Shiat! I just be a bit more enthusiastic about the DTM opener! My nighttime sweats have gone away, I no longer have nightmares etc etc.. Really though, it’s been since December when I last saw them on TV. I have yet to hack my TiVo, so I’ve had to delete the races one-by-one.
So I am ready! Tell oneighturbo how you feel, even if you are a
On Sunday 22 April, the waiting finally has an end: The first 2007 DTM race starts at exactly 2:03 p.m. local time. Tens of thousands of fans packing the Motodrom at the Hockenheimring and millions of television viewers in Germany and abroad will be in the thick of the action when the most popular international touring car series heads into the new season.
The Audi drivers and Audi Sport technicians are just as intrigued about the DTM opener as the fans are. The race at Hockenheim provides aficionados and teams alike with the first direct comparison after a winter of intensive work, dominated by development, dynamometer runs and testing. In qualifying on Saturday (from 1:30 p.m. live on German TV “Das Erste”) the latest generation Audi A4 DTM will show just how strong it is in a direct comparison with the competition. In Sunday’s race (from 1:45 p.m. live on German TV “Das Erste”) the first championship points are up for grabs.
Four of the ten Audi drivers approach the season opener with particular interest: Lucas Luhr (D/27), Alexandre Prémat (F/25), Mike Rockenfeller (D/23) and Adam Carroll (GB/24) celebrate their DTM débuts at Hockenheim. All four made strong impressions with the Audi A4 DTM during the tests. However, experience shows that worlds often separate the harsh light of day on a DTM weekend and a test.
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