Press release

Ingolstadt, 2012-05-18

Audi Media Service at the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours

  • Traditional Audi press conference at 2 p.m. on June 15
  • Drivers and officials on hand at daily “Meet the Team” event
  • Comprehensive multi-channel media offering

Audi is putting two innovative vehicles – the Audi R18 e-tron quattro and the R18 ultra – on the Le Mans grid to defend the title. The 80th edition of the endurance classic will be about clinching the first victory of a diesel hybrid vehicle for the brand. Audi is looking forward to strong media interest on this historic occasion.

Audi is again offering extensive services to members of the media at the Le Mans 24 Hours. At the Audi Team & Media Hospitality in the paddock the Audi factory drivers and officials of Audi Sport and Audi Sport Team Joest will be on hand to answer the journalists’ questions daily throughout the entire Le Mans week, from Monday (June 11) to Thursday (June 14). All members of the media have unrestricted access to these events at the “Open Lounge” on the ground floor.

Current MediaInfo releases and Audi’s booklet on the sports prototype program in the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC will be available at the counter. Requests for interviews may be submitted there as well.

The Audi press conference will start at 2 p. m, on Friday, June 15, at the “Audi Racing Arena” in the Parc du Raccordement. As well as Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, Ralf Jüttner, Technical Director of Audi Sport Team Joest, and the factory drivers will be in attendance.

During all practice sessions, qualifying and the race current information, photographs, sound bites in radio broadcast quality and a live ticker will be available from the media database at www.audi-motorsport.info and the “Audi Sport” app. Further requests during the race week may be addressed to the Audi Communications Motorsport team at lemans@audi-motorsport.info.

We trust that you appreciate access to the Audi Sport Team Joest pits being possible only by prior arrangement and in exceptional cases. An employee of Audi Communications Motorsport will be present in the pits and available to you as a point of contact at all times during the practice and qualifying sessions, and the race. Please be aware that special accreditation by the organizer (ACO) and fireproof overalls are required in the pit lane.

As in the past, due to strong demand, admission to the catering area of the Team & Media Hospitality is subject to special accreditation which may be requested at:

www.audi-motorsport.info/lemans

no later than by May 30. Due to limited capacity not all requests can be accepted. In addition, members of the media have to be in possession of the organizer’s media accreditation for the race.

For detailed information on the services provided by Audi Communications Motorsport team, please refer to the sports prototype program media booklet. A PDF version in three languages is available for downloading from www.audi-motorsport.info.

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