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PostSubject: Re: Audi plans for 2010   Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:31 am

0 out of 70, nice.

they arn't winning friends like audi have and that will hurt them overall no matter how much they win.
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PostSubject: Re: Audi plans for 2010   Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:57 am

listening to Marshall Pruett saying that peugeot really race for them selfs. does just some them up.

This will hate them
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PostSubject: Re: Audi plans for 2010   Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:53 am

Audi opts for new prototype racing series

08/12/09 - In 2010, the DTM, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the customer sport program with the Audi R8 LMS will again be the three cornerstones of AUDI AG’s motorsport commitment. By participating in the inaugural "Le Mans Intercontinental Cup” Audi has opted for a new, forward-thinking racing series in which alternative drive concepts will be used.

"In 2009, the Audi brand has been celebrating its 100th anniversary and our motorsport squad presented the brand with a particularly nice birthday gift, the successful title defense in the DTM,” says Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Management Board of AUDI AG. "Audi Sport has been a guarantor of successes in motorsport for as many as 30 years now – successes which are of major importance to the development of the Audi brand.”

In the 2010 season, Audi will again rely on motorsport categories that are very closely related to production vehicles: the DTM with the top-selling Audi A4, customer sport with the immediately successful Audi R8 LMS, and the sports prototypes with the Audi R15 TDI that has primarily been subjected to further aerodynamic development and bears the internal model designation "R15 plus” at Audi Sport.

The prototype commitment is of particular importance to Audi because this category makes it possible to field alternative power-train concepts and technologies. "In 2001, at Le Mans, we used a TFSI engine for the first time that has since become standard in production vehicles,” comments Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. "In 2006, we were the first automobile manufacturer in history to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a diesel-powered vehicle. And in the future we will use our LMP1 cars to test pioneering technologies and to underscore our ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ claim also on the race track. Therefore, we welcome greatly the fact that the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) has announced the first international racing series for LMP1 vehicles. We are convinced that this motorsport category, which is particularly attractive from the perspective of technology, has prospects for a great future and fits our times well.”

Inaugural Le Mans Intercontinental Cup

In the future, the so-called "Le Mans Intercontinental Cup” will consist of the major races of the Le Mans Series in Europe, the USA and Asia and aims to continue the heyday of the legendary World Championship for Makes. In its debut year in 2010, the 1000-kilometer race at Silverstone (Great Britain), the "Petit Le Mans” race at Road Atlanta (USA) and an event on the Asian continent. Further races are to be added in 2011.

Audi will contest the new Le Mans Intercontinental Cup in the 2010 season with two R15 TDI cars fielded by Audi Sport Team Joest. Three cars are planned for the 24-hour race at Le Mans on June 12/13. Audi Sport Team Joest plans also to contest the 1000-kilometer race at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), which Audi would like to use as a dress rehearsal for Le Mans, with three cars.

Clear commitment to the DTM

By that time, the Audi DTM squad will have already contested the first two races. The most popular international touring car racing series will continue to be one of the cornerstones of AUDI AG’s motorsport commitment. After the technology for the 2010 season has been frozen by the regulations and the 2009 championship winning car will therefore start from the grid almost unchanged. Meanwhile work on the A4 successor vehicle has already begun at Audi Sport in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm for the new Technical Regulations that will come into effect in 2011 with the aim of achieving further cost reductions.

For the 2010 season, Audi has opted for continuity in the DTM: Up to nine vehicles will be fielded by the proven Audi Sport teams of ABT Sportsline, Phoenix and Rosberg. The major change: The cockpit of Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen, who will fully focus on sports car racing in the future, will be taken over by the young Briton Oliver Jarvis (25).

"We are thus giving our youngest ‘factory’ driver the chance to prove his prowess in a current DTM car,” comments Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. "The performances Oliver has shown in his first DTM years at the wheel of a year-old A4 speak in his favor.”

All other personnel decisions – for the sports prototypes as well as in the DTM – will be made in the next few weeks. "We want to position ourselves as best we can for the DTM and the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well as the Le Mans Cup in terms of our drivers’ line-up and are therefore deliberately taking our time,” stresses Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich.

Extended customer program with the Audi R8 LMS

The new GT3 sports car from AUDI AG, which scored 23 victories and three champion’s titles in its first racing season, will be delivered to customer teams starting at the end of March 2010 at a price of 298,000 euros (plus VAT). To ensure its ability to deliver optimal service, Audi Sport will limit sales to a maximum of 20 vehicles for the European market in 2010.

Audi will again support its customer teams at the Nürburgring 24 Hours on May 15/16. Two Audi R8 LMS cars will get special support from Audi.

"With the DTM, the sports prototypes and the R8 LMS, we are well positioned in motorsport,” says Michael Dick who, as management board member for Technical Development, is also responsible for AUDI AG’s motorsport commitment. "In these three categories the cost-benefit calculation in particular, which is of great importance in times like these, is appropriate.”
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PostSubject: Re: Audi plans for 2010   Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:04 pm

What has Peugeot done now? I cannot say I'm a fan of Peugeot or Audi, both car makers are fairly ZZZZZZZZZ.

So my view might be more objective, with no bias. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Audi plans for 2010   Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:29 pm

peugeot are still being all f1 and bitch about anything they can.
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PostSubject: Re: Audi plans for 2010   Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:32 pm

The Ferrari of F1? Oh dear, so I suspect they'll threaten to leave soon too, even though they don't have any intention of doing so.

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PostSubject: Re: Audi plans for 2010   Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:41 pm

yep, there setting up for that right now.
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PostSubject: Re: Audi plans for 2010   Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:30 am

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What has Peugeot done now? I cannot say I'm a fan of Peugeot or Audi, both car makers are fairly ZZZZZZZZZ.

So my view might be more objective, with no bias. Laughing

I think Sebring 2010 will be a great race but Not having Audi in is quite a shame sebring 09 was brilliant!!
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PostSubject: Re: Audi plans for 2010   Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:41 am

i just hope it's a blueff
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PostSubject: Re: Audi plans for 2010   Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:00 am

I think drayson racing should win it. i love there lola coupe.

I think it will be a good race.
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PostSubject: Re: Audi plans for 2010   Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:37 am

and it's a blooming quick car too boot, if the peugeot hit any trouble it's possible.
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PostSubject: Re: Audi plans for 2010   Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:00 am

2010 12 Hours of Sebring results:

1. Peugeot 908 HDI
2. Peugeot 908 HDI














Hours later, somebody else. Sad Shame no Audi to make the battle interesting. Lets be honest, those diesels prototype's well and truly piss all over everything else, nobody else has a chance. GT2 will be much better.

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PostSubject: Re: Audi plans for 2010   Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:56 pm

Sav 1 wrote:
2010 12 Hours of Sebring results:

1. Peugeot 908 HDI
2. Peugeot 908 HDI














Hours later, somebody else. Sad Shame no Audi to make the battle interesting. Lets be honest, those diesels prototype's well and truly piss all over everything else, nobody else has a chance. GT2 will be much better.
In the past I have staid up to watch the race ! then had the Sunday off work , but with no AUDI racing ! I might not even watch the race
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PostSubject: Re: Audi plans for 2010   Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:13 pm

The diesels have been cut back again and last year a petrol car was on pole at least.

And Peugeot left on there own have a habit of doing silly things.

There are no guarantees in sportscar racing. This is 12 hours around a bumpy track anything could happen yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Audi plans for 2010   Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:11 am

A petrol car was indeed on pole, but what happened afterwards? Wink

I appreciate that the ACO are attempting to equalise petrol and diesel P1 cars. But there attempts so far, have been almost non-existant. Audi and Peugeot still leave everybody else behind, at about 3 seconds a lap faster then anything else. Mind you, Peugeot and Audi invest the most money, so annoying them isn't a good idea.

Cannot wait until Audi stop prototype racing, and Porsche takes over. Nice, noisy petrol or ethanol car to listen to.

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PostSubject: Re: Audi plans for 2010   Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:28 am

I don't think Porsche will take over Audi in the P1 class it doesn't make sense for Porsche to do this. only if they really want to win le mans overall again......
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PostSubject: Re: Audi plans for 2010   Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:38 pm

audi and peugeot do spend a few million quid a year and the difference. Not the diesel engine.
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PostSubject: Re: Audi plans for 2010   Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:26 am

The Salamander aka CT wrote:
audi and peugeot do spend a few million quid a year and the difference. Not the diesel engine.
lol!
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