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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…

Lucas di Grassi Says His Focus is Now Formula E

by on 10 November 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Soon to be former Audi R18 driver Lucas di Grassi says that his main focus is now on Formula E, though he will explore his options in other series as well. “I want to do [Formula E] as my main goal,” di Grassi recently told Autosport, adding that he would be looking race in some […] More…

Dieter Gass to Take Over for Long Term Audi Sport Boss Ullrich

by on 8 November 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Audi’s Head of DTM, Dieter Gass is getting a promotion at the end of this season. He will take over from long time Audi Sport boss, Wolfgang Ullrich, who joined Audi Sport in 1993 and saw the team through 13 Le Mans victories. Ullrich will stay on with Audi Sport for another season, helping Gass […] More…

Rallycross Champ Says He Needs Audi Backing

by on 8 November 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Mattias Ekstrom took his Audi S1 EKS RX Quattro to the top of the FIA World Rallycross Championship this year, but to do it again, he says, will require more help from Audi. “When I started the project I knew we were going to keep it at the same level for three years,” Ekstrom told […] More…

The R18 May Come Back from the Dead

by on 7 November 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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One of the big losses of the TDI scandal was Audi’s Le Mans racing program, but now, thanks to its partner Joest Racing, the R18 may pull a Lazarus. Speaking to sportcar365.com, Ralf Juttner, Joest Racing’s managing director, said that the 2017 R18’s chassis may already be far enough into the development process to race, […] More…

Ekstrom Wants Third DTM Title at Audi, Still Waiting on Contract

by on 3 November 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Sweden’s Mattias Ekstrom has been an Audi man for most of his racing career. In his 16 seasons with the brand in DTM, he’s won two championships and only missed one race, during which he won the FIA’s World Rallycross Championship in an Audi S1. And he says he’s not done yet, despite the fact […] More…

Watch the Audi RS 3 LMS at the Nurburgring for the First Time

by on 3 November 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport Video

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You know how, occasionally, you nail something without even trying, maybe even because you aren’t trying? That’s what Audi did at the Nurburgring recently. Racing in the finale of the VLN Endurance Championship, Audi was just testing out its brand new RS 3 LMS touring car when it ended up getting a one-two in its […] More…

Listen: Allan McNish on Audi’s Exit from Le Mans

by on 1 November 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Legendary Audi driver Allan McNish took an hour to appear on the Marshall Pruett Podcast recently and spoke to the eponymous host about his years racing in the French countryside and what the future holds. Admittedly, just what McNish says is hard to decipher because he and the host apparently spoke through tin cans attached […] More…