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Audi in motorsports

Motorsports is part of the Audi DNA, from the historic Auto Union Silver Arrows of the 1930s, to the legendary quattro® powered rally and GTO cars of the 1980s, to dominance at Le Mans over the past two decades. Motorsports has for years served as a platform to test the latest Audi innovations in the most demanding environments possible before introducing them to production models.  As a new era of electrified cars begins, Audi will be there with a factory-backed commitment in the all-electric Formula E racing series as of the 2017/2018 season.

Audi expanded beyond its factory racing efforts in 2009 with the introduction of the Audi Sport customer racing program. For the first time, it was possible for motorsport customers to acquire a race car designed for the track. Since inception, the success of the R8 LMS has been significant throughout GT3 racing series worldwide, with multiple victories in the Pirelli World Challenge since 2012. 

The all-new R8 LMS GT3 had strong endurance racing debuts, winning the 2015 24 hours of Nürburgring and the 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona, and concluding the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech season with the Manufacturer’s Championship in GTD.

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Releases

January 31, 2017

All three Audi R8 LMS place in top six for GTD at the 55th Rolex 24 at Daytona

All three Audi R8 LMS teams finished in the top six, after one of the toughest 24-hour races in recent memory; overcoming 15 hours of rain, near-freezing temperatures and 21 yellow flags.

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January 27, 2017

The Audi R8 V10 plus will Pace the 55th Rolex 24 at Daytona

The Audi R8 V10 plus will pace the field for the 55th Rolex 24 at Daytona. Three experienced teams will compete Saturday and Sunday to defend the manufacturerÂ’s championship.

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October 26, 2016

Audi with new motorsport strategy: Formula E instead of WEC

Audi is realigning its motorsport strategy. The premium brand will terminate its FIA WEC commitment, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, at the end of the 2016 season.

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