Friday, May 17, 2013

N24: Preview of the Audi Competitors at the Nürburgring 24 Hours

By Johan Laubscher

The 2013 Nürburgring 24 Hours is taking place this weekend. The race itself will be running from Sunday until Monday, over the Whitsun long-weekend in Germany. Phoenix Racing returns as the reigning champions with the Audi R8 LMS ultra. 2012 was the first Audi victory at the Nürburgring 24 Hours, and no less than eight Audi R8 LMS ultra cars are entered this year from, five different teams.

A total of seventeen Audi cars have been entered, including a number of Audi Sport customer racing cars (Audi R8 LMS ultra & Audi TT RS), as well as a variety of privately developed Audi race cars. The Nürburgring 24 Hours always provides a tremendous spectacle and this year, with the projected difficult weather conditions, should provide another great race. Good luck to all of the Audi teams, and we cross our fingers for a repeat of the success achieved in 2012.

1. Preview of the Audi Competitors:

1.1. Audi Sport customer racing teams:

1.1.1. Audi R8 LMS ultra Teams:

G-Drive Racing by Phoenix
#1 Audi R8 LMS ultra
Mike Rockenfeller 
Marcel Fässler
Frank Stippler
Markus Winkelhock

G-Drive Racing by Phoenix
#3 Audi R8 LMS ultra
Frank Biela
Christer Jöns
Luca Ludwig
Roman Rusinov

Phoenix Racing
#4 Audi R8 LMS ultra
Michael Ammermüller
Frank Stippler
Ferdinand Stuck
Johannes Stuck

Prosperia C.ABT Team Mamerow
#2 Audi R8 LMS ultra
Christian Mamerow
Thomas Mutsch
René Rast
Marc Basseng

Audi race experience (TKL Motorsport)
#14 Audi R8 LMS ultra
Marco Werner
Christian Bollrath
Pierre Ehret
Ronnie Saurenmann

Audi race experience (TKL Motorsport) 
#15 Audi R8 LMS ultra
Rahel Frey
Dominique Bastien
Peter Venn
Alexander Yoong

Twin Busch Motorsport
#16 Audi R8 LMS ultra
Marc Busch
Dennis Busch
Manuel Lauck

Belgian Audi Club Team WRT
#29 Audi R8 LMS ultra
Laurens Vanthoor
Edward Sandström
Christopher Mies
Christopher Haase

1.1.2. Audi TT RS Teams:

Besaplast Racing Team
#105 TT RS – SP4T
Franjo Kovac
Martin Tschornia
Frederik Lestrup

Raeder Motorsport
#111 TT RS – SP3T
Elmar Deegener
Jürgen Wohlfahrt

1.2. Privately built/developed Audi teams:

Dupré Motorsport
#74 Audi RS 5
Christoph Dupré
Gunther Ofenmacher
Claus Dupré

Hömberg Motorsport
#101 Audi TTS
Bernd Hömberg
Alexander Streit
Torsten Platz
Bernhard Henzel

Brandl Motorsport
#106 Audi TT RS
Christian Kranenberg
Stefan Michels
Benjamin Weidner
Jochen Hudelmaier

pro Handicap e.V.
#112 Audi TTS
Wolfgang Müller
Oliver Rudolph
Partel Aditya

MSC Sinzig e.V. im ADAC
#118 Audi TT
Professor Jörg Wellnitz
Manfred Krammer Junior
Steffen Höber

#119 Audi TT
Prof. Jörg Wellnitz,
Manfred Krammer
Steffen Höber

#160 Audi A4 B7
Thomas Hanisch
Bastian Goercke
Stefan Gies

We wish the best of luck to all of the Audi competitors this weekend as they prepare for 24 Hours of racing at the Green Hell. 

Photo credit:
Stuck³ website
Audi Sport Communication / Media
DUPRÉ Motorsport