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Book: Champion Racing. A Little Bit of Magic

by on 24 December 2014 in Choice Gear Motorsport

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“I didn’t think they’d win a raffle. It was a disaster in every way”

This is how Allan McNish, who is widely regarded as the best sports-car driver of the modern era summed up his first experiences with Champion Racing. It was this scything rhetoric that cut Champion’s quiet but charismatic owner to the quick and gave some of the impetus to the changes that would come quickly over the next few seasons. More…

Two Audi Anniversaries at the Techno Classica

by on 5 April 2013 in Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Audi Tradition is celebrating not one but two anniversaries at the Techno Classica in Essen (April 10 to 14). In Hall 7 of the world’s largest classic car fair, the brand with the four-ring emblem is displaying examples from the history of its V8 engines. 80 years have elapsed since Audi’s associate company Horch exhibited the new 830 model at the Berlin Motor Show, powered by that company’s first V8 engine. 25 years later the Audi V8 went into production and represented a milestone in Audi’s history – access to the premium segment of the market.

United Sportscar Racing to Debut in 2014

by on 20 March 2013 in Audi News

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With uniqueness and modernity at the forefront, the new United SportsCar Racing platform was revealed (#TheReveal) today at Sebring International Raceway, resulting from the merger of GRAND-AM Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. More…

McNish Records Eighth Sebring Podium Finish After Missing Out On Fifth Victory Following Epic 12 Hour Duel

by on 20 March 2013 in Motorsport

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Scotsman Allan McNish recorded his eighth “rostrum” finish in his 10th appearance in the Sebring 12 Hour sportscar endurance race that finished last night (Saturday 16 March).

Q&A: Tom Kristensen Looks Back on the ALMS Era at Sebring

by on 16 March 2013 in Motorsport

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Editor’s Note: If you don’t already know the name, John Brooks is one of the most respected motorsport photographers in the business. We’ve had the pleasure of working with him over the years and he was kind enough to share this interview with our readers. It can also be found at his website along with many, […] More…

Record Lap of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro

by on 15 March 2013 in Audi News

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The Audi R18 e-tron quattro is causing a sensation on its first racing commitment in the United States. In qualifying for the 12-hour race at Sebring (Florida) both hybrid race cars from Audi Sport Team Joest clearly beat the previous qualifying track record. More…

12 Reasons to Go to Sebring this Weekend

by on 14 March 2013 in Audi News

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March is upon us and that means the 12 Hours of Sebring is just a few days away. Here at Fourtitude we’ve logged more than our fair share of treks to the 12 Hours of Sebring and couldn’t recommend them more highly. We’d compare them to Le Mans but that wouldn’t be quite an oranges […] More…

Audi motorsport experience Details Announced for 2013 Sebring 12 Hours

by on 20 February 2013 in Audi News

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Audi of America invites you to join us March 15th and 16th at Sebring International Raceway for a special “Farewell to Sebring” Race Weekend. With victories at 10 of the last 13 races, Audi is the most successful manufacturer in LMP1 history to race in the 12 Hours of Sebring, and with the recent changes to the […] More…

Allan McNish Given Opportunity for More Sebring Success

by on 12 February 2013 in Motorsport

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·       Scotsman delighted to compete in one of his all-time favourite races ·       Audi bidding for 11th win in legendary 12 hour sportscar race in Florida Dumfries-born Allan McNish will bid to chalk up his fifth and Audi’s 11th victory in the Sebring 12 Hour race next month (16 March). McNish, a “veteran” of nine Sebring races, […] More…

Sebring Raceway Confirms Audi Presence at 12 Hours in March

by on 16 January 2013 in Events News Motorsport

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There’s been talk of Audi Sport taking the R18 e-tron quattro to the 2013 12 Hours of Sebring as one last hurrah for the returning 2012 victors before the P1 class is possibly no longer eligible on that iconic Floridian starting grid following next year’s planned ALMS/GRAND-AM merger. The team alluded to the move at […] More…

GRAND-AM, ALMS Announce Class Structure for Unified Series. Best of Both Worlds Except P1.

by on 4 January 2013 in Motorsport

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Those planning the 2014 merger of GRAND-AM and the American Le Mans series have announced a plan for unification to begin following this coming racing season. The overall net action is to retain most classes from both series with the notable exception of P1.

WEC: Audi Banks on Hybrid Technology + Considers 12 Hours Sebring

by on 20 December 2012 in Motorsport

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Eleven victories at the Le Mans 24 Hours, ten successes at the Sebring 12 Hours, nine titles in the American Le Mans Series – and now Endurance World Champion as well: No other automobile manufacturer has shaped the sports prototype scene in the last decade the way Audi has. With technical innovations and the further development of hybrid technology, Audi is aiming to defend its lead. More…