The new for 2015 Audi Sport TT Cup will join the DTM support package next season, Audi’s second one-make Series after the introduction of the Audi R8 LMS Cup in Asia.
The racing version of the new Audi TT will feature a 228 kW (310 hp) two-litre TFSI engine with a push-to-pass function boosting power output briefly by 22 kW (30 hp).
“The Audi TT is an icon and continues to epitomise powerful sportiness and emotional design in what is now its third generation,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of Audi’s Board of Management for Technical Development.
“For me it was clear that a driving machine like the new Audi TT belongs on the race track as well. With the Audi Sport TT Cup we have found an exciting approach. The TT is going to thrill fans and drivers.” The Series will feature on the bill of each of six DTM events in Germany and neighbouring countries with two races.
quattro GmbH will centrally prepare and field the 24 cars. Six cockpits will be reserved for changing guest drivers, while interested drivers can apply worldwide for the other 18 places on the grid at www.audi-motorsport.com effective immediately.
The multi-stage selection process will take place in close cooperation with the Audi driving experience.
Markus Winkelhock will be on hand to coach the participants of the Audi Sport TT Cup as an experienced professional race driver. The former Audi DTM driver and winner of this year’s 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and at Spa has already tested the TT cup.
“The Audi TT cup is a genuine race car, ideal for rookies, yet challenging to drive. You immediately feel that you’re sitting in an Audi and recognise the close kinship with the brand’s other race cars.”
“With the TT cup we offer an attractive race car for beginners and drivers who switch from other racing series,” says Heinz Hollerweger, Managing Director of quattro GmbH.
“It goes without saying that for Audi safety is of paramount importance. We’re using features from the Audi R8 LMS ultra, such as the Audi PS1 Safety Seat.”
The winner of the new Audi Sport TT Cup can look forward to receiving support in Audi’s successful GT3 sports car program.