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More than Just a Coach: Markus Winkelhock in the Audi Sport TT Cup

by on 14 April 2015 in Audi News

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Ingolstadt, Germany– Markus Winkelhock cannot complain about lack of work this year. In 2015, the seasoned Audi campaigner is not only on track as a driver but also acts as coach in the Audi Sport TT Cup. Winkelhock’s commitment in the new Audi one-make cup did not come about by chance. “My father, Manfred, in […] More…

Find of the Day: Ex-Team Phoenix Audi R8 LMS Ultra

by on 10 February 2015 in In Market

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Want to hang up the Xbox controller in favor of getting in on one of the GT3-spec race series happening this year, you know, in real life?  You’re in luck, because Team Phoenix is currently offering two different R8 LMS Ultra race cars that were actively campaigned- one 2014 chassis, and one assumedly more reasonably […] More…

Bathurst 12h: Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS Clinches Second Place at Bathurst Enduro

by on 8 February 2015 in Motorsport

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At the beginning of the 2015 motorsport season Phoenix Racing is bringing an excellent second place home from Australia. In the Audi R8 LMS ultra Laurens Vanthoor (B), Markus Winkelhock (D) and Marco Mapelli (I) only had to admit defeat by a razor-thin margin of two seconds in the twelve-hour race at Bathurst. The sister car of Phoenix Racing with Christopher Haase (D), Stephane Ortelli (MC) and Felix Baumgartner (A) took ninth place, which made them the second-best Audi team in the strong GT3 field in the iconic 12-hour race on the unique 6.21-kilometre Mount Panorama Circuit in Down Under, 200 kilometres west of Sydney. More…

Winkelhock Aims For Top Finish in Third Effort at Daytona

by on 23 January 2015 in Motorsport

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Ingolstadt/Daytona – Palm trees, sunshine and an iconic endurance race: When Audi driver Markus Winkelhock talks about the 24 Hours of Daytona that he’ll be tackling next weekend in an Audi R8 LMS of the Audi customer team Flying Lizard Motorsports his eyes start to shine. “Daytona is a fascinating race,” the 34-year-old German raves […] More…

Flying Lizard Motorsports Announces Rolex 24 Driver Line Up

by on 5 January 2015 in Audi News

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After a controversial second place finish at the 2014 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, Flying Lizard Motorsports has announced the driver lineup for their fight for the 2015 endurance event title. The #45 Audi R8 LMS will be driven by Japan’s Tomonobu Fujii and Satoshi Hoshino, American Robert Thorne and German Markus Winkelhock. In the […] More…

Audi Team WRT R8 LMS ultra Wins the 24 Hours of Spa

by on 28 July 2014 in Motorsport

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Editor’s Note: As if they hadn’t yet done it already with victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 24 Hours of Nurburgring, Audi Sport further solidified its endurance domination with a victory this weekend at the 24 Hours of Spa. Rene Rast, Laurens Vanthoor and Markus Winkelhock took the trophy with their Team WRT Audi R8 LMS ultra in a hard-fought battle with BMW, while other R8 LMS ultras took home 3rd, 4th, 12th, 14th, 20th and 28th. More…

Audi with Second 24 Hour Victory in Seven Days Thanks to Nurburgring Win

by on 22 June 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi has won the Nürburgring 24 Hours exactly one week following the brand’s 13th success in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Phoenix Racing with the Audi R8 LMS ultra celebrated a hard-fought victory in its home round in the Eifel. Ernst Moser’s squad had previously taken the honors in the race through the ‘Green Hell’ with Audi’s GT3 sports car in 2012. With 159 laps the R8 LMS ultra set a new distance record this year. For the first time ever, a Nürburgring winner covered more than 4,000 kilometers – the successful Audi squad completing exactly 4,035.102 kilometers. More…

Former F1 Driver Winkelhock Reinforces EKS

by on 18 June 2014 in Motorsport

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EKS is very proud to announce Markus Winkelhock as a wild card driver for Round 4 of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Finland. The 34-year-old German will drive the Audi S1 EKS RX in Kouvola at the 28th and 29th of June. Winkelhock gets race number 80 and will be in the car of […] More…

Q&A: Markus Winkelhock Looks back on Bathurst 12 & Rolex 24

by on 21 February 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi Sport customer racing driver Markus Winkelhock looks back on the Bathurst 12 Hours & Rolex 24. More…

United Autosports Begin Hectic 2014 Season In Brilliant Style at Bathurst 12 Hours

by on 9 February 2014 in Motorsport

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United Autosports has begun its most comprehensive season of motorsport activity since the Anglo-American team’s formation in November 2009 by recording a top-six result in one of the world’s toughest GT sports car races.
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Q&A: Markus Winkelhock on Victory in Daytona

by on 26 January 2014 in Motorsport

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We’ve just returned to our hotel in Daytona Beach and are downloading all of the content we captured during the race. And, while we’d like to lead with some great photos and video or basic news, we’ve decided to instead lead with a post-race interview with Audi driver Markus Winkelhock. Audi was declared the winner somewhat controversially when a ruling was made by IMSA following a mixup between the Ferrari that Winkelhock was battling for the lead. While we could describe the situation more thoroughly, we figure we’ll leave that up to Markus Winkelhock who we were lucky enough to catch up and chat with as he exited the podium with his Flying Lizard teammates.
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Q&A: Markus Winkelhock on Return to Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

by on 19 January 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi Sport customer racing driver Markus Winkelhock speaks about his return to the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona this week. More…