165 applications from 30 nations have been received by quattro GmbH for the 18 available slots in the new Audi Sport TT Cup to be held as part of the DTM starting in 2015.
“Worldwide interest in the Audi Sport TT Cup is overwhelming,” says Project Leader Rolf Michl. “The first application was received shortly after the world premiere at Hockenheim and our phones have constantly been ringing ever since. We’re not only delighted about the large number of registrations but, above all, about the quality and international attention. Based on this, we’re going to put together a tremendous field of entrants for the inaugural season.”
As expected, the majority of the applicants are from Germany and Europe. With a total of twelve registrations North America is strongly represented. Applications from Australia, Brazil, China, Columbia, Mauritius and South Africa have been received as well. The youngest candidate has just turned 16. 19 registrations have been submitted by women.
The racing version of the new Audi TT delivers 228 kW (310 hp) with a weight of only 1,125 kilograms. By means of a so-called push-to-pass function the power output of the two-liter TFSI engine can be briefly boosted by 22 kW (30 hp). All cars will be centrally fielded by quattro GmbH.