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Audi Sport News Brief: Off-Season


Audi customer sport yearbook now selling
The third edition of the official yearbook covering Audi’s customer sport program went on sale last Friday. The book titled Audi Sport customer racing 2013 has 208 pages and provides an overview of the worldwide racing commitments of the teams with the Audi R8 LMS ultra, the R8 LMS and the R8 GRAND-AM. The large-size volume is bilingual (German and English), sells for 29.90 euros and can be ordered on the internet at www.adrenalin-verlag.com.

Golden Steering Wheel for Loïc Duval
At the awards ceremony of the French Automobile Association FFSA on Monday, Audi factory driver Loïc Duval accepted a trophy. The Le Mans winner and FIA WEC World Champion was presented with a Golden Steering Wheel at the Cirque d’Hiver in Paris. The FFSA honored Duval’s achievements as well as those of several of his compatriots for French automobile sport.

Grand ADAC Christophorus for Mike Rockenfeller
Mike Rockenfeller was recognized as ‘Motorsportsman of the Year’ by the ADAC this weekend. The Audi driver was presented with the ‘Grand Christophorus’ made of Nymphenburg porcelain at the sports gala event in Munich. The title has been awarded for outstanding achievements in motorsport since 1980. The winners’ list starts with World Rally Champion Walter Röhrl. Record Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher, four-time Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel, record DTM Champion Bernd Schneider as well as the five-time World Motorcycle Champion Anton Mang were recognized with this accolade as well.

Dindo Capello actively supports traffic safety
Dindo Capello enhanced the traffic safety awareness of school children last weekend. The former Audi factory driver joined FIA President Jean Todt and Angelo Sticchi Damiani, President of the Italian automobile club ACI, in the southern Italian town of Lecce at an activity promoting the FIA’s ten basic rules for higher safety in road traffic to an audience of elementary students aged six to ten years.

Rahel Frey at Audi FIS Ski World Cup in St. Moritz
Audi driver Rahel Frey experienced a weekend with plenty of variety at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in St. Moritz. The 27-year-old Swiss watched the action on the ski slope and enjoyed the view from the quattro BAR located at the top station at an elevation of 2,486 meters. The race driver displayed her skills on snow and ice at the wheel of various quattro models. As an instructor, Rahel Frey demonstrated spectacular drifts during the Audi driving experience.

Golden Helmet for Audi Sport
The Italian Autosprint trade magazine recognized Audi Sport with the ‘Casco d’oro’ award this year for its twelfth victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours and the title win in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Dieter Gass accepted the prize that was presented by editor-in-chief Alberto Sabbatini.

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