Audi Motorsport newsletter 2007-04-01

Ingolstadt, 01 April 2007 Motorsport Newsletter 01/2007 Audi R10 TDI remains undefeated ALMS: The Audi R10 TDI's unique series of victories continues: On the street course in St. Petersburg (Florida) Dindo Capello/Allan McNish and Emanuele ...

Ingolstadt, 01 April 2007
Motorsport Newsletter 01/2007

Audi R10 TDI remains undefeated

ALMS: The Audi R10 TDI's unique series of victories continues: On the street course in St. Petersburg (Florida) Dindo Capello/Allan McNish and Emanuele Pirro/Marco Werner clinched an unexpected 1-2 victory for Audi in a turbulent and thrilling race, proving that the Le Mans sportscar is capable of winning on a narrow street circuit as well.

In Friday's qualifying, Audi had to settle for third position. In the race, as well, the LM P2 cars that are 150 kilograms lighter set the fastest lap times. But the spectators in St. Petersburg witnessed an impressive demonstration of Audi TDI Power: In duels, the Audi drivers were able to take full advantage of the V12 TDI engine's torque, overtaking their rivals again and again while accelerating. Throughout the 2.45-hour race, the Audi squad did not make the slightest mistake and shone by setting consistent lap times.

DTM presents itself in Dusseldorf

DTM: The countdown is running: Weekend after next, the DTM will be presenting itself to its fans for the first time this year during the official presentation in Dusseldorf. The demo laps and autograph sessions on Konigsallee (starting at 10 a.m. on 15 April) will feature the entire squad of Audi factory drivers spearheaded by Mattias Ekstrom and Tom Kristensen. The 2007 generation of the Audi A4 DTM just completed its first tests at Barcelona, with new liveries of the 460-hp touring cars making their debut during the tests as well. Only a week after the presentation, the season-opening race will be held at Hockenheim on 22 April.

Podium result for Audi at Zolder

BTCS: Jean-Francois Hemroulle and Tim Verbergt claimed the first podium result for Audi in the season opener of the Belgian Touring Car Series at Zolder. In the Audi A4 Silhouette, the duo clinched third place in the thrilling second race. In the first heat, the team of the Belgian Audi Club was not able to compete due to electronics problems during the warm-up lap.

Coming up next week

Audi factory driver Alexandre Premat will celebrate his 25th birthday (Thursday)

-credit: audi.de

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Series ALMS , DTM
Drivers Allan McNish , Mattias Ekström , Marco Werner , Alexandre Prémat , Jean-François Hemroulle , Dindo Capello , Tim Verberg , Emanuele Pirro