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Audi Driver Filipe Albuquerque in Eager Anticipation of WEC

posted by on 22 April 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi factory driver Filipe Albuquerque (Portugal) is facing a major challenge on switching from touring car to endurance racing. The Portuguese will contest his first race in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro diesel hybrid sports car at round two of the WEC at Spa (Belgium) on May 3. More…

Audi Sport News Update: customer racing

posted by on 22 April 2014 in Audi News

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All of the latest news from the world of Audi Sport customer racing, including the Blancpain Sprint Series, European Le Mans Series, Thailand Super Series and Bathurst Motor Festival. Also, Benoit Treluyer comments on plans to tackle the 24 Hours of Spa with teammates Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fassler. More…

WEC: Unfortunate Start of WEC Season after Strong Start for World Champion Team Audi Sport

posted by on 21 April 2014 in Motorsports Test

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Yesterday’s running of the 6 Hours of Silverstone marked a rough beginning of the 2014 season for the Audi Sport Team Joest squad. After a strong performance in qualifying, both R18s succumbed to wrecks due to accident and thus neither were able to finish the race. More…

WEC: World Champions Audi Start from Front Row

posted by on 20 April 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi demonstrated a good qualifying form at the beginning of a new era in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). At Silverstone (Great Britain), last year’s World Champions had to admit defeat in a thrilling qualifying session by merely five thousandths of a second. The average of four lap times, which have to be set by two drivers, is decisive for all entrants. The #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro will start from the front row on Sunday, car #2 from the second row. More…

DTM: 4-Day Hockenheim Pre-Season Tests Begin

posted by on 14 April 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi Sport’s DTM squad moves this week to Hockenheim for a 4-day test session that will mark the final runnings before the start of the 2014 season. This week it’s all hands on deck and all cars on track, meaning the final liveries of the RS 5 DTM will also be revealed. More…

Audi Sport News Brief: DTM

posted by on 14 April 2014 in Motorsport

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Activity is picking up as the latest DTM season moves closer to opening day. This week saw the team traveling from test to test, with various events in between. The RS 5 DTM proved strong at the Hungaroring and now moves to a four-day test in Hockenheim. Remaining 2014-spec liveries for the RS 5 DTM have been revealed, while drivers like Mattias Ekstrom and Edo Mortara have headed to various PR events. More…

WEC: Silverstone Preview, Audi Begins New Era as World Champions

posted by on 14 April 2014 in Motorsport

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This is a change of historic proportions: The new regulations of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) force the automobile manufacturers to use significantly less fuel than last year. The new rules will come into effect at the Silverstone (GB) season opener on April 20. Audi is tackling the challenge as the 2012 and 2013 World Champions with a newly designed R18 e-tron quattro and two strong driver lineups. Besides demonstrating their driving skills in the race they will also have to make their personal contribution to efficiency – not least due to the fact that, following an adjustment of the regulations on short notice, race cars with diesel engines like the R18 e-tron quattro are subject to another reduction of fuel-energy compared to competitors using gasoline engines. More…

Audi Sport Drivers Visit Watch Partner Oris

posted by on 11 April 2014 in Choice Gear Motorsport

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Audi race drivers as watchmakers: For a day, Marcel Fässler, Nico Müller and Mike Rockenfeller delved into the world of Oris. The company based in Hölstein (Switzerland) will become the new ‘Official Watch Partner’ of Audi Sport at the beginning of this motorsport season and, among other things, be featured with its logo on the mirrors of all eight Audi RS 5 DTM plus the R18 e-tron quattro cars.
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DTM: Mattias Ekstrom & Audi RS 5 DTM Impress Fans in Graz

posted by on 8 April 2014 in Motorsport

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‘Der Spielberg in Graz’ – the spectacular season opening of the Red Bull Ring in the Graz city center starred under this motor on Saturday. Around 50,000 spectators accepted the invitation and enjoyed among other things the demonstration runs by two-time DTM Champion Mattias Ekström in his Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM. The Red Bull Ring close to Spielberg, around 70 kilometers northwest of Graz, hosts the DTM on August 3. More…

Audi Sport News Brief: customer racing

posted by on 7 April 2014 in Motorsport

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All of the latest news from the world of Audi Sport customer racing. More…

Audi Sport Designs Lightest Sports Prototype in Its History with New R18

posted by on 7 April 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi had to master a particularly challenging task before the 2014 season. Since the brand entered Le Mans prototype racing in 1999, the safety rules have never been as strict and a race car as complex as this year. At the same time, the car is allowed to be lighter than ever before. More…

Five Audi Teams Rely on the R8 LMS ultra in the Nurburgring 24 Hours

posted by on 4 April 2014 in Motorsport

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Le Mans winners, GT World Champions, a stratosphere jumper and strong customer teams – they all rely on the Audi R8 LMS ultra in the 42nd running of the Nürburgring 24 Hours. For the first time, several teams will be competing in a qualification race on the first weekend in April. More…