The first race car developed by Audi Sport specifically for customer teams is a hot seller. More than 130 race cars based on the Audi R8 have been sold to date. Pros and amateur race drivers alike appreciate the qualities of the mid-engine sportscar – and celebrate success by the dozen.
GT racing: World stage
Since 2009, Audi has firmly established itself in the growing market of the international GT3. On the sporting side, the brand has won 26 championship victories and 136 race cars delivered make this program a commercial success. At the Geneva Motor Show in March, Audi unveiled a brand new R8 LMS, setting new standards in aerodynamics, lightness and safety.
Next chapter of the success story
quattro GmbH and its customers keep revving up the successful track record of the GT3 programme that was launched in 2009. In 2014 alone the racing car won 15 class or overall titles in Australia, Asia and Europe. In the ADAC GT Masters René Rast/Kelvin van der Linde achieved overall victory in the drivers’ classification. Laurens Vanthoor won the Blancpain Endurance Series and the overall classification of the Blancpain GT Series. In 2015 Audi Sport Team WRT celebrated victory with the new R8 LMS at the 24h Nürburgring.
One for all
To drive an Audi R18 e-tron quattro or RS 5 DTM just once – only a select few will ever fulfil this dream. However, there is a race car that shares the genes of its victorious brothers in professional racing and which is available to everyone: the Audi R8 LMS ultra and the Audi R8 LMS GT Daytona. Developed specifically for customer teams to race, the Audi R8 race versions enjoy great popularity – in Europe just the same as in Asia and America. Audi Sport customer racing provides technical support to all its customer teams racing around the entire world.
DTM – these magical three letters have fascinated motorsport fans for 30 years now. More specifically in Germany, but also worldwide. The brand with the four rings is the prey in the DTM this year after winning the drivers’ and teams’ categories last season.
The DTM champion has driven an Audi five times in the last seven years – this can not be a coincidence. Despite this, the Audi Sport team around Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich and Dieter Gass, head of DTM at Audi Sport, is facing a major challenge for the 2014 season: BMW and Mercedes-Benz will do everything in their power to recover the much coveted number ‘1’, which Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller claimed last year. He wants to show his rivals the back of his Audi RS 5 DTM in 2014. However, to ensure this, “Rocky” must first defeat seven powerful opponents sharing the same goal: the title of the DTM.