Published on August 26th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Successful first half of the 2015 Audi Sport TT Cup
Six races, six winners. Halfway through the Audi Sport TT Cup, a third of the 18 permanent entrants have already won a race. This proves that the Audi one-make cup stands for balanced and competitive motorsport. Its international field has high relevance as well. Drivers from six nations have entered their names on the winners’ list: Marc Coleselli (A), Dennis Marschall (D), Shaun Thong (HK), Nicolaj Møller Madsen (DK), Jan Kisiel (PL) and Alexis van de Poele (B).
The second race at Spielberg had been started behind the safety car due to heavy rain and given the all clear by race control after four laps. Due to the poor visibility an accident occurred under green flags involving six drivers – including Levin Amweg. The Swiss sustained a back injury and had to be hospitalized.
The participation of the VIP guest entrants attracted additional attention in the first half of the season. They included the noblemen Pierre Casiraghi (MC) and Prince Albert von Thurn und Taxis (D) as well as the ski stars Felix Neureuther (D), Aksel Lund Svindal (N) and Marcel Hirscher (A) competing in the cup race car. All of them expressed their enthusiasm after the race weekends. “If I was invited again next year, I’d immediately accept,” said the four-time overall World Cup winner Hirscher.
In the overall classification of the permanent entrants, Nicolaj Møller Madsen is in the top spot halfway through the season. The Dane has 111 points and finished on podium in five of the six races. He is trailed by Jan Kisiel (99 points) and Dennis Marschall (87.5).