- Best brand before the finale at Hockenheim
- Impressive Audi team performance at Valencia
- First podium for Adrien Tambay, first points for Rahel Frey
Huge joy at Audi Sport Team Rosberg: After starting from the pole position, the Italian Edoardo Mortara won the fourth round of the 2012 DTM at the Red Bull Ring in Austria in front of 48,500 spectators (throughout the weekend). The new Audi A5 DTM thus celebrated its first victory. Mattias Ekström improved to second place in the standings.
Bathurst, Sebring, Nogaro, Spa, Nürburgring – the 2012 motorsport season started extremely successfully with important victories of the R18 Le Mans prototype and the R8 GT3 sports car for Audi. Now the new Audi A5 DTM is to learn how to win as quickly as possible. The Austrian DTM round at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg on June 3 offers the next opportunity to do so.
The crowd of 72,000 that had turned out for the DTM at the Lausitzring also included 1,100 Audi mechanics from the Region East.
In front of an impressive crowd of 142,000 spectators (throughout the weekend) the DTM made a fast and furious start into its new era with a turbulent race at the Hockenheimring. The new Audi A5 DTM started from the pole position and finished in third place after 40 laps.
A brilliant and impressive debut for the new Audi A5 DTM: Exactly 274 days after the roll-out of the new DTM vehicle based on the A5 Coupé Mattias Ekström (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline) took the pole position at the season opener at Hockenheim in front of Jamie Green (Mercedes-Benz) and Dirk Werner (BMW). Title defender Audi is thus starting into the new DTM era from the top spot on the grid.
Exactly nine months or 275 days after its roll-out, the event where Audi Sport’s youngest baby will begin to run in earnest is now coming up. On April 29, 2012, the new Audi A5 DTM will go into its first race at the Hockenheimring.
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