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 ...

Resounding Success in China for Audi Customer Teams

[source: Audi Sport] Four overall victories in two series for Audi customers in China Second victory of the Audi R8 LMS GT4 in 24H TCE Series Victories for the Audi RS 3 LMS in China and in Canada The Audi R8 LMS in its GT3 version is currently the measure of all things in Chinese GT racing while the GT4 version clinched its next 24-hour class win and the Audi RS 3 LMS was at the very front in China and Canada. Audi R8 LMS GT3 Two victories to kick o...

Audi Comes To Formula E Finale With Clear Goals

[source: Audi Sport] All titles will be decided at the finale in New York Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler sets sights on teams’ championship Daniel Abt: “Still have a score to settle with New York” A small tradition continues: This year, like all previous Formula E seasons, the champions will be decided in the final race weekend of the season. On July 14 and 15, Daniel Abt, Lucas di Grassi and Audi fight for the prestigious teams’ title: 33 points must be made up in t...

First Victory This Season for Audi in Blancpain GT Series Asia

[source: Audi Sport] Audi R8 LMS victorious in Asia, Australia and Italy Audi R8 LMS GT4 wins race at the Nürburgring Audi RS 3 LMS at the very front in Brazil, Italy and North America The Audi Sport customer teams started the second half of the year with a string of successes including all three race car models. Audi R8 LMS GT3 First victory this season in the Blancpain GT Series Asia: In the third event of the season, the Absolute Racing customer...

Sportscar 365: Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo Spied

[source: Sportscar 365] Audi’s new Evo package for its R8 LMS GT3 has been spied ahead of a likely update for 2019. The German manufacturer’s GT3 and GT4-spec machines are testing at Monza this week, with what appears to be a significantly overhauled aero package to the GT3 model... Read the rest of the story HERE  

Audi customer teams dominate in Misano

[source: Audi Sport] Two wins in third round of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup Trophies for customers in GT3, GT4 and TCR Rahel Frey attends product experience day in Neckarsulm In the popular European sprint race series, the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT continued its winning streak, while other customers in America, Germany, Italy and Portugal also collected trophies. Audi R8 LMS GT3 Victory in Italy: The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT celebrated its...

DTM Norisring: Müller and Frijns score for Audi

[source: Audi Sport] Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline scores points with both cars on Sunday Jamie Green sets fastest race lap, René Rast has problems during his pit stop With two Audi RS 5 DTM in the points, Audi recorded a stronger result in Sunday’s DTM race at the Norisring than the day before. Nico Müller and Robin Frijns clinched seventh and eighth respectively for Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline. Defending DTM Champion René Rast suffered a bout of bad luck. ...