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Volkswagen at the Race of Champions

Volkswagen at the Race of Champions

Will the Formula One world champion strike back in the Scirocco R-Cup race car in 2011? After the premiere last year the bio natural gas coupe will again be fielded at the 2011 Race Of Champions: a good opportunity for Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel to get revenge in the 275-HP Scirocco for last year’s defeat against U.S. motocross star Travis Pastrana. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen at the Race of Champions’

Audi dominates second free practice at Hockenheim

Audi dominates second free practice at Hockenheim

Martin Tomczyk might have wrapped up the Championship but Audi still has the Team Championship to fight for. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline sits on top with a 5pt lead over THOMAS SABO / Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG. There is also the battle for second place in the Championship. Mattias Ekstrom sits 2 points behind Bruno Spengler. Continue reading ‘Audi dominates second free practice at Hockenheim’

Tomczyk tops free practice for the DTM season finale at Hockenheim

Tomczyk fastest in first free practice for the DTM season finale at Hockenheim

He has already wrapped up the title, but he doesn’t want to leave it with that: in first free practice for the DTM season finale at the Hockenheimring Baden-Wurttemberg, Martin Tomczyk set the fastest time. With his Audi A4 DTM, the Bavarian drove his fastest lap in 1:33.621 minutes. Second and third place on Friday afternoon were occupied by the two young Mercedes-Benz drivers, Maro Engel and Christian Vietoris. Continue reading ‘Tomczyk tops free practice for the DTM season finale at Hockenheim’

A brief interview with Audi Sports Mattias Ekstrom from Oschersleben

Red Bull Audi A4 DTM #8 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline), Mattias Ekstrom

Two victories and a second place at the last three races – is the DTM particularly good fun this way?

I’ve had good fun racing all year. But I’m having even more fun at the moment because we’re trying to improve certain things in the team and are achieving good results in the process. Continue reading ‘A brief interview with Audi Sports Mattias Ekstrom from Oschersleben’

Interview with Audi’s Mattias Ekstrom

Mattias Ekstrom celebrates DTM Nurburgring

You’ve won two races with Audi within the space of one week. Which one of them was more strenuous?

The Spa 24 Hours a week ago was no doubt the more strenuous one. I was really bushed afterward. But I’ve got to say my joy of having won was greater at the DTM at the Nurburgring. Continue reading ‘Interview with Audi’s Mattias Ekstrom’

Ekstrom fastest in warm-up from Nurburgring

DTM Nurburgring Audi Ekstrom
With a 1:25.503, Ekstrom set the fastest time over the 2.25 mile course. Teammate Filipe Albuquerque was just shy with a 1:25.658. Continue reading ‘Ekstrom fastest in warm-up from Nurburgring’

Audi Sport Team WRT victorious at the 2011 Spa 24 Hours

 Audi WRT SPA 24 Hours win

Photo: © 2011 Loek Pictures | oneighturbo.com

The Audi R8 LMS won the most important endurance race for GT cars ahead of BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Audi Sport Team WRT overcame the strongest competition during the 63rd running of the 24 hours of Spa (Belgium). The two DTM stars Mattias Ekstrom (Sweden) and Timo Scheider (Germany) and the Belgian endurance specialist Greg Franchi shared driving duties in the victorious mid-engine sportscar. Continue reading ‘Audi Sport Team WRT victorious at the 2011 Spa 24 Hours’

24 Hours of Spa sees an Audi 1-2 in Q1

 Audi Sport Team WRT Audi R8 LMS

Photo: © 2011 Loek Pictures | oneighturbo.com

Weather seems to always come into play at Spa. However, it decided to cooperate a bit for the first qualifying session for the 24 Hours of Spa. Again, Audi Sport looked to have the pace in damp conditions. Mattias Ekstrom would end up on top with a 2:40.472 in the W Racing Team Audi R8. Continue reading ’24 Hours of Spa sees an Audi 1-2 in Q1′




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