DTM: Audi Ready For Title Defense

source: Audi Sport Fitness week of Audi’s DTM campaigners in Lanzarote Robin Frijns to become Nico Müller’s teammate DTM Champion René Rast would like to keep “lucky number 33” Neuburg a.d. Donau - Winter in Germany, sun on the Canary Islands: In Lanzarote, Audi's DTM campaigners prepared for the new DTM season in optimum outdoor conditions. In addition, the officials determined which driver is going to race for which Audi team in 2018. Swimm...

Audi Tradition Starts the 2018 Festival Season

source: Audi Tradition More than 20 events and many anniversary dates Highlights: Festival of Speed and Classic Days at Schloss Dyck Starting shot: the Techno Classica classic vehicle show in Essen Ingolstadt - More than 20 events in the 2018 event season will allow car lovers not only to experience the historical cars of Audi but also to join the brand in celebrating a number of anniversary dates. Among the highlights in the calendar is the 25th Festival of Speed in B...

Olympic National Pride x Audi Enthusiasm

It's that time, that time when interlocking rings don't just represent the Audi brand. This past week, the 2018 Winter Olympics kicked off in PyeongChang, South Korea. As a result, showing your national pride is definitely hot at the moment, getting behind your home team as they take it to the rest of the world. Watching the opening ceremonies and seeing the swank team winter wear got us to thinking. Inspired perhaps by Ralph Lauren (Team USA) and Giorgio Armani (Team Italy) designs seen...

Third Audi Victory in Bathurst 12 Hour

source: Audi Sport  Audi Sport Team WRT celebrates debut victory in iconic endurance race Audi most successful brand at Bathurst since GT3 class launch Bathurst - Audi Sport customer racing celebrated its third overall victory in the Bathurst 12 Hour after 2011 and 2012. On making its debut in Australia, Audi Sport Team WRT with campaigners Robin Frijns/Stuart Leonard/Dries Vanthoor (NL/GB/B) triumphed at the Intercontinental GT Challenge opener. As a result, Audi, as th...

Double Disappointment for Audi in Chile

source: Audi Sport Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler without points in Formula E premiere in Santiago Both drivers retired from race Next E-Prix on March 3 in Mexico City Santiago de Chile - The Formula E electric racing series on kicking off its Latin America tour celebrated a spectacular premiere which ended, however, in double disappointment for Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler: Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi both retired from the race. Title defender Lu...

Audi on the Front Row of the Grid for Bathurst 12 Hour

source: Audi Australia Audi to start in second and third positions on the grid after exciting Top 10 Shootout Three Audi teams in the top 10 grid positions Just 0.235 seconds separate first and second in Top 10 Bathurst – Audi has continued its electrifying form of yesterday to reserve a place on the front row of the grid for the start of tomorrow's Bathurst 12 Hour. Kelvin van der Linde pulled out all stops to produce a 2:02.1696s – just 0.235 seconds off pole position...

Audi Driver Mattias Ekström Ends DTM Career

source: Audi Sport Swede to concentrate on FIA World RX commitment in 2018 Dutchman Robin Frijns promoted from GT program Remainder of driver squad unchanged for DTM 2018 Neuburg a.d. Donau - It marks the end of an era: After 17 years, 193 races, 23 victories and two championship titles, factory driver Mattias Ekström ends his DTM career, which means that Audi’s most successful DTM campaigner to date is leaving this racing series. In 2018, Ekström will concentrate ...

First Grand Sport-Class All-Female Driver Team to Race in Audi R8 LMS GT4 Debut at Daytona

source: Audi of America, photos: ashleyfreibergracing.com and Audi AG Ashley Freiberg and Gosia Rdest to compete in Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge GS class First all-female team to compete in GS class and first all-female team to compete in motorsports since 2014 All-female team to drive all-new Audi R8 LMS GT4 HERNDON, VA – Debuting this week at Daytona, the all-new Audi R8 LMS GT4 will compete in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, driven by the all-female team ...

Spy vs Spi – Audi R8 V10 plus Spyder vs McLaren 570s Spider Drag Race

words: Bill Cho, video: Auto Express In the old battle between all motor vs forced induction, a new battle forms between an AWD German supercar and a RWD British supercar. In this video from Auto Express, the mighty R8 V10 plus Spyder goes up against the McLaren 570s Spider. Last week, the R8 went up against its smaller brother, the RS 3, and won. On paper, the McLaren has 40 less horses, 2 less cylinders but is 463 pounds lighter and has 30 lb/ft more torque at peak RPM. Will AWD...

The REAL Truth in 24: Magnus Racing 2018

words: Bill Cho, video and screenshots: Magnus Racing Jason Statham-ish voice: In a world of triumph and defeat in a span of 24 hours, the return of one name will bring shivers to the competition: Magnus Racing... This very super serious YouTube video from Magnus Racing shows the hard work and dedication of the mechanics... the grueling physical routines and diets of the drivers... and the respect that Magnus Racing gets from its competitors... at the Rolex 2...

Drag Race: Audi RS 3 vs Audi R8 V10 Spyder

words: Bill Cho, video: CAR Magazine It seems like the whole automotive world wants to drag against the newest RS car (like the RS 3 vs BMW M2 or the RS 3 vs Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG) so I should start a series entitled the RS vs the World. However in this video from CAR Magazine, it's the RS 3 against its big brother, the R8 V10 Spyder. In their annual Performance Shootout, they put these two Audi Sport products head to head just to see what happens. We all know what the forgone ...

Audi Sport to Start 2018 Season in America and Australia with Strong Customer Teams

source: Audi Sport Two weeks following the one-two win in the 24-hour race in Dubai, the new Audi R8 LMS GT4 will now be racing in North America. The audience there will get to see the customer sport race car for the first time in the traditional opening round of the IMSA Series at Daytona from January 27 to 28. Just one week later, on February 4, the Intercontinental GT Challenge will kick off in Australia. With its product offensive Audi Sport customer racing is strengthening i...

Find of the Day: 2010 R8 LMS ultra

words: Bill Cho, photos: Jean Lain Vintage, video: NM2255 Car HD Videos (not of the car for sale) This is no ordinary 2010 Audi R8...this is an R8 LMS ultra with a racing history and it's for sale in France. Raced by Team SAINTéLOC, it campaigned at Spa Francorchamps, Nogaro, Monza, and Brands Hatch just to name a few. Beyond that, there's not that much information on this particular vehicle. From the ad: History and restoration Historical Vehicle used from 2011 in th...

Leena Gade Joins SPM as Indy Car Lead Engineer

words & photo: George Achorn Though she left Audi Sport several years ago, Audi Sport's three-time Le Mans winning lead engineer Leena Gade remains a favorite amongst Audi enthusiasts. Gade was the first ever female to win Le Mans as lead engineer, and now she'll be the first woman to take the same role at an Indy Car team. Ms. Gade's first win with Audi Sport in 2011 was a memorable one. Her driver team's two teammate cars had gone out in spectacular crashes, leaving just Gade and...

Event Report: Audi Sport Brand Launch in New York + The Full Photo Gallery

words and photos: George Achorn Editor’s Note: This story originally ran in the Summer 2017 issue of the Audi Club North America quattro quarterly print magazine. This time around, we’ve added the entire collection of photography shot on site at the Audi Sport launch. If you don’t receive quattro quarterly and wish to subscribe, join the Audi Club North America HERE. New York, NY – Highline Studios isn’t just a boastful moniker for a Manhattan-based video production company....

Tough Day for Audi in Marrakesh

source: Audi Sport Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler without fortune in Formula E in Marrakesh Daniel Abt still scores one point after drive-through penalty Title defender Lucas di Grassi retired Marrakesh - In round three of the Formula E electric racing series in Marrakesh (Morocco), following a strong beginning, Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler only went home with a single point. Daniel Abt, after a drive-through penalty and a full course yellow which came at an unfavor...

Road & Track: How Racing in America Saved Audi

source: Road & Track, photo: Audi Sport In the mid-Eighties, Audi was reeling from an unintended-acceleration scandal. To restore its image, the company entered a 200 Quattro sedan in Trans-Am for 1988. It was a flag-bearer for the company’s signature road-car technologies, turbocharging and all-wheel drive. Audi had two FIA Group B rallying titles with the Quattro but little in the way of road-racing experience. Group B hero Walter Röhrl was tapped to drive alongside Le Mans winne...

Formula E: Audi Drivers Ready to Race in Marrakesh

source: Audi Sport, photos: Audi Sport Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler aims to return to the top Telephone press conference with Daniel Abt on Wednesday, January 10 Neuburg a. d. Donau/Marrakesh - Return to winning ways – this is Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s aim for the Formula E round in Marrakesh (Morocco). Following a difficult opener in Hong Kong, the two campaigners, Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi, are traveling to round three of the electric racing series’...

Audi Driving Experience Finds a Home in Texas

words: Aaron Plante, photos: Audi of America The Audi Sport R18s may have left the WEC and thus their only stop in the U.S. (Texas’ Lone Star Le Mans), but the Lone Star state’s most famous track now houses a fleet of Audi Sport road cars providing an all-new driving experience at Austin Texas’ world famous Circuit of the Americas. Open year round to a wide range of driver experiences, the Audi Sport driving experience (ASde) offers hands-on coaching, professional instructors, hi...

Audi and Formula E: Chasing Seconds in the Simulator

source: Audi Sport Race drivers and engineers practice in realistic conditions Audi driver Daniel Abt: “Practice day in Neuburg a key to success” The two Audi drivers, Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi, will start round 3 of the season in Marrakesh (Morocco) on January 13. Before each race of the electric series in which Audi is involved with a factory commitment for the first time in 2017/2018, the race drivers and engineers go through the entire process of a full race d...