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Motorsport News Roundup: FIA WEC


Oliver Jarvis Got Married
[source: Audi Sport]
Audi driver Oliver Jarvis has tied the knot with his girlfriend. Chelsea de Silva and the Briton had been a couple for six years. On Friday, they got married in the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Ely in the County of Cambridgeshire. Besides the couples’ families and friends, team-mate Lucas di Grassi attended the ceremony. Audi Sport extends best wishes to the newlyweds.

 

Tom Kristensen Drives Silver Arrow at Hamburg Stadtpark-Revival
[source: Audi Sport]
Fans of classic race cars got their money’s worth in Hamburg on the first weekend in September. Audi Sport legend Tom Kristensen entertained visitors at the Stadtpark-Revial with demo laps in the pre-war Auto Union Type D on Saturday and Sunday. The audience in the north enjoyed our show,” said the pleased nine-time Le Mans winner. “Many fans asked for autographs and were visibly impressed in personal conversations.” The line-up of the four rings was rounded off by a former Audi Sport engineer. Timo Witt drove a rally version of the Audi 80 GTE through the city park.

 

A Glance at Audi’s Motorsport History
[source: Audi Sport]
The visitors of the FIA WEC Nürburgring round could not only see the two Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars at the six-hour race. In the historic paddock of the tradition-steeped circuit, the fans admired the 1985 Pikes-Peak winning Audi Sport quattro, an Audi 90 quattro from the IMSA GTO series, the Audi R8 LMS ultra that was victorious in the 2014 Nürburgring 24 Hours and the Audi R8 that clinched the first Le Mans win for the brand. In this very car, Frank Biela, Emanuele Pirro and Tom Kristensen won in 2000 and were reunited next to the car for a photo.

 

Tom Kristensen at UCI World Cycling Tour
[source: Audi Sport]
Audi Sport legend Tom Kristensen was a welcome guest at the UCI World Cycling Tour in Denmark on Thursday. In Hobro, the home town of the nine-time Le Mans winner, Kristensen opened the event as an official ambassador. Obviously, the fitness freak would not miss the opportunity to personally ride the 18.2-kilometer distance of the amateur world championships on a road bike. He covered it in 29m 52s at an average speed of 37.37 km/h.

 

Audi Welcomes Michael Groß at the Nürburgring
[source: Audi Sport]
Five-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist Michael Groß was a guest of Audi’s at the Nürburgring. The former swimming star has been following Audi’s motorsport programs for years and attended an FIA WEC event for the first time. The state-of-the-art technology and the engineers’ work was what impressed Groß the most. Audi also welcomed Vincent Vosse in the Eifel, a team director from Audi Sport customer racing. He is the head of Belgian Audi Club Team WRT that won the Nürburgring 24 Hours with the Audi R8 LMS in May.

 

 

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