Three months before the 2017 DTM season opener, Audi has announced its team assignments
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EKS recently announced that it will receive increased support from Audi for its 2017 World RX campaign
Finland’s Toomas ‘Topi’ Heikkinen has been retained by FIA World Rallycross Championship winning team EKS for the 2017 season and will race an Audi S1 Supercar alongside World RX Drivers’ Champion, Mattias Ekstrom.
Friendliness towards the fans always has represented a priority in DTM
In the paddock, the fans of the popular touring-car series can get closer than close to the drivers representing the Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG camps. During autographing sessions with the likes of Mattias Ekström, Marco Wittmann, Gary Paffett & Co, for instance.
AJR is returning to the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona (Jan. 28-29)
Alex Job Racing (AJR) announced today that they will compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup with an all-new Audi R8 LMS with drivers Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo.
This season has been full of thrills and spills in the Toyota camp, yet the number one constructor of hybrid production cars is not to be deterred. The team will be back in 2017, valiant as ever. As Audi has withdrawn from endurance racing, Toyota and Porsche will be head to head in the LM P1 class next season.
Just before the signal is given for the official formation lap for the final race of the 2016 WEC season
Less than two weeks had gone by since the DTM season finale at Hockenheim when the DTM cars were back in action
The preparations for the 2017 season already are running flat out and so, the three manufacturers involved in DTM, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG, tested their development vehicles for the coming season from 25th to 28th October at Oschersleben.
In 2016, the eight drivers tied in with the performances of the previous season and this time, they were rewarded for their efforts
In the 2015 season, they completed more laps in the lead than anybody else, secured the biggest number of poles and won 10 of the 18 races but nonetheless, the Ingolstadt base brand failed to win any titles.
Audi re-orientated their motor-racing strategy – but the DTM involvement remained untouched
This Wednesday (26th October, in front of some 300 motor-sport department employees, Chairman Rupert Stadler announced and presented the reorientation of the premium brand. While the Ingolstadters say farewell to the FIA WEC to join the Formula E with a works effort, DTM will remain an attractive field of activity for the brand with the four rings. It would be important to focus on the things that would keep Audi competitive in the coming years, Stadler stressed.
Porsche 919 Hybrids back on front row
No.8 Audi R18 of Loic Duval and Lucas Di Grassi get second pole of 2016 season. Combined time of 1m23.570s just beats No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid by 0.025s! Toyota Gazoo Racing start third and fourth at home as No.5 heads No.6 TS 050 HYBRID. No.7 Audi R18 starts fifth as top five covered by just 0.286s! Rebellion pole again in LMP1 Privateer category, one second ahead of ByKolles. LMP2 sees G-Drive Racing take fifth pole position of season. Will Stevens and Roman Rusinov average 1m31.698s
In the DTM season finale at Hockenheim, several constellations in the final two races can make for different results in the battle for the title
A lot of factors make you believe that it will be a battle between BMW’s Marco Wittmann and Audi’s Edoardo Mortara. There still is a maximum of 50 points to be won and with a gap of 14 points to the championship leader, Mortara still can steal Wittmann’s lead without the support of other drivers.
As part of his ‘day job’ racing for Audi in the DTM
FIA World Rallycross Championship leader Mattias Ekstrom has confirmed today (Thursday) that he will race in all three of the final rounds of World RX this season, including at the Estering in Germany next month, which clashes with the final round of the DTM.
The pre-event in the run-up to the eighth DTM race meeting of the 2016 season, in Budapest, made for unforgettable pictures
On Thursday noon, the DTM racers of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG charged down the streets of the Hungarian capital. Prior to the city tour, the protagonists also introduced themselves to the motor-racing enthusiasts not far from the Heroes Square.