Hall of fame

1981 marks the beginning of Audi Sport’s success story. Be it in rally, touring car or sportscar racing – the vehicles with the four rings are always successful. The trophies won adorn the reception area of the Motorsport Competence Centre in Neuburg. Here’s a look at the most beautiful and important exhibits of the collection.

Monte Carlo Rally 1984

1984 sees Audi achieve a historic one-two-three triumph with the quattro A2 in the Monte Carlo Rally. Walter Röhrl wins ahead of his teammates Stig Blomqvist and Hannu Mikkola. Blomqvist crowns himself Driver World Champion and Audi wins the manufacturers’ crown.

Pikes Peak 1987

Audi competes at Pikes Peak from 1984 to 1987 with various factory-backed versions of the quattro and score an amazing number of three victories. In 1987 Walter Röhrl in the spectacular Audi Sport quattro S1 is the first ever driver to beat the eleven-minute mark.

DTM 1990

Following two successful years in North America Audi switches to the DTM in 1990 – and opts for quattro drive there as well. Hans-Joachim Stuck takes the title in the muscular V8 quattro right in the first year.

BTCC 1996

1996 is Audi’s most successful year in the super touring car era. The tally at the end of the year reflects an amazing number of seven country titles. They include Frank Biela’s triumph in the Audi A4 quattro in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

24H LE MANS 2000

In 2000 Audi clinches its first of 13 Le Mans victories to date. And does so in impressive style: after 24 hours three Audi R8 cars finish at the very front. The reward for this feat included the trophy from the Conseil général de la Sarthe.

DTM 2004

In 2004 Audi returns to the DTM with a factory-backed commitment – and how! The successful track record reflects five victories in ten races. Mattias Ekström immediately takes the title in the Audi A4 DTM. In addition, Audi secures the manufacturers’ championship.

ALMS 2004

From 2000 to 2008 Audi dominates the American Le Mans Series. The list of titles is long: on each of nine occasions victory in the drivers’ classification, the manufacturers’ classification and the engine classification goes to the four rings.

12H SEBRING 2006

Audi goes down in motorsport history on clinching victory at Sebring in 2006. Dindo Capello, Allan McNish and Tom Kristensen score the first win of a diesel-powered sportscar in the Audi R10 TDI.

Petit Le Mans 2008

The 10-hour race at Road Atlanta is one of the highlights of the American Le Mans Series. With nine overall victories Audi is the most successful marque in the endurance race. From 2000 to 2008 the brand remains unbeaten there.

24h Le Mans 2012

Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro achieve the first victory of a hybrid sportscar at La Sarthe. At the end of the season the trio wins the drivers’ and Audi the manufacturers’ World Championship as well.

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