udi employees celebrate their racers Podium for Sanna, title for Morbidelli
Second Le Mans Cup for Audi Le Mans: Next Wednesday AUDI AG will receive a Le Mans Cup in Paris for the second time. An automobile manufacturer may only keep the challenge cup after winning the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans three times in a row with the same team. After 2000, 2001 and 2002, Audi has managed this feat for as much as the second time and is thus the first automobile manufacturer to own two Le Mans Cups. On behalf of Audi, Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, Head of Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich and Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen will receive the prestigious trophy of the Automobile Club de L’Ouest (ACO). Audi employees celebrate their racers DTM/Le Mans: Some 100,000 Audi employees and their families celebrated the successful motorsport squad of AUDI AG at the “Audi family day” in Ingolstadt on Saturday. The two-time DTM Champion Mattias Ekström, Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen, DTM front runner Timo Scheider and the new LMS Champions Alexandre Prémat and Mike Rockenfeller were surrounded by particularly large crowds. Audi Sport entertained attendees of the family day with demonstration laps of the Audi racing cars and pit stop demonstrations. Dindo Capello, Lucas Luhr, Allan McNish, Emanuele Pirro and Marco Werner were excused. They were preparing for the “Petit Le Mans” race to be staged next Saturday in tests at Road Atlanta this weekend.Podium for Sanna, title for MorbidelliSuperstars: At the season’s finale of the Italian Superstars Touring Car SeriesAudi drivers Giorgio Sanna and Gianni Morbidelli finished in second and third place, respectively. Former Formula 1 driver Gianni Morbidelli had secured the title in his Audi RS 4 as early as at the race at Misano two weeks ago. Simon Reinberth on podium twiceJTCC: At the finale of the Swedish Junior Touring Car Championship season at Mantorp Park (Sweden) junior driver Simon Reinberth, who is supported by Audi factory driver Mattias Ekström, clinched two second places in the Audi A3. The 26-year-old Swede finishes the season in sixth place of the standings. Results and points scoresAdria (I), 28 September, 8th round of the Superstars Touring Car Series1. Roberto Papini (BMW) 16 laps in 24m 16.040s2. Giorgio Sanna (Audi RS 4) + 0.359s3. Gianni Morbidelli (Audi RS 4) + 0.541s4. Agostio Penna (Audi RS 4) + 9.622s5. Stefano Gabellini (BMW) + 15.315s Final standings after 8 rounds: 1. Morbidelli, 143 points; 2. Gabellini, 110; 3. Sanna, 100; 4. Papini, 73; 5. Ghedina, 56. Mantorp Park (S), 27 September, 17th round of the Swedish Junior Touring Car Championship 1. Marcus Fluch (Volkswagen) 8 laps in 14m 07.668s2. Simon Reinberth (Audi A3) + 0.678s3. Johan Kristoffersson (Volkswagen) + 1.269s4. Alexander Graff (Volkswagen) + 5.908s5. Marcus Ekström (Toyota) + 6.291s Mantorp Park (S), 28 September, 18th round of the Swedish Junior Touring Car Championship 1. Johan Kristoffersson (Volkswagen) 8 laps in 16m 13.790s2. Simon Reinberth (Audi A3) + 2.209s3. Alexander Graff (Volkswagen) + 2.525s4. Marcus Fluch (Volkswagen) + 3.889s5. Marcus Ekström (Toyota) + 3.960sFinal standings after 18 rounds: 1. Graff, 110 points; 2. Ekström, 87; 3. Fluch, 71; 4. Kristoffersson, 69; 5. Engman, 63.