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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.

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.

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…

Audi R8 LMS GTD drivers Prepare to Defend 2014 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

by on 2 January 2014 in Motorsport

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A combination of twenty experienced gentlemen and professional drivers, representing four-race teams, will look to defend last year’s Daytona win. Fall-Line Motorsports, Flying Lizard Motorsports, GMG Racing and Paul Miller Racing will make up the five-car R8 LMS line-up which will debut at the Roar Before the first ever TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race.

Audi Sport News Brief: customer racing

by on 4 November 2013 in Motorsport

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News from around the world of Audi Sport customer racing. More…

Audi Sport News Brief: customer racing

by on 5 August 2013 in Audi News

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Pirelli World Challenge (USA): James Safronas in Third Place Twice The Audi privateer team GMG Racing celebrated another success at the seventh round of the Pirelli World Challenge season at Mid-Ohio: Team owner James Sofronas in the Audi R8 LMS started the first race on Saturday from grid position four and clinched third place with […] More…

ADAC: Rast / Mies Achieve Brilliant Debut Win in Audi R8 LMS at Oschersleben Season Opener

by on 29 April 2013 in Motorsport

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The etropolis Motorsport Arena Oschersleben proved a good stomping ground for ex-DTM driver Christian Abt in the 2009 season; Abt lifted the ADAC GT Masters title at the circuit. Four years later, the newly formed team Prosperia C. Abt Racing composed of Christian Abt, Christopher Mies (23, Germany) and René Rast (26, Germany) triumphed at the season-opener in an Audi R8 after going on a superb charge up the field. From 15th position on the grid, the Audi drivers achieved victory in the first race of the season. In an action-packed race on a wet track, second and third went to the Porsche duos of Philip Frommenwiler (23 Switzerland)/Mario Farnbacher (20, Germany/Farnbacher Racing) and Robert Renauer (28, Germany)/Martin Ragginger (25, Austria/Tonino-Herberth Motorsport).

G-Drive Racing by Phoenix with Two Audi R8 LMS ultras at 2013 Nurburgring 24 Hours

by on 24 April 2013 in Motorsport

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Phoenix Racing will put two Audi R8 LMS ultra cars sporting the elegant black-white design of its new partner G-Drive on the grid at the Nürburgring 24 Hours held over the Pentecost weekend (17 to 20 May). Ernst Moser’s team is aiming to repeat last year’s victory in partnership with G-Drive fuel, the premium brand of the Russian oil company Gazprom Neft, and Audi Sport customer racing. Phoenix is using the VLN Endurance Championship races to prepare for the classic event in the “Green Hell”.