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RCCO: Runner-up spot for Audi Team tv racing at 24 Hours of Hamburg

By Johan Laubscher

The 24 Hours of Hamburg was held this weekend. This event is the annual season highlight of the Carrera Cup (RCCO) Slotcar Championship.

Audi Team tv racing was out in force with their #1 Schaeffler Audi R8 LMS ultra and a four-strong driver line-up. Team leader and championship contender coming into the event, Thomas Voigt, led the team of Jan Hennen and Audi Sport drivers Miguel Molina and Frank Biela.

The Audi Team tv racing quartet qualified second on the grid for the 24-Hour event held over the weekend of 22-23 November. They were a mere 0,092 seconds behind the pole sitting Joest Racing Bentley team.

A set of Super Sprint races were held on Saturday before the start of the event. Audi Team tv racing performed well with Thomas Voigt finishing second with the #1 Audi R8 LMS ultra and Frank Biela third with the #77 Audi.

The 24-Hour race got underway at 12:00 local time on Saturday. It was another very exciting RCCO event for all the participants with a lot of exciting racing on track.

After 24 hours of long racing it was very close at the top of the standings. The top three teams, Volkswagen, Audi and Bentley, were all within ten laps of each other during the final hour. Ultimately the race victory went to the Volkswagen Motorsport-Das Kartell team with their #4 Volkswagen Polo R WRC, they completed a total of 5249 laps.

Audi Team tv racing secured the runner-up spot this year, 4 laps behind the race winners. Joest Racing finished third with the #3 Bentley Continental GT, a further 19 laps behind the second placed Audi R8 LMS ultra.

The squad of Voigt, Hennen, Biela and Molina performed very well, but it was not to be a repeat of the team’s 2013 victory. Last year it was the driving team of Voigt, Biela and Helmut Schmid that took the honours for Audi Team tv racing and the Audi R8 LMS ultra.

The 2014 Carrera Cup title went to Volkswagen Motorsport's Stefan Waschow and Thomas Voigt came second in the final drivers' standings. Audi Team tv racing won the 2014 Carrera Cup teams' title.

The results can be seen HERE.

More photos from the event can be seen HERE.

For more information about the rallye racing Carrera Cup (RCCO) Slotcar Championship please visit their official Facebook page HERE.

Slotcar racing is a very popular sport amongst many of the Audi Sport personnel, many of whom take part in this series. It is always great to see Audis competing in motorsport, including the world of slotcar racing.

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