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.
In 2000, Audi clinches its first of thirteen 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 includes the trophy from the Conseil général de la Sarthe.
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.
In 2014, Audi achieves its thirteenth victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours, the third in succession for the Audi R18 e-tron quattro. Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer are the victorious trio, taking Audi’s last win before the brand’s exit from sports prototype racing at the end of 2016.
Saying goodbye with number 107: In Bahrain, Audi Sport Team Joest signed off the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season with a tremendous 1-2 victory for the Audi R18. This marks the 107th sports prototype victory for Audi in eighteen years. With the realignment of Audi’s motorsport strategy, the brand’s commitment to sports prototype racing comes to a close at the end of 2016.
Audi becomes more involved in Formula E in the 2016/2017 season, which sees a new drivers’ champion for the brand with the four rings: Lucas di Grassi is crowned as the champion at the season finale in Montreal, Canada.
The rookie becomes the champion: René Rast wins the DTM drivers’ title in 2017, along with the teams’ title being decided in favour of Audi Sport Team Rosberg. Audi completes the clean sweep by also winning the manufacturers’ title.