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Next-Generation Audi R8 LMS Spied Testing in Monza (with Video!)

posted by on 24 April 2014 in Motorsport Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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Audi Sport tested in Monza on Tuesday with both the current R18 e-tron quattro and also what looks like racing version of the next-generation Audi R8. The road going version of the latter is expected to debut this year and no doubt the GT3-spec R8 LMS is an important part of the Audi R8 rollout. Fortunately, photographer Matteo Milani was on hand and nabbed these shots.
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GMG Heads to Alabama in Search of Championship Points

posted by on 23 April 2014 in Motorsport

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Following a string of top fives, including Andrew Palmer’s third-place finish in his Pirelli World Challenge debut, Global Motorsports Group (GMG) heads to this weekend’s third and fourth rounds at Barber Motorsports Park in search of further points for the team. More…

Audi Club of North America Planning National Meet in Austin Texas During TUDOR/WEC Weekend in September

posted by on 23 April 2014 in Events News Motorsport

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If you’re a member of the Audi Club of North America or just an Audi enthusiast, the club is giving you a great reason to drive to Austin, Texas in September. ACNA’s national meet will be held in Austin during the same weekend as the TUDOR and World Endurance Challenge events at Circuit of the […] More…

Mattias Ekstrom Returns Audi to Professional Rally Racing with New S1

posted by on 23 April 2014 in Motorsport

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The FIA World Rallycross series has confirmed that Mattias Ekstrom will spearhead a return of the four rings to rally racing. The Swede’s team will campaign a rally-prepared version of the new Audi S1 beginning this season. More…

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…

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…

Tom Kristensen – The Making of a Le Mans Legend

posted by on 14 April 2014 in Motorsport

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Tom Kristensen is the most successful driver in the history of the 24 Heures du Mans (24 Hours of Le Mans). Talking exclusively to caracingnews.com, the Rolex Testimonee describes the defining moments and anecdotes behind each triumph, from his debut victory in 1997 to an emotionally testing ninth success in 2013. More…

Audi Sport News Update: customer racing

posted by on 14 April 2014 in Motorsport

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As the 2014 season has fully set in, the R8 LMS ultra is taking to tracks all over the world. From the Pirelli World Challenge in the USA to the VLN and Blancpain series in Europe, the car is proving dominant on multiple continents. 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…

APR Returns to R8 LMS Racing with New ADAC GT Masters kfzteile24 APR Motorsport Entry

posted by on 11 April 2014 in Motorsport

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Two weeks before the start of the ADAC GT Masters season, another contender has appeared on the list of teams entering an Audi R8 LMS ultra in the Super Sports Car League. Team kfzteile24 APR Motorsport is perhaps better known by its previous name of MS RACING, under which it won the ADAC GT Masters team trophy in 2012. kfzteile24 APR Motorsport are the 14th outfit to have registered for this year’s competition. Starting with the first weekend of the season (25th to 27th April) at the etropolis Motorsport Arena in Oschersleben, there will be 26 supercars from eight different manufacturers on the grid. More…