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Audi driver Jamie Green in grid position three

Jamie Green

Jamie Green

  • Only six thousandths of a second short of the front row
  • Six Audi drivers in the top twelve at Moscow Raceway

Jamie Green as the best Audi driver secured position three on the grid for the first of the two DTM races at Moscow Raceway. The Briton in the Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Rosberg missed the front row by just six thousandths of a second.

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Formula 3 leader in Audi RS 5 DTM

Antonio Giovinazzi

Antonio Giovinazzi

  • Junior talent Antonio Giovinazzi (21) stands in for Timo Scheider
  • Italian makes DTM debut at Moscow Raceway
  • Birth year ‘93’ as car number on AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM

Audi is again giving a promising junior driver an opportunity in the DTM. The 21-year-old Italian Antonio Giovinazzi will be contesting the two DTM races at Moscow Raceway (Russia) for Audi Sport Team Phoenix.

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DTM: Audi faces ‘heavy’ task in Russia

Mattias Ekstrˆm

Mattias Ekstrˆm

  • Touring car racing series visits Moscow Raceway
  • Leader of the standings Ekström with strong Moscow tally

Audi driver Mattias Ekström is aiming for the top step of the podium in the DTM races at Moscow: With a victory at the Red Bull Ring, the Swede had taken the lead in the Championship at the end of July. Now, the Russian round of the internationally popular touring car racing series is on the agenda.

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​Audi celebrates one-two-three-four win at Lausitzring


  • Jamie Green with second victory of the season back at the top of the standings
  • Mortara, Ekström and Molina complete Audi triumph
  • Six of the eight Audi drivers score points

A great day for Audi in the DTM: At the Lausitzring, the brand with the four rings celebrated a commanding one-two-three-four victory on Saturday evening and remains unbeaten in the 2015 DTM. Jamie Green in the Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Rosberg recaptured the lead of the standings on scoring his second success of the season. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline in positions two, three and four completed Audi’s triumph.

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DTM stars at wheel of the Audi R8 LMS

  • Ekström, Rockenfeller and Scheider contest 24-hour races
  • Factory supported events at the Nürburgring and at Spa-Francorchamps
  • Three top teams and high-caliber driver line-ups

Audi tackles the two 24-hour races at the Nürburgring (June 25/26) and at Spa-Francorchamps (July 30/31) with high-caliber driver teams. DTM stars Mattias Ekström, Mike Rockenfeller and Timo Scheider also join the grid for the two factory supported events with the Audi R8 LMS.

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DTM countdown: Mike Rockenfeller – the only way is up

  • Only seven weeks before the DTM opener
  • DTM Junior makes competition debut in new Audi A4 DTM
  • Sportscar program with highlight Le Mans

The 2011 motorsport season starts under new circumstances for Mike Rockenfeller. The 27-year old Audi factory driver moves to Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline and drives the latest evolution of the A4 DTM (“R14 plus”) for the first time. He also contests a sportscar program in parallel with the R15 TDI and the R18 as well as the Nürburgring 24 Hours. Sixteen race weekends and also the Le Mans test day are on his calendar this year.

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Audi impresses fans in Shanghai

  • Timo Scheider makes strong showing in DTM’s world finale
  • Martin Tomczyk clinches fourth place
  • Miguel Molina is best DTM rookie of the year 2010

Audi impressed the fans at the DTM’s world finale in Shanghai (China) with a strong showing. For many of the 19,000 spectators (throughout the weekend) and 1,400 Audi guests Timo Scheider was the man of the race.

Just one day after his serious accident in qualifying, the two-time DTM Champion, assisted by a perfect strategy of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, pushed forward from position four on the grid to third place. An early end of the race deprived the German who lives in Austria of an even better result.

“My A4 was perfect today. If I had started from the front row I could have fought for victory,” said Scheider. “I’ve got to thank the guys who prepared the car again overnight.” The mechanics worked until 2 a.m. and continued at 7 a.m. to give their driver an optimal car again – which they clearly managed to do.
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Audi on second row of the grid in Shanghai

  • Timo Scheider is quickest Audi driver despite an accident in qualifying
  • Markus Winkelhock shines with grid position five
  • A lot of work for the Audi teams

In the qualifying sessions for the DTM’s world finale in Shanghai (China) that was marked by numerous incidents Timo Scheider in fourth place was the quickest Audi driver as well as the victim of a spectacular accident.
Just before the end of the third qualifying section (Q3) the two-time DTM Champion, while running at a speed of about 220 km/h on a lane marking lost control of his Audi A4 DTM, which careered out of control and crashed into the concrete wall backward. Also thanks to the high passive safety of the Audi A4 DTM, Scheider sustained no injuries. The mechanics of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline will try and repair the car before the race on Sunday (live broadcast starting at 8:05 a.m., CET, on “Das Erste”).
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Audi DTM driver Timo Scheider wins from position 15

  • Audi A4 DTM shines in the rain at Adria
  • Markus Winkelhock makes strong showing in fourth place
  • Alexandre Prémat uninjured in roll-over

In the first wet race the DTM has seen in two years Audi racer Timo Scheider drove the “race of his life:” at the Adria International Raceway the two-time DTM Champion from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline triumphed after having started from position 15 – the last driver to have achieved this feat in the DTM had been the former Formula 1 World Champion Mika Häkkinen, at Mugello in 2007.

But in addition to the commanding first victory of the season clinched by the two-time DTM Champion, Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfang Ullrich had another reason to be happy about at Adria: according to initial medical checks at the hospital Alexandre Prémat (Audi Sport Team Phoenix) sustained no injuries in a spectacular roll-over after body contact on the start-finish straight. “We can be proud of the safety of the DTM cars which has always been of paramount importance to us when designing the regulations,” said Dr. Ullrich. “Safety will again be the number-one priority for the next generation of the DTM cars. I hope that further medical checks will confirm that Alex has suffered no injuries.”
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