Audi has revised the management structure at the head of its Sport performance car division.
Effective from tomorrow, the BMW M and Mercedes-AMG rival will be jointly managed by Oliver Hoffmann and Julius Seebach. The move follows the retirement of its existing Audi Sport chairman, Michael-Julius Renz.
Hoffmann, 42, was previously head of quality management at Lamborghini and Audi’s Győr plant in Hungary and was heavily involved in the development of the V10 petrol engine. He will take on a double role in the new management. As well as continuing to head technical development at Audi Sport, he takes on similar responsibilities for Audi’s Neckarsulm plant in Germany.
The move hints at a greater future role for Audi Sport at the plant, which is currently undergoing restructuring as part of the cost cutting initiative announced by Audi chairman Bram Schot at the Geneva motor show back in March.