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Audi Sport Engineer Leena Gade Highlighted in NPR Feature

posted by on 20 August 2014 in Motorsport

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National Public Radio ran a feature this week focusing on a personality not new to our readers. As part of a series called “My Big Break”, NPR’s All Things Considered program highlighted Gade’s progress from first female engineer to win Le Mans to now three-time winner.

André Lotterer Rumored for Caterham F1 Drive in Belgian GP Says Autosport

posted by on 18 August 2014 in Audi News Motorsport

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AutoSport magazine has published an interesting story this morning, suggesting Audi WEC factory driver and 2014 Le Mans winner André Lotterer may compete in a Caterham F1 car at the Belgian Grand Prix. While the WEC is on its summer break period, Lotterer has had time to explore other things including Japanese Super Formula Championship with TOM’s. He’s also set to run the Audi R18 at a Misano test this week according to his social media posts.

DTM: Five Audi RS 5 DTM Cars in Top Six at Nurburgring Qualifying

posted by on 16 August 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi has regained its typical strength in the DTM qualifying session at the Nürburgring. In difficult conditions, five Audi RS 5 DTM cars made it into the top six. More…

Tudor United SportsCar to Allow FIA GT3 Cars in GT Daytona

posted by on 15 August 2014 in Motorsport

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According to a report published recently on Sportscar 365, IMSA’s Vice President of Competition and Technical Regulations Scott Elkins has confirmed that the series has approved FIA GT3-spec cars to compete in the GT Daytona and GTE classes during the 2016 season.  Elkins notes that in the near future, a mere horsepower difference will separate […] More…

Background: Audi Gruppe S Program

posted by on 13 August 2014 in Motorsport Vintage & Youngtimer News

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This morning we caught a historical Audi story over on Jalopnik covering the Audi Gruppe S prototype and illustrated by a shot of the car hidden in the background of a press photo. We have more information on the car and the program, so we wanted to share a deeper dive for those Audi fans who read this site. More…

What Le Mans Taught Me About this Weekend’s Fatal Accident Involving Famed NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart

posted by on 11 August 2014 in Motorsport

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I’m powering my golf cart as much as someone can power a golf cart up the access road to pit-out at Sebring International Raceway. There’s a right-hander to enter the photographer’s track, but no one is there to tell me I’m being an idiot and I blow past it and turn instead onto pit-out. At once I realize the error of my ways, glance back and see no one behind me, and behind that an Audi R18 resting in its pits. I bring the cart to a screeching halt and scramble as quickly as I can back to the safety of the photographer’s path.

Audi Sport News Update

posted by on 11 August 2014 in Motorsport

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Tom Kristensen Knighted Danish royal household appoints Le Mans record winner ‘Sir’ Mike Rockenfeller and Nico Müller inspirational in Cologne Timo Scheider racing on two wheels Ingolstadt, August 10, 2014 – Great honor for Tom Kristensen: Danish Queen Margrethe II knights the Le Mans record winner. The Danish Queen Margrethe II presented Audi factory driver […] More…

DTM: Audi Nürburgring Preview

posted by on 11 August 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi driver Ekström still in contention for title before Nürburgring round Home race for Rockenfeller, Scheider and Audi Sport Team Phoenix Dieter Gass, Head of DTM: “Continue to try battling for the Championship” Ingolstadt, August 11, 2014 – The seventh race at the Nürburgring next weekend (August 15 to 17) marks the beginning of the […] More…

Audi Sport News Roundup: DTM

posted by on 5 August 2014 in Motorsport

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All the latest news from the Audi Sport DTM squad during their visit to the Red Bull Ring. More…

DTM: Audi Drivers Score with Recoveries at Red Bull Ring (+ Video)

posted by on 5 August 2014 in Motorsport

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As expected: The Red Bull Ring at Spielberg (Austria) guarantees particularly spectacular DTM races. 47,500 spectators (throughout the weekend) saw gripping duels, strange incidents and, in spite of a difficult starting base, four Audi RS 5 DTM cars in the top eight. More…

DTM: Audi Red Bull Ring Preview

posted by on 28 July 2014 in Motorsport

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In the DTM, Spielberg stands for thrilling races and enthusiastic fans in a beautiful setting. Next weekend (August 1 to 3) the circuit in Styria is to become the venue of the Audi squad’s first victory this season. Motorsport fans will get to watch the qualifying session on Saturday on prime time: ARD will start to broadcast live from Austria at 18.00 (CEST). More…

Audi Team WRT R8 LMS ultra Wins the 24 Hours of Spa

posted by on 28 July 2014 in Motorsport

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Editor’s Note: As if they hadn’t yet done it already with victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 24 Hours of Nurburgring, Audi Sport further solidified its endurance domination with a victory this weekend at the 24 Hours of Spa. Rene Rast, Laurens Vanthoor and Markus Winkelhock took the trophy with their Team WRT Audi R8 LMS ultra in a hard-fought battle with BMW, while other R8 LMS ultras took home 3rd, 4th, 12th, 14th, 20th and 28th. More…