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    Audis involved in racing and competition.

    1. Video(s): Audi Sport's Leena Gade in Profile



      By this time, we doubt Audi Sport engineer Leena Gade needs any introduction. As the first female engineer to win Le Mans (this year with the R18 TDI's momentous win), she's earned her place in the motorsport lexicon and the spotlight turned its way in her direction.

      Audi of America has produced several video shorts ...
    2. Find of the Day: Own Your Own R8 LMS. Phoenix Racing Offers 2011-Spec Cars for Sale.



      Yes the R8 GRAND-AM is now testing in the USA and if, like us, you're insanely jealous of Ian Baas and the boys at APR who'll be able to race the thing this summer then perhaps you should turn your attention to Team Phoenix. Turns out the German team is selling off two of their R8s from the 2011 racing season (chassis ...
    3. Truth in Rumors: Solid Intel on Audi R8 LMS Potential for GRAND-AM and ALMS



      As the 2012 Rolex Series season races towards its 24 Hour of Daytona opener and the new Audi R8 GRAND-AM begins its first American tests , rumors are beginning to swirl about the eventual potential of the car for other series like the ALMS. Most recently, a report earlier this week by QuattroWorld expanded upon these after a brief mention ...
    4. Latest ROC Driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen Adds to Ever-Growing Field of Audi Factory and Ex-Factory Drivers



      The roster for the upcoming 2011 Race of Champions has grown today with the addition of 41-year old Heinz-Harald Frentzen. Frentzen might be best known for a ten-year run in Formula 1 but might be better known one websites such as this one for his brief stint on Audi's DTM squad. Just one year, Heinz-Harald campaigned his Veltins-sponsored ...
    5. Correction: Martin Tomczyk Future at BMW Not Yet Confirmed



      It's been brought to our attention that we may have been mistaken in our reporting of Martin Tomczyk landing over at BMW. The news was brought to our attention outside of Audi and when the Audi press release confirming Tomczyk's departure was announced we assumed it was confirmed. As of this writing, Martin's move to BMW has NOT ...
    6. Thoughts on DTM Champion Martin Tomczyk Leaving Audi for BMW in 2012



      As likely with most of our race fan reader base, we were surprised this morning to learn that 2011 DTM Champion Martin Tomczyk will be exiting his Audi A4 racecar for a new BMW next season , and hot off of the acquisition of his 2011 DTM Championship title. Martin will be missed, though perhaps it's not a surprise he's leaving.
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    7. Video: Team McKristenomi Expands Audi's Endurance Offering

      You might remember a few weeks ago that Audi Sport drivers Allan McNish, Tom Kristensen and Marco Bonanomi got together for a triathlon in Allan's home town of Monaco. "Team McKristenomi" was the name of their effort, complete with team shirts sporting Audi fonts and a moniker of the Brangelina variety. More subtly, you have to wonder if this wasn't a team building exercise for Audi Sport. There's been rumor of Dindo Capello retiring after the 2011 season and while that's not yet been determined, ...
    8. 2012 Le Mans Technical Regulations Announced Including Restrictions for Diesels plus Baretzky's Take



      The ACO has announced technical regulations for the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans and the big news revolves around performance leveling for diesels, specifically 6% less flow on restrictors for diesels.

      While at Le Mans, we spoke to Audi Sport engine czar Ullrich Baretzky about such a development and the German had an interesting take. We'll paraphrase that below, but first here are the 2012 regulations.
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    9. Allan McNish Revisits Petit Le Mans in His Own Words



      Allan McNish made a blog post late last week where he recounted the frustration of Petit Le Mans in his own words. As usual, Audi's legendary Scot shares plenty of insight into the experience. Below is the text. Below that are links to Allan's official website as well as our own photo gallery from Petit Le Mans. Enjoy. ...
    10. Video: Allan McNish Gives Tour of Silverstone at Wheel of R8 LMS



      Audi Sport Team Joest and two of the R8 TDI squads are headed to Silverstone this weekend following the traditional motorsport summer break. Of course, a British round of the race is well on the radar of both AutoSport Magazine and Scottish Audi Sport factory driver Allan McNish. That in mind, the two have paired to create a quick tour of the Silverstone circuit with Allan at the wheel of Audi UK's R8 LMS demonstrator. Watch ...
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