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Since 1981, Audi Sport has stood for “Vorsprung durch Technik” in international motorsport. Be it the World Rally Championship, Pikes Peak, Super Touring Cars, DTM, GT racing or Le Mans prototypes: with impressive performance, Audi has led all motorsport projects to success, claiming numerous victories and important championship titles. The motorsport program currently consists of Formula E, DTM, World RX and customer racing.

2018-04-25 Audi in Formula E: through the city of love with electric power Audi-in-Formula-E-through-the-city-of-love-with-electric-power-(1).jpg

• Round eight of the electric racing series in France’s capital
• Champion Lucas di Grassi most recently on podium twice
• Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo thrills the fan

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2018-04-24 Rallycross: EKS Audi Sport heads to the mountain heights of Portugal Rallycross-podium-for-EKS-Audi-Sport-in-season-opener-(1).jpg

• World Championship round at Montalegre attracts tens of thousands of fans
• Mattias Ekström: “The track’s unique character is challenging”

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2018-04-20 Daniel Abt's first stint in new Audi e-tron FE05 Daniel-Abt’s-first-stint-in-new-Audi-e-tron-FE05.jpg

• Audi continues preparing for new Formula E season in Spain
• Abt: “Almost like in a science fiction movie”

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2018-04-18 DTM: Farewell races for Ekström at Hockenheim DTM-Test-Hockenheim-2018 (2).jpg

• Audi factory driver says goodbye to fans at DTM season opener
• Additional Audi RS 5 DTM to be fielded for two-time DTM Champion
• Mattias Ekström: “Plenty of goose-bump moments”

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2018-04-16 Victories for Audi R8 LMS and Audi RS 3 LMS Audi-R8-LMS-GT41.jpg

• Junior drivers from Phoenix Racing celebrate first success in ADAC GT Masters this season
• Fast lady Carrie Schreiner with overall victories in DMV GTC
• Audi RS 3 LMS unbeatable on the Nürburgring, at Hockenheim and in Russia

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2018-04-15 Rallycross: podium for EKS Audi Sport in season opener Rallycross-podium-for-EKS-Audi-Sport-in-season-opener-(1).jpg

• Both Audi S1 EKS RX quattro in final at Barcelona
• Andreas Bakkerud takes third place in first event with Audi
• Mattias Ekström relegated to sixth position

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2018-04-14 Successful Formula E premiere for Audi in Rome One-two-victory-for-GT4-version-of-the-Audi-R8-LMS-at-premiere-in-Dubai8.jpg

• Audi drivers thrill crowd with fightbacks in season’s first European race
• Positions two and four for Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt
• Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler most successful team in first E-Prix in Rome

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2018-04-13 DTM rookie Frijns impresses in Audi RS 5 DTM From-hunter-to-hunted-the-new-Audi-RS-5-DTM.jpg

• Dutchman sets second-best time in pre-season DTM tests at Hockenheim
• Audi drivers reel off 6,756 test kilometers on four days
• Season opener at Hockenheim on May 5 and 6 live on SAT.1

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2018-04-12 DTM Champion René Rast in Audi RS 3 LMS Debut-victory-of-the-Audi-RS-3-LMS-in-WTCR-–-FIA-World-Touring-Car-Cup.jpg

• Audi factory driver to race as guest in WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup
• Seven Audi RS 3 LMS cars on Nürburgring grid
• Audi Sport Team WRT is the race team for the DTM Champion

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2018-04-10 Rallycross: EKS Audi Sport starts in the Spanish sun Rallycross-podium-for-EKS-Audi-Sport-in-season-opener-(1).jpg

• Second generation Audi S1 EKS RX quattro celebrates premiere
• Mattias Ekström targets third successive Barcelona victory

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2018-04-09 New Audi Sport customer team celebrates debut victory Season-opener-with-13-race-cars-from-Audi-Sport-customer-racing.jpg

• Attempto Racing successful in Blancpain GT Series season opener
• Phoenix Racing celebrates GT4 victory in Belgium
• One-two win for Audi RS 3 LMS in hill-climb racing

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2018-04-08 Debut victory of the Audi RS 3 LMS in WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup Debut-victory-of-the-Audi-RS-3-LMS-in-WTCR-–-FIA-World-Touring-Car-Cup.jpg

• Six Audi RS 3 LMS cars on the grid
• Comtoyou Racing and WRT as fielding teams
• Three Audi Sport drivers and three privateer campaigners at the wheel for Audi

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2018-04-08 The champion’s new wrap: René Rast in red The-champion’s-new-wrap-René-Rast-in-red.jpg

• All Audi RS 5 DTM cars with new liveries in the 2018 season
• DTM Champion to race in red Audi Sport RS 5 DTM
• First appearance in pre-season tests at Hockenheim from April 9 to 12

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2018-04-06 Audi to race Rome for the first time with Formula Audi-to-race-Rome-for-the-first-time-with-Formula.jpg

• Formula E celebrates premiere in the Eternal City in race seven of the season
• Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler focuses on another podium finish
• Champion Lucas di Grassi: “Italy is like a second home for me”

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2018-04-03 Audi R8 LMS wins GT Asia Series opening event Audi-R8-LMS-wins-GT-Asia-Series-opening-event.jpg

• Victory for Absolute Racing in Asian season opener
• Podium result for the Audi RS 3 LMS in Japan
• Audi Sport customer racing Japan presents 2018 program

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2018-03-29 Audi teams ready for WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup premiere Audi-teams-ready-for-WTCR-–-FIA-World-Touring-Car-Cup-premiere.jpg

• Six drivers from two teams rely on Audi RS 3 LMS
• Inaugural season of WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup with ten rounds

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2018-03-26 First victory for Audi R8 LMS GT4 in the United States Audi-R8-LMS-GT4.jpg

• GMG Racing wins GT4 category in Pirelli World Challenge SprintX
• Second place for Audi Sport Team BWT in VLN opener at the Nürburgring
• Podium results in championship and Trophy wins in Australia

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2018-03-26 EKS Audi Sport fired up for 2018 World RX season with new package EKS-Audi-Sport-2018.jpg

• Second-generation Audi S1 EKS RX quattro presented at Silverstone
• Audi factory driver Mattias Ekström relies on new technology and new teammate
• Season kicks off at Barcelona on April 14 and 15.

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2018-03-21 Audi aims for fifth victory in Nürburgring 24 Hours Audi-aims-for-fifth-victory-in-Nurburgring-24-Hours.jpg

• Title defense with four cars supported by Audi Sport customer racing
• Experienced driver lineup to contest largest race in Germany
• Audi Sport campaigners and Audi factory drivers from DTM on the grid

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2018-03-17 Champion Lucas di Grassi back on the podium Champion-Lucas-di-Grassi-back-on-the-podium.jpg

• Audi on the winners podium also at the E-Prix in Uruguay
• Daniel Abt unlucky after another strong performance

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2018-03-16 Fully integrated: 50th Audi R8 LMS GT4 produced at Böllinger Höfe One-two-victory-for-GT4-version-of-the-Audi-R8-LMS-at-premiere-in-Dubai.jpg

• Audi Sport customer racing’s most recent product a sales success
• Highest level of synergies between production and racing

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2018-03-13 Following victory in Mexico: Audi travels to Formula E in Uruguay Formula-E,-Mexico-City-E-Prix-20181.jpg

• Round six of the electric racing series along the beach of Punta del Este
• Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler determined to repeat success clinched in Mexico
• Daniel Abt: “Victory whets appetite for more”

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2018-03-05 Daniel Abt takes first Formula E victory for Audi Daniel-Abt’s-first-stint-in-new-Audi-e-tron-FE05.jpg

• Commanding victory in E-Prix in Mexico City
• 25-year old first German winner in the electric race series
• Lucas di Grassi drives from last on the grid to ninth

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2018-03-05 From hunter to hunted: the new Audi RS 5 DTM From-hunter-to-hunted-the-new-Audi-RS-5-DTM.jpg

• Title defender Audi shows further developed DTM championship-winning car
• Extensive modifications of aerodynamics and suspension
• Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass: “DTM on the right track”

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2018-03-03 Daniel Abt takes first Formula E victory for Audi Daniel-Abt’s-first-stint-in-new-Audi-e-tron-FE05.jpg
2018-02-27 Formula E: Audi takes up challenge in Mexico Formula-E,-Mexico-City-E-Prix-2018.jpg

• Fifth E-Prix this season for Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi
• Champion di Grassi is in for another grid penalty
• Team Principal McNish: “We will continue to push to the maximum”

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2018-02-24 DTM: Audi ready for title defense DTM-Test-Hockenheim-2018 (2).jpg

• Fitness week of Audi’s DTM campaigners in Lanzarote
• Robin Frijns to become Nico Müller’s teammate
• DTM Champion René Rast would like to keep “lucky number 33”

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2018-02-15 Audi Sport customer racing with two partner teams in new WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cu Debut-victory-of-the-Audi-RS-3-LMS-in-WTCR-–-FIA-World-Touring-Car-Cup.jpg

• Six Audi RS 3 LMS cars on the grid
• Comtoyou Racing and WRT as fielding teams
• Three Audi Sport drivers and three privateer campaigners at the wheel for Audi

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2018-02-04 Third Audi victory in Bathurst 12 Hour Third-Audi-victory-in-Bathurst-12-Hour.jpg

• Audi Sport Team WRT celebrates debut victory in iconic endurance race
• Audi most successful brand at Bathurst since GT3 class launch

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2018-02-03 Double disappointment for Audi in Chile Double-disappointment-for-Audi-in-Chile.jpg

• Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler without points in Formula E premiere in Santiago
• Both drivers retired from race
• Next E-Prix on March 3 in Mexico City

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2018-01-31 EKS Audi Sport to attack in World RX with Bakkerud and Ekström Mattias_Ekstrom_Audi_quattro_toppbilde.jpg

• Mattias Ekström’s rallycross project to continue with Audi factory support
• Andreas Bakkerud at the wheel of the second Audi S1 EKS RX quattro

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2018-01-29 Audi driver Mattias Ekström ends DTM career Audi-driver-Mattias-Ekström-ends-DTM-career.jpg

• Swede to concentrate on FIA World RX commitment in 2018
• Dutchman Robin Frijns promoted from GT program
• Remainder of driver squad unchanged for DTM 2018

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2018-01-28 Audi customers win season opener in the U.S. Season-opener-with-13-race-cars-from-Audi-Sport-customer-racing.jpg

• First TCR win for Audi RS 3 LMS in IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge
• Extensive program for all three Audi customer race cars
• Audi Sport customer racing present in North America like never before

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2018-01-19 Audi Sport to start 2018 season in America and Australia with strong customer teams Audi-Sport-to-start-2018-season-in-America-and-Australia-with-strong-customer1.jpg

• Daytona 24 Hours to open North American IMSA Series
• Intercontinental GT Challenge to kick off with Bathurst 12 Hour in Australia

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2018-02-13 One-two victory for GT4 version of the Audi R8 LMS at premiere in Dubai One-two-victory-for-GT4-version-of-the-Audi-R8-LMS-at-premiere-in-Dubai8.jpg

• Customer team Phoenix Racing celebrates one-two class win in season opener
• Three podium places in total for Audi Sport customer racing
• All three race cars on the grid in Dubai for the first time

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2018-02-13 Tough day for Audi in Marrakesh Tough-day-for-Audi-in-Marrakesh.jpg

• Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler without fortune in Formula E in Marrakesh
• Daniel Abt still scores one point after drive-through penalty
• Title defender Lucas di Grassi retired

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2018-01-08 Formula E: Audi drivers ready to race in Marrakesh new.jpg

• Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler aims to return to the top
• Telephone press conference with Daniel Abt on Wednesday, January 10

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2018-01-05 Season opener with 13 race cars from Audi Sport customer racing Season-opener-with-13-race-cars-from-Audi-Sport-customer-racing.jpg

• 24 Hours of Dubai to kick off the season for Audi on January 12/13
• Five Audi R8 LMS for GT3 and two for GT4
• Six Audi RS 3 LMS in TCR category

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2018-01-03 Audi and Formula E: chasing seconds in the simulator Audi-and-Formula-E-chasing-seconds-in-the-simulator.jpg

• Race drivers and engineers practice in realistic conditions
• Audi driver Daniel Abt: “Practice day in Neuburg a key to success”

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2017-12-18 Audi Sport customer racing confirms drivers for 2018 Audi-Sport-customer-racing-confirms-drivers-for-2018.jpg

• Driver lineup extended by two campaigners
• Initial program contents for 2018 finalized
• Surprises for Wolfgang Ullrich and Wolfgang Land

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