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DTM: Audi Sport Teams Ready for Season Start

by on 4 May 2016 in Motorsport

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DTM season opens at Hockenheim this weekend ABT Sportsline, Phoenix and Rosberg optimally prepared Dieter Gass: “Teamwork key to success” Audi Sport did its homework. The eight Audi drivers are in perfect shape. And the Audi Sport teams are ready for the new DTM season that begins at Hockenheim this weekend as well. When the […] More…

Andreas Mikkelsen and Scott Speed to Join Audi Sport TT Cup for Season Opener

by on 3 May 2016 in Motorsport

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This weekend’s Audi Sport TT Cup season opener will receive a bit more star power, as Audi announced today that Volkswagen Motorsport’s Andreas Mikkelsen and Scott Speed will bring their talents to the spec-series.  Mikkelsen will certainly be a strong contender as he currently sits fourth in the overall FIA World Rally Championship points standings, but […] More…

DTM: Audi Sport Eyes Successful Start to Season

by on 2 May 2016 in Motorsport

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After 202 days without a contest, DTM finally makes its return this weekend at Hockenheimring.  The race will mark the end of an interesting offseason, with technical regulations remaining largely unchanged, and the Audi Sport squad spending the majority of their time honing condition-specific suspension calibrations. Throughout last year’s contests, Audi’s RS5 DTM was by […] More…

WEC: Audi Aims to Continue Major Successes at Spa

by on 29 April 2016 in Motorsport

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Coming off of a disappointing disqualification and DNF at the season opener at Silverstone, to say that Audi Sport has high hopes for the 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps would be the understatement of the year. Spa is a track the squad knows quite well, having finished on the podium for six consecutive years, and their new […] More…

DTM: Audi Puts Drivers Through Their Paces Ahead of 2016 Season

by on 27 April 2016 in Motorsport

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Audi Sport isn’t just testing the performance of their DTM racecars ahead of next weekend’s kickoff at Hockenheim, they’re testing the drivers, too.  Undergoing four hours of fitness testing and health checkups at Technical University Munich, participants have their blood analyzed, strength measured, and joint functionality checked- all of which are compared to previous measurements.  Through […] More…

Audi Sport Roundup: customer racing

by on 26 April 2016 in Motorsport

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Audi customer teams win at Hockenheim Strong fightback in Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Audi customer teams dominate in the DMV GTC Three pole positions, three wins: Audi customer teams were in fine form at the second DMV GTC race weekend at Hockenheim. Despite the tricky conditions, pole sitter Marc Basseng (Land Motorsport) claimed first […] More…

FIA World RX: Team EKS Delivers Strong Performance at Portugal Season Opener

by on 21 April 2016 in Motorsport

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The 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship kicked off this past weekend in Montalegre, Portugal, and Mattias Ekström’s Team EKS already looks poised for success.  Driving their privateer-developed Audi S1 EKS RX racecars, both Ekström and teammate Toomas Heikkinen achieved positive results during the race weekend. Sitting on the pole after the first four qualifying sessions, Ekström […] More…

WEC: Audi Sport Will Not Appeal Silverstone Ruling, Pins Wear on “Heavy Bouncing”

by on 21 April 2016 in Motorsport

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Audi accepts exclusion from classification  Audi has chosen not to lodge an appeal following the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in the United Kingdom. After Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer had won the Silverstone 6 Hours on April 17, their Audi R18 was excluded post-race from the classification due to a violation of the LMP1 class […] More…

DTM: Audi Boss Dieter Gass Says Competition is “Extremely Fierce”

by on 20 April 2016 in Motorsport

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In a recent interview, Audi Sport’s Head of DTM Dieter Gass spoke at length about last year’s disappointing second place finish in the Driver’s and Manufacturer’s Championships, and changes made during the offseason to help the brand reclaim the DTM title in 2016.  After winning 10 of the 18 races in last year’s season, Gass […] More…

Audi Sport customer racing: Audi R8 LMS Leads ADAC GT Masters, Wins at Taiwan Speed Festival

by on 18 April 2016 in Motorsport

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Audi customer team takes lead of the ADAC GT Masters standings In the ADAC GT Masters at Oschersleben, Audi customer teams achieved a total of four podium places. In race one, the German Christopher Mies and the American Connor De Phillippi in the Audi R8 LMS of Team Montaplast by Land-Motorsport took second place in […] More…

WEC: Audi Sport Formally Appeals FIA Decision

by on 18 April 2016 in Motorsport

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Stewards of the meeting announce exclusion  Audi Sport Team Joest appeals decision Result to remain provisional Audi Sport Team Joest has appealed against the exclusion of winners Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer. Hence the result of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season opener remains provisional. The Stewards of the Meeting received a report from […] More…

Gallery: Audi at the 6 Hours of Silverstone

by on 18 April 2016 in Motorsport

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What a weekend.  Audi starts on the pole, the #7 car goes on to win by a full 46 seconds while the #8 goes out with a hybrid system issue, and then the race stewards find that the splitter that was up to code during pre-race inspections is now a bit too thin, leaving results […] More…