Thursday, February 27, 2014

RCCO: Podium finish for Audi Team tv racing in Hamburg

By Johan Laubscher

The 2014 rallye racing Carrera Cup (RCCO) Slotcar Championship got underway on Wednesday. The series hosted the "20 minutes of Hamburg" at the PROTOTYP Museum in Hamburg.

Audi Team tv racing entered two Audi R8 LMS slotcars. It was the debut for the new GTD version of the Audi R8 LMS in the Carrera Cup. The defending champions squad was headed by the #1 Schaeffler Audi R8 LMS with Thomas Voigt and Jan Hennen. Their teammates, Martin Kummerow and Felipe Fénandez Laser, were behind the controls of the #77 Speedpool R8 LMS.

The liveries of the Audi Team tv racing R8 LMS cars were designed by

A selection of Audi R8 Cup cars also took part in the event.

During practice the #1 R8 LMS was fourth fastest and the #77 eleventh. Qualifying saw pole position going to the #3 Joest Racing Bentley. Voigt and Hennen qualified sixth, ahead of Laser and Kummerow in eighth.

The race itself finished with the #1 R8 LMS of Voigt and Hennen finishing second, behind the race winning Joest Racing Bentley of Eldert Hedden und Volker Paulun. It was a thrilling finale to the evening.

It was a very exciting evening of racing and the series will be hosting round two in a few weeks time, at SRC Hanse Racing Hamburg e.V. in HH-Harburg on 26 March.

For more information about the Carrera Cup (RCCO) Slotcar Championship please visit their official Facebook page HERE.

Slotcar racing is a very popular sport amongst many of the Audi Sport personnel, many of whom take part in this series. It is always great to see Audis competing in motorsport, including the world of slotcar racing. 

Photo credit: Speedpool