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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.
Porsche 919 Hybrids to start from rows two and three
Audi lock out the front row in LMP1. The Andre Lotterer/Marcel Fassler No.7 Audi R18 back to the pole on 1:45.842. This compares to last year’s pole time of 1:46.211. Rebellion Racing score the LM P1 Privateer pole at 1:53.646. Nicolas Lapierre and Gustavo Menezes secure the LM P2 pole position with an average time of 1:55.892.
Porsche 919 Hybrids defy the Texan heat
Audi dominated night practice here at Circuit of The Americas – the team finishing 1-2, split by a mere 0.095 of a second. With its two Le Mans prototypes, Porsche enjoyed a smooth first day of the sixth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). With ambient temperatures of up to 35 degree Celsius, the two Porsche 919 Hybrids covered 158 laps in total of the 5.513 kilometre long Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas.
Audi working towards fully-fledged factory commitment for 2017/18 season with ABT Schaeffler
Audi is set to intensify its future commitment in the FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric racing series. Starting in the 2016/17 season with the opening round in Hong Kong on October 9, Audi will increase its involvement with the ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport Formula E Team. In addition, it is planned to incorporate Formula E into a factory-backed motorsport programme as of the 2017/18 season.
The race around the 5.148 km circuit to see who will come out ahead between Porsche, Audi and Toyota
In just two weeks the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship will be in full swing, with practice and qualifying for the 6 Hours of Nürburgring taking place on Friday and Saturday 22/23 July.
It’s the final day of qualifying with two-hour sessions scheduled from 19h00 to 21h00, and from 22h00 to midnight
Final preparations will be made for the big day as the 60 cars in the field will be going all out to earn the best possible spot on the starting grid. The final minutes of the night session promise to be exciting and full of suspense as we wait to find out who will be in pole position for the big race. Audi, Porsche or Toyota? Place your bets!
Here are the highlights from the afternoon session
The DTM thriller at Spielberg still is the topic of the day and there is just another week to go to the third DTM race meeting at the Lausitzring (03rd to 05th June)
Nonetheless, 11 DTM drivers from the Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz camps use this weekend for the excursion to another, spectacular event. Instead of relaxing at home on the couch they meet the ultimate motor-racing challenge: the 24h race at the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife.
For the third time in his career, Timo Glock was able to celebrate on the top step of the podium
In Sunday’s second DTM race at Spielberg in Austria, the BMW driver emerged as the winner. After 42 laps of the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring, Glock won from the two Audi drivers Mattias Ekström and Jamie Green, who finished second and third respectively.
It is not impossible for teams or drivers to succeed without a win at Le Mans, but it certainly helps!
We may just be two races in to the 2016 FIA WEC season, but the next round of the championship – the Le Mans 24 Hours on 18/19 June – is key to how the remainder of the season might unfold as double points are on offer.