ABT Sportsline Begins DTM Anniversary Season with Podium Finish

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="101151"] ABT Sportsline started its 25th DTM season with a podium result. The team from Kempten thus continues its impressive track record in Germany’s most important racing series: ABT Sportsline has achieved at least one podium result in every DTM season since 2001. [source: ABT Sportsline] Ricardo Feller’s third place at the season opener at Oschersleben was the 252nd podium finish for ABT Sportsline in the DTM. The Swiss driver s...

25 Years of ABT Sportsline in the DTM: Kick-Off at Oschersleben

[gallery columns="1" link="file" size="full" ids="100645"] A special DTM season begins for ABT Sportsline this coming weekend at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben: it is the 25th for the team from Kempten since it joined the racing series in 2000. [source: ABT Sportsline] “The DTM was and is Germany’s most important racing series,” says Hans-Jürgen Abt, CEO of the ABT Group. “We have shaped it as a team and celebrated many great successes. I think most motorsport fans know us t...

Find of the Day: 2008 Audi A4 DTM Driven by Tom Kristensen

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="94845"] photos: Fiskens, Audi AG It's a fun job looking for Finds of the Day and while we mostly look for unique Audi street cars, lately we've been finding unique Audi race cars. This 2008 Audi A4 DTM (chassis no. 504) was driven by Tom Kristensen. Tom is a friend of Audi Club. He's been to several of our events including this year's Legends of the Autobahn and as the guest speaker during the 2019 Audi Club National Event in Washington...
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40 Facts About 40 Years of Audi Sport GmbH

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="91085"] source: Audi AG To mark the 40th birthday of Audi Sport GmbH, which evolved from quattro GmbH founded in 1983, the company presents 40 exciting facts. quattro and quattro GmbH: Audi registered the quattro brand in 1979. The term quattro (Italian for “four”) stands for the drivetrain of an automobile that transfers power to all four of its wheels. In March 1980, the brand with the four rings presented the quattro sports co...
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Find of the Day: 2017 Audi S6 DTM Widebody – Former SEMA Car

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="88882"] photos: RP Exotics At 1st glance, you're either thinking Oh wow! or Why? and both would be normal responses. This is definitely a one-of-a-kind S6 and you're probably wondering...well...why? If I told you that this was a former Toyo Tire SEMA car, would that explain it? Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="88883"] Audi S6 Premium Plus Widebody RP Exotics is pleased to offer this stunning 2017 Audi S...
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Audi Customers Win Titles in Asia and Eastern Europe

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="88852"] source: Audi AG Audi Sport Asia junior Cao Qi and Ling Kang Silver Cup champions Filip Salaquarda new champion in the Central European Eset Cup Victories for Audi customers in Denmark and Eastern Europe A class title in the GT World Challenge Asia and the sprint title in the Eset Cup were the best performances of the Audi customer teams on the penultimate weekend in August. Individual successes in GT3 racing in the Baltics and i...
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Audi Sport customer racing Update: First Win of DTM Season for Audi R8 LMS plus other News

[gallery columns="1" size="full" link="file" ids="87545"] Ricardo Feller wins with ABT Sportsline at the DTM in Zandvoort Two successes for the Audi R8 LMS GT4 of Winhere by HAR in China Comtoyou Racing achieves 1-2 victory with Audi RS 3 LMS in TCR Spain [source: Audi AG] The first success of the season by an Audi Sport customer team in the DTM marked the last weekend in June. Many other good results in the USA, Europe and Asia rounded off a successful month for Audi Sport customer ...

LIQUI MOLY Announces Support for Team Engstler Motorsport in 2023 DTM

[gallery columns="1" link="file" size="full" ids="86236"] [SOURCE: LIQUI MOLY] Engstler Motorsport has been causing a stir in German racing for years. After numerous titles in the touring car scene, the step into GT3 will now follow in 2023. Together with LIQUI MOLY, the team from Wiggensbach announced its DTM commitment. The commitment in the arguably toughest GT3 championship is to take place in the Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II with the distinctive LIQUI MOLY design. Luca Engstler, the son ...

Three Audi Sport customer Teams in the DTM

[gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="85275"] ABT Sportsline concentrates on two Audi R8 LMS cars  Tresor Orange1 with two drivers in the DTM for the first time Up-and-coming Liqui Moly Team Engstler faces first GT3 season [source: Audi AG] Audi Sport customer racing relies on a strong customer base in the DTM in 2023 as well. Three established teams – including an up-and-coming touring car racing team with motor racing experience – will contest the tradition-steeped series wit...

Audi Wins the 2022 DTM Manufacturers Classification

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="77453"] source: Audi AG Seventh victory in the manufacturers championship for the four rings Third place in the teams classification for ABT Sportsline René Rast as best Audi driver second in race and third in standings Audi is the best DTM manufacturer for the seventh time: After 2004, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020, the brand with the four rings has now won the manufacturers classification for the first time with the GT3 sports car R8 LM...
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Audi Says “Thank You Very Much and All the Best, Nico Müller”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76207"] source: Audi AG Swiss racing driver with new targets and Formula E Early termination of contract at the end of the 2022 season Last DTM race for Audi at the finale at Hockenheim The DTM finale at Hockenheim on October 8/9 will be Nico Müller’s last race under the sign of the four rings for the time being. Audi Sport and the Swiss race driver have mutually agreed to terminate their contract early at the end of the 2022 season. ...
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René Rast and the Four Rings: Conclusion of a Unique Success Story

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="75040"] source: Audi AG Exceptional race driver to leave Audi Sport after the end of the 2022 season René Rast: “Decision wasn’t easy for me” Oliver Hoffmann: “René Rast will always remain a friend” The DTM finale at the Hockenheimring on October 8 and 9 will mark the end of a unique success story in motorsport: After twelve years together, René Rast and Audi Sport will part ways. In an emotional video – jointly recorded by Ro...
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Two Victories and Lead Extended for Audi Sport Drivers in the GT World Challenge

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="73644"] source: Audi AG Audi Sport drivers Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts dominate in Italy René Rast is within striking distance in the DTM Audi RS 3 LMS and Audi R8 LMS GT2 at the front of European classifications The first weekend of July brought quite a few celebrations for Audi Sport customer racing: Two dominant wins for the Audi R8 LMS in the Fanatec GT World Challenge powered by AWS Sprint Cup at Misano, as well as two podiums in...
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Nico Müller Wins with Audi at DTM Season Opener

[caption id="attachment_71367" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Audi R8 LMS #32 (Team WRT), Laurens Vanthoor/Charles Weerts[/caption] source: Audi Sport Team Rosberg wins DTM race at Portimão with Audi R8 LMS Comtoyou Racing leads the standings after TCR Europe opener Audi Sport Asia Junior Programme promotes young talent in Asia The Audi R8 LMS remains top: Team Rosberg was the best of three Audi squads with its victory at the DTM season opener in Portugal, while Team WRT clinche...

Audi Sport Relies on Three Customer Teams in DTM Title Fight

[caption id="attachment_71362" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Audi R8 LMS #7 (Team ABT Sportsline), Ricardo Feller; Audi R8 LMS #51 (Team Rosberg), Nico Müller[/caption] source: Audi Sport ABT Sportsline, Attempto Racing and Team Rosberg on the grid Three-time champion René Rast returns to the DTM T3 Motorsport and Heide-Motorsport with a total of five Audi in the DTM Trophy The many fans of the DTM can look forward to a season of records: With 29 race cars – including six Au...

Audi Club Sweepstakes Giveaway: One Person Will Get a Formawerx Key but Everyone Will Get a Pikes Peak Sticker

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="69708"] As you may recall, we’d partnered up with Formawerx to create some special keys for our Audi quattro 20V sweepstakes car. This California design firm views something as simple as the keys to your vintage car with the same level of detail and material quality as a fine watch. The results, as you can see, are stunning. The keys for our quattro began by using their OpenSpec DTM design, complete with box-flare inspired hand grip. We also us...
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Find of the Day: 2000 DTM Audi ABT TT-R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68113"] word: Bill, photos: aquaramabec.com The Audi TT is legendary and the race version was a hard to beat car in the DTM. It founds its way atop of many a podium. This Audi ABT TT-R is chassis 01 of 18 built. I don't know the history behind this particular car but here's the ad (translated from Italian): [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68122"] Audi-ABT TT-R from 2000 from DTM Car completely overhauled and ready to race, it is...
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Key Upgrade: Formawerx Open Spec DTM Keypiece

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68207"] words: George, photos: Formawerx When it comes to vintage car ownership, enhancing components a driver handles, touches and feels on a daily basis are a key way to enrich the ownership experience. And, while any number of companies can sell you high traffic touch point components such as steering wheels, seats or shift knobs, nobody’s ever taken a run on augmenting the experience of the simple key. Enter Formawerx. Back when cars like o...
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Audi R8 LMS in DTM Title Fight until the Finale

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64797"] source: Audi AG Kelvin van der Linde starting for Team ABT Sportsline finishes third Three-time champion René Rast returns to the DTM in 2022 The 2021 DTM season has come to an end at the Norisring with an exciting final weekend and the title not being decided until the very last of 16 races. Kelvin van der Linde celebrates third place overall in Team ABT Sportsline’s Audi R8 LMS, while the first prominent newcomer for 20...
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First DTM Victory of the Audi R8 LMS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61721"] source: Audi AG 1-2 victory for Audi R8 LMS with teams from ABT and Rosberg at DTM season opener at Monza Audi R8 LMS GT4 extends lead in GT4 European Series standings Audi RS 3 LMS wins races in five countries Audi Sport customer racing made a furious start to the new DTM season with the R8 LMS. Kelvin van der Linde won at the opening weekend at Monza ahead of Nico Müller. In the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, Dr...
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