From 2016, the Audi Sport TT Cup has relied on RAVENOL lubricants. Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH, a household name in international motor racing for many years, has been working with the AUDI Sport TT Cup as technology partner and official lubricant supplier.
The seven Audi Sport TT Cup race meetings are all held at times in the support programme of German Touring Car Masters (DTM) events and the ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race (Nürburgring). The Audi Sport TT Cup grid featured a total of 24 cars that were prepared and ran by the Quattro GmbH. 16 racers from all over the world battled it out with one another (a total of 125 young drivers from 36 countries applied for the 2016 Audi Sport TT Cup race seats). Up to 8 cockpits were assigned, race by race, to other guest drivers.
The Audi TT is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0 TFSI in-line four-cylinder petrol engine with direct fuel injection that delivers 228kW (310bhp) and is listed under the engine code CJX 035244 (fuel consumption 7,3 – 4,2 l/100km; CO2 emissions combined 169 – 110 g/km).
This engine, based on the EA888, belongs to the engine family comprising CJXE (265bhp), CJXA (280bhp), CJXH (290bhp) as well as CJXC (300bhp) and is used in the following vehicles: in the performance-optimised version of the VW Golf VII GTI ‘Clubsport’, the VW Golf Mk7 R, the VW Golf R400, the SEAT Leon III Cupra and the Škoda Superb.
The concept of the motor-racing series Audi Sport TT Cup is based on Audi TT vehicles that always will be equipped with units and components in production spec. And the same applies to the lubricants used in the series. Over the course of the last season, the RAVENOL lubricants suiting the race series were compared with the oils and other operating fluids used to date and also were examined according to the necessary specifications. One of the crucial factors: an official VW-Group approval was required. Furthermore, RAVENOL has been supplier of Audi racing teams for many years. So, RAVENOL lubricants have been used, for instance, for many years (successfully) in Audi R8 LMS vehicles.
The oil used is RAVENOL VMP 5W-30. The vehicle features a standard gearshift and the dual-clutch gearbox DSG DQ-250 in the MQB spec. This six-speed gearbox with factory identification VW 0D9 is an enhancement of the proven DSG 02E gearbox. Here, the RAVENOL DCT/DSG gearbox fluid is used. The hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with adjustable brake-power will work with RAVENOL Racing Brake Fluid R325+; while RAVENOL LGC Lobrid Glycerin Coolant HOT CLIMATE -15°C, based on monoethylene glycol, ensures maintenance free corrosion and antifreeze protection.
“I’m truly delighted with having the chance of cooperating with such a significant racing fraternity as Audi’s, as this means that our lubricants now also will be used in the Audi Sport TT Cup”, said Martin Huning, Motorsport Director RAVENOL. “These lubricants that have been used in production cars were designed and developed to deliver in both motor racing and in the day-to-day traffic and so, they also can be used in these vehicles. This means another direct link between motor racing and the day-to-day use, for our RAVENOL products. In addition, the series integrated in one of Germany’s most highly assessed event package and is very popular in its own right. In addition to the presentation of RAVENOL as series partner on every Audi Sport TT Cup racing car, one vehicle of the series will be particularly branded. On its sides it will wear the RAVENOL logo that is very well known in the motor racing world, today, and the bonnet will be decorated with the special logo ’70 years RAVENOL’ as hint to the anniversary of the company.