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Crash Heavy Bathurst Sees Two Audis on Pro Am Podium

by on 6 February 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Australia’s Bathurst race track is known for its long, intense races and this weekend’s 24 Hour GT3 Enduro Race was no exception. Although Audi’s hopes in the pro class were dashed early, Audi saw more success in the Pro Am class. The German marque tied up two podium positions in the Pro Am class, with […] More…

Three Audis Finish Daytona in Top Six

by on 2 February 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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It wasn’t quite the finish that Audi fans were hoping for, but with the GTD class R8s taking up half of the top six spots it was a strong, if bitter end for the faithful. Whatever the result, the racing was good. After 24 hours running at full speed on the Florida track, the #29 […] More…

Audi R8s Racing at Bathurst Wave a Different Red, White and Blue

by on 30 January 2017 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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As you may have heard, January 26 was Australia Day and this Sunday is the equally patriotic 12 Hours of Bathurst. To celebrate these two facts, team Jamec Pem Racing has decked its two Audi R8s in the Aussie colors. The Audis will be racing at Bathurst for the first leg of the Intercontinental GT […] More…

The Audi R8 V10 Plus is the Daytona Pace Car

by on 27 January 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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The pace car leading the pack of race cars ahead of the 55th Rolex 24 at Daytona will be an R8. Not only will Audi’s fastest car lead the pack, no fewer than three teams running R8s will be competing, too. This is the first round of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Championships, whose […] More…

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…