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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’

Volkswagen at the Race of Champions

Volkswagen at the Race of Champions

Will the Formula One world champion strike back in the Scirocco R-Cup race car in 2011? After the premiere last year the bio natural gas coupe will again be fielded at the 2011 Race Of Champions: a good opportunity for Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel to get revenge in the 275-HP Scirocco for last year’s defeat against U.S. motocross star Travis Pastrana. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen at the Race of Champions’

DTM Champion Martin Tomczyk to leave Audi Motorsport

2011 DTM Champion Martin Tomczyk

Who saw this one coming? After his most successful year in the DTM, 2011 Champion Martin Tomczyk will no longer compete for Audi. Tomczyk has been racing for Audi in the DTM for 11 years. In 2001, he signed with the ABT Sportline Jr. team at 19 years old. He finished 13th overall that year. Over the years he would move up and down the chart until 2007 where he placed 3rd overall. Continue reading ‘DTM Champion Martin Tomczyk to leave Audi Motorsport’

Audi tops DTM qualifying for the fifth time in 2011

Fifth consecutive best time in qualifying for Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline

After winning the drivers title with Martin Tomczyk the brand with the four rings has decided the DTM qualifying duel in its favor as well. The Spaniard Miguel Molina gave Audi the fifth consecutive pole position in the finale at the Hockenheimring (Sunday starting at 1:45 p.m. – local time – on “Das Erste”). This means that all the best times posted in qualifying during the second half of the season went to Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline that can still secure first place in the team standings on Sunday as well. Continue reading ‘Audi tops DTM qualifying for the fifth time in 2011′

Audi dominates second free practice at Hockenheim

Audi dominates second free practice at Hockenheim

Martin Tomczyk might have wrapped up the Championship but Audi still has the Team Championship to fight for. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline sits on top with a 5pt lead over THOMAS SABO / Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG. There is also the battle for second place in the Championship. Mattias Ekstrom sits 2 points behind Bruno Spengler. Continue reading ‘Audi dominates second free practice at Hockenheim’

Tomczyk tops free practice for the DTM season finale at Hockenheim

Tomczyk fastest in first free practice for the DTM season finale at Hockenheim

He has already wrapped up the title, but he doesn’t want to leave it with that: in first free practice for the DTM season finale at the Hockenheimring Baden-Wurttemberg, Martin Tomczyk set the fastest time. With his Audi A4 DTM, the Bavarian drove his fastest lap in 1:33.621 minutes. Second and third place on Friday afternoon were occupied by the two young Mercedes-Benz drivers, Maro Engel and Christian Vietoris. Continue reading ‘Tomczyk tops free practice for the DTM season finale at Hockenheim’

The new Audi A5 DTM successor for 2012

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On the eve of the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt Audi presented its new DTM vehicle: After the V8 quattro (1990 to 1992) and the A4 (2004 to 2011) the brand with the four rings has opted to use a two-door coupe in the most popular international touring car series for the first time.

The new Audi A5 DTM, which bears the internal project name “R17” at Audi Sport, conforms to the new Technical Regulations that will come into effect in the 2012 season. The project was premised on three key aims: the safety of the vehicles, reduction of the costs by up to 40 percent and a spectacular exterior design. Continue reading ‘The new Audi A5 DTM successor for 2012′

Ekstrom fastest in warm-up from Nurburgring

DTM Nurburgring Audi Ekstrom
With a 1:25.503, Ekstrom set the fastest time over the 2.25 mile course. Teammate Filipe Albuquerque was just shy with a 1:25.658. Continue reading ‘Ekstrom fastest in warm-up from Nurburgring’




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