Audi Motorsport Newsletter Ingolstadt, 13 August 2006 STCC: Audi maintains championship lead in Sweden Audi driver Thed Bjork remains the leader of the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) despite not scoring any points in a rain...
Audi Motorsport Newsletter
Ingolstadt, 13 August 2006
Audi maintains championship lead in Sweden
Audi driver Thed Bjork remains the leader of the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) despite not scoring any points in a rain soaked race at Anderstorp. The Swede started from the front row of the grid with the Audi A4 entered by Team KMS Motorsport, but was pushed into the gravel by a competitor. Bjork rejoined the race two laps down and could not do better than finishing in 16th position. His two team-mates, Fredrik Ekblom and Tommy Kristoffersson, also had a tough time on the wet track: Ekblom at least scored a point after Alexander Storckenfeld, who had collided with Bjork, was disqualified. Kristoffersson finished 13th. Despite the victory of his main rival Richard Goransson, Thed Bjork still leads the Championship by two points with three races remaining.
Mattias Ekstrom scores WRC points for Skoda
Audi factory driver Mattias Ekstrom scored three Manufacturer points for Skoda in the World Rally Championship (WRC) in his second guest outing with the Red Bull Skoda Team. The DTM star competed for the first time in the German WRC round, confirming once more that he is one of the world's top drivers including rallying. Despite a broken drive shaft which cost Ekstrom much time on the second day, he just missed a top ten finish with his 11th position. Next weekend, the 2004 DTM champion will return to the cockpit of his Red Bull Audi A4 DTM at the Nurburgring.
Allan McNish tests SuperSport Powerboat
Audi "factory" driver Allan McNish used the break between the American Le Mans Series rounds at Portland and Road America for quite an unusual test drive: Promoting the British P1 Powerboat Grand Prix, the Scotsman tried the 525-hp SuperSport Powerboat of British World Championship driver Jackie Hunt in the Solent waters off Southampton.
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Two 1-2 victories for SEAT at Snetterton
The SEAT Leon was the dominating car of the British Touring Car Championship event at Snetterton scoring two victories and three third places. The most successful driver of the day was Jason Plato, winning twice from pole-position and thus moving up to third position in the Drivers' point standings. Team-mate James Thompson finished third in all three heats of the weekend. The success allowed SEAT to further increase its lead in the Manufacturers' Championship.