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Dries Vanthoor

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AUDI WINS THE NURBURGRING 24 HOURS

Audi has won the 50th edition of the 24-hour classic at the Nürburgring: After a spectacular race with numerous overtaking maneuvers, lead changes and a dramatic finale with rain showers, Robin Frijns, Kelvin van der Linde, Dries Vanthoor and Frédéric Vervisch celebrated victory with the Audi R8 LMS from Audi Sport Team Phoenix. It is … Continue reading

1-2 VICTORY FOR AUDI CUSTOMER TEAM WRT AT THE DUBAI 24 HOURS

For the third time after 2016 and 2019, an Audi customer team has won the traditional opener of the endurance season in Dubai. Team WRT from Belgium, which claimed its first success six years ago, celebrated a convincing one-two. Mohammed Saud Fahad Al Saud/Axcil Jefferies/Christopher Mies/Dries Vanthoor/Thomas Neubauer won ahead of their teammates Benjamin Goethe/Arnold … Continue reading

THE 2021 GT WORLD CHALLENGE EUROPE SEASON IN FACTS AND FIGURES

The 2021 Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS season stretched over 177 days from its opening session through to the final chequered flag, visiting 10 circuits in seven countries for countless kilometres of racing.  In fact, they’re not countless: the total distance covered this year amounted to 7,823 kilometres, ranging from one-hour sprints … Continue reading

PORSCHE CUSTOMER TEAMS TO TACKLE LE MANS FROM POLE POSITION IN BOTH GT CLASSES

Porsche customer teams have scored the perfect result in the Hyperpole of the 24 Hours of Le Mans: Dries Vanthoor turned a sensational lap in 3:46.882 minutes on Thursday evening and planted his Porsche 911 RSR fielded by HubAuto Racing on pole position in the hotly contested GTE-Pro class. The Belgian, who is the brother … Continue reading

AUDI DRIVERS FROM 54th PLACE TO SECOND AT THE SPA 24 HOURS

Audi Sport customer racing provided pure emotion at the world’s biggest GT3 race: Four unusual design race cars to mark the 100th race birthday at Spa, a concentrated chase and the battle for victory of the number 32 car, which seemed almost impossible before the race started, attracted a lot of attention and sympathy for … Continue reading

GLOBAL PROGRAM IN 2021 FOR AUDI SPORT CUSTOMER RACING

Audi Sport customer racing will continue its international program in 2021 to complement its customers’ commitments. For the sixth year in succession, Audi will contest the Intercontinental GT Challenge, which will be held in Asia, America, Europe and South Africa next year. The Nürburgring 24 Hours will also be a fixture on the Audi Sport … Continue reading

TEAM WRT DEBUTS WITH A STRONG LINE-UP IN THE ADAC GT MASTERS

With three proven race winners and one upcoming young talent, the Belgian outfit WRT has put together a promising line-up for its debut season in the ADAC GT Masters. The first of the two Audi R8 LMSs will be driven by Mirko Bortolotti (30, ITA) and Rolf Ineichen (42, CH), while the cockpit of the … Continue reading

DISAPPOINTING IGTC SEASON OPENER FOR AUDI SPORT

At the incredibly thrilling season-opening round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC), Audi Sport fell short of its own expectations. After racing cars from seven different manufacturers had qualified in the top ten, Audi headed into the Bathurst 12-hour race feeling optimistic. However, setbacks hampered all three of Audi Sport Team Valvoline’s racing cars. The … Continue reading

STRONG WEEKEND FOR AUDI SPORT IN DAYTONA

The Audi customer team WRT Speedstar Audi Sport scored third place with its Audi R8 LMS in the strongly-supported GTD class at the 24 Hours of Daytona. Audi Sport drivers Mirko Bortolotti and Dries Vanthoor, who shared the cockpit of the number 88 entry with Rolf Ineichen and Daniel Morad, at times led the class … Continue reading

AUDI SPORT WITH STRONG LINEUP FOR TENTH BATHURST ANNIVERSARY

For the first time, Audi Sport Team Valvoline is tackling the most important endurance race in Australia with three Audi R8 LMS. At the opening event of the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC), the only worldwide GT3 racing series, eight Audi Sport drivers will be on the grid together with Australian pro Garth Tander. Following five … Continue reading

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