Published on January 21st, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Audi pits athletes from different disciplines against each other in SuperQ
Audi ushered in the famous Hahnenkamm weekend in Kitzbühel (Austria) with a new discipline. At the Audi quattro #SuperQ that was held for the first time, the leader of the Slalom World Cup, Henrik Kristoffersen (Norway), and MotoGP star Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) triumphed on Wednesday.
Four skiing aces and four other professional athletes accepted the challenge of the two-time DTM Champion Mattias Ekström to test his near-580-hp Audi S1 EKS RX quattro from the FIA World Rallycross Championship before the Hahnenkamm ski races. Two 367-hp Audi RS 3 Sportback cars were available as well for fast laps on a course of snow and ice specifically prepared by Audi for this purpose. Two athletes each formed a team.
In the finale of the Audi quattro #SuperQ, Henrik Kristoffersen and Andrea Dovizioso won by a narrow margin against slalom star Felix Neureuther (Germany) and Enduro rider Tadeusz Błażusiak (Poland). In the duel of the ski stars, Neureuther, following a mistake by Kristoffersen, was in front at the last gate, as was Dovizisoso among the motor racers.