It will be a speed thrill of a different kind for alpine superstars Marcel Hirscher, Aksel Lund Svindal and Felix Neureuther on Aug. 1-2: the three athletes will exchange skis for race cars and take part in the third racing weekend of the Audi Sport TT Cup at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. In the field of the 24 drivers, the three will hold their own “winter sports challenge”.

The Audi organizational team has worked towards having the ski stars on board in their company racing series for a long time.

“This challenge is something really special in the young history of our brand cup,” project leader Rolf Michl said. “With Neureuter, Hirscher and Svindal, we have three top stars of the alpine world at the start. After guest appearance of rallycross drivers in Hockenheim and nobles at the Norisring, we are able to offer the spectators another exciting bonus in the course of the third racing weekend.”

Other guest drivers include the former Audi DTM pilot Rahel Frey and former playmate Doreen Seidel who has been a guest driver at the Norisring in Nuernberg already.

Release courtesy of FIS, photo courtesy of Audi