Successful first half of the 2015 Audi Sport TT Cup

Successful assessment of the first half of the 2015 Audi Sport TT Cup: The new Audi one-make cup captivates thousands of fans at the race tracks and in live streaming with thrilling motorsport. The prominent guest entrants are enthusiastic about their racing commitments in the DTM’s supporting program as well.

The participation of the VIP guest entrants attracted additional attention in the first half of the season. They included the noblemen Pierre Casiraghi (MC) and Prince Albert von Thurn und Taxis (D) as well as the ski stars Felix Neureuther (D), Aksel Lund Svindal (N) and Marcel Hirscher (A) competing in the cup race car. All of them expressed their enthusiasm after the race weekends. “If I was invited again next year, I’d immediately accept,” said the four-time overall World Cup winner Hirscher.

In the overall classification of the permanent entrants, Nicolaj Møller Madsen is in the top spot halfway through the season. The Dane has 111 points and finished on podium in five of the six races. He is trailed by Jan Kisiel (99 points) and Dennis Marschall (87.5).

The other events on the 2015 Audi Sport TT Cup calendar:

September 12–13: Oschersleben

September 26–27: Nürburgring

October 17–18: Hockenheim

DTM: Audi faces ‘heavy’ task in Russia

Audi driver Mattias Ekström is aiming for the top step of the podium in the DTM races at Moscow: With a victory at the Red Bull Ring, the Swede had taken the lead in the Championship at the end of July. Now, the Russian round of the internationally popular touring car racing series is on the agenda.

Between Spielberg and Moscow, the activities of the three candidates for the title differed a lot from each other. Mattias Ekström competed in two rounds of the World Rallycross Championship in Canada and Norway with his own team. Edoardo Mortara had the opportunity to ride on a Red Bull stunt plane in Austria which meant fulfilling a dream of his. Jamie Green honed his German language skills in an intensive course at the Audi Academy in Ingolstadt.

Next weekend, they will meet again in Moscow. While the drivers will be conveniently traveling by air, the trucks of the teams had to cover the near-2,500-kilometer distance as a convoy – which put an extreme strain on the people and equipment as some of the roads were rough to travel on.

Moscow Raceway is about an hour and a half’s drive from Moscow’s city center. A long straight before the start and finish on which the drivers reach speeds of more than 240 km/h before braking is one of the special characteristics of the track. This is where most of the overtaking maneuvers normally take place.

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 29/2015

Audi customer teams successful in Australia: at the Australian GT Championship race weekend in Sydney, Audi drivers celebrated two victories and podium positions.

Audi driver trio as leaders of the standings in WEC race at the Nürburgring

The Audi drivers will be entering round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) as leaders of the standings after the summer break. Following two victories and another podium result, Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) are traveling to Audi’s home round at the Nürburgring with a 20-point advantage.

Outlook on series production – the Audi e-tron quattro concept at the IAA 2015

Electric driving at Audi is a pleasure, not a compromise. The brand is demonstrating this with the Audi e-tron quattro concept at the International Motor Show (IAA) 2015 in Frankfurt. The sporty SUV provides an outlook on the brand’s first large-series electric car.