|April 12, 2013
Source: Audi Media
Quote of Edoardo Mortara, DTM tests Hockenheim
Basically a good day despite the wet conditions unfortunately, without a happy ending. I was running on a drying track at the end of the test, hit a wet spot and lost control of the vehicle. Sorry about that! But we finished a lot of the planned workload before the incident and the car left a good impression. Now Im looking forward to the season opener at Hockenheim.
Quote of Miguel Molina, DTM tests Hockenheim
This has been a very successful and busy first day of testing for me here at Hockenheim. Despite the difficult weather conditions with constant changes between a wet and drying track I completed 80 laps and finished the entire test plan. The lap times were pleasing as well. Hopefully, tomorrow things will continue in the same positive way as this is the last test before the season starts and weve got to leave here with a car thats practically ready to race.
Marcel Fässler spends training week in Italy
Before the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) opens Marcel Fässler has put himself in top sporting shape. The Audi factory driver rode his Scott carbon fiber road bike a gift from Audis partner Michelin for the Le Mans victory through Italy for five days. In Tuscany, he covered a 600-kilometer distance around the town of Massa Marittima from Wednesday to Sunday. Off-road units on the challenging Massa Vecchia Pump Track were part of the Swiss program as well.
Champagne for number 100
The new Audi customer team MS RACING used the test day of the ADAC GT Masters for a boisterous champagne shower. Aditya Patel from India and Daniel Dobitsch, two of the teams race drivers, welcomed the number 100 Audi R8 LMS ultra in a manner befitting racers. Before the 100th chassis of the globally successful customer sport race car reeled off its first kilometers it was inaugurated with bubbly at Oschersleben on Wednesday.
Quote of Mike Rockenfeller, DTM tests Hockenheim
It was great and, at the same time, almost totally unexpected that we had half a day in the dry this morning. The car worked fundamentally well, and we could sort out a few things. The wet afternoon was also productive, especially as we hand consistent conditions. In the rain its often the case that the track conditions constantly change. This wasnt so today and we were also able to collect valuable data and experience in the rain.
André Lotterer in historical Audi Coupé
André Lotterer treated himself to a private race outing just one week before the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC.
The Audi factory driver competed in the Belgian Historic Cup at Spa. The German was delighted to finish third in the Trophée des Fagnes at the wheel of the historical Audi Coupé from 1981, which Lotterers father helped to build at that time. In the near 240 hp two-liter Coupé, he only had to give best to two GT sportscar producing over 300 hp. It was great fun and the fastest lap was a fitting reward, said a pleased Lotterer. By the way, Eau Rouge is flat in the Audi Coupé just like the Audi R18 e-tron quattro!