The 2015 Audi TT Sport Cup is new-make race series which will run alongside the greatest Touring Car Masters German series (DTM) with 12 runs over six of the nine DTM rounds after the initial trial from March on Hockenheim ring. Audi has named 18 young people from around the world, including three women, selected for the 2015 Audi TT Sport Cup scheduled to launch in early March.
The 18 riders from 13 countries and three continents were selected by a panel of judges comprising sport coach Markus Winkelhock Audi TT Cup, Le Mans winner Marco Werner and former rally driver Sepp Haider. An average of 20, the youngest driver is 16 years old, Joonas Lappalainen of Finland, the oldest Josh Caygill Britain at 25. Germany has the highest number of drivers at three. The rest come from various countries, including the US and Hong Kong. There are six seats reserved for guest drivers throughout the season, which means Audi will field a total of 24 cars.
Speaking about the new driver lineup, project leader Rolf Michl said. “We had 165 applications from 30 countries We intensively reviewed every single application and selection process multistage chose the 18 pilots who now given the opportunity to prove themselves in the 2015 Audi TT Sport Cup. “Our goal was to have a very international and attractive field and we’ve got now, we are waiting to meet the 18 best drivers selected in the field of fitness and during initial track tests in early March.”
For the Audi TT Sport Cup, quattro GmbH has developed a completely new sports car racing: the TT glass. The racing version of the new Audi TT weighs only 1,125 kilograms delivers 310 horsepower, but the power of the 2.0 liter TFSI engine can be briefly powered by 30 horsepower with a “push-to-pass’ button.
Winkelhock, who will be on hand to train participants 2015 Audi TT Sport Cup as a professional racing driver with experience, has already tested the corridor and says: “The 2015 Audi TT Sport Cup is a real racing car, ideal for novices, but difficult to drive. immediately you feel you are sitting in an Audi and recognize the close kinship with other racing cars of the brand “. The field of the 2015 Audi Sport TT Cup, with birth dates:
Ahlin-Kottulinsky, Mikaela (S, November 13, 1992)
Amweg, Levin (CH, September 11, 1994)
Caygill, Josh (GB, June 22, 1989)
Coleselli, Marc (A, August 27, 1993)
Cypriano, Lucile (F, September 2, 1996)
Hezemans, Loris (NL, May 26, 1997)
Hofbauer, Christoph (D, July 15, 1991)
Kisiel, Jan (PL, July 14, 1994)
Landy, Sebastian (USA, December 14, 1995)
Lappalainen, Joonas (FIN, March 1, 1998)
Lindholm, Emil (FIN, July 19, 1996)
Marklund, Anton (S, December 9, 1992)
Marschall, Dennis (D, August 15, 1996)
Moller Madsen, Nicolaj (DK, March 10, 1993)
Onder, Kaan (TR, January 10, 1997)
Peitz, Dominik (D, November 20, 1991)
Rdest, Gosia (PL, January 14, 1993)
Thong, Shaun (HK, November 1, 1995)