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Approximately 200 employees in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm are primarily responsible for developing and testing the race cars. Audi Sport is affiliated with AUDI AG’s Technical Development (TE) and is therefore answerable to Michael Dick, Board Member for Technical Development.
Head of Audi Sport since November 1993 is Austrian Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. Audi Sport was restructured and aligned for the future in 2007. Towards the end of 2009 Audi Sport will complete the construction of the first stage of a customer sport center in Ingolstadt for the new GT3 motorsport program.
New routes in customer sport
Audi has developed three race cars for the 2009 season: The A4 DTM of the R14 plus model range as successor to the R14 for the DTM, the R15 TDITDISynonymous with muscular torque delivery and outstanding efficiency: TDI. Today, TDI engines are sporty, smooth and economical.TDI as first diesel race sportscar of the second generation and the R8 LMS for international GT3 customer motorsport.
While Audi Sport in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm continue to look after the factory motorsport program, the organization for GT3 customer racing was systematically expanded. Absolute responsibility for development is in the hands of Audi Sport in Ingolstadt. At the same time two other sites are integrated in this project: The bodyshell is taken from the quattro GmbH production line in Neckarsulm. The engine for the race car originates from Györ in Hungary.