Following two WEC title wins in succession, Audi and its partners share a common goal. In the 2014 season, the Audi R18 e-Tron quattro aims to again win the most important international endurance racing series. But the companies involved in the commitment are not just visibly featured, as Audi Sport benefits from the know-how of its partners as well.
Oris is teaming up with Audi in motorsport for the first time. The Swiss watch manufacturer is featured as ‘Official Watch Partner’ of Audi Sport. The watches made by Oris are designed for people with a passion for mechanical timepieces, looking for real, contemporary value. In addition to the tradition-steeped company based in the Swiss Jura canton and its 100-year plus history, Aethra is teaming up with Audi in motorsport for the first time. The Brazilian company specializes in process development, modeling and production of automotive engineering components.
Akrapovic numbers among Audi Sport’s established partners. The company from Slovenia is focused on the production of exhaust systems for cars and motorcycles. To meet the specific requirements of the V6 TDI engine in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro, Akrapovič has developed an exhaust system for racing.
Alpinestars equips the Audi factory drivers in the WEC, as well as the other team members of Audi Sport and Audi Sport Team Joest, with fireproof clothing. The Italian company supplies overalls, shoes and fireproof underwear. The Audi Top Service logo is distinctly featured on all the mechanics’ overalls. The efficient and perfectly timed pit stops in the races at Le Mans and in the WEC mirror the quality goal to which Audi Top Service is committed in serving the customers of the Audi brand.
“We’re proud that we’re again competing with such a broad portfolio of strong and internationally renowned partners this year,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “The FIA World Endurance Championship WEC offers us a stage that, this year, is more attractive than ever. With our partners we look forward to a total of 66 hours of racing action. As title defenders, we’re well positioned – not least thanks to the commitment and the technological excellence of our partners.”