Sunday, February 15, 2015

RCCO: Audi Team tv racing ready for 2015 Carrera Cup (RCCO) Slotcar Championship

By Johan Laubscher

2015 marks the 25th season of the Carrera Cup (RCCO) Slotcar Championship and it will be getting underway with the Shell 20 Minutes of Hamburg on Wednesday 18 February.

Audi Team tv racing will be aiming to reclaim the championship title this year. The team's two drivers, Thomas Voigt (192 points) and Jan Hennen (180 points), finished second and third respectively last year. Stefan Waschow (207 points) won the 2014 title with his Volkswagen Polo R WRC.

The duo of Voigt and Hennen will be behind the controls of the #7 Schaeffler Audi R8 LMS ultra for the Shell 20 Minutes of Hamburg. Voigt will continue to pilot the #7 Audi during the rest of the season and his teamamate, Jan Hennen, will use the #3 Audi. Audi Team tv racing is starting the season with the 2014-spec Audi R8 LMS ultra and will be introducing a new car later in the year.

More Audi slotcar teams will also be taking part, including the Audi S1 EKS RX team with drivers Michael Niemas and Martin Kummerow. RCCO will also be introducing an Audi Sport TT cup with six entries this year.

Provisional entry list for the SHELL 20 Minuten Hamburg (18/02):

1 Volkswagen Motorsport-Das Kartell
Daniel Bäumler/Mario Scharré

5 Hamburg-Cops
Torsten Körner/Teddy Schaller

7 Audi Team tv racing
Jan Hennen/Thomas Voigt

9 Hedden-Motors
Walter Rebbin/Jan Hedden

16 Alfa Ragazzi
Alan Fauvel/Andreas Zschorsch

17 Joest Racing
Eldert Hedden/Volker Paulun

18 Volkswagen Motorsport-Kick ‚n‘ Rush
Jörg Schumacher/Philipp Freitag

19 EKS RX 1/24
Michael Niemas/Martin Kummerow

Wolfgang Warnecke/Ralph Bonhorst

Oliver Schmidt/Jürgen Stüdemann

27 Scuderia
Kim Hauschild/Julius Kragl

Gine Peters/Frank Wike

44 mag channel racing
Andreas Göhring/Robert Müller

101 Schaeffler
Anders Fjordbach/Georg Nolte

102 Shell
Michael Puls/Benny Fahning

105 AutoBild motorsport

The 2015 RCCO season will see a 12-round championship beginning with the 20 Minutes of Hamburg on Wednesday and concluding with the annual 24 Hours of Hamburg in November.

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.

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