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Audi’s Ekstrom is the 2016 World Rallycross Champion

by on 17 October 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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One notable exception from this weekend’s bittersweet DTM finale was Mattias Ekstrom. The Swede was in Estering, Germany, racing the World Rallycross Championship’s penultimate race. And Ekstrom made the most of his weekend, earning himself the title of drivers’ champion. Although he only finished 5th, Ekstrom and his Audi S1 EKS RX Quattro earned enough […] More…

Audi’s Mortara Misses Winning DTM Driver’s Championship Due to Race Control Mistake

by on 17 October 2016 in Audi News Motorsport

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The DTM series ran its last pair of races of the season this weekend, and Audi came out on top in the team and manufacturer’s championships. Audi’s Edoardo Mortara narrowly missed taking the driver’s championship due to an error on race control’s part in race nine of the season. Despite winning two of three seasonal […] More…

Audi May Stop Racing for Le Mans Wins in 2018

by on 14 October 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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After 16 years and 13 wins Audi may be looking to step away from the top tear of endurance racing. High ranking insiders are saying that the manufacturer has decided to end its involvement in the World Endurance Championship’s LMP1 class after the 2017 season, reports Autocar. The WEC’s most famous and popular stop is […] More…

Audi Races from 19th to 2nd in Opening Round of 2016-17 Formula E Season

by on 13 October 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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It was the same old result in the opening round of the new Formula E season. Defending champion Sebastien Buemi took first, with Audi’s Lucas di Grassi close behind in second place. The result conceals the herculean trial that di Grassi went through to become runner up, though. Following a crash in qualifying, di Grassi […] More…

DTM Heads to Budapest for Second Last Race of the Season

by on 23 September 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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To celebrate the approach of the Hungarian round of the DTM season, one of each brand of DTM racers took to the streets of Budapest. The racecars went on a leisurely cruise of the city before heading over to a freshly repaved race track for the first free practice today. The teams have already been […] More…

WEC Schedule Will Clash with Formula E

by on 22 September 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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People excited for another hotly contested single-seat race in the historic motorsport city of Montreal may have to check their expectations, as the World Endurance Championship’s calendar now officially has a race on the same weekend. The German leg of the WEC will take place on the same weekend as the newly added Montreal e-Prix. […] More…

Mattias Ekstrom Will Race Penultimate Rallycross, Not DTM Finale

by on 22 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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The fall is a stressful time for Audi factory driver Mattias Ekstrom. As the most successful Audi DTM driver in history and the current points leader in the FIA’s World Rallycross Championship, his attentions can be divided. Unfortunately for the Swede, his schedules finally clash in October, as both series have races on the weekend […] More…

Formula E Race Will Take Place in New York City in 2017

by on 21 September 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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All-electric racing series Formula E is heading to New York next year. The announcement was made by series CEO Alejandro Agag at the Brooklyn Cruise Ship Terminal in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, where the race will take place. The 1.21-mile track will see half of it loop around the parking lot for the […] More…

Strong Weekend, Bad Race for Audi in Austin

by on 19 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Both of Audi’s LMP1 cars had miserable luck at this weekend’s World Endurance Championship race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. With strong pace all weekend either of the cars could have earned the victory in the sixth round of the championship, but the gods of motorsport conspired against the R18s and […] More…

Ekstrom Regains Rallycross Lead in Audi A1

by on 19 September 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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After a tough couple of weeks for the Swede, Mattias Ekstrom is back on top of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The RX and DTM driver fought his way to first place at the Barcelona RX this weekend, in Spain. Ekstrom beat out Ford driver, Timur Timerzyanov, into the first corner of the six lap […] More…

Preseason Testing Wraps Up for Formula E

by on 8 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport Motorsports Test

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Formula E’s 10 teams and 20 drivers were at Donington Park in England this week for the final round of testing and ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport will have to work hard to stay competitive this season. Despite being in contention for last year’s championship until his last lap of the final race, ABT Schaeffler Audi […] More…

Audi Finishes Second At Difficult 6 Hours of Mexico

by on 6 September 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Despite qualifying in first, a difficult weekend for Audi’s World Endurance Championship team meant that the teams two R18 e-trons finished second and 27th. Troubles plagued the two cars, but dealt a harder blow to car #8, driven by Loic Duval, Oliver Jarvis, and Lucas di Grassi, who finished way down the order in 27th. […] More…