Saturday, August 28, 2010

Audi motorsports - Part 2

Really sorry about delaying on my post. How I wish there are 48 HR in a day or skipping sleep without feeling tired...

Ok! got this finely crafted model by Spark months ago. It's Audi 2009 #1 R15 that compete in Le Mans 24 HR. It failed to repeat it's predecessor (R10) achievement of winning the 2009 race. Thus beaten by the winner Peugeot HDI FAP by 6 laps and finished third in the overall result. Not a bad achievement for the new car to taste the challenge of demanding Le Mans 24 HR race.  

Saturday, August 21, 2010

New arrival @ DiecastBase

Good news! the Porsche 9FF GT9 R is released.

Audi in motorsports

Recalled, when I first saw Audi race car was nearly 15 years back. That was when Frank Biela make his name in BTCC with the Audi A4. 
To me Audi is a brand that gives everything they have to excel in every motor-sports they involved. Two of the notably great achievements were, rank second manufacturer (after Porsche) for the most Le mans 24 HR win and also setting new record for most consecutive win in DTM.

Since started collection 1/43 scaled models. Audi race cars are my top priority (after Ferrari). Unfortunately, I'm not a fanatic collectors who pick up anything that come along. In that case I would have tonnes of Audi classic cars already. 

My first Audi is the R10 TDI.. I'm sure everyone knows how good is this machines. It had broken so many endurance race records since it's introduction... A excellence piece of engineering by Audi...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Audi months

Ah! finally manage to find some precious time to upload... hmmm... so called preliminary photos that related to my August theme... "Audi Sports".. more good stuff coming soon....

Friday, August 6, 2010


Fresh from their win at the recent LeMans 24 Hours endurance race in June, the Audi R8 LMS will be making their Asian debut at the MMER in Sepang. The team includes WTCC Independent racer and former champion Darryl O'Young who will be the third driver; making them the hot favourite for this year’s title.

Werner said: “I’m new to the GT class. I did only 5 or 6 races with the R8, mostly on the Nurburgring, but there is a huge difference when compared to racing on an F1 Grand Prix circuit like this one here in Sepang.

“Like Frank said, we have to look for ways to optimise our set up and we’re still learning the track. I hope that we have a couple more laps in the practice session for us to familiarise ourselves with the track,” he added.

Biela said the team has a lot to learn in their effort to familiarize themselves with the Sepang International Circuit track.

“We are quite positive about the whole thing. No doubt, there’s definitely some set-up work to do. We definitely have to familiarise ourselves with the circuit.

“When you come here it looks pretty easy, but when we went out there, we discovered that finding a good rhythm is not as easy as it seems when you’re looking at it for the first time.

 “There’s still room for improvement, and it is difficult to judge how strong the competitors are. I hope at the end of the day, we will be a force to contend with. That is our goal, definitely,” said Biela, adding that he was very happy to be in Sepang and to be part of the event.

O’ Young, who the overall title in 2008 with Porsche Club Singapore, said that he was looking forward to the race; adding that preparations had been thorough despite the limited time they had to test the car in Sepang.

“We take this race very seriously in terms of making sure that everything’s prepared properly and making sure that we will make it through the race. I think that’s going to be the key to the race.

“For me, racing next to Frank (Biela) and Marco (Werner) and racing with the Audi Team is great, as it gives me a chance to learn a lot. With all that they have accomplished, I can only learn from them. So it’s going to be a great experience for me,” he added.

The race would be flagged off at midnight on August 8 by Miss Malaysia 2009/2010 Thanuja Anatha. Qualifying would be held tomorrow to determine their grid positions.