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Audi newsletter 2009-07-19

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Six Audi drivers score points at Zandvoort DTM: In front of 38,000 spectators (throughout the weekend) Audi driver Mattias Ekstrom showed why he is regarded as the "King of Zandvoort": With an impressive recovery, the Swede fought his way...

Six Audi drivers score points at Zandvoort

DTM: In front of 38,000 spectators (throughout the weekend) Audi driver Mattias Ekstrom showed why he is regarded as the "King of Zandvoort": With an impressive recovery, the Swede fought his way forward from position ine on the grid to second place at the fourth round of the DTM. In the end, the two-time DTM Champion was just short of 1.431 seconds from achieving his fourth Zandvoort triumph. Oliver Jarvis, who had started from the pole position, lost his chance for victory after slipping on lap 14. Like at the Hockenheim season opener, the Briton finished in third place. A total of six Audi drivers clinched points.

Class victory for Audi R8 LMS at 6-hour race

VLN: At the 6-hour race on the Nurburgring-Nordschleife, the season's highlight of the BFGoodrich Endurance Championship, Team Phoenix Racing won the GT3 class (SP9) with the Audi R8 LMS. Marc Basseng, Frank Biela, Frank Stippler and Hans-Joachim Stuck secured second place overall in the field of 188 cars. Christopher Mies, Rene Rast and Dennis Rostek in the "sister car" had to start from the pit lane but recovered to fourth in the course of the 39 laps.

Further podium result for Audi in Italy

Italian GT Championship: At Misano, Dindo Capello and Giorgio Sanna in the Audi R8 LMS of Audi Sport Italia clinched another podium result in the Italian GT Championship. In the first of the two races the two Italians barely missed victory. On the starting lap of the second race Dindo Capello was entangled in a mass collision and forced to retire. As a result, Capello/Sanna dropped to third place in the overall classification.

Phoenix Racing competes in 24-hour race at Spa

FIA GT: To gather further experience with the new Audi R8 LMS, Team Phoenix Racing will contest the 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) next weekend. Marc Basseng, Marcel Fassler, Alexandros Margaritis and Henri Moser will take turns at the wheel of the GT3 racing sports car. The R8 LMS will compete in the "G2" special class and run in the same technical configuration as at the 24-hour race on the Nurburgring.

High-ranking award for Allan McNish

Le Mans: Audi "factory" driver Allan McNish has received the "Segrave Trophy" -- one of the highest-ranking awards in British motorsport -- by the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) for his outstanding achievements in the 2008 season. The Scotsman succeeds the reigning Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton in receiving this honor.

25,000 spectators at the Donauring

Classic cars: Despite adverse weather conditions with rain pouring down some of the time some 25,000 spectators flocked to the Donauring event in Ingolstadt on Saturday that was totally marked by Audi's centennial this time. All of the most important race and rally vehicles from Audi's motorsport history -- from the 1934 Auto Union Type A all the way to the current Audi R15 TDI Le Mans sports car -- were in action on the historic race track. Among the major attractions was two-time World Rally Champion Walter Rohrl with his Audi Sport quattro S1. Audi "factory" drivers Dindo Capello, Allan McNish, Emanuele Pirro and Marco were part of the program as well.

Coming up next week

Lucas Luhr turns 30 (Tuesday) ... Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours (Saturday/Sunday).

-credit: audi

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