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Audi Sport TT Cup: Old Hands and Young Guns

Autumn is rolling around quite soon, which means the leaves change color, the weather gets colder and Audi’s Sport TT Cup begins. After a six-week Summer break, the Sport TT Cup starts back up again. The six weeks were used mainly to rebuild the cars, “The summer break was pretty short for us. We primarily used it to reassemble the cars that were involved in the accident at Spielberg,” says Project Leader Rolf Michl. “A big thank you goes to the numerous mechanics and helping hands that invested a lot of time so that we’ll be perfectly set again at Oschersleben.”

The second season of Audi’s Sport TT Cup begins at Oschersleben, and three Motorsport legends will be on the grid. Frank Biela, Uwe Alzen and Harald Grohs will be racing along side the younger drivers. “I’m very excited about the competition between the ‘old hands’ and the ‘young guns’,” says Project Leader, Rolf Michl. The ‘old hands’ should provide worthy adversaries, as they’re all extremely accomplished racing drivers.  The 51-year-old Biela won the Le Mans 24 Hours five times and became DTM Champion in 1991. Alzen’s track record includes a victory in the Spa 24 Hours and in the GT3 class at Le Mans. In addition, the now 48-year-old was on the top step of the podium in six DTM races. Grohs, between 1984 and 1987, even won seven DTM rounds. Furthermore, the 71-year-old competed in more than sixty 24-hour races.

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Other guest drivers are Tim Schrick and Alex Lloyd, Schrick has won the 1998 Citroën Saxo Cup Champion while Lloyd took home the championship in the 2007 Indy Pro Series. Unfortunately, Swiss driver Levin Amweg will not be racing due to injury. “We continue to wish him all the best,” says Michl. “Although he’s absent for the moment he of course continues to be a regular member of the Audi Sport TT Cup team.”

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Nico DeMattia

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