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Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 22/2014
Posted by: newsla on Jun 30, 2014 - 06:23 AM
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Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 22/2014

Two weeks after the victory at Le Mans, André Lotterer and Marcel Fässler thrilled the motorsport fans in Goodwood and at the Norisring with demo drives of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro. In the VdeV Endurance Series in France, Audi drivers took a podium place.


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Demo laps by the 24-hour race winners

Before the start of the DTM race, the spectators at the Norisring experienced the winning cars of this year’s 24-hour races at Le Mans and the Nürburgring in action. Marcel Fässler piloted the Audi R18 e-tron quattro with which Audi clinched its 13th victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours. René Rast was at the wheel of the Audi R8 LMS ultra that had triumphed at the Nürburgring last weekend. Visitors also had the opportunity to marvel at duplicates of the two winning cars in the paddock at the Norisring.

Mike Rockenfeller visits partner Schaeffler

On his way to the Norisring, Mike Rockenfeller stopped in Herzogenaurach. Following interview and autograph sessions for the employees, the reigning DTM Champion met with ambitious next-generation motorsport professionals. More than 100 Formula Student participants had accepted Schaeffler’s invitation and discussed the challenges of motorsport on and off the track in a workshop with ‘Rocky,’ his team boss Ernst Moser and performance engineer Chris van Rutten.

Ice hockey champions experience the DTM live

Patrick Köppchen and Timo Pielmeier caught a whiff of DTM air for two days. The two players of the new German Ice Hockey Champion ERC Ingolstadt visited the Audi squad at the Norisring and kept their fingers crossed for the drivers during qualifying and the race following an intense experience of the fascination exuded by the DTM during a taxi ride in the Audi RS 5 DTM. The chauffeur of the two stars on skates was factory driver Lucas di Grassi, who is part of Audi’s WEC line-up and celebrated his premiere in the race taxi in Nuremberg.

Tom Kristensen wins Audi ultra Cup

A little less than three weeks ago, he celebrated on podium at Le Mans and now he is successful on water as well. Tom Kristensen won the Audi ultra Cup to which Audi had invited during the Kieler Woche. Competing against prominent guests such as TV host Kai Pflaume and athletes from the Audi family, the Le Mans record winner with his team sailed to clinch the spot spot on a seven-meter B/one boat. Audi has been a premium partner of the world’s biggest sailing event for the past five years.

Le Mans winner in Goodwood

Laps of honor for a Le Mans winner: Just two weeks following his success in the Le Mans 24 Hours, André Lotterer was again at the wheel of an Audi R18 e-tron quattro, doing demo laps in front of 180,000 spectators at the tradition-steeped Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom. The German also piloted a historic Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO. Other guests at the event that enjoys high popularity with fans were Allan McNish, the current Champion in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), and the five-time Le Mans winner Frank Biela.

Podium in the VdeV Endurance Series

Success in round four of the VdeV Endurance Series in France: The Frenchmen Franck Thibaud, Thierry Proust and Maxime Jousse in the Audi R8 LMS of Team AB Sport Auto finished the three-hour race at Dijon, France, in second place in the GTV2 class.

Saintéloc Racing in fifth place

The Audi customer teams scored important championship points in round three of the Blancpain Endurance Series (BES) in France. In the three-hour night race at Le Castellet, the Audi R8 LMS ultra of Saintéloc Racing with Stéphane Ortelli, Edward Sandström and Grégory Guilvert achieved fifth place after having started from position eight on the grid. Christopher Mies, James Nash and Frank Stippler in the Audi R8 LMS ultra of the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT took seventh place. In the championship, Ortelli, Sandström and Guilvert as the best Audi drivers are ranking in third place with a 16-point gap.

Five million Facebook fans for Audi Sport

Audi’s success in motorsport – most recently in the Le Mans 24 Hours and the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring – is reflected in the social media as well. On Saturday night, Audi Sport welcomed the five millionth fan to its Facebook page. The Audi factory drivers from the DTM and the WEC thanked the Audi fans in their own national languages. In the past six months, Audi Sport’s fan community on Facebook has multiplied tenfold.

Markus Winkelhock thrilled with Audi S1

Although Markus Winkelhock’s debut in the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Finland was only short due to technical issues, the Audi GT driver was obviously thrilled with the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro and the World Rallycross Championship: “The car is out of this world and the rallycross atmosphere is unique – I’m hoping to get another chance.” Pontus Tidemand in the second S1 achieved a race victory and 13th place overall at Kouvola. Team founder Mattias Ekström will be returning to the S1 cockpit for the World Championship round in Sweden next weekend.

A word from … Jamie Green

You didn’t extend your impressive tally of four victories. Are you happy with the result anyhow? Yes, because it was definitely a step in the right direction. When the track began to dry a little Robert (Wickens) was simply a bit faster. That’s why second place is okay. And, more importantly, this was my first podium place with the Rosberg team, which makes this success even sweeter. The squad works hard and more than deserves this trophy.

Your race started with a moment of shock when your Audi RS 5 DTM and Paul Di Resta’s car touched … That was a really bad start of the race for both of us. He had a somewhat peculiar line, which surprised me. Of course I didn’t want to overtake him but, unfortunately, I still touched him. The subsequent laps were horrible for me because I kept wondering if I’d get a penalty for the incident. Fortunately, it was still enough for the podium.

There’s not much time for a breather. Are you looking forward to Moscow? Yes, very much. Following our home race in Nuremberg, the trip to Moscow is like a small adventure. The distances from the airport to the hotel and to the race track are long and a bit difficult to travel, a lot of things are different from what we may be used to at German races – but I like the country and the huge enthusiasm of the fans.

And with respect to the race? The track should be suiting our car even though we’re going to drive the long configuration this year. It’ll be a premiere for all of us, except for my team-mate Nico (Müller), who raced in a single-seater there before. At any rate, it’ll be an exciting event.

Coming up next week

05/07 Oulton Park (GB), round 4, Britcar Endurance Championship
05/07 Nürburgring (D), round 5, Endurance Championship
05/07 Salzburgring (A), round 4, DMV Touring Car Challenge
06/07 Zandvoort (NL), round 3, Blancpain Sprint Series
06/07 Val de Vienne (F), round 4, French GT Championship
06/07 Zandvoort (NL), round 3, Belgian GT Championship
06/07 Townsville (AUS), round 3, Australian GT Championship
06/07 Bira (THA), round 2, Thailand Super Series
06/07 Hungaroring (H), round 4, GT Open

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