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Quotes after the race at Hockenheim

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Audi Sport Team Phoenix has won the DTM team classification at Hockenheim. Quotes from the Audi camp following a thrilling finale.

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport): “That was a great conclusion of a thrilling and varied DTM season in which the fans got to see more duels and overtaking maneuvers than ever before. That despite the extremely bad weather and the fact that the Championship had been decided early such a large number of spectators traveled to the finale at Hockenheim clearly speaks in favor of the DTM. Congratulations to all who have helped bring the drivers’ and team classifications to Ingolstadt, Neckarsulm and Meuspath. Winning two of the three DTM titles after our difficult 2012 season is a fantastic achievement. With the triumph at Le Mans, the early win of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the two titles in the DTM Audi has achieved another great motorsport season.”

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Audi has big aims at DTM finale

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  • Factory driver Mike Rockenfeller has been determined as Champion
  • Audi leads DTM’s manufacturers’ and team standings
  • Head of DTM Dieter Gass: “Traveling to the finale with high motivation”

Even though Mike Rockenfeller has had the DTM title in his pocket ever since the race at Zandvoort the motivation of the Audi squad remains unbroken. In the finale at Hockenheim (October 18 to 20), the drivers are aiming to capture the title in the manufacturers’ and team standings as well. ARD will dedicate particularly long airtime to the showdown of the 2013 season.

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Audi driver Rockenfeller reaches for DTM title

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  • 33-point advantage: Rockenfeller can become Champion at Zandvoort
  • Circuit on the North Sea coast is favorite track of the Audi drivers
  • Head of DTM Dieter Gass: “Zandvoort is good territory for Audi”

Motorsport fans are in for a thrilling weekend on the Dutch North Sea Coast. Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller is traveling to round nine of the DTM at Zandvoort (September 27 to 29) with an advantage of 33 points and can thus secure an early win of the first DTM title in his career at the season’s penultimate round.

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Audi RS 5 DTM ready to race at Hockenheim

Motorsports / DTM 2013, 1. Rennen Hockenheim (D)

  • Newcomer Jamie Green celebrates his Audi debut at season opener
  • DRS, option tires and tight schedule: new rules add thrill
  • Iron Man 3: spectacular graphics on the RS 5 DTM of Adrien Tambay
With a seasoned driver squad whose combined tally reflects a total of 478 races, 34 victories and four titles plus an Audi RS 5 DTM that has been optimized in many details, Audi is entering the 2013 DTM season on May 5. Technical innovations such as the use of option tires and a rear wing that can be adjusted by the driver on track make for an additional thrill this year. 

DTM: All Audi drivers test at Barcelona

Motorsports / DTM 2013, Testfahrten Barcelona

From Tuesday on, the Audi RS 5 DTM will be continually out on track. All eight Audi drivers are traveling to Barcelona (Spain) for the first joint tests with the competition from BMW and Mercedes-Benz this year. Continue reading ‘DTM: All Audi drivers test at Barcelona’

World premiere in Geneva: Audi RS 5 DTM

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  • Audi Sport presents race touring car for the DTM season 2013
  • Direct relationship to the sportiest Audi production models
  • Jamie Green new teammate Mattias Ekström
At the International Motor Show in Geneva, Wolfgang Dürheimer, Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG and Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich presented on Tuesday afternoon, the race car for the DTM 2013 – the Audi RS 5 DTM. Also the driver teams for the new DTM season have been announced.

World premiere on Red Square: Audi A5 DTM in Moscow

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  • Audi in the heart of the Russian capital before DTM debut
  • Mattias Ekström and Edoardo Mortara thrill fans
  • Deliveries in 2012 up by 44.1 percent: Russia an important market for the Four Rings

On August 4, the DTM will be entering new territory to contest a race in Russia for the first time in its near 30-year history. Audi is the only brand to have visited Moscow half a year before the DTM round: Mattias Ekström and Edoardo Mortara today presented themselves together with an Audi A5 DTM to a large number of fans and journalists.

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Audi completes driver line-up for 2013 DTM

Motorsports / DTM 2012, 10. race at Hockenheim 

  • Experience is trumps: eight Audi drivers have 34 wins between them
  • ‘Norisring King’ Jamie Green high-caliber new signing
  • Rahel Frey leaves DTM, Miguel Molina remains with squad

Audi will start into the 2013 DTM season with a mix of experienced campaigners and ambitious youngsters. The eight drivers have four titles, 478 races, 39 pole positions and 34 victories to their credit between them – marking top tallies in the series. The only change compared to last year’s squad: Rahel Frey is switching to GT racing within AUDI AG. The vacant cockpit will be occupied by new signing Jamie Green.

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