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Yesterday we reported Audi Sport’s confirmation of an all-new motorsport program that will be announced at the Hockenheim DTM round in about a week and a half. We’d thrown down some guesses as to what that program might be (Formula E, new R8 LMS or some sort of Tudor series compatible LMP), but none of that made much sense being announced at a DTM round. Now, we’re hearing that the likely scenario is a one make Audi TT Cup based on the third-generation TT and running on DTM weekends.
To be honest, this makes more sense given the DTM environment where the announcement will take place. There’s a Scirocco R Cup feeder series to the DTM that ends this year. The third generation TT’s arrival as a new product from Audi makes for great timing and an even better Audi tie-in to DTM weekends.
Further, we took a closer look at the teaser photo that came with our announcement of the introduction at Hockenheim. We dialed out much of the shadow and enlarged the small header image to reveal what looks very much like some sort of derivation of the new TT, complete with what looks as if it could be some sort of TT RS front bumper and Audi Sport logo on the front.
Of course this isn’t the first time Audi’s raced its TT… even in modern times. Ingolstadt first ran the TT RS VLN SP4T spec car at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring as far back as 2010. The marque also experimented with a single TT GR4 concept using some of the VLN pieces and built to FIA GT4 spec. Whether or not this new TT Cup car will be built to a specific spec remains to be seen, but other single make cup series have been compatible with 24 Hours of Nurburgring class structure in order to make those cars eligible to run in the endurance race. Hopefully Audi is planning something similar.
For more information on this story, check out our original news post HERE.