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Mattias Ekstrom and Jamie Green complete Audi A5 DTM test

Jamie Green at the seat-fitting in the Audi A5 DTM

Audi Sport successfully completed its first step in preparation for the new DTM season. In action during the test at Valencia were two Audi A5 DTM cars as well as the Audi factory drivers Mattias Ekstrom and Jamie Green. Continue reading ‘Mattias Ekstrom and Jamie Green complete Audi A5 DTM test’

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’

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’

Audi confirms 2012 DTM driver lineup

Mike Rockenfeller, Timo Scheider, Rahel Frey, Edoardo Mortara, Miguel Molina, Filipe Albuquerque, Mattias Ekstrom

At Audi, the current DTM Champion, the “title defense” project is running at full stretch. A week before the homologation of the new Audi A5 DTM on March 1 the drivers and their assignment to the total of three Audi factory teams have been confirmed.

New car, new technology, new rules – particularly because the season opener at the Hockenheimring on April 29 is bringing a lot of changes to the most popular international touring car racing series and ringing in a completely new era in the DTM, Audi, the 1990, 1991, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 DTM Champion, is banking on continuity. The long-standing partner teams, ABT Sportsline, Phoenix Racing and Team Rosberg, are fielding the seven Audi A5 DTM cars and the drivers taking the wheel of the seven Audi A5 DTM vehicles at the Hockenheim season opener on April 29 are well-known quantities too. Continue reading ‘Audi confirms 2012 DTM driver lineup’

Mattias Ekstrom talks Audi A5 DTM and the 2012 DTM season

Audi A5 DTM debut IAA

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We still have just over 2 months until the DTM 2012 season kicks off at the Hockenheimring but we’ve already been treated to a lot from Audi and Mercedes-AMG as well as new (old) comer BMW. All three will have new cars as well. With Audi, we will see the A5 takeover after seven years of competition in the A4. The A5 DTM will also have to live up to four DTM titles out of those seven. Powered by the V8 engine, the output will be around 460 horsepower. Continue reading ‘Mattias Ekstrom talks Audi A5 DTM and the 2012 DTM season’

Strong Audi presence at 2011 Race of Champions

Race of Champions 525-HP Audi R8 LMS

Audi will be represented at the 2011 Race of Champions at the ESPRIT arena in Dusseldorf on December 3 and 4, 2011 with its strongest line-up ever. As many as four Audi “factory” drivers will compete with Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel & company. In addition, the brand with the four rings is deploying the 525-HP Audi R8 LMS to the meeting of the world’s best race and rally drivers as the most powerful competition vehicle in the field. Continue reading ‘Strong Audi presence at 2011 Race of Champions’

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