Neuburg an der Donau
Oh Happy Day
Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass and Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing, make a positive assessment of the 2018 racing season at Christmas.
“In the factory programme, it was an extremely exciting season with a few difficulties at the start which all of us, however, were able to finish on a positive note,” says Gass. “In our first season as a factory team, we won the Formula E teams’ championship and in the DTM we ultimately took six races in succession – nobody would have expected that in the beginning of the year. Last but not least, we finished second and third in the World Rallycross Championship.”
Audi Sport customer racing celebrated its tenth anniversary with the most successful season to date. 256 individual race victories, 21 driver titles and 38 class titles were reported by the customer racing department. “From the delivery of the first Audi R8 LMS GT4 cars to the decision at short notice to support customer teams in the WTCR to the world premiere of our new Audi R8 LMS GT3 (2019) in Paris, our year was extremely intensive and successful as well,” says Reinke.
DIETER GASS’ TOP FIVE
CHRIS REINKE’S TOP FIVE
R8 LMS GT4
R8 LMS GT3 (2019)
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Factory-backed racing rests on the two pillars of Formula E in the area of electric mobility and the new turbo era of the DTM in the area of internal combustion engines. Audi Sport customer racing with the Audi R8 LMS GT3 (2019), the Audi R8 LMS GT4 and the Audi RS 3 LMS is continuing all three successful customer racing projects.
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