​DTM back in Germany – Audi at the top of the standings

Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM #5 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline), Mattias Ekström
Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM #5 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline), Mattias Ekström
  • DTM at Oschersleben from September 11 to 13
  • Audi drivers with fond memories of the Motorsport Arena
  • Dieter Gass, Head of DTM at Audi Sport: “Traveling to the Magdeburg region with an extra dose of motivation”

With Audi driver Mattias Ekström leading the drivers’ standings and Audi in the top spot of the manufacturers’ classification, the DTM is returning to Germany. From September 11 to 13, the internationally popular touring car racing series will be visiting the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben.

Audi has won at Oschersleben four times so far. Le Mans legend Tom Kristen­sen (2004) and Timo Scheider (2008) each celebrated the first victory in their DTM careers there. In 2013, Audi managed to put all eight cars into the top ten, and thus in the points, at Oschersleben – a DTM record. Most of the Audi drivers have fond memories of the Motorsport Arena. Moscow winner Mike Rockenfeller finished the race in both of the past two years as the runner-up. Edo­­ardo Mortara has been on the DTM podium at Oschersleben twice and in 2010 secured the championship title in Formula 3 there. Jamie Green clinched his first DTM podium for Audi in 2013 and last year had an advantage of more than ten seconds when the safety car was deployed and thwarted a possible victory. Timo Scheider, who won twice in a row there in 2008 and 2009 and, following his compulsory break at Moscow, is returning to the cockpit of his Audi RS 5 DTM, has a very special relationship with the East German track.

The first of the two DTM races at Oschersleben will start earlier than usual on Saturday, September 12, at 13.33 and the second one on Sunday, September 13, at 15.13. ARD live coverage will begin on Saturday at 13.00 (CEST) and on Sunday at 15.00 on ‘Das Erste.’ In addition, there will be live streaming online at dtm.com.

The Audi Sport TT Cup will be racing again as part of the supporting program – including ex-DTM Champion Frank Biela and others as guest entrants.