Kitzbühel, Austria – January 2016 –
The ski races on the Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel are the highlight of the alpine winter sports season. The most challenging event in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, the downhill race on the “Streif,” is a special attraction each year for the top sports stars and celebrities from all over the world who come to Kitzbühel. The “Audi Night” on 22 January, with more than 350 invited guests, opens the spectacular weekend of racing.
For American actor Gwyneth Paltrow and Jason Statham of Britain, a visit to the “Audi Night” was their first appearance in Kitzbühel. Audi also welcomed models Irina Shayk and Lena Gercke, actors Noomi Rapace and Luke Evans along with singer Christina Stürmer.
At the hotel “Zur Tenne”, professional skiers Felix Neureuther and Marcel Hirscher, both of past winners of the slalom in Kitzbühel, put guests in the mood for the sporting events that was just a day away.
Top athletes on hand included the former ski aces Maria Höfl-Riesch, Martina Ertl-Renz and Christa Kinshofer. Motor sports were represented by Le Mans winner Benoît Tréluyer and Audi DTM drivers Timo Scheider and Mathias Ekström.
With the all-electric-powered Audi e-tron quattro concept, Audi provides a glimpse of the automobile future on the Red Carpet.
Former professional skier Marco Büchel highlighted the entertainment program for the evening. US singer Gregory Porter stared as the musical highlight of this year’s “Audi Night”.