Extreme Athlete Baumgartner joins Audi at Nurburgring

Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner, best known for completing the record breaking stratosphere sky dive, has joined Audi for the Nurburgring 24 hours.

The 44-year-old reached over 840 mph for the red Bull backed stratosphere jump, but will have to rely on endurance come his racing debut at the 24 hours on June 21.

Felix Baumgartner

Baumgartner will join the usual star-studded Audi GT line-up including Frank Biela and Marco Werner, and will drive an Audi R8 LMS GT3. The German does have some Motor sport experience, as he has competed in the VW Scirocco R-Cup last year supporting the DTM series.

The Red Bull supported thrill seeker certainly sounds like he will get his fix when he competes at the fabled circuit.

“This task is totally exciting and I’m looking forward to driving races in an Audi. “During initial tests in the road-going Audi R8 I got to know the Nürburgring, and in the Audi R8 LMS ultra I’ve clocked a few kilometers on various tracks as well.

“I regard this task as one of the major projects in my life. The environment is perfect, the atmosphere is fantastic, and I feel really well taken care of by the Audi race experience.”

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