Audi Press Release
- New Audi one-make cup is entering the final stage
- 18 permanent slots about to be awarded
- Project Leader Rolf Michl: “We could have filled two fields”
“In making the selections, we were spoiled for choice and, due to the high quality, could even have easily filled two fields,” says Project Leader Rolf Michl. “The large number of worldwide applications confirms our expectation that the Audi Sport TT Cup will not only attract huge national but international attention as well.”
A total of 165 applications from 30 nations had been received by quattro GmbH. 18 junior drivers are now about to be awarded a permanent slot in the new one-make cup. From March 2 to 5, the physical foundations for the 2015 season will be laid during a fitness camp in Bavaria, immediately followed by a trip to Spain. At the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona the initial track tests will be held for the Audi Sport TT Cup, which will be held as part of six DTM events in Germany and Austria in the 2015 season.
The Korean company Hankook is the tire partner of the Audi Sport TT Cup. The first series partners have been determined and an attractive TV and media package is being put together behind the scenes.
Discussions with potential guest drivers have begun as well. Six cockpits are reserved for motorsport legends, celebrities and members of the media.
“Interest in these opportunities is huge as well,” says a pleased Rolf Michl. “Until the season opener at Hockenheim we’re going to have our hands full – these 100 days will pass in a flash.”
May 01–03 Hockenheim (D)
Jun 26–28 Norisring (D)
Jul 31–Aug 02 Red Bull Ring (A)
Sep 11–13 Oschersleben (D)
Sep 25–27 Nürburgring (D)
Oct 16–18 Hockenheim (D)
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