Sunday 28 November 2010

Audi Motorsport

Motorsport Newsletter 37/2010

  • Podium result for Audi at DTM finale
  • Audi presents GT4 concept
  • Audi driver Albuquerque wins Race of Champions
  • Double podium success “down under”
  • Audi R8 LMS at the Essen Motor Show
  • Audi IT launches motorsport project
Podium result for Audi at DTM finale

Timo Scheider clinched a podium result for Audi at the DTM’s world final in Shanghai (China). After a serious accident in qualifying the Audi A4 DTM of the two-time DTM Champions had to be repaired from scratch overnight. In the race that was shortened from 60 to 49 laps Scheider advanced from grid position four to third place. An early stopping of the race destroyed his chance to also overtake the new DTM Champion Paul Di Resta. Martin Tomczyk and Miguel Molina shone with overtaking maneuvers in places four and five. Markus Winkelhock in seventh place scored points for the second consecutive time.

Audi presents GT4 concept

On the occasion of the DTM race in Shanghai Audi presented the concept of a GT4 vehicle based on the Audi TT. The TT developed by the Technical Development and Production divisions plus quattro GmbH is intended to extend Audi’s new modular customer sport program from 2012 forward and to offer potential customers a base option for affordable motorsport at a price of about 120,000 euros.

Audi driver Albuquerque wins Race of Champions

Filipe Albuquerque, who contested the Italian GT Championship this year for Audi Sport Italia in an Audi R8 LMS, surprisingly won the Race of Champions in Düsseldorf. At the finale, the 25-year-old Portuguese defeated World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb, who had previously eliminated Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen. In the competition of the world’s best race and rally drivers the Audi R8 LMS was fielded as well this year, for the first time. At the wheel of the GT3 sports car Albuquerque defeated Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel as he was heading toward overall victory in Düsseldorf.

Double podium success "down under"

GT Australia:
At the finale of the Australian GT Championship’s season at Sandown Park Audi driver Mark Eddy clinched two podium places. The Australian took third place at both rounds in his Audi R8 LMS. In Sunday’s race the seasoned, 50-year-old campaigner was just short of three seconds to the winner. The result marked the conclusion of Penfold Audi Sport Team’s first season in the GT3 Championship in sixth place overall. Eddy achieved eight top-ten results in total.

Audi R8 LMS at the Essen Motor Show

64 victories and seven champion’s titles have been clinched by the Audi R8 LMS in its first two years of being fielded - interest in Audi’s GT3 sports car is accordingly high. At the Essen Motor Show (November 27 to December 5) Audi Sport will provide information on the Audi R8 LMS to potential customers at the Bilstein booth in hall 3.0.

Audi IT launches motorsport project

The Audi IT department and Brandl Motorsport GmbH, Walldürn (Germany), have jointly launched the new "Audi IT - Fascination Motorsport" project. By fielding a production-based Audi TT RS in races on the Nürburgring-Norschleife the Audi IT team, consisting of members of Audi departments and Audi IT plus strategic partners, aims to strengthen the cooperation with external partners in the IT environment across departmental and external boundaries. In case of questions about the project please contact the colleagues by e-mail at

News bits

Audi "factory" driver Dindo Capello finished the Rally di Monza as the runner-up behind WRC driver Daniel Sordo.

Results and points

Shanghai (CN), November 28, DTM, round 11
1 Gary Paffett (Mercedes) 49 laps in 51m 57.657s
2 Paul Di Resta (Mercedes) + 3.751s
3 Timo Scheider (Audi A4 DTM) + 4.212s
4 Martin Tomczyk (Audi A4 DTM) + 5.341s
5 Miguel Molina (Audi A4 DTM) + 16.306s
7 Markus Winkelhock (Audi A4 DTM) + 19.469s
9 Mattias Ekström (Audi A4 DTM) + 23.554s
12 Mike Rockenfeller (Audi A4 DTM) + 35.319s
14 Katherine Legge (Audi A4 DTM) + 39.710s
17 Oliver Jarvis (Audi A4 DTM) - 2 laps
Final standings: 1 Di Resta, 71 points; 2 Paffett, 67; 3 Spengler, 66; 4 Scheider, 53; 5 Ekström, 35; ... 7 Rockenfeller, 22; 8 Tomczyk, 20; 9 Jarvis, 18; 10 Molina, 15; 11 Prémat, 12; 12 Winkelhock, 7.

Sandown (AUS), November 20, Australian GT Championship, round 13
1 Tony Quinn (Mosler) 22 laps in 30m 20.657s
2 James Koundouris (Porsche) + 3.771s
3 Mark Eddy (Audi R8 LMS) + 20.960s
4. Ash Samadi (Mosler) + 37.618s
5 Marc Cini (Porsche) + 38.944s
Sandown (AUS), November 21, Australian GT Championship, round 14
1. Tony Quinn (Mosler) 22 laps in 30m 43.594s
2. James Koundouris (Porsche) + 2.247s
3. Mark Eddy (Audi R8 LMS) + 3.055s
4. Ash Samadi (Mosler) + 6.839s
5. David Wall (Porsche) + 9.724s
Final standings: 1 Wall, 475.5 points; 2 Koundouris, 444.5; 3 Grant, 440.5; 4 Quinn, 406.0; 5 Hackett, 397.0; 6 Eddy, 386.5.

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