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Audi’s Ekstrom qualifies fourth at DTM Norisring

Mattias Ekstrom, Red Bull Audi A5 DTM no3 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline

As expected, the fight for the pole position on the 2.3-kilometer city street circuit between the Dutzendteich Lake and the easyCredit Stadium turned into a battle for thousandths of a second. While in the last free practice session in the morning the quickest twelve cars were within just two tenths of a second the time gaps were again minimal in qualifying in the afternoon with 35 degrees in the shade and track temperatures of more than 50 degrees.

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Edoardo Mortara scores maiden DTM pole in Austria

Red Bull Ring, Edoardo Mortara, Playboy Audi A5 DTM #21 (Audi Sport Team Rosberg)

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Edoardo Mortara has secured his first ever DTM pole for the fourth round at the Red Bull Ring, Austria. It was Audi’s Mattias Ekstrom who laid down the first time of 1:27.173. The top four were to shift around in the first few minutes when Mortara nailed a 1:26.179 to top the list. Continue reading ‘Edoardo Mortara scores maiden DTM pole in Austria’

Audi’s Albuquerque fastest in second free practice from the Red Bull Ring

#22 Filipe Albuquerque, Team Rosberg, TV Movie Audi A5 DTM (2012)

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It was another Audi A5 DTM at the front with Filipe Albuquerque topping the chart. Albuquerque hit a 1:25.654 on the the 2.6 mile circuit which bested Rockenfeller’s time of 1:27.271 yesterday by 1.6 seconds. Continue reading ‘Audi’s Albuquerque fastest in second free practice from the Red Bull Ring’

DTM 2012 with Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich

DTM, ITR-Test Hockenheim, Bruno Spengler (BMW M3 DTM) Miguel Molina (Audi A5 DTM), Gary Paffett (AMG Mercedes C-Coupe)

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich played an instrumental role in shaping the new DTM regulations. Here is a keynote interview with the Head of Audi Motorsport on the start of the DTM season at the Hockenheimring on April 29 and the expectations of Audi Sport. Continue reading ‘DTM 2012 with Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich’

Audi Sports Edoardo Mortara talks DTM

Edoardo Mortara, Playboy Audi A5 DTM (Audi Sport Team Rosberg)

Preparations for the DTM season are almost finished. What do you like the most about the new Audi A5 DTM?

I prefer the new Audi A5 DTM to the previous A4 DTM. My feeling is that the handling really suits me. It has more grip that its predecessor. So far I’ve tested the car at Valencia and at Hockenheim. However, it’s also clear that with such a completely new design like the A5 DTM we still have to get to know it better in certain situations and how it behaves with specific circuit peculiarities to be able to judge it exactly. This is why I’m looking forward to the start of the season. Continue reading ‘Audi Sports Edoardo Mortara talks DTM’

Audi’s Rockenfeller quickest on third day of DTM Hockenheim testing

Schaeffler Audi A5 DTM (Audi Sport Team Phoenix), Mike Rockenfeller

On the third of the four ITR test days at the Hockenheimring, Mike Rockenfeller set the fastest lap time. On his fastest lap, the Audi driver crossed the line in 1:33.027 minutes, thus being 0.146 seconds faster than Mercedes-Benz junior Christian Vietoris who made his first appearance in the Hockenheim tests, today. Third position on the time sheets was secured by Audi’s rookie Adrien Tambay. Continue reading ‘Audi’s Rockenfeller quickest on third day of DTM Hockenheim testing’

Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz prior to DTM season start

DTM, ITR-Test Hockenheim, Bruno Spengler (BMW M3 DTM) Miguel Molina (Audi A5 DTM), Gary Paffett (AMG Mercedes C-Coupe)

Four weeks prior to the first season round of the 2012 DTM, the three manufacturers Audi, new entrant BMW and Mercedes-Benz presented themselves to the media at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg. In a press conference at the occasion of the final test session before the season opener, Audi’s head of motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, BMW Motorsport director Jens Marquardt and Mercedes-Benz’s head of motorsport Norbert Haug reported about the new era in the DTM. Continue reading ‘Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz prior to DTM season start’

Audi A5 DTM lead Tuesday’s test at Hockenheim

TV Movie Audi A5 DTM (Audi Sport Team Rosberg), Filipe Albuquerque

The quickest on Tuesday was Filipe Albuquerque in the Audi A5 DTM. The Portuguese set the fastest lap time of the day (1:33.318 min) in the morning session. His fellow Audi driver Miguel Molina secured the second position on the time sheets, 0.132 seconds behind Albuquerque. Continue reading ‘Audi A5 DTM lead Tuesday’s test at Hockenheim’




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