Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Dakar: CR Racing and Audi Sport Italia in a race against time

By Johan Laubscher

Audi Sport Italia's workshop is a hive of activity as the team is working very hard to complete the CR Racing car-build before its journey to South America for Dakar 2015.

A few weeks ago it was announced that there will be a Dakar entry from Italy with Audi flavour.

CR Racing will be fielding a purpose-built spaceframe T1 class rally raid vehicle in the Dakar rally during January 2015. This Audi 3.0 V6 TDI powered car, named the Titano-Audi, will be driven by Michele Cinotto and Fulvio Zini with the race number of #399.

The Audi powered Titano will feature unique non-Audi bodywork, but it does have some Audi touches with B7 Audi RS 4 headlights from the team’s parts bin following their Superstars Series RS 4 race car campaigns from years past.

This project is a collaboration between Audi Sport Italia's Emilio Radaelli and Michele Cinotto, which has resulted in an exciting T1 class Dakar entry with the team name of CR Racing.

We wish the best of luck to Audi Sport Italia as they complete the building process of the Titano and getting everything ready to be transported to South America.

You can find CR Racing on Twitter HERE (@CRracing_dakar) and Facebook HERE.

Dakar 2015 will get underway from 4-17 January.

Photo credit: CR Racing / Audi Sport Italia