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|AUDI IN MOTORSPORT 2014• A year full of challenges|
FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), DTM, GT racing: The motorsport commitment of AUDI AG in the 2014 season again rests on three pillars - and in all three segments the brand with the four rings is facing special challenges.
In the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and at Le Mans, the season's pinnacle event, Audi will not only be meeting with Porsche as a new, strong opponent from the Volkswagen Group. The season also marks the beginning of a ne....
|Magic moments: 120 years of Mercedes-Benz motor sport: history at the Retro Classics show from 13 to 16 March 2014•Mercedes-Benz Classic presents highlights in the history of the DTM in hall 7 at the show in Stuttgart|
•Strong presence by the company and the brand clubs at southern Germany's leading show for automotive classics
•Fascinating dialogue between competition models and the top-of-the-line C-Class models from Mercedes-AMG
120 years of motor sport history at Mercedes-Benz also stand for twelve decades in a culture of ongoing innovation for series production cars which is fuelled by strong impul....
|ROCKERBOX MOTOFEST MOVES TO ROAD AMERICA DURING AHRMA VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE CLASSIC WEEKENDELKHART LAKE, Wis., February 13, 2014 -- Wisconsin's premier motorcycle show, The Rockerbox Motofest, featuring an eclectic mix of Euro, Japanese and American vintage café racers, choppers, sport bikes, racing machines, super motos, scooters, and sidecars is making an official move for the future. Instead of its usual Milwaukee home, the event is making the trek 60 miles North to America's National Park of Speed as part of Road America's American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) ....|
|1989 24 Hours of Le Mans: Mass and Mercedes Slay its DragonsIt had been nearly 35 years since Mercedes-Benz had made an appearance at Le Mans as a factory team. It had been longer than that since the German manufacturer had taken victory in the famed event. To return to the top the manufacturer needed speed, but they would also need experience. Jochen Mass was their ideal candidate.|
Mass had enjoyed a competitive, but short, Formula One career. He would earn victory in the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix at the impressive Montjuic Park Circuit. Unfortunately,....
|SÉBASTIEN OGIER: 'GOAL IS TO DEFEND THE TITLE'◾Ogier on the Rally Sweden, the scene of his first triumph for Volkswagen in 2013|
◾Frenchman would 'not swap the Polo R WRC for love nor money'
◾Among his main rivals: Robert Kubica
Volkswagen works driver Sébastien Ogier (F) continued his remarkable run of success with the Polo R WRC at the Rally Monte Carlo. The Frenchman clinched the first win of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) alongside co-driver Julien Ingrassia (F). Next up is the Rally Sweden – the scene of some very fond....
|ACTION EXPRESS WINS SPRINT TO THE FINISH, SCORES SECOND VICTORY IN ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA◾CORE autosport Wins Daytona Debut Of Prototype Challenge|
◾Winners Take Early Leads In Tequila Patron N.A. Endurance Cup
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2014) – It was an instant classic for the debut of a new chapter in North American motorsports.
The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup debuted with a record crowd and a thrilling finish in the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona, won by Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastien Bourdai....
|AN OPEN ROAD FOR COMA, MINI IN A MUDDLEOn the last major sandy special on the Dakar 2014, Cyril Despres once again dominated and picked up his second special stage victory of the year, ahead of Marc Coma. The leader of the general standings is still in full control and all the more comfortable since his closest pursuer JoanBarreda experienced serious mechanical problems. In the car race, following yesterday's team orders, the day witnessed a shift in power between Roma and Peterhansel! At the finishing line, 'Peter' was the day's win....|
|'MONTE' VICTORY! DREAM START TO THE WRC FOR OGIER AND VOLKSWAGEN◾Volkswagen triumphs at opening round of the WRC in Monte Carlo|
◾Defending champions Ogier/Ingrassia claim second 'Monte' win of their careers
◾All three Polo R WRCs in the points at the iconic rally
Triumph at the Rally Monte Carlo – Volkswagen opened the new season of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a dream result. Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) produced an irresistible fightback and an outstanding driving display to secure victory on the first weekend of the 2014 seas....
|DUCLOS EIGHT YEARS AFTER, A RECORD FOR PERTERHANSELThe 6th stage of the Dakar, marked by the announcement of the death of Belgian biker Eric Palante(see the special press release), was won in the bike category by Alain Duclos, eight years after his first victory in Bamako. Stéphane Peterhansel won his 63rd special on the Dakar and gained to within a little more than half an hour of Roma, moving into third in the general standings in the process. In the truck race, still dominated by Gerard De Rooy, Peter Versluis recorded the day' best time.|
|Grand finale for Audi: WEC season's last round in the desert• Audi travels to Bahrain as early Endurance Champions |
• Parting with the current Audi R18 e-tron quattro
• Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich: 'Achieved everything there was to be achieved'
Audi's endurance race team led by Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich and Chris Reinke, Head of LMP, has achieved all sporting aims in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) early this season. Therefore, the finale on November 30 will be the icing on the cake for Audi Sport Team Jo....
|A RALLY TO SAVOUR – VOLKSWAGEN FLAT OUT AT THE WRC FINALE IN WALESThis finale is one that Volkswagen will thoroughly enjoy: the Rally Great Britain in Wales. Despite having won all the competitions in this year's FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)*, however, Volkswagen will not be taking its foot off the pedal and lines up at the final round of the WRC Season from 14 to 17 November with no less motivation than the team has shown all year. Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F), Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) and Andreas Mikkelsen/Mikko Markkula (N....|
|‘Flying Finn' wins again for ŠKODA in ERC final in Switzerland› ŠKODA duo Lappi/Ferm triumph with a comfortable lead|
› 'My first big victory on asphalt'
› Perfect end to a year full of title wins for ŠKODA
Matigny, Switzerland, 9 November 2013 – The 'flying Finn' Esapekka Lappi has triumphed once again for ŠKODA in the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC) final in the Swiss Alps. Together with his co-driver Janne Ferm, the exceptionally talented driver scored a confident win with a substantial lead in the Rallye International du Valais, just ....
|Colourful and Chaotic, but a Trophy NonethelessLotus F1® Team driver Romain Grosjean delivers yet another ace-wielding drive to celebrate a P3 finish, whilst Kimi's hopes of a top spot triumph are cut short due to tyre degradation in the final laps of an enthralling 2013 Indian GP |
The Buddh International Circuit, New Delhi was the scene of a colourful yet chaotic Grand Prix race yesterday, as 11 F1® teams went to battle in the Indian capital. Lotus F1® driver Kimi Raikkönen started the race from P6 on the soft tyre compound before....
|ALMS PETIT LE MANS RACE REPORTS• Rebellion Racing Repeats At Petit Le Mans, Captures ALMS Finale|
• Tucker Takes Fourth Straight Class Title, Cumming PC Champ By One Point
BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 19, 2013) – Rebellion Racing wrote the final chapter in the history of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, winning the season-ending 16th Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta.
Neel Jani and Nico Prost repeated as winners of the 1,000-mile race, joined by Nick Heidfeld in the No. ....
|Maurice Trintignant: The Steady Fortuitous FrenchmanThere are certain races in which victories can define a career. In a moment, an unassuming and modest racer can become one of the greats simply by achieving victory in truly special races. No better description fits the French driver that would compete for some 14 years throughout the 1950s and 1960s.|
Arguably, Maurice Bienvenu Jean Paul Trintignant would have his best years stolen away by war. In fact, his early life would be marked by war. Born just a day before the British forces would bre....