Wednesday 27 April 2011

Audi race experience again on the attack

Audi race experience again on the attack

 Audi race experience offers race action alongside Le Mans winner Marco
 Manfred Jantke is new team manager for on-track events
 Australians Warren Luff and Greg Lowndes contest fourth round of VLN
endurance championship around Nürburgring-Nordschleife

Ingolstadt, April 27, 2011 – The Audi race experience enters its second season.
Enthusiastic amateur race drivers with relevant experience have the possibility
once again to contest a VLN endurance championship race at the Nürburgring with
a professional Audi team. On each occasion one or two drivers share an Audi R8
LMS cockpit with a professional driver such as three-time Le Mans winner Marco
Werner or pros like Frank Schmickler and Florian Gruber.
The new team manager, who assumes control at the events with immediate effect,
is Manfred Jantke. He has a great past in motorsport. His professional career started
at the specialist magazine ‘auto motor und sport,’ which he left as deputy chief
editor in 1972, in order to join Porsche AG as PR Boss and Race Director. He stayed
with the company for 20 years and, among other successes, can lay claim to seven
Le Mans victories. He returns once again to racing for the Audi race experience.
Jantke will support the team with his experience at four rounds of the VLN
endurance championship and at the 24-hour race around the Nürburgring.
The Audi race experience team receives a visit from ‘down under’ for round 4 of the
VLN on May 27 and 28. The Australians Warren Luff and Greg Lowndes come to
Germany to personally experience the fascination of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.
The two race pros previously raced the R8 LMS in the Bathurst 12 Hours (AUS) where
they finished second overall. As a driver pairing, they compete for the first time in

The Audi race experience calendar
May 13/14, 2011 VLN (6 hours)
May 27/28, 2011 VLN (4 hours)
June 24–26, 2011 Nürburgring 24 Hours
Aug 26/27, 2011 VLN (6 hours)
Oct 14/15, 2011 VLN (4 hours)

Audi Communications Motorsport/For acreditated and autorized media press.

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