Audi Motorsport Newsletter 40/2015

Double podium for Tockwith Motorsports

At the final round of the British Endurance Championship season at Donington, the Audi customer team Tockwith Motorsports finished the season in top form. Drivers Phil Hanson and Nigel Moore, who took pole position for the first race in qualifying at the wheel of an Audi R8 LMS ultra, finished third in both races.

Lucas di Grassi wins Formula E in Malaysia

Lucas di Grassi won the second race of the Formula E season in Putrajaya (Malaysia). The Audi factory driver kept a cool head in temperatures around 35 degrees Celsius before being presented with the trophy after 33 laps from the country’s Prime Minister. The 31-year old Brazilian, who drives for Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport, took the electric racing series championship lead with the win. The next race is on December 19 in Punta del Este (Uruguay).

André Lotterer wins in Japan

Audi factory driver André Lotterer celebrated a triumphant end to the Superformula season. The WEC driver claimed his third victory of the season in the finale at Suzuka. The triple Le Mans winner started the first of the two race from pole position and crossed the finish line with a 5.894-second advantage after 20 laps. He also set the fastest race lap. Lotterer finished third in the overall standings of the hard-fought Japanese monoposto series.

A word from … Miguel Molina

In this short interview, Miguel Molina looks back on his 2015 DTM season and talks about the many appointments that he has attended since the season finale in mid October.

After several podium finishes and pole positions, you finally took your first DTM victory this year. What’s your take on the season?

“All in all, it was a good year for me. It was fantastic at the Nürburgring finally to take my first win. I was one of the fastest Audi drivers at the majority of the races, but for various reasons couldn’t convert this into a solid result. This is why my position in the final standings doesn’t reflect what would have been possible.”

You’ve been very busy since the Hockenheim finale …

“Yes, that’s right. The week after I visited the World Rally Championship event in Spain, which was very impressive. It was the first time that I was at a rally and it was an absolute highlight. Afterwards, I competed in my first triathlon of the year in Gavà. Normally I do this more often, but this year I just didn’t have time beforehand. Then I was at the Audi Award 2015 for the best Audi dealer in Barcelona and had a fitness test in Munich this week.”

And this coming week you travel to Hamburg to contest a 24-hour race for slotcars …

Exactly. It’ll be the second time that I participate. I’m really looking forward to it. I’m a big slotcar fan and before now occasionally competed in races in Spain. Let’s see, perhaps I’ll start in another event at home in Spain in winter.”

Coming up next week
10/11 Timo Scheider’s 37th birthday
13–15/11 Highlands (NZ), round 11 and 12, Australian GT Championship
15/11 Highlands (NZ), Highlands 101
15/11 Motegi (J), round 8, Super GT

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