AUDI RACING: MOTORSPORTS NEWSLETTER!

Motorsports news from around the world.    Tom Kristensen with Danish crown prince at golf tournament. Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen was delighted about receiving an invitation to the European Tour with royal participation. The former professional racing driver competed in the Pro-Am class in the golf event ‘made in Denmark’ with two celebrity competitors – the Danish Crown Prince Frederik and the most successful Danish golfer Thomas Bjørn. Jacob Brunsborg, the son of Himmerl...
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’17 AUDI: IS THERE AN RS4 AVANT IN YOUR FUTURE?

Our friends at TopSpeed turn rumors into renderings, showcasing what a ’17 Audi RS4 Avant might look and perform like. Since Audi has revealed the next-gen Audi A4 sedan and Avant, will there be high-performance RS versions coming soon? The previous RS4 line did not include a sedan, the RS option was available on station wagon models. They were not exported to the U.S. making the ’13 Audi Allroad the only A4 badged model in the US. market. There is little doubt that Audi will produce a new R...
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SHELL ECO-MARATHON: STUDENTS CONTEST LE MANS!

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Shell Eco-marathon Europe, which started in France in 1985. Students who engineer and drive cars that could complete the Le Mans 24 hours on just over a litre of fuel were on track at the world’s most famous motor race on Wednesday, 10 June. Staking a claim to be the most energy-efficient vehicles ever to roll a wheel on the hallowed Le Mans tarmac, the Shell Eco-marathon vehicles built by teams of French students have achieved up to 3,771 km per litr...
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HEACOCK CLASSIC GOLD CUP: VIR!

SVRA wraps up with 2014 vintage racing schedule with its premier event at Virginia International Raceway. Mike Matune brings us  highlights. As Summer fades and the racing season begins to wind down, SVRA draws us to Southern Virginia and Virginia International Raceway (VIR) for the annual Heacock Gold Cup. Here Mike Fisher, top, sweeps under the vehicle bridge in his ex-Derek Bell Speedvision Cup Audi S4.  Peter Dunn exits Turn 11 in his Morgan, above, chasing the other Group 3 ...
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AUDI TAKES LE MANS: LESSONS LEARNED!

Jim Resnick, embedded with the Audi Sport team for the 24-hour enduro,   blogs that a harmonic convergence has occurred between  racing cars and production vehicles. The Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race is perhaps the ultimate laboratory for automotive innovation. On the venerable Circuit de la Sarthe, carmakers have field-tested – indeed, torture-tested – systems and technologies that will continue to influence production cars for years after the checkered flag has waved. The Feder...
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