Friday, March 28, 2014

RCCO: Another podium result for Audi Team tv racing in Harburg

By Johan Laubscher

The 2014 rallye racing Carrera Cup (RCCO) Slotcar Championship held its second round, the PAGID RS Just a minute, at the Hanse-Ring in Harburg on Wednesday evening.

Audi Team tv racing again entered two Audi R8 LMS ultra slotcars. The #1 Schaeffler R8 LMS ultra was piloted by Thomas Voigt, alongside his teammate, Felipe Fénandez Laser, in the #77 Speedpool Audi.

Qualifying proved to be very close. Thomas Voigt narrowly missed out on pole position. He was a mere 0.004 seconds behind the pole sitter, Stefan Waschow (Volkswagen Polo R WRC).

The evening's racing concluded with another podium finish for Thomas Voigt and the #1 Audi R8 LMS ultra. He backed up his second place at the first round by placing third during round two on Wednesday. The race was won by Stefan Waschow with the Volkswagen Polo R WRC and Jürgen Stüdemann finished second with his Porsche 911 RSR.

The results from round two can be seen HERE

Audi Team tv racing’s Thomas Voigt now jointly leads the championship alongside Jürgen Stüdemann (PROTOTYP-Shell/Porsche 911 RSR), both on 47 points. In the teams' standings Audi Team tv racing are in second place, 22 points behind the leading Volkswagen Motorsport team. Audi is lying third in the manufactures standings, behind Joest-Bentley and Volkswagen.

It was a very exciting evening of racing and the series will be hosting round three next month. The third round will be the Porsche Grand Prix Hamburg at Porsche Zentrum Hamburg, on 30 April at 18:30 local time.

More photos from the event can be seen HERE.

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