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Watch: Ekstrom Drives the Audi Quattro R-6

by on 24 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport Video

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On top of finishing this weekend’s Montalegre rallycross ahead of a pushy Frenchman, Mattias Ekstrom also took the time to drive a classic Audi. The longtime Audi racer stepped out of his 560 hp S1 RX quattro to step into the car that started it all. The Audi Rallye quattro R-6 was the first ever […] More…

Ekstrom Undefeated After Round 2 of WRX

by on 24 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Audi is off to a perfect start thanks to works driver Mattias Ekstrom, who finished the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in first place. The Portuguese town of Montalegre played host to the second round of the rallycross season and Ekstrom’s win means he increases his lead over Volkswagen’s Johan Kristoffersson to […] More…

Watch: This Crazy Hill Climbing RS2

by on 21 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport Video

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The Audi RS2 was, in retrospect, a very important car for Audi. The slightly strange co-production from Audi and Porsche, the powerful wagon proved that performance comes in all sizes, something that Audi continues to prove to this day. Still, though, all cars are better on track, when they have their innards removed. A point […] More…

Audi Contesting ADAC Masters GT Series with 10 R8s

by on 21 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Audi will be the best-represented brand during this year’s ADAC GT Masters series with 10 R8 LMSs set to race for the podium. The 10 R8s will be raced by six teams and among the 10 drivers there will be six Audi Sport drivers. Among them is Rene Rast, Christopher Mies, Christopher Haase, and more. […] More…

Audi R8 LMS GT4 Has World Premiere in New York

by on 11 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Audi Sport debuted the new V10-powered R8 LMS GT4 customer race car today ahead of the New York International Auto Show. The new customer race car, says Audi Sport’s managing director Stephan Winkelmann, is designed for gentlemen racers. Not quite designed to the same specs as the current GT3 R8 LMS that races in the […] More…

Di Grassi Goes from Last to First in Wild Mexico E-Prix

by on 2 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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For a time, it looked as though all was lost for Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi. The Brazilian racer, last year’s Formula E runner up, was the innocent victim of an course accident early on in the fourth round of the Formula E 2017 season. Despite taking damage, pitting early, and spending his race […] More…

Ekstrom Starts 2017 RX Season Perfectly

by on 2 April 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Audi’s Mattias Ekstrom got off to a perfect start in the first round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Chamopionship. The veteran driver and defending world champion finished first in Sunday’s final race, and in so doing earns himself the top spot on the drivers’ table as well as getting his team, EKSRX, in a […] More…

Audi Reveals 2017 RS5 DTM Liveries

by on 31 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport Motorsports Test

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Audi has revealed the six liveries its RS5 DTM cars will wear during the 2017 DTM season. The liveries were revealed ahead of the series’ final test session, during which all six cars will be on track. The cars’ major sponsors AUTO BILD MOTORSPORT, Castrol and ARAL ultimate, Hoffmann Group, Playboy, Red Bull, and Schaeffler […] More…

Audi and EKS Reveal 2017 Rallycross Livery

by on 24 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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2016 World Rallycross Champion and long-time Audi driver Mattias Ekstrom today revealed the livery of  his 2017 Audi A1 RX a week ahead of the season opener in Barcelona. The first images of the rallycross car appeared on Twitter today, sporting a new, albeit new livery. If it ain’t broke. Three cars. Brand new livery. […] More…

Audi’s New RS5 DTM Completes 1,300 Miles of Testing

by on 17 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Audi’s motorsport division was living it up in Italy this week soaking in the sun, eating some of fine local fare, and turning in impressive lap times. That’s because Audi Motorsport was at Vallelunga testing its brand new RS5 DTM, first revealed at Geneva but a week ago. Although the car was just revealed, it […] More…

Roger Penske Wanted to Run an Audi at Le Mans

by on 14 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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American racing legend Roger Penske reportedly asked Audi fro R18 in the wake of its exit from the World Endurance Championship, but was turned down. Penske previously ran Audis in the American Le Mans series and according to Motorsport.com wanted to run an Audi at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year. “I’d love […] More…

PhotoGraphic: All New Audi RS5 DTM Begins First Tests

by on 14 March 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport PhotoGraphic

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Audi has just released the first images of its new RS5 DTM race car testing in Vallelunga, in Italy. This is the second to last preseason round of testing for the DTM series and the first in which the new RS5 DTM can be seen in all its glory. The cars testing are Nico Muller […] More…