TUESDAY, 02.07.2013

Ten questions for …

 Motor sport legends are as much a part of the Scirocco R-Cup as eco-friendly CNG-powered cars. And since the seasoned drivers are able to look back on long careers, they also have a great deal to talk about. With this in mind, before each Scirocco R-Cup race we selected a famous guest starter and asked them ten questions on a wide range of subjects. Answers A and B are made up, but can of course also be supplemented by answers from the interviewee. A freely worded answer can be entered for C. This time we spoke to …

Christian Danner

47-year-old Marco Werner, who hails from Dortmund, is one of the most successful sports car drivers ever and is a veritable legend of endurance racing, having won the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans three times in succession (2003, 2004 and 2005). He likewise made it to the top of the podium in the 12 Hours of Sebring on three occasions, and won the 1995 Daytona 24 Hours in a Kremer Porsche K 8. Werner is a three-time champion in the American Le Mans Series and also has victories under his belt in the Porsche Supercup and in Formula 3. Werner also entered the DTM with Opel in 1993 and had a comeback with Audi in 1997.

THE SCIROCCO R-CUP IS FASCINATING BECAUSE …
 it involves exciting overtaking manoeuvres and lots of two-car battles.
B … it’s a great way for up-and-coming drivers to work their way up the ranks.

C …

I WILL BE AT THE NORISRING BECAUSE …
A … the ‘Franconian Monaco’ never fails to deliver exciting racing action.
B … I celebrated my first win in the Porsche Carrera Cup there in 1995.

C …

I WOULD SAY THE BEST STREET CIRCUIT IS …
… Monaco.
B … the Norisring.
C …

THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE CAR IS …
 obviously the engine.
B … the chassis.
C …

MY GREATEST SPORTING SUCCESS WAS …

A … winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times.
B … winning the ALMS title in 2003.
C …

I HAD MOST FUN AT SCHOOL …
A … in sport.
 during the lunch break.
C …

IF I HADN’T HAVE BECOME A RACING DRIVER, …
 I would now be running my own car repair shop.
B … I would now be a professional golfer.
C …

I REALLY HATE …

A … getting a flat tyre.
 engine damage. (which never happened in all my years with Audi … 😉
C …
MOST OF ALL, I LIKE TO SPEND MY HOLIDAYS …
A … in the Alps.
B … in the Seychelles.
C … in Egypt (El Gouna).

I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE COMPETED IN …
 Indy 500.
B … Mille Miglia.



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