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Audi Sport News Brief: DTM

posted by on 14 April 2014 in Motorsport

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Activity is picking up as the latest DTM season moves closer to opening day. This week saw the team traveling from test to test, with various events in between. The RS 5 DTM proved strong at the Hungaroring and now moves to a four-day test in Hockenheim. Remaining 2014-spec liveries for the RS 5 DTM have been revealed, while drivers like Mattias Ekstrom and Edo Mortara have headed to various PR events. More…

GT Asia: Two-fold success for Audi in Macau plus Q&A with Edoardo Mortara

posted by on 20 November 2013 in Motorsport

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At the GT Asia finale in Macau, Audi had two reasons to rejoice. Factory driver Edoardo Mortara celebrated his fifth consecutive victory on the challenging city street circuit with his victory in the GT Cup. Following two successes in Formula 3, after 2011 and 2012, this marked the DTM driver’s third triumph in succession at the wheel of an Audi R8 against fierce competitors. A week before, Mortara had prevailed in an internal battle of the brand on winning the finale of the Audi R8 LMS Cup as a guest entrant. In addition to the single success in the Macau GT Cup, Audi celebrated a Championship decision. In the GT Asia, Team ‘Audi R8 LMS Cup’ won the team classification for the first time. This season, the Audi customer race sports car has already won five titles worldwide plus the team classifications in the ADAC GT Masters and now in the GT Asia.

Audi Sport News Brief: customer racing

posted by on 15 October 2013 in Motorsport

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All the latest news from Audi Sport customer racing including BRCC Championship and victory in the VLN. More…

Audi A8/S8 Reveal Teaser Video #3: Loic Duval + Edoardo Mortara + S8 Interior

posted by on 20 August 2013 in Video

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The big pre-tease ahead of the big video preview ahead of the big auto show premiere of the new Audi A8 and S8 continues with this third installment of cars under a cover. This time around the British announcer is surprisingly gone and (spoiler alert) the scene is set surprisingly inside the car and guest stars Le Mans driver Loic Duval and DTM driver Edoardo Mortara.

Audi Sport News Brief: DTM, After Nurburgring

posted by on 19 August 2013 in Motorsport

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A closer look at the Audi RS 5 DTM, Phoenix Party in Nurburg, Edo opens Moshimoshi Sushi & ‘Rush’ actress visits Audi at Nurburgring round of DTM. More…

Two Audi R8 GRAND-AM Race Cars to Contest at World Famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway

posted by on 26 July 2013 in Motorsport

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Audi announces that two Audi R8 GRAND-AM cars will race this tonight at 7:30pm EST at the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the third and final race of the North American Endurance Championships. Both a quattro GmbH factory team and the new customer-racing team, Fall-Line Motorsports, will race in the three-hour Brickyard Grand Prix, the eighth round of the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series.

DTM: Edoardo Mortara Gives Audi Fans Reason for Hope

posted by on 13 July 2013 in Motorsport

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Edoardo Mortara missed the pole position in qualifying at the Norisring by an extremely narrow margin of just 106 thousandths of a second. As the best Audi driver, the Italian from Audi Sport Team Rosberg in his Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM will start the DTM’s only city street race on Sunday (broadcast live on “Das Erste”) from the second row. More…

Audi R8 GRAND-AM Makes Successful Return at Watkins Glen

posted by on 3 July 2013 in Motorsport

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The new Fall-Line Motorsports customer-racing and quattro GmbH factory team showed great promise at Watkins Glen showing good speed and handling during difficult driving conditions due to intermittent rain throughout the race weekend. Fall-Line Motorsports completes its first GRAND-AM GT race and can build on a solid performance. The #24 quattro GmbH R8 GRAND-AM finished in 9th place and the Fall-Line Motorsports R8 GRAND-AM finished in 14th place.

GRAND-AM: Mortara & Albuquerque Return to USA to Continue Title Fight at Watkins Glen

posted by on 26 June 2013 in Motorsport

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Edoardo Mortara and Filipe Albuquerque are battling for a title in the United States. Together with two other drivers the Audi drivers had won the GT class at the Daytona 24 Hours in January. The Daytona 24 Hours is not only part of the GRAND-AM Series but also of the North American Endurance Championship. The series includes two other rounds – a 6-hour race at Watkins Glen on June 30 and a 3-hour race at Indianapolis on July 26. Mortara and Albuquerque are sharing an Audi R8 GRAND-AM of Audi Sport customer racing at these events. As of the Watkins Glen race, an Audi customer will additionally be entering the GRAND-AM Series. At the wheel of Fall-Line Motorsports’ Audi R8 GRAND-AM will be Al Carter, Charles Espenlaub and Charlie Putman. More…

DTM: Edoardo Mortara Takes Grid Position Three for Audi Sport + Full Session Video

posted by on 1 June 2013 in Motorsport

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With grid positions three, five and six, Audi has achieved a solid starting base for the DTM race at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg (Sunday live on “Das Erste” starting at 13:15). The fastest Audi driver in qualifying was last year’s winner Edoardo Mortara in the Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Rosberg. More…

Audi Sport News Brief: DTM

posted by on 1 June 2013 in Audi News

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Heading toward this weekend’s round at the Red Bull Ring, the focus for the Audi DTM squad includes soccer and cows. How so? Read on to see the latest goings on with the DTM Audians. More…

DTM: Edoardo Mortara, A Zest for Speed

posted by on 3 May 2013 in Motorsport

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Moving from one place to another at a leisurely pace is not Edoardo Mortara’s style. He’s got to move fast. “I love anything that’s extreme,” says the Italian-French racer who lives in Switzerland, making no secret of the fact that he’s a speed junkie. Whether he’s snowboarding or kite surfing, it’s always about trying to be yet a bit faster – plus having plenty of action, of course. “I’ve just done my first somersaults on a snowboard,” Mortara cheerfully announced on Facebook before the start of the season. Naturally, he has even more fun when engines enter the picture. 26-year-old Mortara, who has a private pilot’s license himself, derives maximum pleasure, for instance, from flying over the Alps in a fighter jet as a co-pilot to his father who is a professional pilot. Great fun …