been successful in other racing series for Audi, most recently having been active in the WEC. Mattias Ekström (Sweden), Jamie Green (Great Britain), Nico Müller (Switzerland) and Mike Rockenfeller (Germany) have been confirmed as drivers for the 2017 DTM.
  • 12/10/16
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    Successful season for Audi Sport customer racing

    Strong season for Audi Sport customer racing: Drivers and teams have clinched 24 titles and celebrated endurance racing victories with the Audi R8 LMS in the 2016 season. As a result, in a fierce competitive environment with up to eleven marques, Audi fared brilliantly again in the eighth season of its customer racing program.
  • 11/27/16
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    Mattias Ekström and EKS win World Rallycross Championship teams’ title

    Mattias Ekström and his privateer rallycross team EKS are World Champions in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. After the Swede had wrapped up the drivers’ title at the penultimate round of the season, EKS triumphed at the season finale in Rosario, Argentina.
  • 11/20/16
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    Audi wins FIA GT World Cup in Macau

    Audi Sport customer racing with Belgian Audi Club Team WRT has won what has arguably been the most unusual GT race in Macau. After the race had been stopped twice, Laurens Vanthoor decided the FIA GT World Cup in his favor for the first time.
  • 11/19/16
    Sports

    WEC Bahrain: Audi Sport quotes

    Quotes from the Audi team following the one-two victory in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) finale.
  • 11/19/16
    Sports

    Audi says goodbye with one-two victory

    Saying goodbye with a bang: Audi achieved an impressive one-two victory in the last race of its Le Mans prototypes in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). After clinching pole position in qualifying, the Audi R18 diesel hybrid sports car went on to claim a lights-to-flag victory in the 6 Hours of Bahrain. In addition, Lucas di Grassi set the fastest race lap. As a result, Audi has clinched the vice-championship titles in the manufacturers’ and drivers’ classifications.
  • 11/18/16
    Sports

    Final pole position for Audi in Bahrain

    Shining at the end: Lucas di Grassi (BR) and Oliver Jarvis (GB) achieved two personal bests and secured the best possible starting base for Audi at the last sports car event in the company’s history.
  • 11/14/16
    Sports

    Audi to battle for FIA GT World Cup in Macau

    Audi Sport customer racing will be competing against three other manufacturers in the streets of Macau from November 17 to 20, aiming to bring the most prestigious crown in GT3 racing, the FIA GT World Cup title, home to Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm with the Audi R8 LMS.
  • 11/13/16
    Sports

    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 42/2016

    Formula E and the ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport squad had a successful African premiere on the street circuit in Marrakesh. In Great Britain, the Audi customer team Tockwith Motorsports celebrated winning the Dunlop Endurance Championship with the R8 LMS ultra, and in Japan Hitotsuyama Racing won one race at the Super GT season finale.
  • 11/11/16
    Sports

    Emotional farewell for Audi from the FIA WEC

    Audi is ending an era. On Saturday, November 19, not only the current season of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will end in Bahrain but also Audi ceasing its Le Mans sports prototype program after 18 years. Audi’s sports prototypes, from the Audi R8, the Audi R10 TDI and the Audi R15 TDI to the Audi R18, have shaped an entire racing era. They represent one of Audi Sport’s most successful periods and are symbols of the technical progress achieved by the brand with the four rings.
  • 11/06/16
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    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 41/2016

    Title defender Alex Yoong and challenger Alessio Picariello fought a gripping two-way battle in the Audi R8 LMS Cup in Shanghai. Audi driver René Rast is happy about the birth of a child and Team Rosberg makes children happy.
  • 11/06/16
    Sports

    WEC Shanghai: Audi Sport quotes

    Quotes from the Audi team following round eight of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
  • 11/06/16
    Sports

    Audi scores 18 points at Shanghai

    Audi proved its untiring endurance racing spirit in round eight of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in China. In spite of diverse adversities, the six drivers and the team never lost their concentration and in the end still managed to score 18 points. As a result, Audi defended second place in the manufacturers’ standings before the finale to be held in Bahrain in two weeks’ time.
  • 11/05/16
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    Rows two and three for Audi at Shanghai

    Although Audi will be starting from positions three and five in round eight of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Shanghai the brand with the four rings, having set five fastest times to date, has remained the best manufacturer in qualifying this year.
  • 10/30/16
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    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 40/2016

    Audi customer teams in Australia and New Zealand had a successful race weekends: they won a championship title and finished on the podium. Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen opened in Abu Dhabi the first Audi Sport Center and Rally World Champion Sébastien Ogier tested the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro, with which Mathias Ekström won the World Rallycross Championship.
  • 10/28/16
    Sports

    FIA WEC to race in Audi’s largest market

    For Audi, an important race is coming up before its imminent withdrawal from the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Once a year, the LMP sports cars visit China – the company’s largest market. On Sunday, November 6, Audi is going to battle for points and trophies in the 6 Hours of Shanghai.
  • 10/26/16
    Sports

    Audi with new motorsport strategy: Formula E instead of WEC

    Audi is realigning its motorsport strategy. The premium brand will terminate its FIA WEC commitment, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, at the end of the 2016 season. Instead Audi is taking up a factory-backed commitment in the all-electric Formula E racing series.
  • 10/23/16
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    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 39/2016

    With a strong performance the Audi RS 3 LMS debuted in the VLN season finale as the best car in the TCR touring car category. Audi customer teams clinched victories and a vice-championship title win in Europe, Asia and South America. In an interview, Joonas Lappalainen talks about his approach to becoming the titleholder in the 2016 Audi Sport TT Cup.
  • 10/20/16
    Sports

    DSV athletes start skiing season with Audi

    The German Ski Association (DSV) started the new season with Audi. At the Audi Sportpark and the Audi driving experience center, the athletes were kitted out for the world championship winter and received their new official cars. Viktoria Rebensburg and Severin Freund received insight into the brand’s innovative technologies during a demonstration of piloted driving on autobahn A9.
  • 10/17/16
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    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 38/2016

    While Mattias Ekström was crowning himself World Rallycross Champion at the Estering and Edoardo Mortara rejoiced over his DTM victory, Audi customer teams celebrated several podium places, plus two drivers and a rookies’ title in the Audi R8 LMS this weekend.
  • 10/16/16
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    DTM finale at Hockenheim: Audi Sport quotes

    In front of 142,000 spectators (throughout the weekend) at Hockenheim, Audi won the manufacturers’ and the teams’ classifications of the DTM, plus both final races. In the drivers’ classification, Edoardo Mortara and Jamie Green took positions two and three. Quotes following the final weekend.
  • 10/16/16
    Sports

    Audi Sport TT Cup: Lappalainen clinches title

    Joonas Lappalainen secured the title in the Audi Sport TT Cup season finale at the Hockenheimring. In the last race, the Finn, who is only 18 years old, came in third place, trailing Dennis Marschall and Nicklas Nielsen, and relegated the German Marschall and Nielsen from Denmark to positions two and three in the overall classification. Still, Nielsen had good reason to celebrate, too. The newcomer in the Audi one-make cup, on achieving two second places, claimed victory in the rookies’ classification.
  • 10/16/16
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    Audi secures two of the three DTM titles

    Audi secured two of the three DTM titles in the finale at Hockenheim. For the third time, Audi is DTM manufacturers’ champion and for the fourth time, Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline is teams’ champion. In spite of his fifth victory this season, Audi campaigner Edoardo Mortara in the Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM missed the drivers’ title by a very narrow four-point margin.
  • 10/16/16
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    Mattias Ekström is FIA World Rallycross Champion

    Mattias Ekström, on finishing fifth at the Estering, secured an early title win in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. To compete in the penultimate round of the 2016 season, the Swede had opted not to run in the DTM finale at Hockenheim, marking the first time for him to miss a race in his 16-year DTM career.
  • 10/16/16
    Sports

    WEC Fuji: Audi Sport quotes

    Quotes from the Audi team following second place at Fuji in round seven of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
  • 10/16/16
    Sports

    Audi second at Fuji after strong battle

    The 6 Hours of Fuji have never before been as thrilling as this year. In round seven of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Audi, Porsche and Toyota battled for 6 hours, separated by mere seconds. For five hours, Audi was leading the race, lacking only 1.4 seconds in the end.
  • 10/15/16
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    Timo Scheider ends his DTM career

    Timo Scheider will be contesting his last DTM race for Audi in the finale at the Hockenheimring on Sunday. In eleven joint years, Scheider won two DTM titles (2008 and 2009), seven DTM races and, in the Audi R8 LMS, the 24 Hours of Spa in 2011.
  • 10/15/16
    Sports

    Molina wins, Mortara shows strong nerves

    Suspense galore in the DTM: Following an impressive comeback by Audi driver Edoardo Mortara in the first of the two final races at the Hockenheimring, the decision in the battle for the drivers’ title will only be made on Sunday, in the last race of the year. The manufacturers’ and teams’ classifications remain open as well.
  • 10/15/16
    Sports

    Fifth pole position this season for Audi at Fuji

    Seven races, five fastest times in qualifying: The Audi R18 is the benchmark in qualifying in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) this year. In Japan, Audi managed setting the fourth best time in succession.
  • 10/11/16
    Sports

    Gripping season finale in Audi Sport TT Cup

    The finale in the 2016 Audi Sport TT Cup promises suspense galore. Four young talents still have chances of winning the title. In the rookies’ classification, the decision is still pending as well. In the guest entrants’ group, the grid will again include two high-caliber celebrities, actor Jimi Blue Ochsenknecht and YouTube star Tim Burton alias Shmee150. The races in the Audi one-make cup will be held as part of the DTM supporting program on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16.
  • 10/10/16
    Sports

    Audi quattro Cup 2016: Victory for Germany and the United States in world finale

    The world’s best amateur golfers have been determined. In the finale of the 26th Audi quattro Cup at Real Club de Golf El Prat in Barcelona, the teams from Germany and the United States prevailed against their competitors. Some 100,000 players from a total of 51 nations had been battling for the coveted final tickets in 750 qualification tournaments over the past few months.
  • 10/10/16
    Sports

    DTM finale: Audi to battle for three Championship titles

    Audi Sport entered the 2016 DTM season with the ambitious aim of winning all three Championship titles. In the eagerly awaited finale at the Hockenheimring from October 14 to 16, this aim may become reality.
  • 10/09/16
    Sports

    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 37/2016

    Lucas di Grassi finished second in the opening race of the FIA Formula E season in Hong Kong. Audi customer teams celebrate first titles in North America and claim podium finishes in the China GT Championship, as well as in the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring. Benoît Tréluyer visited Audi Sport partner Michelin at the Paris Motor Show.
  • 10/07/16
    Sports

    Audi in eager anticipation of Japan

    The decisive stage in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) has started. Within the space of five weeks, Asia is going to host three rounds that will produce the title decisions. Audi is traveling to Japan as the runner-up in the manufacturers’ and drivers’ standings. Round seven of the season will be held on the challenging circuit at Fuji, some 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo, on Sunday, October 16.
  • 10/06/16
    Sports

    ​Formula E under the banner of the Four Rings for the first time

    While the Audi DTM team is preparing for a thrilling finale at the Hockenheimring, the new Formula E season begins on Sunday, October 9. The electric race cars of Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport will compete in the Chinese metropolis of Hong Kong, under the banner of the Four Rings for the first time.
  • 10/02/16
    Sports

    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 36/2016

    While Mattias Ekström clinched another rallycross trophy at Riga, Audi presented the new RS 3 LMS and was pleased about two drivers’, two teams’ and one juniors’ title with the Audi R8 LMS.
  • 10/02/16
    Sports

    Titles for Audi Sport customer racing in ADAC GT Masters and Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup

    Two drivers’ and two teams’ titles on a single afternoon – the customers of Audi Sport customer racing popped the champagne bottles on the first weekend in October. The teams won two of the world’s most fiercely fought GT3 series, the ADAC GT Masters and the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup.
  • 09/29/16
    Sports

    Audi Sport develops racing version of the Audi RS 3

    With a racing version of the new Audi RS 3 that made its world debut at the Paris Motor Show, Audi Sport customer racing will extend its offering in customer sport starting in the 2017 season. The TCR version of the Audi RS 3 sedan puts customer sport at Audi on an even broader base.
  • 09/25/16
    Sports

    DTM Budapest: Audi Sport quotes

    39,500 spectators (throughout the weekend) witnessed a strong performance by the Audi squad in positions one to six on Saturday and a one-two result on Sunday. Following the exclusion of Daniel Juncadella (Mercedes-Benz) and Marco Wittmann (BMW) from the classification, two Audi drivers – Edoardo Mortara and Jamie Green – before the finale at Hockenheim still have chances of clinching the drivers’ title. In the manufacturers’ and teams’ classifications, Audi clearly ranks at the top. Quotes following the DTM’s visit to Hungary.
  • 09/25/16
    Sports

    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 35/2016

    In the turbulent round of the Audi R8 LMS Cup in Korea, Marchy Lee and Alex Yoong won. In the Czech Republic and Italy, Audi customer teams celebrated successes in races and podium positions with the Audi R8 LMS as well.
  • 09/25/16
    Sports

    One-two win as well as frustration for Audi in the DTM

    Only two contenders left: In the grand finale of the DTM at the Hockenheimring on October 15/16, Marco Wittmann (BMW) and Edoardo Mortara (Audi) will be battling for the drivers’ title. In the manufacturers’ and the teams’ standings, Audi is leading before the last two races.
  • 09/25/16
    Sports

    Perfect weekend for Marschall in Audi Sport TT Cup

    Dennis Marschall made his mark on the Hungarian premiere of the Audi Sport TT Cup. At the Hungaroring, the German celebrated two lights-to-flag victories and reduced his deficit to overall leader Joonas Lappalainen from Finland to nine points. Now, the showdown will take place in the season’s finale at Hockenheim. In the guest entrants’ classification, two stars from the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK), Chaz Davies and Xavi Forés, were on the grid.
  • 09/24/16
    Sports

    Perfect day for Audi and Edoardo Mortara

    A perfect Saturday for Audi and Edoardo Mortara in the DTM at Budapest (Hungary): On clinching his fourth victory this season, the Audi driver reduced his deficit to Marco Wittmann (BMW) in the drivers’ classification to 14 points. In the manufacturers’ standings, Audi recaptured the lead with a one-two-three-four-five-six result. Among the teams, Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline ranks in first place again.
  • 09/22/16
    Sports

    Audi supports Ekström in world RX title race

    Audi factory driver Mattias Ekström is going to battle for the title in the World Rallycross Championship (WorldRX) at the Estering in Buxtehude. At the same time, Audi Sport will be giving René Rast another opportunity in the DTM. Following his strong debut in the race at Zandvoort, the 29-year-old German will contest the DTM finale at the Hockenheimring as well.
  • 09/20/16
    Sports

    Audi Sport TT Cup celebrates premiere at the Hungaroring

    The question of who is going to win the title in the Audi Sport TT Cup may already be decided at the Hungaroring. On the sixth of seven race weekends, two stars from the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK), Chaz Davies and Xavier Forés, will be on the grid as guest entrants. The races in the Audi one-make cup will be held as part of the DTM supporting program on Saturday, September 24, and on Sunday, September 25.
  • 09/19/16
    Sports

    Important DTM weekend for Audi in Hungary

    From September 23 to 25, the DTM will be visiting Hungary. For Audi Sport, the weekend at the Hungaroring near Budapest is extremely important: the title race in the DTM continues to intensify before the season’s last four races.
  • 09/19/16
    Sports

    Audi: partner of international sport

    From international football, the Alpine and Nordic winter sports world and the Kieler Woche through to the world’s most popular tournament series for amateur golfers: Audi has been a close partner and sponsor of regional, national and international sports for decades.
  • 09/18/16
    Sports

    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 34/2016

    Successful race weekend for Audi DTM driver Mattias Ekström in the World Rallycross Championship: The Swede celebrated his fourth victory this season in the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro at Barcelona and took the lead of the standings. In the finale of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at the Nürburgring, Belgian Audi Club Team WRT achieved a podium place.
  • 09/18/16
    Sports

    WEC Austin: Audi Sport quotes

    Quotes from the Audi team following second place in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) race at Austin.
  • 09/18/16
    Sports

    Second place for Audi in WEC round at Austin

    Audi led the first half of round six of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with both R18 cars in commanding style. But in the end, its strong performance, with a trophy for second place, did not produce the desired reward. In the fifth hour, car number 7 lost a lot of time due to a collision in which its driver was not at fault. During an overtaking maneuver, a lapped race car hit the Audi which subsequently spun into the guardrail. The sister car, number 8, that was leading for a long time, lost ground following several incidents and recovered to second place.
  • 09/17/16
    Sports

    Both Audi cars on front row at Austin

    For the fourth time this year and for the third time in succession Audi has achieved the best starting base: the two Audi R18 cars locked out the front row of the grid for round six of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
  • 09/11/16
    Sports

    DTM Nürburgring: Audi Sport quotes

    Edoardo Mortara scored 37 points at the Nürburgring, making him Marco Wittmann’s number-one rival in the DTM title race. Quotes following Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline’s 50th victory in the popular touring car series.
  • 09/11/16
    Sports

    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 33/2016

    Successes in races and titles for two Audi customer teams in Down Under: In the season finale of the Australian GT Trophy Series both victories and the title in the Trophy Class went to the Audi R8 LMS. At Donington, the final pre-season tests for Formula E took place. And as part of the DTM at the Nürburgring, Hans-Joachim Stuck and René Rast drove the Audi race taxis.
  • 09/11/16
    Sports

    Audi show at DTM anniversary at the Nürburgring

    72,500 spectators experienced a tremendous anniversary weekend of the DTM at the Nürburgring that ended on Sunday in an Audi show, with Edoardo Mortara clinching his third victory this season in the Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM. The victory in the DTM’s 50th visit to the Nürburgring also marked the 50th triumph of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline that brought all four cars into the points on Sunday.
  • 09/11/16
    Sports

    Joonas Lappalainen celebrates brace of wins in Audi Sport TT Cup at the Nürburgring

    Joonas Lappalainen is the man of the weekend in the Audi Sport TT Cup. At the Nürburgring, the Finn celebrated his second and third victories this season. Thanks to scoring the maximum number of points, the driver who finished last year in fourth place overall took the top spot in the standings. Contenders in the guest entrants’ classification included German TV star Tayfun Baydar and freestyle skier Benedikt Mayr, among others.
  • 09/10/16
    Sports

    Green and Mortara with spirited performance

    On delivering a spirited performance in the first of the two DTM races at the Nürburgring, Jamie Green (Audi Sport Team Rosberg) and Edoardo Mortara (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline) maintained their chances in the title race.
  • 09/09/16
    Sports

    Audi ready for Texan racing festival

    Suspense galore in the second half of the season: In the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) on Saturday, September 17, Audi is aiming to win at Austin for the third time. The battles for victory in the WEC by the brand with the four rings have seldom been as close as in 2016 – twice, in the two most recent races, Audi has had chances of claiming the winners’ trophy up until the end, just barely missing it in second place on both occasions. In Texas, the tide is set to turn.
  • 09/06/16
    Sports

    Bye-bye summer break: Audi Sport TT Cup with high-caliber guest entrants at the Nürburgring

    The summer vacation period is about to end in most German federal states, and in the Audi Sport TT Cup, the eight-week summer break will be over next weekend. The international junior talents will be back on track. At the Nürburgring, as part of the DTM’s supporting program, a race of the Audi one-make cup will be held on each Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11.
  • 09/05/16
    Sports

    Special DTM weekend for Audi Sport at the Nürburgring

    From September 9 to 11, the DTM will visit the Nürburgring for the 50th time. Audi Sport has a special history in the DTM on the famous race track in the Eifel as well. Be it the V8, TT, A4 or A5: with every model range Audi has been active in the DTM so far the brand with the four rings has celebrated victories at the Nürburgring – a total of nine to date. The first one was achieved in 1990 by two-time World Rally Champion Walter Röhrl (Germany) in the legendary Audi V8 quattro.
  • 09/04/16
    Sports

    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 32/2016

    Successful race weekend for Audi customer teams around the globe: the Audi R8 LMS celebrated victories and podium places in Australia, China and Belgium.
  • 09/03/16
    Sports

    WEC Mexico: Audi Sport quotes

    Quotes from the Audi team following the season’s fifth podium result in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) debut in Mexico.
  • 09/03/16
    Sports

    Audi second in turbulent race in Mexico

    Audi showed a strong battle in round five of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Following Audi’s pole position, both Audi R18 cars took turns leading the race in Mexico in the early stage. Car number 8, however, lost more than 30 minutes after suffering damage at the end of the third hour. The number 7 sister car recovered from fifth to second place following some setbacks.
  • 09/02/16
    Sports

    Audi to become involved in Formula E

    Audi is going to intensify its future commitment in the world’s first racing series for fully electric race cars. Starting in the 2016/2017 season that opens in Hong Kong on October 9, Audi will increase its involvement in Formula E Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport. In addition, it is planned to incorporate Formula E into a factory-backed motorsport program as of the 2017/2018 season.
  • 09/02/16
    Sports

    Audi captures third pole position in Mexico

    Silverstone, Nürburgring, Mexico City: Having set the fastest time in qualifying for the third time this year, Audi is the best brand in the qualifying sessions of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) to date. For the first time this season the number 8 Audi R18 will be starting the 6-hour race from the top spot on the grid.
  • 08/29/16
    Sports

    Audi and the FIA WEC break new ground in Mexico

    Just one month before the factory opening, Audi starts the crucial phase of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Mexico. Five of the nine championship races on the calendar are held between September and November. The world tour begins with the first ever world championship race in Mexico City on September 3. For drivers and engineers alike, it is the altitude of the 4.304 kilometer long track that represents the biggest change: at a height of more than 2,000 meters above sea level the air is quite literally rarified.
  • 08/28/16
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    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 31/2016

    The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT claimed several top three finishes in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup in Budapest, GT Motorsport produces a fantastic comeback drive in the Australian Endurance Championship.
  • 08/22/16
    Sports

    FC Bayern starts the season with Audi

    FC Bayern München is starting the new season in sporty style both on and off the pitch. At the Audi Piazza in Ingolstadt, players and coaches received their new company cars from Audi Chairman Rupert Stadler. The trend is clear: together with new signing Mats Hummels far more than half of the football players opted for one of the sporty RS models.
  • 08/21/16
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    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 30/2016

    Audi customer teams celebrated a race victory and podium places in the ADAC GT Masters and the GT Asia this weekend.
  • 08/21/16
    Sports

    DTM Moscow: Audi Sport quotes

    Rain on Saturday, sunshine on Sunday: 25,000 spectators (throughout the weekend) witnessed two highly diverse DTM races at the Moscow Raceway, neither of which went the way Audi Sport had been wishing for. Quotes following the DTM’s visit to Russia.
  • 08/21/16
    Sports

    Comeback by Edoardo Mortara at Moscow

    What a race for Edoardo Mortara: The Italian from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline in his Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM advanced from grid position 17 to sixth place in the second race at the Moscow Raceway (Russia) on Sunday. Following a disappointing qualifying session, Audi showed a strong race.
  • 08/20/16
    Sports

    DTM front runners moving together even closer

    Following the first of the two DTM races in Russia, the contenders at the top of the standings in all three classifications are moving together even closer. In the teams’ classification, Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline recaptured first place at the Moscow Raceway on Saturday. In the manufacturers’ classification, Audi is five and in the drivers’ classification just four points short of the top spot on the leaderboard.
  • 08/15/16
    Sports

    Summer break is over: Audi ready for final DTM sprint

    Jamie Green or Edoardo Mortara? Both Audi drivers have good chances of bringing the lead of the drivers’ standings home from the DTM round in Russia (August 19 to 21). In the manufacturers’ and teams’ classifications, Audi Sport is setting its sights on the top spot as well.
  • 08/14/16
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    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 29/2016

    Audi driver Edoardo Mortara proves his abilities in GT3 sports car: in the Audi R8 LMS Cup in Malaysia he won the second race, the first race was won by Alex Yoong. Phil Hanson and Nigel Moore triumphed once again in the Dunlop Endurance Championship at Silverstone.
  • 08/07/16
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    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 28/2016

    Two Audi customer teams celebrate a one-two finish in the ADAC GT Masters. In Japan, Audi Team Hitotsuyama is narrowly beaten in an incredibly exciting finish.
  • 07/31/16
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    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 27/2016

    Ingolstadt, July 31, 2016 – Stephan Winkelmann, Managing Director of quattro GmbH, and Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing, symbolically handed over the 200th Audi R8 LMS during the 24 Hours of Spa race week.
  • 07/31/16
    Sports

    Coupe du Roi and sixth consecutive podium finish for Audi

    Fans of the 24 Hours of Spa saw one of the most exciting ever editions of the endurance classic. Audi was among the small group of favorites as the race entered its final quarter, but ultimately it was lady luck that decided the outcome. Four brands fought for victory in the closing stages, before a tire failure robbed Audi Sport Team Phoenix of any chance of victory. In the end, Audi Sport Team WRT from Belgium staged a strong fightback to grab a trophy for Audi. Nico Müller (CH), René Rast (D) and Laurens Vanthoor (B) finished third, while Audi won the “Coupe du Roi” manufacturers’ classification.
  • 07/29/16
    Sports

    Audi ready for 24 Hours of Spa

    Audi is pleased with its own performance after the super pole qualifying session for 24 Hours of Spa. Following impeccable and thorough preparation, the brand with the four rings presents itself as the second-best manufacturer in the field of the eleven automotive brands.
  • 07/25/16
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    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 26/2016

    Audi customer teams celebrated race victories in the Unites States, Australia and in the United Kingdom this weekend. In New Zealand, the Audi R8 LMS ultra won a championship title.
  • 07/24/16
    Sports

    WEC Nürburgring: Audi Sport quotes

    Quotes from the Audi team following the two podium results in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the Nürburgring.
  • 07/24/16
    Sports

    Good team performance by Audi in home round

    Audi started the 6 Hours of Nürburgring from positions one and two on the grid. In a thrilling battle for the lead in round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the two Audi R18 cars initially took turns at the front of the field. In the end, Audi Sport Team Joest achieved positions two and three – a caution period in the third hour of the race having deprived the squad of the chance to clinch its second victory of the season.
  • 07/23/16
    Sports

    Audi top in qualifying for home round

    Impressive performance in qualifying in the Eifel: Marcel Fässler (CH) and André Lotterer (D) in the Audi R18 clinched grid position one in round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). With a gap of only 26 hundredths of a second Lucas di Grassi (BR) and Oliver Jarvis (GB) in the sister car number 8 directly trailed them.
  • 07/22/16
    Sports

    Eleven Audi R8 LMS cars in iconic race at Spa

    The 24 Hours of Spa is the major iconic event on the international GT3 racing calendar. This year, the race will be held from 30 to 31 July. Audi is now going to meet with fierce competition again and is represented by more customer racing teams than ever before. The brand with the four rings has won three of the past five editions and clinched the ‘Coupe du Roi’ manufacturers’ cup in 2014 and 2015.
  • 07/19/16
    Sports

    Audi produces 200th R8 LMS

    Neckarsulm is delighted: The Audi Sport customer racing team has completed the 200th Audi R8 LMS. Since 2009, the brand with the four rings has been involved in international GT3 racing with a race car for customers and developed a sales and service network around the globe, numerous supporting services and technology offerings.
  • 07/18/16
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    Thrilling home round for Audi in World Endurance Championship

    Crowd support guaranteed: Audi is traveling to round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) full of expectations. The series’ only German round at the Nürburgring is on the calendar on July 24. Last year, 62,000 spectators flocked to the motorsport spectacle in the Eifel. This year, Audi is counting on at least equally great enthusiasm and intends to be involved in the thrilling battle for the top spot.
  • 07/17/16
    Sports

    Audi Motorsport Newsletter 25/2016

    Two Audi drivers on the top of the podium: In the DTM round at Zandvoort, Jamie Green was pleased about his first victory this season in the Audi RS 5 DTM. In the VLN at the Nürburgring, Christopher Mies and Connor De Phillippi in the Audi R8 LMS achieved their second triumph for Audi’s customer team Montaplast by Land-Motorsport.
  • 07/17/16
    Sports

    DTM Zandvoort: Audi Sport quotes

    Disappointment on Saturday, party mood on Sunday: Audi experienced an emotional roller coaster at the DTM on the Dutch North Sea coast in front of a total of 38,000 spectators.

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