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Audi newsletter 2010-08-28

Ludwig and Mies continue with title chances ADAC GT Masters: With a second and a sixth place on the sixth weekend of the ADAC GT Masters at the Nurburgring Luca Ludwig and Christopher Mies in the Audi R8 LMS fielded by Team ABT Sportsline have...

Ludwig and Mies continue with title chances

ADAC GT Masters: With a second and a sixth place on the sixth weekend of the ADAC GT Masters at the Nurburgring Luca Ludwig and Christopher Mies in the Audi R8 LMS fielded by Team ABT Sportsline have maintained their chances of winning the title. The two youngsters reduced their 16-point gap to the leader of the standings to nine points in the Eifel and will travel to the season's finale at Oschersleben (October 1-3) as the hunters. Their team-mates Jens Klingmann and Frank Kechele scored points twice by achieving sixth and seventh place. Kenneth Heyer and Michael Ammermuller (Team Rosberg) finished both rounds in the points as well: in round one they took fourth place, in the second race the duo was running in fifth before Kenneth Heyer dropped to eighth place on a rainy track in the final phase.

Two Audi R8 LMS cars on the podium

GT3 France: Bruno Hernandez and Soheil Ayari finished the fifth race weekend of the French GT Championship in the Audi R8 LMS of Audi Team Oreca as the runners-up in front of their brand colleagues Stephane Lemeret and Greg Franchi in the R8 LMS of Team WRT. The race distance at Magny-Cours was two hours with a double number of points instead of the regular two rounds lasting for one hour each. The Audi drivers David Hallyday and Stephane Ortelli (Audi Team Oreca), who had started from the pole position, finished in sixth place in front of the R8 LMS driven by David Tuchbant and Kurt Mollekens (WRT).

Kristensen at Media Day in Silverstone

Le Mans Series: Tom Kristensen was a guest at the Media Day held on Wednesday on the occasion of the 1000-kilometer race at Silverstone (September 10 to 12). After numerous interviews the eight-time Le Mans winner took part in a kart race in which each of the karts was shared by a racer and a journalist.

News bits

Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich celebrated his 60th birthday on Friday. The Austrian has been in charge of Audi Sport since 1993 ... Before their DTM home round at Brands Hatch the British Audi drivers Katherine Legge and Oliver Jarvis will answer journalists' questions at a Media Dinner in London on Wednesday night.

Coming up next week

September 3 - 5: DTM Brands Hatch (GB)
September 3 - 5: Spanish GT Championship Estoril (P)

-source: audi

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Series DTM , GT , European Le Mans
Drivers Tom Kristensen , Stéphane Ortelli , Katherine Legge , Soheil Ayari , Oliver Jarvis , Kurt Mollekens , Bruno Hernandez , Jens Klingmann , Kenneth Heyer , Christopher Mies , Luca Ludwig , Greg Franchi , David Tuchbant , Frank Kechele