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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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  • 06/23/17
    Sports

    Audi driver Ekström to race in DTM at the Norisring

    Good news for all DTM fans: Mattias Ekström in his Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM will be on the grid of the DTM season’s highlight at the Norisring on the first weekend of July and skip the World RX round in Höljes (Sweden).
  • 06/21/17
    Sports

    René Rast: “The success drives us as a team”

    Audi driver René Rast has already achieved some of his self-set targets: his first podium result and two fastest race laps at the Lausitzring; first pole position and first DTM victory in Budapest. Apart from his DNF in the Sunday race at Hockenheim, the rookie has finished in the points on every occasion. The pressure that comes with success, however, is not even an issue for the 30-year-old.
  • 06/19/17
    Sports

    Ski stars Linus Straßer and Daniel Bohnacker in the Audi Sport TT Cup

    While Audi’s customer teams took more winner’s medals and other trophies, two ski stars eagerly await their appearance in the Audi Sport TT Cup.
  • 06/18/17
    Sports

    DTM Budapest: Audi quotes

    At the Hungaroring, in front of 39,500 spectators (throughout the weekend), René Rast celebrated his first DTM victory. Mattias Ekström, in second place on Sunday, completed the strong performance of the new Audi RS 5 DTM in its first foreign round. Quotes from the Audi camp.
  • 06/18/17
    Sports

    Audi driver René Rast clinches DTM lead

    Audi driver René Rast is the man of the hour in the DTM. The newcomer celebrated his first DTM victory at the Hungaroring and on pulling off a mega weekend even snatched the lead of the drivers’ standings. In the manufacturers’ and teams’ classifications, Audi is in front as well before its home round at the Norisring on July 1/2.
  • 06/17/17
    Sports

    Lead of the standings, but disappointment for Audi

    Audi has taken the lead in the DTM manufacturers’ and teams’ standings at Budapest (Hungary). Following a strong performance in qualifying that put five Audi RS 5 DTM cars at the front of the grid, the race, however, ended in extreme disappointment for Audi.
  • 06/15/17
    Sports

    Audi Sport Nürburgring-winners go again at Spa

    The Audi Sport customer racing driver line-up for Spa has been confirmed: twelve international drivers compete with four factory-supported Audi R8 LMS cars at the next great endurance classic in the international GT calendar. In addition, six other privately entered Audi R8 LMS cars will race. The aim: to take the fourth victory after 2011, 2012 and 2014. The race takes place on July 29 and 30 on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in the Belgian-German border region.
  • 06/15/17
    Sports

    Audi Cup participants confirmed

    The Audi Cup field is complete. In addition to Atlético de Madrid and Liverpool FC, host FC Bayern München is going to welcome SSC Napoli to the Allianz Arena on August 1 and 2. Advance ticket sales for the preparation tournament featuring top-flight teams have already begun.
  • 06/13/17
    Sports

    Kieler Woche 2017: sailing with Audi

    Audi brings the fascination of sailing from water to land: The premium brand accompanies Kieler Woche from June 17 to 25 with celebrity guests and a diverse supporting program. The brand from Ingolstadt presents itself at the largest sailing regatta in the world for the eighth time in a row.
  • 06/12/17
    Sports

    Audi customers celebrate success in Europe, Australia and Asia

    Audi Sport customer racing celebrated five international victories with its customers in competition with other brands, as well as many more trophies.
  • 06/12/17
    Sports

    Hungarian home round for Audi in the DTM

    Following two strong performances in Germany, the Audi team is going to present itself on international tarmac with the new RS 5 DTM for the first time. This weekend (June 16 to 18) the DTM will be racing at the Hungaroring near Budapest.
  • 06/11/17
    Sports

    Successful Formula E home race for Audi in Berlin

    One pole position, two podiums and 56 points in total: Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport inspired the fans with its strong outing at the home Formula E race on the former airport in Berlin-Tempelhof.
  • 06/11/17
    Sports

    Audi and EKS: points instead of podium

    Mattias Ekström took fourth place at the sixth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship 2017 in Hell. In his tenth World Championship finale in a row, the defending rallycross World Champion missed yet another podium finish by 0.4 seconds. In the overall standings, the Swede still holds second behind compatriot Johan Kristoffersson. In the teams’ classification EKS is third at the half-way stage of the season.
  • 06/06/17
    Sports

    Audi and EKS rallycross team: season’s midpoint in the far north

    Hell, Norway, will be hosting round six of the FIA World Rallycross Championship next weekend. On the roller coaster track near Trondheim, 22 campaigners are going to battle for victory in the Supercar class from June 9 to 11. World RX Champion Mattias Ekström ranks in second place of the drivers’ standings after five of twelve rounds. EKS is in position three of the teams’ classification.
  • 06/05/17
    Sports

    Audi customer teams successful in Europe

    At Zolder, Belgium and Misano, Italy, Audi customer teams won seven trophies in total.
  • 06/02/17
    Sports

    Facts on the fourth Audi victory at the Nürburgring

    On May 28, Audi won the Nürburgring 24 Hours for the fourth time. The background and the facts on the victory in the Eifel.
  • 05/29/17
    Sports

    Customer racing success in America and Australia

    The Audi Sport customer racing teams celebrated many podium places on the last weekend of May.
  • 05/28/17
    Sports

    Audi and Ekström from hunted to hunter

    Mattias Ekström finished fifth in the fifth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship 2017. At the birthplace of rallycross in Lydden Hill, the reigning World Champion missed a podium finish and was forced to surrender his overall championship lead to Volkswagen driver Johan Kristoffersson. EKS holds third place in the team classification.
  • 05/28/17
    Sports

    Fourth victory for the Audi R8 LMS in the Nürburgring 24 Hours

    Fourth victory in five calendar years: After 2012, 2014 and 2015, the overall victory in 2017 once again went to the Audi R8 LMS. This makes the race car from Audi Sport customer racing the most successful sports car since 2012, at which time the GT3 models first started battling it out for the overall race win in the Eifel.
  • 05/27/17
    Sports

    Third victory for Philip Ellis in the Audi Sport TT Cup

    The Audi Sport TT Cup entertains the spectators once again: at the Nürburgring, Philip Ellis extended his table lead after crossing the finish line 0.267 seconds in front of the Spaniard Mikel Azcona.
  • 05/26/17
    Sports

    Audi R8 LMS second on the grid at the Nürburgring

    Audi has secured some good starting positions at the Nürburgring 24 Hours: the five fastest Audi R8 LMS clinched second, third, fifth, sixth and ninth on the grid in the decisive top 30 qualifying.
  • 05/24/17
    Sports

    ​Audi driver Ekström: “The DTM is fun again”

    With an unusual strategy Mattias Ekström clinched his first podium result in the 2017 DTM at the Lausitzring last weekend. In the FIA World Rallycross Championship, the Audi driver is the leader of the standings before round five at Lydden Hill (GB) next weekend. Time for an initial in-season assessment.
  • 05/23/17
    Sports

    Farewell to the home of rallycross: Audi and Ekström say “Goodbye, Lydden Hill”

    Round five of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill will also be a farewell. On the weekend of May 27 and 28, the field will be competing for the last time on the circuit in the southeast of England until further notice. Lydden Hill is regarded as the cradle of rallycross, the first races of this motorsport series having been held there in 1967. The circuit suits the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro really well and Mattias Ekström with his team, EKS, is aiming to clinch a victory there.
  • 05/22/17
    Sports

    Johnny Cecotto in the Audi Sport TT Cup

    Audi’s customer teams collected 17 trophies on four continents last weekend.
  • 05/21/17
    Sports

    ​Audi scores one-two victory at motorsport festival

    What a Sunday for Audi at the Lausitzring motorsport festival! In front of an impressive crowd, Jamie Green and Mattias Ekström perfected the first one-two victory of the new Audi RS 5 DTM. With five cars in the top seven positions, Audi was the strongest brand overall.
  • 05/21/17
    Sports

    DTM Lausitzring: Quotes Audi Sport

    67,500 spectators (throughout the weekend) experienced a spectacular motorsport festival and another strong showing of the Audi RS 5 DTM. René Rast’s first DTM podium on Saturday was followed by a one-two result on Sunday. Quotes from the Audi camp.
  • 05/21/17
    Sports

    Bungled Saturday at Formula E race in Paris

    Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport remains without fortune and, consequently, without points in race six of the Formula E season in Paris. Lucas di Grassi is able to maintain his second place in the drivers’ standings but, following Sébastien Buemi’s fifth victory this season, loses ground. Daniel Abt starts coasting behind the safety car shortly before the end of the race with a technical defect, consequently missing a points-finish.
  • 05/20/17
    Sports

    Audi driver René Rast makes a dream of his come true

    René Rast has made a long-held dream of his come true at the Lausitzring. The Audi driver came third in Saturday’s race, clinching the first ever podium in his still young DTM career.
  • 05/19/17
    Sports

    Pure racing atmosphere at Audi’s record appearance at the Nürburgring

    A new record for Audi at the Nürburgring: at the 24-hour race, never have more teams relied on Audi Sport customer racing’s purpose built race car. Six Audi R8 LMS, including four factory-backed models, will line up in the GT3 class. The latest customer sport project, the Audi R8 LMS GT4, will also make its race debut for the purpose of testing. Furthermore, in the TCR category, three Audi RS 3 LMS will fight for class victory in the hands of customers. In the supporting program of the event, 18 cars will compete in the Audi Sport TT Cup.
  • 05/15/17
    Sports

    Trophies for international Audi customers

    In Asia, Italy and Russia the drivers from several Audi customer teams stood on the podium this weekend.
  • 05/15/17
    Sports

    DTM: Audi and fans fired up for “Lausitz”

    The spectacular opening races at Hockenheim earned the DTM plenty of positive headlines – the rush for tickets to the season’s second race weekend at the Lausitzring now being in full swing as a result. Last year, nearly 70,000 spectators flocked to the motorsport festival at the Lausitzring. The crowd might even be larger this weekend, May 20/21.
  • 05/14/17
    Sports

    Audi driver Ekström continues to lead standings

    Mattias Ekström and his team, EKS, suffered a minor setback in round four of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship. At Mettet, Belgium, in an all-Scandinavian final, the reigning world champion finished in position four but, for the first time this season, had to yield to the competition on podium, but still defended his lead in the drivers’ classification.
  • 05/14/17
    Sports

    Audi driver Lucas di Grassi keeps crowd in suspense

    Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi has clinched another podium result in the Formula E electric racing series on the shortened Formula 1 circuit in Monaco, his adopted country, and in round five of the season kept the crowd in suspense up until the end.
  • 05/12/17
    Sports

    Four top clubs in Audi Cup

    The date for the fifth edition of the Audi Cup has been confirmed. On August 1 and 2, at Audi’s invitation, four top international clubs will be pitted against each other. Audi announced today the first participants and kicked off advance ticket sales. A premiere: the coaches of the visiting teams took part in the press conference via live holographic video conferencing.
  • 05/12/17
    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.
  • 05/11/17
    Sports

    Audi driver René Rast: “Starting from the first row was a highlight”

    Fight-back, first row on the grid and a Sunday of shocks: Audi driver René Rast experienced a turbulent season-opening weekend in Hockenheim. In an interview, the 30-year-old reviews the racing highlights, his premature exit from the Sunday race and assesses the DTM’s new features from a driver’s perspective.
  • 05/11/17
    Sports

    Distinguished driver line-up in the Audi R8 LMS GT4

    The new Audi R8 LMS GT4 faces its first race entry at the Nürburgring 24 Hours from May 25 to 28. Audi Sport will be relying on experienced forces: Audi Sport Team Phoenix has been a partner of the customer racing program from the very first minute, whilst the seven international drivers already have many thousands of race kilometers on the Nordschleife under their belts, as well as numerous titles.
  • 05/09/17
    Sports

    Audi driver Ekström aims to set record in Belgium

    For Audi and EKS there is no time to take a breather in the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the moment. Just one week after its visit to the Hockenheimring as part of the DTM season opener, the World RX campaign will be stopping at Mettet from May 12 to 14. Mattias Ekström is traveling to Belgium as the overall leader.
  • 05/08/17
    Sports

    Audi customer teams collect trophies around the world

    On the first weekend of May, The Audi customer teams were successful internationally in Australia, Asia and Europe with the RS 3 LMS and the R8 LMS.
  • 05/07/17
    Sports

    DTM Hockenheim: Audi Sport quotes

    The DTM delivered a tremendous season opener featuring two spectacular races at the Hockenheimring in front of 79,500 spectators (throughout the weekend). Following third place on Saturday, Audi achieved the first victory of the new Audi RS 5 DTM on Sunday. Quotes after the weekend that kicked off the 2017 DTM.
  • 05/07/17
    Sports

    New Audi RS 5 DTM already a winner

    After just two races, the new Audi RS 5 DTM is already a winning car: in the turbulent round two of the 2017 DTM at the Hockenheimring, Jamie Green was in a class of his own on Sunday.
  • 05/07/17
    Sports

    Hattrick! Audi and Ekström rock Hockenheim

    Mattias Ekström and his Team EKS remain the measure of all things in the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship. In round three of the season at the Hockenheimring, the reigning world champion was again not to be beaten. In difficult weather conditions, the Swede, shortly before the DTM qualifying session for race two, prevailed against his compatriots Johan Kristoffersson and Timmy Hansen in a gripping final. In the drivers’ classification, Ekström has extended his lead. In the teams’ classification, world champions EKS continue to trail Team PSRX Volkswagen Sweden in second place.
  • 05/07/17
    Sports

    Two wins for Philip Ellis in the Audi Sport TT Cup

    The Audi Sport TT Cup began the 2017 season with two closely fought races. Philip Ellis prevailed in both races at Hockenheim in front of Gosia Rdest, whilst two rookies drove to third place in each race.
  • 05/06/17
    Sports

    Strong performance by Audi drivers in DTM season opener

    From grid position 16 to third place: in the DTM season opener at the Hockenheimring, Mike Rockenfeller thrilled Audi fans with a comeback drive and clinched a podium result for the new Audi RS 5 DTM in its debut race. Similarly strong performances were shown by Mattias Ekström and René Rast.
  • 05/04/17
    Sports

    Audi R8 LMS stronger than ever in Asia

    The Audi R8 LMS Cup will start its sixth season in Sepang (Malaysia) on the weekend from May 5–7. It has established itself as one of the leading motorsport platforms for young talents in Asia. The Cup is even more attractive this year: thanks to an agreement with the Blancpain GT Series Asia, Audi’s customer teams are able to compete in two different series under profitable conditions.
  • 05/02/17
    Sports

    Double commitment for Ekström at Hockenheim

    The FIA World Rallycross Championship will visit the Hockenheimring from May 5 to 7. For Mattias Ekström, round three of the season is a very special one. Like last year, the reigning Rallycross World Champion will not only be on the grid in his Audi S1 EKS RX quattro, but in the Audi RS 5 DTM contest both races of the DTM season opener as well.
  • 05/01/17
    Sports

    Fabian Vettel and Benoît Tréluyer in the Audi Sport TT Cup this coming weekend

    While the juniors and a prominent guest driver are looking forward to the Audi Sport TT Cup season opener at Hockenheim, the Audi Sport customer racing teams achieved victories and podium results in Germany, France, Portugal, Thailand, Japan and in the USA.
  • 04/28/17
    Sports

    Racing debut of the new Audi RS 5 DTM

    May 6, 2017 will be a special day for Audi motorsport: 16 months after the project was launched, the new Audi RS 5 DTM is going to contest its first two races when the 2017 DTM season opens at the Hockenheimring.
  • 04/24/17
    Sports

    Audi customers successful in Saudi Arabia and at the Nürburgring

    Thanks to a customer’s victory in Saudi Arabia, Audi Sport customer racing recorded its second title success of the still young season, after an Audi team already prevailed in a championship in New Zealand in March.
  • 04/23/17
    Sports

    World Champion Ekström wins in Portugal as well

    Everything continues to run according to plan for Mattias Ekström and his EKS team in the FIA World Rallycross Championship 2017. At the second round in Montalegre, the defending World Champion beat nine-time Rally World Champion Sébastien Loeb in a thrilling finale. With his second victory this season, the Swede extended his lead in the drivers’ classification. In the team classification, World Champion EKS sits in second place behind the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden squad.
  • 04/21/17
    Sports

    Audi driver squad stronger than ever before

    Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich left the traditional Audi Winter Camp in Ofterschwang, Bavaria, at which the AUDI AG factory drivers prepared for a week together with their team bosses between 24 and 31 January for the 2009 motorsport season, extremely satisfied.
  • 04/20/17
    Sports

    Ten Audi R8 LMS in the ADAC GT Masters

    Audi remains the brand with the highest number of cars entered in probably the strongest national GT3 racing series in Europe. On April 28–30, ten Audi R8 LMS start contesting the eleventh season of the ADAC GT Masters. The cars are spread between six Audi customer teams, three of which are present for the first time in this series. The customer teams and their drivers are supported by six Audi Sport drivers.
  • 04/18/17
    Sports

    Audi and EKS to start as leaders of the standings in Portugal

    The FIA World Rallycross Championship will be entering round two at Montalegre, Portugal, next weekend (April 22 and 23). The town near the Spanish border merely has a population of 1,800, but motorsport fans have been flocking to the venue in large numbers in recent years.
  • 04/13/17
    Company

    Audi Sport racing academy – promoting talent

    The Audi driving experience is now redirecting its program in motorsport: the team around the driver coach and mentor Sepp Haider will focus on the promotion of young talent in the Audi Sport racing academy. In addition to theoretical and sports training, the academy’s comprehensive program also includes practice in the Audi Sport TT Cup and, for the first time, in the ADAC GT Masters.
  • 04/12/17
    Sports

    New Audi R8 LMS GT4: Audi Sport customer racing headed for growth

    Before the New York International Auto Show the Audi R8 LMS premiered in its GT4 version. Audi Sport GmbH’s customer racing program has been experiencing rapid growth. Audi has been offering the Audi R8 LMS GT3 race car since 2009, followed by the second generation of this success model in 2015, and the RS 3 LMS for the TCR category in 2016. Now Audi Sport’s portfolio of models has been extended once again.
  • 04/10/17
    Sports

    Audi customers victorious in Asia, Australia and Germany

    The Audi customer teams celebrated a successful weekend in international GT racing, plus a podium result in a TCR ranking.
  • 04/07/17
    Sports

    DTM presents Pit View and other new features

    In the coming DTM season, fans will be able to experience the Audi RS 5 DTM and the work of the teams at a closer range than ever before: at nearly all DTM events, owners of a paddock ticket will be admitted to a dedicated spectator pit from which they can directly watch the mechanics at work in the two adjacent garages.
  • 04/03/17
    Sports

    First title in 2017 season for Audi customer team

    While Audi’s customer teams are scoring initial international successes in the GT3 racing and in the TCR classes juniors from ten nations are preparing for the Audi Sport TT Cup.
  • 04/02/17
    Sports

    Dream start for World RX Champion Ekström

    The 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship could not have been off to a better start from Audi and EKS’s point of view. The season opener at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya saw Mattias Ekström triumph. In the final, the reigning world champion relegated Timo Scheider (D) and Andreas Bakkerud (N) to positions two and three. This victory immediately puts Ekström back at top of the drivers’ standings. In the teams’ classification, team world champions EKS are in the top spot tied on points with Team PSRX Volkswagen Sweden.
  • 04/02/17
    Sports

    Spectacular victory for Audi driver di Grassi in Mexico City

    Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi reduces his deficit to championship leader Sébastien Buemi to five points following his first victory of the season in the fourth race of the Formula E season in Mexico City (Mexico). Team mate Daniel Abt scored points again after finishing seventh.
  • 03/31/17
    Sports

    Sharper look for new Audi RS 5 DTM

    About a month before the DTM season opens, Audi is presenting the liveries of the six Audi RS 5 DTM cars. The engineers at the Audi motorsport department prepared the race cars in the past two weeks together with the teams. From Monday to Thursday next week (April 3 to 6) the new DTM cars will participate in final pre-season tests at Hockenheim.
  • 03/29/17
    Sports

    Title defense with strong Audi customer teams

    The Blancpain GT Series is the leading Europe-wide series for GT3 sports cars. Since 2011, the Audi teams have collected a total of six overall titles and sixteen class titles in this young series. Three Audi Sport customer racing teams will aim to win more trophies and titles this year.
  • 03/28/17
    Sports

    Starting signal for Audi and EKS in World RX

    The fourth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship is coming up. Twelve events on three continents are on the calendar this year, kicked off by the round at Barcelona on April 1 and 2, which marks a premiere in several respects. It will be the first race in which EKS receives factory support from Audi. The reigning world champion will be fielding three Audi S1 EKS RX quattro cars for the first time. Plus, Barcelona will be the venue of the season opener for the first time.
  • 03/27/17
    Sports

    TCR racing series: Large international demand for the Audi RS 3 LMS

    The new Audi RS 3 LMS stands in front of its first motorsport season. The race car can compete in 14 series worldwide, including the TCR International Series and ADAC TCR Germany with its strong field. The title defender of the TCR International Series, Stefano Comini, will drive an Audi from 2017 on. Also in the ADAC TCR Germany, the Audi RS 3 LMS has earned special preference: The reigning champion team, Target Competition, ordered four cars.
  • 03/21/17
    Sports

    World Champion Ekström attacks again with Audi

    Mattias Ekström will again be competing in a dual role in 2017. Following remarkable years in the DTM and two titles with Audi, the Swede is determined to claim the top spot now in the new, more than 500-HP Audi RS 5 DTM too. And as the reigning World Rallycross Champion he has only one aim in the up-and-coming racing series as well: to win the title again this year. The season will open at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya not far from the Spanish metropolis, on April 1 and 2. Starting this year, Ekström can also rely on support from Audi’s motorsport department.
  • 03/21/17
    Sports

    Audi a strong partner in the 16/17 winter sports season

    Audi looks back on a winter sports season of superlatives: the highlight was the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, which ended this weekend with the finale in Aspen (USA), as well as the Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz (Switzerland) and the Nordic World Championships in Lahti (Finland).
  • 03/17/17
    Sports

    Race track debut for the new Audi RS 5 DTM

    Only a week following its world premiere in Geneva, the new Audi RS 5 DTM did its first public test laps on the Italian race track at Vallelunga.
  • 03/16/17
    Sports

    Fired up for the new season: the young drivers in the Audi Sport TT Cup

    A young squad hungry for success is getting into gear: for the first time, the participants of the 2017 Audi Sport TT Cup jointly prepared for the new season at a training camp in Oberstdorf from March 11 to 15.
  • 03/14/17
    Sports

    FC Bayern München on Audi Summer Tour in Asia

    This summer, FC Bayern München will be traveling to Asia in preparation for the new season. Audi will be part of the program as the team’s partner, once again presenting the Audi Summer Tour featuring four test matches against European top-division clubs. The German record champion will embark on the trip to Asia on July 16. Audi and FC Bayern München have been partners for 15 years.
  • 03/09/17
    Sports

    Four factory-supported Audi R8 LMS with strong driver line-up in 24 Hours Nürburgring

    A strong Audi line-up for the 24 Hours at the Nürburgring: In Germany’s major endurance race to be held from May 25 to 28, Audi Sport customer racing will be supporting Audi Sport Team Land and Audi Sport Team WRT. The two teams will each be fielding two Audi R8 LMS cars. Twelve professional race drivers, including six winners from previous years, are going to share the cockpits in the iconic endurance race.
  • 03/07/17
    Sports

    World premiere in Geneva: the new Audi RS 5 DTM

    Clear the stage for an exciting new race car: At the same time as the production model, Audi Sport presented the DTM racing version of the Audi RS 5 Coupé at the Geneva Motor Show. The new RS design language premieres in this model that features numerous modifications required by the regulations as well.
  • 03/01/17
    Sports

    Audi customers to compete for three titles in Australian GT racing

    Australia has been one of the most successful markets in Audi Sport’s customer racing program for years. In 2017, the teams are again contesting three different national championships there. The season opens on Thursday, March 2 with race one of the Australian GT Championship at Adelaide.
  • 02/27/17
    Sports

    Audi ready for new golf season

    Like Audi, golf fascinates with precision and technical accomplishment. That is why the premium manufacturer in 2017 again supports an extensive program for professional and amateur golfers. The 27th edition of the global Audi quattro Cup and the presentation of the KRAMSKI Deutsche Golf Liga (DGL) are the highlights of the season.
  • 02/24/17
    Sports

    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
    Sports

    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
    Sports

    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
    Sports

    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
    Sports

    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
    Sports

    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
    Sports

    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
    Sports

    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
    Sports

    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
    Sports

    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
    Sports

    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
    Sports

    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
    Sports

    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.

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