From the first day on, the fitness camp for the entrants of the 2016 Audi Sport TT Cup offered an action-packed program. It included orientation runs, spinning and Pilates courses, cross-country skiing practice, mountain runs and presentations on special topics. After nearly a week of top sporting performances and teambuilding activities, Project Leader Philipp Mondelaers provided a positive assessment of the event: “All the participants were highly motivated throughout the camp. There’s no doubt in my mind that we’re again going to see a very thrilling season in the Audi Sport TT Cup.”
Strenuous training elements and valuable tips awaited the entrants, whose average is 20 years, for instance at a mountain run with Long Distance World Champion Helmut Schießl. Audi factory driver Mattias Ekström delivered a presentation informing the young participants of what it takes to become a true motorsport champion besides talent. The two-time DTM title winner emphasized that meticulousness and staying power are two other indispensable traits on the road toward becoming a professional race driver. “Everyone listened with great interest and I was impressed by the competent questions asked by the youngsters, some of whom are only 16,” said Ekström.
The next highlight in the Audi Sport TT Cup will be on the young drivers’ agenda at the beginning of April. A driving test in the 310-hp Audi TT cup at the Hockenheimring and a professional media training session are still awaiting the participants in their pre-season preparation. The second season of the Audi one-make cup will start during the DTM season opener at Hockenheim on the first weekend in May.