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Rallycross Team EKS to Get Audi Factory Backing

by on 18 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Following Team EKS’s FIA World Rallycross championship win, Audi will dive into rallycross by giving the team full factory backing. Team EKS, Audi DTM veteran Mattias Ekstrom’s baby, has been racing Audi S1 RXs since 2014. This year, Esktrom won his first driver’s championship in the series, sewing up the team championship in the process. […] More…

Di Grassi Thinks Formula E Getting Too Big for Drivers to Race in Other Series

by on 21 December 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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This season’s Formula E and World Endurance Championships will have conflicting calendars. We’ve known that for some time now, but Audi driver Lucas di Grassi now believes that conflicts will continue, meaning that racing in both series will become impossible. “In future, I think [drivers will] have to choose one championship or the other,” di […] More…

Make Your Monday Worse with the R18 that Never Was

by on 19 December 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Audi held an end of the year/end of an era party on Friday where they revealed a scale model of the dearly departed 2017 R18. Pictures of the model were tweeted by former R18 drivers Loic Duval and Felipe Albuquerque. Although the car was not ready for racing, this model gives us a pretty good […] More…

It’s Official: Dieter Gass is the New Head of Audi Motorsport

by on 16 December 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Audi has officially announced that Dieter Gass will take over from Wolfgang Ullrich as the head of Audi Motorsport on January 1. Ullrich will stay on in an advisory role until at least the end of 2017, at which point he is expected to retire completely. The takeover has been in the works since 2012, […] More…

Porsche Proves that Germans Feel Emotions with Heartfelt Goodbye to Audi R18

by on 15 December 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport Video

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The world of endurance racing was rocked earlier this year when Audi announced that it would no longer compete in LMP1 racing. As it turns out, even Audi’s competitors were saddened by the announcement. This year’s Le Mans winner and Audi’s stablemate, Porsche, has produced a surprisingly heartfelt goodbye to Audi and released it on […] More…

Audi’s 2017 DTM Team Takes Shape with Two New Hires

by on 12 December 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Rene Rast and Loic Duvall have both joined Audi’s DTM campaign and will race the Audi RS5 DTM next season. Duval comes straight from Audi’s erstwhile Le Mans racing team where he shared a seat with Lucas di Grassi and Oliver Jarvis in the #8 Audi R18. He is also racing in Formula E this […] More…

Audi’s Lucas di Grassi Named Top LMP1 Driver of 2016

by on 8 December 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Motorsport.com has rated 2016’s best drivers in Le Mans Prototype Racing, the class in which the Audi R18 competes in, and Lucas di Grassi has topped the list. Di Grassi raced in the now retired #8 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 that finished in third at Le Mans and first at the last race of […] More…

Mattias Ekstrom’s Still Got Some Serious RX Racing to Do

by on 25 November 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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When Mattias Ekstrom took the weekend off racing in DTM in mid-October, it was with a view to winning the FIA  World Rallycross Championship. The Swede did enough to earn himself the driver’s championship, but this weekend he’ll be back at it, racing for the team championship in Argentina. The drivers of the WRX will […] More…

Vanthoor Still Torn About Upside Down Macau Win

by on 25 November 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Belgian Audi driver, Laurens Vanthoor, recently won the Macau Grand Prix in the FIA GT Series from the roof of his car. Although this was Audi’s first win at the race since 2013, Vanthoor says he wishes he’d won in a more traditional manner. The Macau Grand Prix is run on a street circuit and […] More…

World’s Largest Indoor Go-Kart Track is a Dream Come True

by on 22 November 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Montville, Connecticut will be home of the world’s largest indoor go-kart track. NasKart Karting and Trampoline Park is set to open to the public January 2017 in Southeast Connecticut and it will feature two tracks totaling a half mile as well as go-karts that can go as fast as 45 mph. The 110,000 square-foot facility will […] More…

Audi Wins Macau GT Race Upside Down

by on 21 November 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Winning a race is hard. There are surprisingly few drivers who can even lay claim to winning a top-level professional race, and nearly none can say that they’ve won a race from the roof of their car, but following this weekend’s FIA GT Race at Macau, Laurens Vanthoor managed to win upside down. The Macau […] More…

Audi Fly to 1-2 in Dubai to End WEC Career

by on 21 November 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Despite a tough season, Audi Sport Team Joest ended its career on top with a 1-2 finish at the 6-Hours of Bahrain this weekend. The race was an emotional farewell for the team, which announced only recently that it won’t be back next season, despite having been one of the most successful teams ever to […] More…