Kelvin takes on 4th GT Masters season with Aust

Kelvin takes on 4th GT Masters season with Aust

Kelvin van der Linde is set to replace Pierre Kaffer in the Audi R8 LMS fielded by Aust Motorsport. Change of drivers at Aust Motorsport. Pierre Kaffer is unable to compete in the ADAC GT Masters as planned due to a clash of dates with […]

Audi Sport the class of the field at Albert Park

Audi Sport the class of the field at Albert Park

Audi Sport Customer Racing Australia proved the class of the field at Round 2 of the Australian GT Championship race at Albert Park, claiming two race wins, including a 1-2-3 in the opening race, and the overall round victory. Kelvin van der Linde was unbeatable in […]

Kelvin secures Factory Nurburgring 24HR deal

Kelvin secures Factory Nurburgring 24HR deal

A strong Audi line-up for the 24 Hours at the Nürburgring: In Germany’s major endurance race to be held from May 25 to 28, Audi Sport customer racing will be supporting Audi Sport Team Land and Audi Sport Team WRT. The two teams will each be fielding two Audi R8 LMS cars. Twelve professional race drivers, including six winners from previous years, are going to share the cockpits in the iconic endurance race.

The race teams supported by Audi Sport customer racing

Audi Sport Team Land

Christopher Haase/Pierre Kaffer/Christopher Mies/Connor De Phillippi (D/D/D/USA)

Kelvin van der Linde/Christopher Mies/Connor De Phillippi/Markus Winkelhock (ZA/D/USA/D)

Audi Sport Team WRT

Marcel Fässler/Robin Frijns/Nico Müller/René Rast (CH/NL/CH/D)

Nico Müller/René Rast/Frank Stippler/Frédéric Vervisch (CH/D/D/B)

Kelvin to make Australian GT debut in Adelaide

Kelvin to make Australian GT debut in Adelaide

The Australian GT Championship will kick off its season with a 27-car grid as both Audi and McLaren enter factory drivers for the Clipsal 500 weekend. After Christopher Mies spearheaded Audi’s attack down under for the last two seasons, his factory slot will be taken up […]

Successful DTM Debut for Kelvin

Successful DTM Debut for Kelvin

During the last week, Audi GT3 driver, Kelvin van der Linde got his first real taste of the professional DTM environment.  Spread out over 4 days, Audi gave four young drivers the chance to test the latest version of the Audi RS5 DTM at the […]

Kelvin to run in DTM Young Driver test in Jerez

Kelvin to run in DTM Young Driver test in Jerez

2014 ADAC GT Masters Champion and current Factory Audi GT3 driver, Kelvin van der Linde will run in the DTM Young driver test in Jerez next week.

Following a number of outings in the Audi RS5 DTM taxi car, Kelvin will complete his first official DTM test next week at the famous Jerez circuit in Spain.

“It was such a great feeling to get the call from Audi confirming that I will run in the test. I have done a few outings in the DTM taxi, but this is the real deal with the full support from the Audi engineers and mechanics. I can’t wait!”

The DTM test will also be Kelvin’s first visit to the Jerez circuit, so there will be a lot to learn for the young South African

“For sure its a new track for me and just adds to the already existing challenge, but I’m a professional now and this should not be an issue. I have done the required prep in my home simulator, so it should all be OK.”

Testing will start on Monday, 28 November through Friday, 2 December. With 2 Audi DTM cars at the test, one car will be dedicated to 2017 development testing to be done by Mattias Ekstrom and Jamie Green, with the other car dedicated to the Young Driver test. Kelvin is due to run on Friday 2 December.

Successful Debut for RS3 LMS on the Green Hell

Successful Debut for RS3 LMS on the Green Hell

Audi’s new TCR contender has made a successful competition debut in Saturday’s VLN race, with the pair of RS 3 LMS cars finishing 18th and 22nd overall in a field of 140 cars. Jordi Gene and Kelvin van der Linde took the Phoenix Racing-entered No. […]

Kelvin wants to repeat recent Nurburgring Success

Kelvin wants to repeat recent Nurburgring Success

South Africa’s 2014 ADAC GT Masters champion Kelvin van der Linde heads to the Nurburgring’s fifth round of the ADAC German GT season 9-10 August looking to keep on improving his Car Collection Audi R8. “Nurburgring was our happy hunting ground last year,” Kelvin pointed out. […]

Kelvin feeling refreshed for second half of GT Masters season

Kelvin feeling refreshed for second half of GT Masters season

Van der Linde all set to start second half of ADAC GT masters charge in Austria
 
South African Audi ADAC GT Masters charger Kelvin van der Linde is raring to get back into action as the series heads to Austria to commence the second half of the German GT season at the Red Bull Ring following the summer break over the weekend of 23-24 July. 2014 ADAC GT champion Kelvin is however cautious ahead of the Spielberg round.
“Red Bull Ring is historically one of Audi’s less successful racetracks on the calendar, although we did score a podium there in 2014,” Kelvin warned. “2016 will be interesting though, thanks to the wide range of new GT3 cars on the grid, so it is still a bit unknown how each manufacturer will perform.
“We were limited within our team for testing during the break, which is not optimal but I still believe that we will be in with a fighting chance as always,” van der Linde who races for Car Collection Audi Motorsport alongside Spanish teammate Isaac Tutumlu explained. “On the plus side, my mental batteries are once again fully charged after spending a week with family and friends in South Africa,  so I’m really looking forward to the second half of the season — bring it on!”
Race fans should remember how the Red Bull Ring challenged Formula 1’s finest at the Austrian Grand Prix there two weeks back, so the ADAC GT Masters should prove just as explosive at that demanding and undulating circuit in the scenic Austrian pre-Alps. Find the weekend program and follow Kelvin’s progress live via streaming and live timing at http://www.adac-gt-masters.de/uk/.
Kelvin revels in a wet Green Hell

Kelvin revels in a wet Green Hell

This past Saturday, the 4th round of the 2016 VLN Championship took place at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, and in typical nature the entire race was run in treacherous rain conditions where visibility was minimal. Kelvin, competing for the very first time in the Audi R8 […]