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Audi Sport Team Joest on front row for 61st 12 Hours of Sebring

no2 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro: Lucas di Grassi, Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish COPYRIGHT: © 2013 Darren Pierson / DPerceptions

The Audi R18 e-tron quattro is causing a sensation on its first racing commitment in the United States. In qualifying for the 12-hour race at Sebring (Florida) both hybrid race cars from Audi Sport Team Joest clearly beat the previous qualifying track record.

In the cockpits of the two Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars, Marcel Fassler (CH) and Allan McNish (GB) fought a close duel for the top spot on the grid in the 15-minute qualifying session on Friday afternoon. In the end, the Swiss with a razor-thin advantage of 0.009 seconds prevailed against his Scottish team-mate. The two-time Le Mans winner and current World Endurance Champion took his first pole position in a Le Mans prototype plus his first one as an Audi factory driver. Continue reading ‘Audi Sport Team Joest on front row for 61st 12 Hours of Sebring’

Audi announces driver lineups for WEC and Le Mans

Audi R18 e-tron quattro, Le Mans 2012

Audi has established powerful driver pairings for its commitment in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The respective entries were confirmed today by the Selection Committee of the ACO and the FIA. Three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars will be competing at the Spa 6 Hours and the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2013. At each of the six other WEC rounds, Audi will be fielding two hybrid sports cars. Continue reading ‘Audi announces driver lineups for WEC and Le Mans’

APR Motorsport / Rene Rast just miss Rolex 24 top-10 in qualifying

Rene Rast drove to 11th place in the day's qualifying session in the no. 52 APR Audi R8 Grand-Am

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In the stacked thirty-four car GT field Rene Rast drove to 11th place in the day’s qualifying session in the no. 52 APR Audi R8 Grand-Am. Such was the depth of the GT field at the Rolex 24 at Daytona that Rast’s time was less than a second behind the pole sitting car. Rast, a defending GT-class winner at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, will partner with Ian Baas, Marc Basseng, and Frank Stippler in the no. 52 APR Audi R8 Grand-Am. Continue reading ‘APR Motorsport / Rene Rast just miss Rolex 24 top-10 in qualifying’

Alex Job to field WeatherTech Audi R8 GRAND-AM in Rolex 24 Hour

Audi R8 GRAND-AM successful at Daytona test

Alex Job Racing has teamed up with Audi Sport customer racing to field the No. 24 WeatherTech Audi R8 GRAND-AM for the 51st running of the GRAND-AM Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona, Jan. 26-27. Continue reading ‘Alex Job to field WeatherTech Audi R8 GRAND-AM in Rolex 24 Hour’

Jamie Green signs with Audi for 2013 DTM series

Jamie Green wins heartbeat finale at Norisring

In Formula 3, he defeated Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. He is acclaimed as “King of the Norisring.” And in the future he will be driving for Audi: The Briton Jamie Green (30), who lives in Monaco, is strengthening Audi’s DTM driver line-up for the 2013 season. Continue reading ‘Jamie Green signs with Audi for 2013 DTM series’

Belgian Audi Club Team WRT wins 2012 24H of Zolder

Belgian Audi Club Team WRT wins 2012 24H of Zolder

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Laurens Vanthoor, Anthony Kumpen, Edward Sandstrom and Marco Bonanomi won in the Audi R8 LMS ultra by five laps. The Audi factory has won at Le Mans, the Nurburgring and Spa this year. With the Belgium private team’s victory a fourth 24-hour victory is added to the brand’s endurance record this year. For the Belgian Anthony Kumpen it was his sixth overall victory in this event. Continue reading ‘Belgian Audi Club Team WRT wins 2012 24H of Zolder’

A word with Audi’s Mike Rockenfeller

Mike Rockenfeller, Audi A1 e-tron, London

Mike Rockenfeller (born October 31, 1983 in Neuwied), nicknamed “Rocky”, is a German race car driver, currently an Audi factory driver competing in the Le Mans Series and DTM. Rockenfeller began racing karts in 1995 at age of 11, winning the Bambini North state championship. He competed in various local and national karting series in the 1990s. In 2002, he won the Jorg van Ommen Kart Cup Super Series. In 2007, Rockenfeller became an Audi factory driver and raced an A4 DTM for Audi Sport Team Rosberg in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. Continue reading ‘A word with Audi’s Mike Rockenfeller’

Audi RS Moments of Truth – 1989: 5 cylinder engine

Audi quattro 90 IMSA GTO

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Audi RS “Moments of Truth” is a series of highly stylized, dynamic short-form documentaries that capture a moment in time — visual, visceral proof of the impact that technological innovation and risk-taking has had on performance in a highly competitive world. Continue reading ‘Audi RS Moments of Truth – 1989: 5 cylinder engine’




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