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Audi newsletter 2010-08-08

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Audi newsletter 2010-08-08
Aug 8, 2010, 2:09 AM

Timo Scheider barely misses podium DTM: For the first time this year Timo Scheider was the best Audi driver in a DTM race. At the Nurburgring the title defender in his Audi A4 DTM occupied fourth place and thus barely missed the podium. Mattias ...

Timo Scheider barely misses podium

DTM: For the first time this year Timo Scheider was the best Audi driver in a DTM race. At the Nurburgring the title defender in his Audi A4 DTM occupied fourth place and thus barely missed the podium. Mattias Ekstrom commandingly secured the pole position but dropped to seventh place at the start on Sunday and was unable to improve again afterwards. Scheider and Ekstrom were the only two Audi drivers to finish in the points at the Nurburgring. The best driver of a 2008-specification A4 was Mike Rockenfeller in ninth place.

Successful Asian debut of the Audi R8 LMS

12-hour race Sepang: Successful Asian debut of the Audi R8 LMS: Frank Biela, Darryl O'Young and Marco Werner finished the "Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race" at the Formula 1 circuit at Sepang (Malaysia) as the overall runners-up with merely a one-lap gap behind the victorious Lamborghini. The 12-hour race at Sepang was started at midnight and ended at twelve noon, local time, on Sunday. Audi Race Experience Team Joest lost valuable time due to an unscheduled change of the brake discs. Except for that, the Audi R8 LMS was running like clockwork in sweltering heat.

Two top-ten positions in Brazil

GT3 Brazil: In their second racing commitment in the Brazilian GT3 Championship at Sao Paulo, Andreas Mattheis and Xandy Negrão took places five and eight in the Audi R8 LMS supported by Abt Sportsline. They had started to both rounds from grid position twelve.

News bits

Hans-Joachim Stuck, Motorsport Representative of the Volkswagen Group and former Audi "factory" driver had a hematoma removed from his head on Saturday in Neuwied - possibly a late trauma resulting from his serious accident in an Audi R8 LMS at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife ... Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish were among the most prominent entrants of the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix 2010. In addition, Kristensen was the event's ambassador in the Danish capital ... Thursday will be the 25th anniversary of the death of Manfred Winkelhock. The father of Audi "factory" driver Markus Winkelhock had a fatal accident on August 12, 1985 in a sports car race at Mosport (Canada).

Coming up next week

August 13-14: Swedish Junior Touring Car Championship Karlskoga (S)
August 13-15: ADAC GT Masters EuroSpeedway (D)

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