Audi ready for new golf season

For the second consecutive time, Audi partners with the DGL, the platform for team golf in Germany. Following five match days a Final Four of the best four teams of the first league (1. Bundesliga) is held. The opener of the North and South leagues will take place on May 7 and the Final Four will be hosted by Kölner Golfclub (Cologne Golf Club) this year from August 19 to 20. The organizers are expecting more than 3,000 spectators to attend the showdown at which Audi will be presenting a “Fastest Drive Action.” In addition, each of the 2017 German team champions (women and men) will be provided with a current Audi model for one year. 

Inseparably linked with the brand is the Audi quattro Cup. Since 1991, far more than a million amateur golfers have participated in the tournaments held as “foursomes with selected drive” at the invitation of regional Audi partners. This year, the participants will be playing the German finale in Bad Saarow from August 28 to September 1. The winners from all nations are going to meet for the world finale at the Quivira Golf Club (Mexico) from December 1 to 6. The Audi Ladies Cup played at 120 golf clubs has been the equivalent tournament for female golfers since 1995. 

Audi is the Premium Partner this year again of Hartl Resort Bad Griesbach where the guests have been playing their rounds at the Audi Golf Course since 2015. In addition, close partnerships exist with Golf Club Ingolstadt and Wittelsbacher Golf Club as well as the Golf Festival Kitzbühel. In the “Streif Attack” event to be held there on June 22, the participants will have to master twelve holes along the legendary Hahnenkamm downhill ski run. 

Johannes Roscheck is the new president of Audi do Brasil

“Audi continues to trust in the Brazilian market. With the lately announced Audi Q3 Flexfuel we offer a second local manufactured model that matches the Brazilian customers’ needs “, says the new Managing Director.

Industrial Engineer expert in engine and automobile production, Dr. Johannes Roscheck holds a degree in Industrial Engineering in Austria, and later achieved a PhD in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. The new Managing Director has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive sector, with international practice in the areas of Finance and Production. Within Audi, he held several executive positions at Audi in Hungary, the United States, Germany and Brazil, having held other positions in the Volkswagen Group and consulting firms as well.

In his first position at Audi Brasil, Dr. Roscheck was responsible for the Controlling department of the Audi factory in Paraná in the 1990s. Later, he became responsible for the Company’s businesses in the country, especially for the local production of the brand’s vehicles.

After this experience in Brazil, he assumed the position of General Secretary of AUDI AG in 2002. In the United States, he worked as Project Leader and later became a Board Member and CFO of Audi in Hungary. 

Audi Supervisory Board expresses its confidence in Board of Management Chairman Rupert Stadler

The Supervisory Board of AUDI AG rejects the accusations made against Chairman of the Board of Management Rupert Stadler.

Several days ago, the Supervisory Board arranged for law firm Gleiss Lutz to examine the accusations made against Rupert Stadler by a dismissed employee of AUDI AG and to report on the results of that examination.

The results of the examination by Gleiss Lutz are that the accusations made against Mr. Stadler are incorrect.

Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG and Chairman of the Audi Supervisory Board, has stated, “The documents submitted to the Labor Court in Heilbronn have been well known for some time and do not substantiate these accusations. The Supervisory Board expresses its confidence in Rupert Stadler.” 

Last DTM test for Audi before world premiere

For Audi’s DTM team, these days are particularly intensive ones. Fine-tuning of the new Audi RS 5 DTM’s aerodynamics and technology can continue until next Tuesday. On March 1, the final design has to be submitted to the motorsport authority, after which no modifications are possible anymore.

Many things in the 2017 DTM will be new: more engine power, less downforce, a more efficient Drag Reduction System (DRS) and softer tires, which may no longer be pre-heated either. All this is intended to make the DTM races even more thrilling and varied for the spectators.

“The tests at Portimão have confirmed that we’re heading in the right direction,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass, who was on site to get a personal impression of the current state. “The cars have a throatier sound and are faster. I feel that’s even visible on track. The biggest step, however, are the softer tires. Depending on how they’re used, the differences in lap times can be considerable. There’ll be many different strategic options – which will make things very interesting. The driver will be playing a greater part than before as well.”

Accordingly, the impressions and data gathered for Audi by Mattias Ekström, Loïc Duval, René Rast and Jamie Green on the three test days at Portimão were highly important. The seasoned campaigners, Ekström (177 DTM races) and Green (139 starts), in winter performed the lion’s share of the test work for Audi for the 2017 season. For the two DTM newcomers, Duval and Rast, Portimão was about making optimum use of one of the few testing opportunities before the season opens at Hockenheim on May 6/7.

The new Audi A5 and Audi S5 Cabriolet

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