Trevor

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    Trevor
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    Cars, Bikes, Le Mans 24 Hours, Historic Racing
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    A4 1.9 TDI
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  1. Anyone watched the new series of Killing Eve?
  2. The 47th running of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring was a thriller up until the last second: Following a turbulent final stage, the number 4 Audi R8 LMS won the battle with last year’s winning team from Porsche with a one-lap advantage. For Audi Sport Team Phoenix based at the Nürburgring, this marked the third victory with Audi and the fifth in the team’s 20-year history “Sincere congratulations to the whole squad,” said Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. “We won with a unique combination of diverse factors this time. The field was not fully balanced and our rivals drove better lap times across long distances. But the impeccable and strong driving performance saved us from penalties. The new evolution of the Audi R8 LMS was running perfectly and Ernst Moser’s team once again showed that it’s top-class also in the international comparison.” The team from the Eifel had won its home round with Audi back in 2012 and 2014 and previously scored two other victories. While three Audi R8 LMS cars were running within the group of the top ten for long stretches of the racing distance, car number 4 only took the lead for the first time on lap 142 when the Porsche that had been leading for a long time was handed a time penalty. At that time, a second Audi Sport Team had chances for victory as well – Audi Sport Team Land that was victorious for Audi at the Nürburgring in 2017. But two hours before the end of the race, the Audi R8 LMS from Wolfgang Land’s squad with drivers Christopher Haase/Kelvin van der Linde/Christopher Mies/René Rast retired after a puncture. Hence all hopes were pinned on the four Audi Sport drivers Pierre Kaffer/Frank Stippler/Dries Vanthoor/Frédéric Vervisch, who masterfully did their job. For the merely 21-year-old Belgian driver Dries Vanthoor, who drove the final stint, this marked the first Nürburgring victory, just like for Pierre Kaffer, who grew up in the Eifel. Frédéric Vervisch won the Nürburgring 24 Hours for the first time too. The Belgian was previously involved in the historic first 24-hour victory of the latest evolution of the Audi R8 LMS in Dubai in January. Frank Stippler, who hails from Cologne, won the iconic event as far back as in 2012 with Audi. In total, the GT3 race cars from Audi Sport customer racing have clinched as many as 13 overall victories in 24-hour races worldwide since 2009. Audi Sport Team Car Collection with Christopher Haase/Marcel Fässler/René Rast/Markus Winkelhock lost a possible podium finish shortly before the end due to a time penalty and achieved fourth position. The privately fielded Audi R8 LMS from Phoenix Racing with Jeroen Bleekemolen/Vincent Kolb/Kim-Luis Schramm/Frank Stippler crossed the finish line in eighth place. Gentleman drivers Stefan Aust/Oliver Bender/Christian Bollrath/Jean-Louis Hertenstein claimed a remarkable 16th spot overall with Team Car Collection Motorsport. Several Audi customer teams clinched additional trophies at the Nürburgring. Team Giti Tire Motorsport by RaceIng with Rahel Frey/Bernhard Henzel/Pavel Lefterov/Frank Schmickler in an Audi R8 LMS won the SP8 class ahead of the Audi R8 LMS GT4 from Team Giti Tire Motorsport by WS Racing with the Asian driver crew of Xiaole He/Fei Li/Yat Wong/Andy Yan. Team Bonk Motorsport scored second place in the SP 3T class in an Audi RS 3 LMS – the best TCR race car in this class. In 2017, the squad based in Münster had claimed two podium finishes with this model and another podium in 2018. Fourth position went to the Audi RS 3 LMS from Team Avia Sorg Rennsport. As a result, nine of the ten race cars from Audi Sport customer racing finished the event.
  3. Hi Ray WHat is the particular problem you have with your A4?
  4. Oh blimey! That could have been catastrophic if the wheel had parted company with the car. I would probably replace the wheel nuts/bolts to be on the safe side or at least take one from the other wheels and replace it the suspect ones....which should be okay in the long term. I would also check any other wheel nuts/bolts for correct torque and if they are drastically overtightened then I would replace them all. Let us know how you get on with it all p.s. I have changed the post title to describe the content
  5. Hi Stuart....welcome to the Forum Good to have you onboard Cheers, Trevor
  6. Hi Gary....welcome to the Forum Good to have you onboard Cheers . Trevor
  7. Hi Della....welcome to the Forum Sorry for the late reply....did you get it sorted and what was the problem? Cheers, Trevor
  8. Hi Lee...welcome to the Forum Sorry for the late welcome but was at Le Mans for the week Good to have you onboard and hopefully your experience with the Audi is a good one Cheers, Trevor
  9. Hi Ben.....welcome to the Forum As it is occurring only on over-run then it suggests that something on the engine is breaking up....my first guess is crankshaft pully harmonic balancer which can fail on the rubber insulation which bonds it together. If this fails it can give the symptoms you describe. A good way to test this is to run the engine for a brief period without the auxiliary drivebelt and if the noise is not present then it is the pulley at fault. Let us know what you find Cheers . Trevor
  10. Audi has teamed up with Sony Pictures Entertainment to release exclusive digital content ahead of this summer’s upcoming film, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” The digital short titled “Science Fair” features Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and his best friend Ned (Jacob Batalon), up against some very serious competition at the school science fair. To save their presentation, Peter races against time to acquire the perfect scientific advancement: the all-electric Audi e-tron GT concept. Watch the digital short here. “Teaming up with Sony Studios gives us an ideal opportunity to stage Audi´s electric offensive in a spectacular environment and to customize this important technology for a highly engaged audience. Therefore product placement plays a significant role in our new brand strategy“, said Sven Schuwirth, Head of Brand Audi, Digital Business and Customer Experience at AUDI AG. Audi vehicle placement in “Spider-Man: Far From Home” includes the all-electric Audi e-tron and the all-new Audi A7 and Audi Q8. Audi vehicles will also make an appearance at the “Spider-Man: Far From Home” Hollywood premiere this summer.
  11. Hi Simon....welcome to the Forum There is an Audi dealer in Poole that would be relatively close to you. Otherwise, as you say there is one in Portsmouth that would be closer and have a good reputation. Good to have you onboard Cheers, Trevor
  12. Good to have you onboard and hope you're finding your way around the site? Cheers, Trevor
  13. Hi Steven....welcome to the Forum Can't find any record of you being a member on here previously unless it was using a different name. Either way, good to have you onboard Cheers, Trevor
  14. Hi Alan....welcome to the Forum Hope you find plenty to interest you on here and if you have any specific questions just fire away Cheers, Trevor
  15. Hi Ashley...welcome to the Forum