Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 06/2013

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March 3, 2013

Source: Audi Media

Extreme challenges for Timo Scheider

Audi factory driver Timo Scheider loves extreme challenges: on Saturday evening, the two-time DTM Champion ventured onto the luge track in Oberhof during the Wok World Championship staged by German television station ProSieben. He finished fifth in the four-man Wok of team ‘Germany 2’ headed by TV presenter ‘Elton’. “Unfortunately, we could practice only once before the first run due to the track conditions, otherwise we would certainly have finished higher up,” says Scheider. “But it wasonce again a cool event, which was great fun.” The challenge for the Audi driver will be even greater this coming Saturday: Scheider contests the extreme charity race ‘Braveheart Battle Run’ in Münnerstadt, during which the teams must complete the 26-kilometer course comprised of natural and artificial obstacles. “To reach the finish there is considered a success,” muses the DTM star.

Le Mans winners visit Akrapovic factory

Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer were guests of an Audi Sport partner on Monday. The three Le Mans winners and World Endurance Champions visited the cutting-edge research and manufacturing site of exhaust system producer Akrapovic in Ivancna Gorica, Slovenia. The Audi factory drivers met the company’s management, signed autographs for the employees and answered the questions of local media.

André Lotterer drives dream car of his childhood

For André Lotterer, a childhood dream came true. The UK special interest magazine Octane invited the Audi factory driver and winner of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in cooperation with Audi Tradition to a special test. As a teenager, Lotterer was fascinated by the Audi Sport quattro S1. Last December, he had the opportunity to try out the 476-hp Group B rally car on an original special stage of the San Remo Rally. The story will appear in the April issue of the magazine which is available from February 27.

Audi presents DTM driver line-up in Geneva

Audi presents the driver line-up and racecar for the DTM 2013 this coming Tuesday from 16:30 during a press conference at the Geneva Motor Show. In addition to the eight DTM drivers, the defending FIA Endurance World Champions Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer are also guests on the Audi stand in Hall 1.


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