Audi Motorsport weekend round up

Jacky Yeung wins GTM title in GT AsiaEdoardo Mortara in the Audi R8 LMS ultra on podium in MacauClass victory for Audi Sport Italia at VallelungaLaurens Vanthoor about his successful GT3 season

Another class title for the Audi GT3 sports car: In the GT Asia Series, Jacky Yeung in the Cup version of the Audi R8 LMS won the GTM title. Success was also achieved in the Rome 6 Hours: Thomas Biagi, Ferdinando Geri and Filippo Rancioni in the Audi R8 LMS ultra scored a class victory.

Jacky Yeung clinches GTM title in Macau

In the GT Asia that held its season finale at the Macau GT Cup Jacky Yeung crowned himself new champion in the GTM category. The race driver from HongKong drove a Cup version of the Audi R8 LMS fielded by the Tiger Racing Team. In the same race, Edoardo Mortara in an Audi R8 LMS ultra of the Audi race experience achieved third place in front of his team-mate Laurens Vanthoor. The Italian and the Belgian had started the twelve-hour race from the front row of the grid and had to let two competitors pass at the start. For Mortara, this puts an end to a long string of victories in the tradition-steeped city street race in Macau, as the professional race driver had been unbeaten there since 2009. He initially celebrated two Formula 3 victories, followed by three wins in the Audi R8 LMS ultra in the Macau GT Cup.Class victory in Rome 6 Hours

In the Rome 6 Hours, Thomas Biagi and his team-mates Ferdinando Geri and Filippo Rancioni in the Audi R8 LMS ultra of Team Audi Sport Italia achieved a class victory in the GT3 category with a three-lap advantage. In the tradition-steeped endurance race at Vallelunga, the Italian trio took fourth place in the overall classification. Audi Sport TT Cup: closing date for applications is Nov 28

Applications for one of the 18 slots in the new Audi Sport TT Cup will be received at www.audi-motorsport.com until November 28. 60 candidates will subsequently be invited to an initial driver assessment at the Audi driving experience center in Neuburg. The organizers of the Audi Sport TT Cup are already spoiled for choice, as worldwide interest in the new racing series to be held as part of the DTM in 2015 exceeds all expectations.Mattias Ekström attends ‘Golden Steering Wheel’ awards ceremony

The ‘Golden Steering Wheel’ of the Axel Springer publishing house is regarded as the ‘Oscar’ of the automotive industry. Audi factory driver Mattias Ekström was one of the more than 300 prominent guests attending the awards ceremony in Berlin on Tuesday night. The two-time DTM Champion and runner-up of the 2014 season served on the panel of judges that had previously tested the various models in Italy and other locations. Miguel Molina to contest 24-hour race for slot cars

Premiere for Audi factory driver Miguel Molina: For the first time, the Spanish DTM race driver will be competing at the controls of a Schaeffler Audi R8 LMS in the Hamburg 24 Hours, an endurance race for slot cars held since 1991, on November 22/23. Molina strengthens the Audi team around five-time Le Mans winner Frank Biela, which has been unbeaten in five years. Oliver Jarvis becomes a new father

Audi driver Oliver Jarvis and his partner Chelsea are overjoyed. The couple welcomed their first baby last Sunday. Daughter Silva Olivia Jarvis was born on 2.09 a.m., weighs 3.5 kilograms and, like the mother, is in perfect health. Audi extends sincere congratulations to the couple, with best wishes for the young family.A word from … Laurens Vanthoor

You’ve won the Blancpain Endurance Series and the overall title in the Blancpain GT Series in the Audi R8 LMS ultra this year. In addition, you celebrated victories in the 24-hour race at Spa and in the season finale on the city street circuit in Baku for which prize money of 100,000 euros is awarded. Would you have dared to dream of such a season?I hadn’t expected this at the beginning of the season. It’s been the best year of my career so far. In the Blancpain Endurance Series, I had strong team-mates, we competed against high-caliber opponents and managed to win at Spa and at the Nürburgring. A fantastic season! Did you have an especially outstanding moment this season?There were many great moments in this season. A particularly important success was the victory in the 24-hour race at Spa together with René (Rast) and Markus (Winkelhock) because in my opinion this is the most important GT race and it’s my home round. The success in the season finale in Baku was very valuable for me too. In the Blancpain Sprint Series, with César (Ramos), I took the pole position three times and won the qualification race four times. In the finale – which was the season’s major race – we finally managed to win the main race too, as well as the overall Blancpain GT title. People in your team are saying that detailed analyses after each race are your strength. What is special about your preparation and follow-up?I’m intensely focused on details. I always try and do everything as perfectly as possible and to prepare myself as best I can. This concerns my work as well as the work of the team. For some people, this may be a bit of a pain in the neck but it makes all of us move forward …What makes the Audi R8 LMS ultra so powerful?The Audi R8 LMS ultra is one of the most successful GT3 race cars. It’s very versatile and fast on any type of track. The fact that it’s being fielded by strong teams that operate very professionally is, no doubt, another success factor. In addition, Audi Sport customer racing offers the teams very good support. The run in the GT Cup in Macau was your last racing commitment this season. What is on your agenda between now and Christmas?I’ve still got a few track tests coming up in December. And after this fantastic season, I’d also like to take a few days of vacation.


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