Audi R8 LMS ultra wins in Italy
Successful round for Team Audi Sport Italia on the penultimate race weekend of the Italian GT Championship at Misano: the Italians Marco Mapelli and Andrea Amici in the Audi R8 LMS ultra claimed a lights-to-flag victory in race two. The day before, their teammates Dindo Capello and Emanuele Zonzini had clinched a podium result. The duo, which had started the race from position four on the grid, finished Saturday’s race as the runners-up following a strong recovery.
Podium in France
The Audi customer team Sébastien Loeb Racing celebrated a podium finish in the round of the French GT Championship at Navarra in the north of Spain. Christophe Hamon, Lonni Martins and Christian Bottemanne drove their number ‘5’ Audi R8 LMS ultra to third place overall in race one and finished the second race in fifth place.
Two victories in Utah
Audi Sport customer racing teams DXDT Racing and TW Racing each celebrated an overall victory during the seventh race weekend of the National Auto Sport Association Utah region (NASA Utah) at Miller Motorsports Park. David Askew enjoyed his first victory at the wheel of the Audi R8 LMS ultra from DXDT Racing in the first race of the weekend. The second race saw a 1-2 result as TW Racing took the win with Derek Wolthoff in the Audi R8 LMS, finishing ahead of DXDT Racing. This result was enough to ensure that TW Racing clinched the GTSU title in NASA Utah for the 2015 season.
Jerry Wang on podium in GT Asia
Another podium result clinched by Jerry Wang in GT Asia: The Hong Kong Chinese took second place in the GTM class in round nine of the season at Shanghai in the Audi R8 LMS of Team Absolute Racing.
Top race drivers meet with top soccer players
Tom Kristensen and Markus Winkelhock provided the players of FC Bayern with high-speed insights into racing. The players and coaches of FC Bayern München received their new official vehicles at Audi in Neuburg. On this occasion, the four soccer players were familiarized with the racing line of the track during the Audi driving experience. The nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen did some fast laps with Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski in the race car of the Audi Sport TT Cup. The two-time 24-hour Nürburgring winner Markus Winkelhock went to the limits with Mario Götze and David Alaba.
Riesch and Hasenhüttl visit Audi
Audi’s DTM squad welcomed prominent visitors from other sporting disciplines at the Nürburgring: ex-ski star Maria Höfl-Riesch and Ralf Hasenhüttl, coach of FC Ingolstadt 04 that recently won promotion to the Bundesliga, met with the two Audi DTM drivers Jamie Green and Timo Scheider. Hasenhüttl additionally enjoyed a ride in the Audi RS 5 DTM race taxi. On duty as ‘taxi drivers’ for Audi at the Nürburgring were the GT race drivers Kelvin van der Linde and Stefan Wackerbauer.
Insights into GT program for drivers of the Audi Sport TT Cup
Following round one of the Audi Sport TT Cup at the Nürburgring, the international young drivers from the Audi one-make cup have received further information about the successful GT3 sports car program at Audi Sport. Romolo Liebchen, Head of Audi Sport customer racing, and the team boss of Belgian Audi Club Team WRT, Vincent Vosse, delivered entertaining presentations about the GT program at AUDI AG. The winner in the Audi Sport TT Cup can look forward to receiving support in the GT program of the brand with the four rings.