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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

November 06, 2017

Audi defends title in Intercontinental GT Challenge

Audi Sport customer racing, after 2016, has again won the only worldwide GT title. In addition to the manufacturers’ title, the drivers’ title went to Germany as well, to Audi Sport campaigner Markus Winkelhock.

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October 16, 2017

Paul Holton wins title in Audi RS 3 LMS

The customer teams of Audi Sport customer racing clinched three titles in America and Asia last weekend. In addition to the Audi R8 LMS, the Audi RS 3 LMS TCR race car was successful as well.

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October 16, 2017

One-two result for Audi in California 8 Hours

Audi Sport celebrated a one-two win at the first U.S. event of the Intercontinental GT Challenge.

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