Audi is taking off for the moon – together with the Part-Time Scientists. Nearly 45 years after NASA’s Apollo 17 completed the last manned mission to the moon, the cooperating partners have selected the old landing site of Apollo 17 as the new target. The group of German engineers in the Part-Time Scientists team is working within the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition to transport an unmanned rover onto the moon. Audi is supporting the Part-Time Scientists with its know-how in several fields of technology – from quattro all-wheel drive and lightweight construction to electric mobility and piloted driving.
The Audi drivers will have to tackle their ‘home round’ at the Norisring next weekend with plenty of additional weight on board of their Audi RS 5 DTM cars due to their successes in the first races of the 2015 season. Still, leader of the standings Jamie Green and runner-up Mattias Ekström are looking forward to the DTM’s only city street race.
The ‘home round’ for the four rings at the Norisring is linked with an aim that will only be achievable with a ‘heavy’ effort. In Nuremberg – only some 90 kilometers away from the headquarters in Ingolstadt – the Audi squad is set on continuing its winning streak in the DTM and clinching its seventh consecutive triumph on June 27 and 28.
Audi will be featured at Kieler Woche from June 20 to 28. This year marks the brand’s sixth commitment as a premium partner of the world’s biggest sailing regatta. The company’s involvement is extremely varied. It extends from the Audi ultra Cup to live TV and from a trailer service through to a shuttle service and the traditional support of the German national sailing team.
Audi Tradition lines up on the grid at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in southern England with two and four wheels: Nick Mason, the Pink Floyd drummer, is driving an Auto Union Type D twin-supercharger. Ralf Waldmann, former motorcycle world championship runner-up is riding an NSU Sportmax from 1955. An NSU Bullus from 1931 will also be in Goodwood. Around 200,000 spectators are expected at the Festival of Speed between June 26 and 28 – the annual highlight for classic motor-racing fans.