Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Audi A1 ready for French Rallycross

By Johan Laubscher

Racing Team Jagu is a French rallycross team who have been loyal to Audi for many years. The team competed in the French Rallycross Championship with a first generation Audi A3 until 2011. They sold their A3 to another competitor during 2012 as they were preparing a new machine for 2013.

Towards the end of 2012 Racing Team Jagu announced that they had acquired an Audi A1 which would be prepared for the 2013 French Rallycross Championship. The car’s development looked promising, as this smallest of Audi road cars was turned into a rallycross machine. More about the development can be read HERE.

The car looks great and has undergone a lot of testing ahead of the 2013 season. It will be driven by Yvonnick Jagu. 

The French Rallycross Championship gets underway this coming weekend, with the “Rallycross des Ducs” event. Two Audis will be present at the season opener. It will be the debut for the Jagu Audi A1, which will compete in the Super 1600 class. The second Audi will be the ex-Jagu Audi A3 which is driven by Jimmy Terpereau in the Division 4 class.

Photo credit: Racing Team Jagu website