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International Motorsport

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.

2021-04-15 18 Audi R8 LMS cars at the season opener in Monza r8-lms-1400x438.jpg

• Audi customers on the grid in three different categories of the SRO racing series
• Three GT2 sports cars from Audi Sport customer racing on one grid for the first time
• Seven GT3 and eight GT4 models with the four rings in Italy

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2021-04-12 Victory narrowly missed: Lucas di Grassi the tragic hero in the Rome E-Prix 1400x438.jpeg

• Brazilian retires five minutes before the end while leading the race
• René Rast moves up from 20th on the grid to sixth
• Customer team Envision Virgin Racing scores points with both cars

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2021-04-12 Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler again with bad luck 1400x4382.jpeg

• Disappointing end to Formula E weekend for Audi in Rome
• Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler loses both cars due to accidents on Sunday
• Pole position, but also a disappointing race for Envision Virgin Racing

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2021-04-06 Anticipation for Formula E in Italy: new circuit, two races and high expectations 1400x438_.jpg

Audi e-tron FE07 #11 (Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler), Lucas di Grassi
Formula E comes to Europe: two races in the heart of Rome
Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler aims to clinch first trophies of the season

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2021-03-23 Audi Sport customer teams ready for 2021 European season article-2021-03-23.jpg

• Joint test by Audi Sport customer racing and its customers in Italy
• For the first time, all four of the brand’s products on the racetrack at the same time

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2021-03-01 Formula E opener, part two: strong performance, meagre haul Formula-e-opener.jpg

• Poor qualifying puts Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler on the backfoot
• Lucas di Grassi 8th, René Rast loses top ten results due to a time penalty
• Pole position and podium for customer team Envision Virign Racing

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2021-02-23 Audi starts the first Formula E World Championship season with big goals motorsport-2021-02.jpg

• Season opener with two night races in Diriyah on February 26 and 27
• Record-holder Lucas di Grassi and newcomer René Rast form a team
• Team Principal Allan McNish: “Great ambitions, but also respect”

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2021-02-22 New Audi RS 3 LMS to contest 2021 FIA WTCR New-Audi-RS-3.jpg

• Four Audi customer racing touring cars on the global stage
• Comtoyou Racing from Belgium is the experienced and successful team entrant
• Audi Sport relies on Frédéric Vervisch and newcomer Nathanaël Berthon

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2021-02-15 You don’t get this tingling sensation in testing 1400x438_2.jpg

An interview with Audi drivers Lucas di Grassi and René Rast
Formula E season opener in Diriyah (Saudi Arabia) on February 26 and 27
Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler ready for the world championship title battle

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2021-01-27 Kelvin van der Linde competes for Audi in virtual world of Formula E audi-sport-new.jpg

• Six events: “Formula E Accelerate” begins on January 28
• Pro race drivers and eSports racers compete for 100,000 euros in prize money
• Audi driver van der Linde: “Want to offer a great show for the fans”

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2021-01-20 Global program 2021 for Audi Sport customer racing audi-sport2021.jpg

Audi Sport customer racing will continue its international program in 2021 to complement its customers’ commitments. For the sixth year in succession, Audi will contest the Intercontinental GT Challenge, which will be held in Asia, America, Europe and South Africa next year. The Nürburgring 24 Hours will also be a fixture on the Audi Sport calendar for the 13th consecutive year. The brand will face the sporting competitions of the coming year with 15 Audi Sport drivers.

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2020-12-14 Audi Sport second in the Kyalami 9 Hour race 1400x438_1.jpg

• Second place at Kyalami for Mirko Bortolotti/Frédéric Vervisch/Charles Weerts
• Two more Audi R8 LMS cars in the top ten
• Audi Sport third best of nine brands in Intercontinental GT Challenge

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2020-12-01 Audi to compete in Dakar Rally 1400x438_test.jpg

• Electric powertrain with energy converter for the world’s toughest rally
• Return of the brand to international rallying
• Customer racing remains important component

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2020-12-01 Audi ready for the finale of the Intercontinental GT Challenge 1400x438_1DEC.jpg

• Four Audi R8 LMS cars in South Africa in the only worldwide GT3 racing series
• Young talent Charles Weerts from Belgium part of Audi Sport driver line-up

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2020-11-27 Audi presents e-tron FE07 for Formula E World Championship 1400x438_27Nov.jpg

• Powertrain with Audi MGU05 has more than 95 percent overall efficiency
• Refreshed design and new partners for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler
• Racetrack debut at official test in Valencia (Spain)

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2020-11-12 Farewell: Audi RS 5 DTM breaks numerous records 1400x438_1.jpg

• 28 victories, 95 podiums and six DTM championship titles in just two years
• Audi RS 5 DTM dominates the Class 1 era with its TFSI technology
• Specific consumption under full load improved by around ten percent

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2020-11-04 Final thriller at Hockenheim: Three Audi drivers want the DTM title three-audi-drivers-want-the-dtm-title.jpg

• The big three-way interview with the title contenders
• Defending champion René Rast is the hunted for the first time this season
• Pursuer Nico Müller believes in his title chances, Robin Frijns is an outsider

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2020-10-28 Lucas di Grassi and René Rast compete for Audi in the FIA Formula E World Championship 1400x438_27Oct.jpg

• Brazilian-German duo battle for world championship title in Audi e-tron FE07
• Lucas di Grassi enters the seventh season as most successful driver
• René Rast joins Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler full time after strong debut in Berlin

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2020-10-26 Runner-up’s spot for Audi in gripping edition of the Spa 24 Hours 1400x438_26Oct.jpg

• Audi Sport Team Attempto best of three Audi teams
• Field led for the first time by electric Audi RS e-tron GT prototype
• Audi now third in Intercontinental GT Challenge standings

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2020-10-19 René “quattro” Rast wins all four DTM races at Zolder 1400x438_19Oct.jpg

• Defending champion scores 109 of 112 possible points in Belgium
• Nico Müller still within striking distance after finishing in second place
• New DTM record: 15 pole positions in one season for Audi

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2020-10-15 Six titles for Audi Sport customer teams 1400x438_13Oct2.jpg

• Overall and class title for the Audi R8 LMS in the GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup
• Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport wins two races in FIA WTCR
• Class titles in Sweden and Russia with the Audi RS 3 LMS

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2020-10-06 Victory and championship lead for Audi Sport Italia 1400x438_6Oct.jpg

• Second victory of the Audi R8 LMS in Italian sprint racing series
• Kelvin van der Linde/Patric Niederhauser again sole championship leaders in the ADAC GT Masters
• Five victories in three countries for the Audi RS 3 LMS

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2020-10-05 Catch-up race from Audi Sport in Indianapolis 1400x438_5Oct.jpg

• Mirko Bortolotti/Spencer Pumpelly/Markus Winkelhock fourth in erratic weather conditions
• Sixth place for customer team GMG Racing with Audi R8 LMS GT4

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2020-09-27 Second place for Audi Sport customer racing at the Nürburgring 1400x438_28Sep-2.jpg

• Mirko Bortolotti/Christopher Haase/Markus Winkelhock runners-up with Audi Sport Team Car Collection
• Three Audi R8 LMS in the top ten at the biggest endurance race
• Class win for the Audi R8 LMS GT4 and podium for the Audi RS 3 LMS

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2020-09-22 Audi Sport with twelve customer racing cars at the season highlight at the Nürburgring 1400x438_22Sep_1.jpg

• Audi Sport with three of its own R8 LMS and six customer racing cars in the 24-hour race
• Three Audi RS 3 LMS in the supporting program in FIA WTCR
• All twelve Audi Sport drivers and the three most successful Audi factory drivers from the DTM in action

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2020-09-19 “Robin Good”: Audi driver Frijns wins again 1400x438_21Sep_2.jpg

• Dutchman celebrates rare lights-to-flag victory in the DTM at the Nürburgring
• Defending champion René Rast completes 1-2 for Audi
• Championship leader Nico Müller recovers to strong fifth after being spun around

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2020-09-13 Five-fold success for Audi in the DTM: Frijns wins amid Müller drama 1400x438_14Sep.jpg

• Dutchman celebrates second victory within eight days
• Teammate Nico Müller only fifth after leading initially
• All six ‘factory’ cars among the best seven places in Sunday’s race

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2020-09-06 Double podium for Audi in the rain at Assen 1400x438_7Sep_wide-crop.jpg

• Robin Frijns second in Sunday’s race ahead of championship leader Nico Müller
• Audi in second, third, fourth and fifth
• Tire strategy and race interruption were decisive factors

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2020-08-22 René Rast wins in Audi podium sweep at Lausitzring 1400x438_24August.jpg

• Defending champion with strong performance in difficult conditions
• Championship leader Nico Müller second after initial lead
• Robin Frijns completes Audi 1-2-3 at the Lausitzring

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2020-08-23 Record run ends after twelve victories: Frijns third at Lausitzring 1400x438_24Aug.jpg

• Spectacular fights on last day of two Lausitzring weekends
• Pitstop strategy of Frijns, Müller and Rast doesn’t work
• Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass: “A fantastic race for the fans”

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2020-08-18 Audi with twelve experienced drivers at the Nürburgring 24 Hours 1400x438_19Aug.jpg

• Nine former Nürburgring 24 Hour race winners in the Audi R8 LMS at the world’s largest car race
• Car Collection Motorsport, Land-Motorsport and Phoenix Racing are the Audi Sport teams
• Audi most successful GT3 manufacturer in the event in Germany’s Eifel region

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2020-08-13 Strong end to the season for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in Formula E 1400x438_14Aug.jpg

• DTM champion René Rast just misses out on another podium
• Lucas di Grassi drives from tenth on the grid to sixth place
• Sam Bird in customer car finishes fifth after comeback drive

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2020-08-12 First podium for René Rast in Formula E 1400x438_13Aug.jpg

• DTM champion secures third with spectacular pass on last lap
• Lucas di Grassi still fighting for runner-up spot in the championship
• Podium for customer team Envision Virgin Racing and Robin Frijns

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2020-08-11 Audi R8 LMS continues winning streak in top European racing 1400x438_11Aug_2.jpg

• Six trophies for Audi R8 LMS in GT World Challenge Sprint Cup
• Tim Reiter dominates the season opener of the Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup
• Podium finishes for Audi RS 3 LMS

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2020-08-09 Audi driver di Grassi also scores points in fourth race of Formula E finale 1400x438_11Aug_1.jpg

• Brazilian improves from 12th on the grid to sixth in Sunday race
• René Rast among the top ten for the first time in qualifying
• Fastest race lap for Sam Bird

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2020-08-06 Lucas di Grassi takes podium for Audi in Berlin lucas_di_grassi.jpg


• Brazilian goes from sixth on the grid to third on Thursday evening
• René Rast makes up ten positions after starting from pit lane
• Three Audi e-tron FE06 cars among the top six

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2020-08-05 René Rast scores straight away in Formula E motorsport-article-6Aug-2020.jpg

• DTM champion in the top ten on his debut for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler
• Lucas di Grassi gains twelve places after mistake in qualifying
• Sam Bird takes a podium for Audi customer team Envision Virgin Racing

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2020-08-03 Audi “quattro”: Fourth victory for the R8 LMS in just two weeks 1400x438_4Aug.jpg

• Audi wins season starts in ADAC GT Masters and Italian sprint racing
• Trophies for the Audi R8 LMS GT4 in America, Germany and France
• Audi RS 3 LMS wins both rounds of TCR Italy at Misano

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2020-08-02 Audi dominates DTM season opener at Spa Audi-dominates-DTM-season.jpg

• Audi RS 5 DTM sweeps top five positions also on Sunday
• René Rast wins duel with Saturday’s winner Nico Müller
• Audi RS 5 DTM breaks 300 km/h barrier

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2020-08-01 Dream start for Audi in the DTM: first to fifth place rs5-first-to-fifth-place.jpg

• Nico Müller wins Saturday’s race at Spa by almost 20 seconds
• Drivers from all three Audi factory teams on the podium
• Head of Motorsport Dieter Gass: “Fantastic result for Audi”

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2020-07-28 Audi ready for Formula E six-pack in Berlin 1400x438_28July.jpg

• Showdown at Tempelhof: six races in nine days to end the season
• Debut for DTM star René Rast in the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team
• Record man Lucas di Grassi: “the championship is the goal”

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2020-07-27 Strong start to European endurance season for Audi R8 LMS 1400x438_28July_1.jpg

• Audi wins GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup season opener
• Clubsport successes for Audi R8 LMS in Germany and Eastern Europe
• Victories for the Audi RS 3 LMS in Germany, Japan and Canada

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2020-07-27 Audi RS 5 DTM “seems to be made” for Spa A203007_large_Resized.jpg

• DTM season opener at the famous race track in the Ardennes
• Audi drivers with many good Spa memories
• DTM-winning car left strong impression during testing

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2020-07-20 Allan McNish: “Six-pack is an enormous mental and physical challenge” 1400x438_22July_2.jpg

• Audi prepares for the final six Formula E races in Berlin
• “Mission Control” in Neuburg supports with all decisions
• Hygiene concept requires perfect preparation and new distribution of tasks

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2020-07-20 Audi R8 LMS wins in Italy, America and Spain 1400x438_21July_2.jpg

• Thrilling opening victory for Audi Sport Italia at Mugello
• Audi Sport customer teams successful around the globe in all Audi Sport customer racing models

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2020-07-03 René Rast drives Audi Formula E car for the first time René-Rast-drives-Audi-Formula-E.jpg

• Positive impressions during testing of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler
• Preparation for the restart of the season in Berlin on August 5
• René Rast: “I’m looking forward to the challenge more and more every day”

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2020-04-16 Formula E: Abt and di Grassi compete in sim racing A200408_large.jpg

• ABB Formula E Race at Home Challenge to kick-off on Saturday
• Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi compete from Kempten and São Paulo
• Formula E supports global UNICEF campaign against Covid-19

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2020-04-14 #RaceHome: DTM drivers from Audi in virtual races for a good cause 1400x438_1.jpg

• Charity racing series with the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo
• Initiative by Audi factory driver Mike Rockenfeller

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