World RX Audi Driver Ekström In Nitro World Games For The First Time

source: Audi Sport Appearance in Audi S1 EKS RX quattro at action sports event in the United States New rallycross competition with spectacular jumps Audi rallycross driver Mattias Ekström will take part in the Nitro World Games (September 22–23) in Salt Lake City for the first time. He will compete in the new rallycross event in an Audi S1 EKS RX quattro. Ekström will meet with top-class drivers from the rallycross series and popular U.S. action sports stars. The acti...

Audi In Formula E: Title Win In First Year

source: Audi Sport Audi will continue racing with electric power in 2019 after the brand proved its e-expertise right in its first year by winning the teams’ championship. When the new Formula E season starts in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) on December 15, 2018 Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi will battle for titles again in the newly developed Audi e-tron FE05. Audi is committed to electric mobility – on the road with the new Audi e-tron and on the race track ever sin...

Audi Wants To Defend Titles In Finale At Laguna Seca

source: Audi Sport Drivers’ and manufacturers’ classifications in Intercontinental GT Challenge still undecided before season finale in California Currently two teams with three Audi R8 LMS cars and nine drivers on the grid Before the finale of the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC) in California from October 26 to 28, Audi Sport customer racing has determined driver and team lineups: Two of the three Audi R8 LMS cars entered so far will be fielded by Vincent Vosse...

Audi Sport experience at Petit Le Mans – VIP Tickets On Sale Tonight at 8pm EST!

Audi Sport experience has extended a special offer to Audi Club North America members! Tickets go on sale tonight (September 12, 2018) at 8pm EST. It's first-come, first-serve so you had better hurry!  Road Atlanta October 10 – 13, 2018 Audi of America invites you to join us at Petit Le Mans.  Audi Sport experience will offer registered VIP guests access to the upper shelf hospitality tent. Ticket sales for this event will begin on September 12, 2018 at 8:00 PM EST. AUDI SPORT ...

Two Poles, Two Wins: Audi Driver René Rast Achieves The Perfect DTM Weekend

source: Audi Sport Defending champion also wins Sunday’s race at the Nürburgring Maximum points haul and third place in the overall standings Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass: “Fantastic for René, fantastic for Audi” Audi driver René Rast achieved the perfect DTM weekend at the Nürburgring: As he did on Saturday, the defending champion also claimed pole position and victory on Sunday. As a result, he scored the maximum possible points with his Audi RS 5 DTM...

Audi Headed For The Future With Formula E and DTM

[source: Audi Sport] Brand confirms factory commitments in Formula E and DTM top-caliber series Fans to see fully electric motorsport and popular touring car races Board Member for Technical Development Mertens: Increased reference to production development In 2019, Audi will continue to compete with electric power in motorsport. At the same time, the manufacturer will prolong its factory-backed commitment in the popular DTM touring car series. In the 2017/2018...

Allan McNish: “It’s a luxury to have two fast and aggressive drivers in the team”

[source: Audi Sport] Interview with Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team principal McNish talks about the biggest challenges in Formula E In his first season as Audi team principal in Formula E, Allan McNish (48) experienced a rollercoaster of emotions and a happy ending with the 2017/2018 teams’ title. In this interview the three-time Le Mans winner talks about his darkest moments, best decisions, his thoughts on the future of Formula E and why it is a luxury to have two aggr...

New Challenge for Audi Sport in Japan

[source: Audi Sport] Debut for Audi Sport customer racing at Suzuka Three teams with five Audi R8 LMS cars on the grid Japanese Grand Prix circuit one of the world’s most challenging tracks Audi is leading the drivers’ and teams’ classification of the Intercontinental GT Challenge and now faces a new task: From August 24 to 26, the young racing series will visit the circuit at Suzuka in Japan for the first time. The track 400 kilometers southwest of Tokyo with its...

Magnus Racing Sees A Lot of Positive in Top-10 at Road America

[source: Magnus Racing] ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin (August 6, 2018) – Following a wild up-and-down race in which Magnus Racing drivers John Potter and Andy Lally worked their way up through the field to be ranked as high as sixth, the team can still take a lot of solace in yet another top-10 finish in their 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship campaign. “Looking at the car after the race, there’s a lot of things to look positively at,” stated Magnus Racing team owner and ...

One-two-three for Audi R8 LMS at Hockenheim

[source: Audi Sport] Audi Sport customers win two DMV GTC races Trophies for drivers of the Audi R8 LMS GT4 First victory of the season for Audi RS 3 LMS in Italy Privateer Audi drivers continued the Audi R8 LMS winning streak during the sixth DMV GTC race weekend. Audi R8 LMS GT3 Seven trophies at Hockenheim: Audi Sport customer racing teams celebrated a host of success with the Audi R8 LMS during the sixth DMV GTC race weekend. Fabian Plentz won the...

Exceptional Victory for Audi RS 3 LMS

[source: Audi Sport] Michael Johnson wins with Stephen Simpson in an Audi RS 3 LMS in the U.S. Third victory this season for Audi R8 LMS GT4 in GT4 European Series Podium success for Audi R8 LMS in North America In the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, a wheelchair-bound Audi privateer driver achieved his first victory in automobile racing. Audi RS 3 LMS (TCR) Paralyzed Audi privateer driver achieves first touring car victory: Michael Johnson and Ste...

Audi Aims For Fifth Victory in Spa 24 Hours

[source: Audi Sport] This year’s running of the Spa 24 Hours will be a race of superlatives: Audi Sport customer racing will meet with the sport cars from twelve other marques at the anniversary event of the iconic endurance race. 67 race cars in total will be on the grid in the Ardennes from July 26 to 29. In the world’s major GT3 competition, Audi Sport will be battling for its fifth overall victory after 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2017. No other brand has been more successful since...

First Win for Audi customer team in Pirelli World Challenge

[source: Audi Sport] TruSpeed AutoSport won SprintX round in Portland with Audi R8 LMS First trophies for Audi R8 LMS GT4 in France Audi RS 3 LMS unbeatable in Portuguese hill climbing With an win and a third place, Team TruSpeed AutoSport showed its strongest performance so far in North America while Audi Sport Italia claimed a fourth podium finish in its local championship with the Audi R8 LMS. Audi R8 LMS GT3 Win and one more podium: The fourth Spr...

Two Podium Finishes for Audi Sport at the Slovakiaring

[source: Audi Sport] Trophies for Jean-Karl Vernay and Frédéric Vervisch Five Audi drivers in the points Audi Sport customer racing celebrated two more podium finishes at the sixth round of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup at the Slovakiaring. Jean-Karl Vernay from Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team took the best result of the weekend with second place in race one. Frédéric Vervisch from Audi Sport Team Comtoyou finished third place in race three after a great battle...

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is Formula E Champion

[source: Audi Sport] Title victory in Audi’s premiere year Lucas di Grassi takes second in season finale and is championship runner-up Daniel Abt sets fastest race lap on the way to finishing third on the podium Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler secured the title in the teams’ classification with impressive comeback drives in the season finale. Four podium positons during the weekend, including a one-two finish and 78 of a maximum of 94 possible points, turned a near unassa...

DTM Zandvoort: René Rast Takes First Win of Season for Audi RS 5 DTM

[source: Audi Sport] Defending Champion wins Sunday’s race using risky strategy Tire change after only one lap The defending Champion is back: in the tenth race of the year, René Rast gave the Audi RS 5 DTM its first victory of the season in the sand dunes at Zandvoort (Netherlands). What a story! In 2016, René Rast made an unexpected debut quite literally overnight in the DTM at Zandvoort. At that time he replaced Adrien Tambay, who had been injured...

Audi Starts Formula E Finale Weekend With One-Two Finish

[source: Audi Sport]  Lucas di Grassi wins first race of the weekend in the US metropolis The second one-two finish of the season for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Points difference in the hunt for the teams’ title reduced from 33 to 5 points Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler put itself in a significantly better position in the battle for the title in the teams’ classification of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship with a commanding one-two finish. The championship will be deci...

Magnus Racing Lands Best Result for Audi in 2018

[source: Magnus Racing] Running their most competitive race of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship, Magnus Racing and Audi Sport customer racing would enjoy their best result of the year, taking third during yesterday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at the historic Candian Tire Motorsport Park, formerly known as Mosport. Gaining eight positions in treacherous heat throughout the race, the two-hour, forty-five minute sprint race would generate the first podium for any Audi ve...

Audi RS Q8. It’s Been Spied. Now, It’s Been Rendered.

There's no question the market has embraced crossovers wholeheartedly. While more traditional car enthusiasts still prefer low-slung sedans, Avants and even sports cars, sales numbers simply don't lie. Such a transition of consumer tastes means crossovers like the new Audi Q8 are critical to the well-being of the four rings brand. Not surprisingly then, Audi Sport appears to be readying an RS variant. Spy photos suggest Audi's not just considering the model. If read correctly, a bonkers f...

Audi Sport performance parts on R8 and R8 RWS

Audi Sport performance parts may not yet be available in the USA, but these upgrades from the four rings' performance division are showing up more and more in Europe. Take for example these three different R8s that have circulated through the Audi Forum Neckarsulm. Audi announced several months ago that it was launching this line of customer racing inspired performance parts. For now, they're geared toward R8 and TT RS models, likely with more to come in the future. The line is comprised ...