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DTM: Emotional Roller Coaster for Audi Sport at Hockenheim

by on 9 May 2016 in Motorsport

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for Audi’s DTM effort at the Hockenheim season opener last weekend, as Audi Sport driver Edoardo Mortara finished first overall in race one, and fell out of the points after contact early in race two.  In fact, Nico Müller was the only Audi […] More…

DTM: Audi Sport Eyes Successful Start to Season

by on 2 May 2016 in Motorsport

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After 202 days without a contest, DTM finally makes its return this weekend at Hockenheimring.  The race will mark the end of an interesting offseason, with technical regulations remaining largely unchanged, and the Audi Sport squad spending the majority of their time honing condition-specific suspension calibrations. Throughout last year’s contests, Audi’s RS5 DTM was by […] More…

DTM: Audi Puts Drivers Through Their Paces Ahead of 2016 Season

by on 27 April 2016 in Motorsport

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Audi Sport isn’t just testing the performance of their DTM racecars ahead of next weekend’s kickoff at Hockenheim, they’re testing the drivers, too.  Undergoing four hours of fitness testing and health checkups at Technical University Munich, participants have their blood analyzed, strength measured, and joint functionality checked- all of which are compared to previous measurements.  Through […] More…

DTM: Audi Boss Dieter Gass Says Competition is “Extremely Fierce”

by on 20 April 2016 in Motorsport

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In a recent interview, Audi Sport’s Head of DTM Dieter Gass spoke at length about last year’s disappointing second place finish in the Driver’s and Manufacturer’s Championships, and changes made during the offseason to help the brand reclaim the DTM title in 2016.  After winning 10 of the 18 races in last year’s season, Gass […] More…

Mattias Ekström to Pull Double Duty in DTM and FIA World RX at Hockenheim

by on 15 April 2016 in Motorsport

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Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline driver and multidiscipline phenom Mattias Ekström will be pulling double duty during the first weekend in May, competing in both DTM and the FIA World Rallycross Championship events.  A stranger to neither series, Ekström finished third last year in the DTM Driver’s Championship, and his EKSRX outfit finished 5th in the 2015 […] More…

Audi Sport TT Cup: Junior Talents Prove Prowess at Hockenheim Test

by on 13 April 2016 in Motorsport

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With the start of the 2016 Audi Sport TT Cup less than a month away, series competitors headed to Hockenheimring last weekend for one last test before the championship gets underway on May 6th.  Completing a total of 955 laps with more than 2,700 miles logged, the young talents were able to supply engineers and […] More…

Audi RS 5 DTM Leaves Strong Impression

by on 12 April 2016 in Motorsport

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Audi Sport underwent four days of rigorous testing this past week at Germany’s Hockenheimring, traveling just over 5400 miles in total in preparation of the 2016 DTM season.  Seven series Audi RS5 DTMs were tested by Audi Sport teams Abt Sportsline, Phoenix Racing and Rosberg, as were two additional cars fielded by Audi Sport themselves […] More…

Audi Sport racing academy Established to Help Young Drivers

by on 4 April 2016 in Audi News

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For a select few youngsters, Audi’s new Audi Sport racing academy has just made the road to a career in professional motorsport much easier. With the newly launched two-year program, Audi Sport will take on up to six people under the age of 25 and give them the training, tutoring and experience they need to […] More…

ATS to Become Official Wheel Supplier of DTM in 2017, Replacing OZ in Audi Sport Garages

by on 18 March 2016 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Audi will say farewell to longtime DTM wheel partner OZ Wheels in 2017, as ATS Wheels has been named the official wheel supplier of the German touring car series.  Once the change has been implemented after this coming season, all DTM competitors will compete on the specially-developed ‘ATS Schmiederad’, measuring 18×12″ up front and 18×13″ out […] More…

Audi Sport Testing New RS 5 DTM in Spain

by on 23 February 2016 in Motorsports Test

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Three-day tests of the DTM test team at Monteblanco, Spain  Mattias Ekström and Jamie Green testing for Audi Sport Detailed optimizations on the most successful DTM car of the 2015 season Two and a half months before the first race of the new DTM season, the winter break is over: Mattias Ekström and Jamie Green […] More…

Audi Motorsport Newsletter

by on 15 February 2016 in Motorsport

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Audi drivers on the red carpet in Berlin Mattias Ekström and Timo Scheider as chauffeurs on ice and snow Nicolaj Møller Madsen is promoted to GT racing Audi’s WEC and DTM drivers are using the winter break for off-track activities. Ekström and Lotterer at Berlinale Two Audi drivers visited one of the world’s most famous […] More…

Akrapovič Commemorates 25 Years of Technology and Innovation

by on 15 January 2016 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Akrapovič is marking an important milestone in the company’s history in 2016, when the Slovenian exhaust specialist is observing its 25th anniversary. This significant landmark will be celebrated throughout the year with various events and the highly exciting production of a very limited edition of selected motorcycle and car exhaust systems. To kick off the […] More…