Audi Sport TT Cup Will Come With a Touch of Winter
Audi Sport TT Cup is held in Summer's hottest month, but this didn't scare the winter champions to give it a try
Audi Sport TT Cup and especially its third race weekend will come with fresh winter touch. No, the event will not take place at some special mountain place. The ski superstars Felix Neureuthor (D), Marcel Hirscher (A) and Aksel Lund Svindal (N) will be on the grid at Spielberg, Austria on August 1 and 2. So, who are the winter champions and is the ski challenge the only one in their sport life. Let's check out.
As you may know, Hirscher is currently the world's best ski racer. For the last four years the Australian won the overall World Cup and numerous victories in the giant slalom and other slalom events. But the young champion, who is only 26 years old is also a big fan of the motor race world. He even contested a regularity race at the Red Bull Ring with Audi RS 5. At this event Hirscher had to chase a time, set in advance.
On the other hand, Neureuther has impatiently awaited the del with Hirsher for a long time now. Since the beginning of 2015, the son of ski legends Rosi Mittermaier and Christian Neureuther decided to try out some motorsport experiences. As you know, during the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Kitzbühel the 31-year-old-champion sat behind the wheel of DTM star Mattias Ekström's Audi S1 EKS RX quattro and proved his racing abilities in a nicely done practice session.
And the last of the trio, Svindal is the high-speed ski racer specialist. The 32-year-old Norwegian super star is a downhill master and throughout his 14 years in the world of ski sports, he won several times downhill challenges, twice the downhill World Cup and in 2010 became an Olympic gold medalist in the super G event. Long story short, he is not afraid of high speed. Regardless if he is on the ski track or behind the wheel of some mighty sporty vehicle.
There also will be other guest drivers at the Audi Sport TT Cup, including Rahel Frey (CH) and Doreen Seidel (D). The former Audi DTM driver Rahel Frey contests the ADAC GT Masters and the Audi R8 LMS ultra in the Audi R8 LMS Cup in 2015. The other driver, Doreen Seidel, Playmate of 2008 has already finished on the podium of the guest entrants twice in the Audi Sport TT Cup, held in Nuremberg Norisring.