Audi pits athletes from different disciplines against each other in SuperQ


Published on January 21st, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


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.

Audi RS 3 Sportback

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.

Andrea Dovizioso (I), Henrik Kristoffersen (N)

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.

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