Archive for the '2012 DTM' Category

Audi takes lead in the DTM manufacturers’ championship

  • Best brand before the finale at Hockenheim
  • Impressive Audi team performance at Valencia
  • First podium for Adrien Tambay, first points for Rahel Frey
The aim has been achieved: In the Spanish DTM round at Valencia, Audi took the lead in the manufacturers’ championship with an impressive team performance and is now traveling to the grand finale at the Hockenheimring (October 21/live on “Das Erste”) with a 31-point advantage.

Audi one-two-three victory at Zandvoort

  • Second victory of the season for the new Audi A5 DTM
  • Edoardo Mortara wins ahead of Mike Rockenfeller and Mattias Ekström
  • First points for DTM youngster Adrien Tambay
Audi is the first manufacturer to have achieved a one-two-three victory in the 2012 DTM. At Zandvoort (The Netherlands) Edoardo Mortara (Playboy Audi A5 DTM) triumphed in front of his two brand colleagues Mike Rockenfeller (Schaeffler Audi A5 DTM) and Mattias Ekström (Red Bull Audi A5 DTM). With that, a driver from all three Audi teams was on the podium.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 – Audi A5!

  • Audi takes top five grid positions for DTM race at Zandvoort
  • Timo Scheider is back with pole position
  • Audi A5 DTM on top spot of the grid for the third time
A great day for Audi at Zandvoort: The brand with the four rings dominated the qualifying session for the DTM’s visit to the Netherlands (Sunday live on “Das Erste” starting 13:45 local time) and secured the five best grid positions on the challenging track on the North Sea coast.

Audi youngster causes surprise

  • Audi in the final at manufacturers’ team relay in Munich
  • Adrien Tambay together with Timo Scheider on position two
  • Mattias Ekström and Edoardo Mortara with best times 
Audi driver Adrien Tambay was the big surprise on the first day of the DTM event in Munich. Together with experienced DTM campaigner Timo Scheider, who came back with an impressive showing after a difficult first half of the season, the 21-year-old DTM rookie reached the final of the manufacturers’ team relay at the Olympic Stadium and was thus on the podium for the first time in the DTM. 

First triumph of the new Audi A5 DTM

  • Edoardo Mortara celebrates premiere victory in the DTM
  • First victory for Audi Sport Team Rosberg
  • Mattias Ekström improves to second place in the standings

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. 

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Audi, Spielberg, the DTM and the Queen

  • DTM visits Austria at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg
  • “Home round” for Timo Scheider and Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich
  • Race start moved forward to 13:30 due to the British Queen

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.

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Motorsport Newsletter 17/2012: 1,100 Audi mechanics at the DTM

  • Audi Top Service extended invitation to attend DTM at the Lausitzring
  • Artistic gymnast Philipp Boy is turning into a DTM fan
  • Audi R8 LMS ultra wins GT3 season opener in Italy

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.

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Audi A5 DTM finishes debut on podium

  • Mattias Ekström in third place at Hockenheimring
  • 142,000 spectators witnessed fast and furious start of new DTM era
  • Total of four Audi A5 DTM cars in the points

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. 

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Brilliant debut for the new Audi A5 DTM

  • Mattias Ekström takes top spot on the grid at DTM opening round
  • Three Audi A5 DTM cars in the top five
  • All three Audi factory teams on the three front rows

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.

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Audi A5 DTM before its racing debut

  • DTM season opens at Hockenheimring on April 29
  • DTM debut of junior racer Adrien Tambay
  • Audi with youngest driver line-up of the three manufacturers

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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