RS4 Manager and V10 Developer to Take Over Management of Audi Sport

The head of Audi Sport, Michael-Julius Renz is stepping down as the Managing Director of Audi sport and heading into retirement. Oliver Hoffmann and Julius Seebach will take over the position as of May 1.

Renz took over as head of Audi Sport following Stephan Winkelmann’s ascendance to the CEOship of Bugatti. He has been the managing director since 2017.

Oliver Hoffmann (right), meanwhile, has been with the Audi Group for years. Formerly the quality manager for Lamborghini and Audi’s Gyor plant, Hoffmann was also involved in the development of the fearsome V10 engine that powers the R8.

Julius Seebach (left) has been with the company since 2015 and was responsible for powertrain control and technical development. In his time with Audi Sport, he has overseen the RS4, RS5, RS6, and RS7. Before joining Audi, he worked at Porsche to develop the Panamera and its powertrains.

“Transformation means becoming even more effective and innovative,” said Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Member of the Audi Board of Management for Technical Development in a statement. “By combining both positions with Oliver Hoffmann as an experienced expert, we are strengthening Neckarsulm as a technology location and at the same time securing its future viability.”