​Audi Sport: Vorsprung durch Motorsport

For nearly 40 years, Audi Sport has stood for the successful motorsport commitments of AUDI AG. Now the Ingolstadt-based brand is selling the sportiest Audi models and accessories under the Audi Sport label as well.

The initial motorsport activities of the brand in the late 1970s were run under the name of Audi Motorsport. When Audi entered the World Rally Championship the motorsport department, in 1980, was renamed Audi Sport and the first Audi Sport logo created.

Even at that time, factory-backed motorsport at Audi was part of Technical Development (TE). This close connection guarantees the technology transfer between motorsport and production which has traditionally been a decisive reason for Audi to be active in motorsport at the highest level. In Formula E, the team led by Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass closely works together with its colleagues from production development and other areas of TE.

Since August 2014 Audi’s Motorsport Department has been residing at the Competence Center Motorsport in Neuburg an der Donau. In the modern complex, Audi engineers develop the Formula E race cars as well. In addition to test rigs and a race track simulator, the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team uses the track in Neuburg for rollouts, functional checks and testing. The new Audi e-tron FE05 also performed its first laps in Neuburg.

For 2019, Audi’s motorsport program consists of Formula E, the DTM and customer sport, which is based in Neuburg, too. At the moment, Audi Sport customer racing is offering customers GT3 and GT4 versions of the Audi R8 LMS, plus the Audi RS 3 LMS TCR touring car.

Audi also markets the production Audi R8 and the Audi RS models under the brand name of Audi Sport. quattro GmbH which had been registered since 1996 as a manufacturer of high-performance automobiles was renamed Audi Sport GmbH at the end of 2016. The company’s credo is “Born on the track” which illustrates where the genes of the sportiest Audi models stem from – motor racing.

Year by year: The most important successes of Audi in motorsport

1981
3 victories in the World Rally Championship (Audi quattro)

1982
Winner manufacturers’ classification World Rally Championship (Audi quattro)

1983
Winner drivers’ classification World Rally Championship (Audi quattro)

1984
Winner drivers’ and manufacturers’ classification World Rally Championship (Audi quattro)

1985
Winner Rally San Remo (Audi Sport quattro S1)
Winner Pikes Peak Hillclimb Race (Audi Sport quattro S1)
Winner Rally Hong Kong–Beijing (Audi quattro)

1986
Winner Pikes Peak Hillclimb Race (Audi Sport quattro S1)
Winner Rally Hong Kong–Beijing (Audi quattro)

1987
Winner Safari Rally (Audi 200 quattro)
Winner Pikes Peak Hillclimb Race (Audi Sport quattro S1)

1988
Winner TransAm Series (Audi 200 quattro)

1989
7 victories IMSA GTO Series (Audi 90 quattro)

1990
Winner German Touring Car Championship (Audi V8 quattro)

1991
Winner German Touring Car Championship (Audi V8 quattro)

1993
Winner French Touring Car Championship (Audi 80 quattro)

1994
Winner Italian Touring Car Championship (Audi 80 competition)

1995
Winner Italian Touring Car Championship (Audi A4 quattro)
Winner Touring Car World Cup (Audi A4 quattro)

1996
Winner Super Touring Car Championships Australia, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain and South Africa (Audi A4 quattro)

1997
Winner Central European Touring Car Championship (Audi A4 quattro)

1999
3rd place Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R8R)
Winner German Super Touring Car Championship (Audi A4 quattro)
Winner Swedish Touring Car Championship (Audi A4 quattro)

2000
Winner Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R8)
Winner Sebring 12 Hours (Audi R8)
Winner ‘Petit Le Mans’ (Audi R8)
Winner American Le Mans Series (Audi R8)

2001
Winner Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R8)
Winner Sebring 12 Hours (Audi R8)
Winner ‘Petit Le Mans’ (Audi R8)
Winner American Le Mans Series (Audi R8)
Winner European Le Mans Series (Audi R8)
Winner Speedvision GT (Audi S4 Competition)
Winner Swedish Touring Car Championship (Audi A4 quattro)

2002
Winner Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R8)
Winner Sebring 12 Hours (Audi R8)
Winner ‘Petit Le Mans’ (Audi R8)
Winner American Le Mans Series (Audi R8)
Winner drivers’ classification DTM (Abt-Audi TT-R)
Winner SPEED GT (Audi S4 Competition)
Winner Swedish Touring Car Championship (Audi A4 quattro)

2003
Winner Sebring 12 Hours (Audi R8)
3rd place Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R8)
Winner ‘Petit Le Mans’ (Audi R8)
Winner American Le Mans Series (Audi R8)
Winner 1000 km Spa and 1000 km Le Mans (Audi R8)
Winner Swedish Touring Car Championship (Audi A4)
Winner SPEED GT (Audi RS 6 Competition)

2004
Winner drivers’, manufacturers’ and teams’ classification DTM (Audi A4 DTM)
Winner Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R8)
Winner American Le Mans Series (Audi R8)
Winner Le Mans Endurance Series (Audi R8)
Winner Sebring 12 Hours (Audi R8)
Winner 1000 km Monza (Audi R8)
Winner 1000 km Nürburgring (Audi R8)
Winner 1000 km Silverstone (Audi R8)
Winner Finnish Super 2000 Touring Car Championship (Audi A4)

2005
Winner Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R8)
Winner American Le Mans Series (Audi R8)
Winner Sebring 12 Hours (Audi R8)
Winner 1000 km Silverstone (Audi R8)

2006
Winner Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R10 TDI)
Winner American Le Mans Series (Audi R10 TDI)
Winner Sebring 12 Hours (Audi R10 TDI)
Winner Swedish Touring Car Championship (Audi A4 STCC)
Winner teams’ classification Superstars Series (Audi RS 4)

2007
Winner drivers’ and teams’ classification DTM (Audi A4 DTM)
Winner Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R10 TDI)
Winner American Le Mans Series (Audi R10 TDI)
Winner Sebring 12 Hours (Audi R10 TDI)
Winner Superstars Series (Audi RS 4)

2008
Winner drivers’ classification DTM (Audi A4 DTM)
Winner Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R10 TDI)
Winner American Le Mans Series (Audi R10 TDI)
Winner Le Mans Series (Audi R10 TDI)
Winner Superstars Series (Audi RS 4)

2009
Winner drivers’ classification DTM (Audi A4 DTM)
Winner Sebring 12 Hours (Audi R15 TDI)
3rd place Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R15 TDI)
Winner FIA GT3 European Championship (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner ADAC GT Masters (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Belgian GT Championship (Audi R8 LMS)

2010
Winner Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R15 TDI)
Winner German GT Championship (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Belcar Series (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner teams’ classification Belcar-Series (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Portuguese GT3 Championship (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Spanish GT3 Championship (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner teams’ classification ADAC GT Masters (Audi R8 LMS)

2011
Winner drivers’ classification DTM (Audi A4 DTM)
Winner Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R18 TDI)
Winner Spa 24 Hours (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Bathurst 12 Hour (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Italian GT3 Championship (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Spanish GT3 Championship (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Blancpain Endurance Series (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner teams’ classification Blancpain Endurance Series (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Super Taikyu Series Japan (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner GT Cup Macau (Audi R8 LMS)

2012
Winner Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R18 e-tron quattro)
Winner drivers’ and manufacturers’ classification FIA World Endurance Championship (Audi R18 e-tron quattro)
Winner Sebring 12 Hours (Audi R18 TDI)
Winner Bathurst 12 Hour (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Nürburgring 24 Hours (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Spa 24 Hours (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Blancpain Endurance Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner teams’ classification Blancpain Endurance Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Gentlemen Trophy Blancpain Endurance Series (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner teams’ classification Gentlemen Trophy Blancpain Endurance Series (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Portuguese GT Championship (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Taça Portugal (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Iberian Supercars Trophy (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Spanish GT3 Championship (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner GT Cup Macau (Audi R8 LMS ultra)

2013
Winner drivers’ and teams’ classification DTM (Audi RS 5 DTM)
Winner Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R18 e-tron quattro)
Winner drivers’ and manufacturers’ classification FIA World Endurance Championship (Audi R18 e-tron quattro)
Winner Sebring 12 Hours (Audi R18 e-tron quattro)
Winner Daytona 24 Hours, GT Class (Audi R8 GRAND-AM)
Winner Portuguese GT Championship (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Swedish GT Championship (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner FIA GT Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner teams’ classification FIA GT Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Gentlemen Driver Trophy British GT Championship (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner GT Sprint International Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner BRCC Endurance Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner teams’ classification ADAC GT Masters (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner teams’ classification GT Asia (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner teams’ classification Swedish GT Championship (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner GT Cup Macau (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Baku World Challenge (Audi R8 LMS ultra)

2014
Winner manufacturers’ classification DTM (Audi RS 5 DTM)
Winner Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R18 e-tron quattro)
Winner ADAC GT Masters (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner teams’ classification ADAC GT Masters (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner GT Trophy Australia (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Nürburgring 24 Hours (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Spa 24 Hours (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Blancpain Endurance Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner teams’ classification Blancpain Endurance Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Blancpain GT Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner teams’ classification Blancpain GT Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Pro-Am Cup Blancpain Sprint Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner teams’ classification Pro-Am Cup Blancpain Sprint Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Silver Cup Blancpain Sprint Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner teams’ classification Silver Cup Blancpain Sprint Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner GTM GT Asia (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner teams’ classification Italian GT Championship (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner GTV2 V de V Endurance Championship (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Baku World Challenge (Audi R8 LMS ultra)

2015
3rd place Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R18 e-tron quattro)
Winner Nürburgring 24 Hours (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Blancpain GT Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Teams’ Championship Blancpain GT Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Teams’ Championship Blancpain Sprint Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Teams’ Championship Blancpain Endurance Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Am Cup Blancpain Endurance Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Australian GT Championship (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner ASKO South Island Endurance Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Junior Category GT France (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Gentlemen Trophy ADAC GT Masters (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Gentlemen Trophy GT Asia (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Gentlemen Trophy Australian GT Championship (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Teams’ Championship Italian GT Championship (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Prestige Championship V de V Endurance Championship (Audi R8 LMS)

2016

3rd place Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R18 e-tron quattro)

Winner manufacturers’ and teams' classification DTM (Audi RS 5 DTM)
Winner Drivers' and Manufacturers' Championship FIA GT World Cup Macau (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Dubai 24 Hours (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner GTD class Daytona 24 Hours (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Drivers', Teams' and Junior Championship ADAC GT Masters (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Drivers' and Teams' Championship Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Drivers' and Manufacturers' Championship Intercontinental GT Challenge (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Manufacturers' Championship GTD class IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Manufacturers' and Teams' Championship GTD class North American Endurance Cup (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner DMV GTC and DMV GTC Dunlop 60 (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Dunlop Endurance Championship (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Australian GT Trophy Series (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner North Island Endurance Series Three Hour (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Victorian State Circuit Racing Championship Sports Cars (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner British GT3 Silver Drivers (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner GT Asia Series Pro-Am-Cup (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner International Endurance Series Rookies (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Pan Delta Circuit Hero One GT (Audi R8 LMS ultra)
Winner Pirelli World Challenge SprintX Pro Drivers (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner VLN Speed Trophy (Audi R8 LMS)

2017
Winner Drivers', Manufacturers’ and Teams' classification DTM (Audi RS 5 DTM)
Winner Nürburgring 24 Hours (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Spa 24 Hours (Audi R8 LMS)Sieger Australian GT (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Canarian Hill Climb Championship (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner China GT Championship (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner DMV GTC (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner DMV GTC Dunlop 60 (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner FIA European Hillclimb Championship (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Intercontinental GT Challenge (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner North Island Endurance Series (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Saudi GT (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Three Hour Endurance Series 2016/17 (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Victorian State Circuit Racing Championships Sports Cars (Audi R8 LMS)
Winner Pirelli World Challenge TC (Audi RS 3 LMS)
Winner TCR China (Audi RS 3 LMS)
Winner TCR Russia (Audi RS 3 LMS)

2018
Winner Drivers' Championship Formula E (Audi e-tron FE04)
Winner Bathurst 12 Hours (Audi R8 LMS GT3)
Winner Australian GT (Audi R8 LMS GT3)
Winner Canarian Hill Climb Championship (Audi R8 LMS GT3)
Winner China GT Championship (Audi R8 LMS GT3)
Winner Circuit Hero One (Audi R8 LMS GT3)
Winner DMV GTC Dunlop 60 (Audi R8 LMS GT3)
Winner Eset V4 Cup (Audi R8 LMS GT3)
Winner Eset V4 Cup Endurance (Audi R8 LMS GT3)
Winner FFSA GT4 France Pro-Am (Audi R8 LMS GT4)
Winner FIA CEZ (Audi R8 LMS GT3)
Winner FIA CEZ Endurance (Audi R8 LMS GT3)
Winner GT4 European Series Silver (Audi R8 LMS GT4)
Winner GT Masters Asia (Audi R8 LMS GT3)
Winner GT Sweden (Audi R8 LMS GT3)
Winner IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge TCR (Audi RS 3 LMS)
Winner New Zealand Endurance Championship (Audi R8 LMS GT3)
Winner Pirelli World Challenge GTS (Audi R8 LMS GT4)
Winner Pirelli World Challenge GTS Sprint (Audi R8 LMS GT4)
Winner Pirelli World Challenge GTS SprintX (Audi R8 LMS GT4)
Winner South Island Endurance Series Three Hour (Audi R8 LMS GT3)
Winner TCR Benelux (Audi RS 3 LMS)
Winner TCR Russia (Audi RS 3 LMS)
Winner Victorian State Circuit Racing Championships Sports Cars (Audi R8 LMS GT3)

2019
Winner Dubai 24 Hours (Audi R8 LMS GT3)