Audi Driver Mike Rockenfeller: “2019 DTM Will Be Mega Thrilling”

source: Audi Sport

  • 2013 DTM Champion in an interview about DTM’s new turbo era
  • More engine power, more suspense
  • Season opens on May 4/5, 2019 at the Hockenheimring

Four months to go before the new Audi RS 5 DTM with some 600 horsepower celebrates its racing debut. Mike Rockenfeller, 2013 DTM Champion and long-standing Audi factory driver, shares more about the fascinating new DTM era that will begin on May 4/5 at the Hockenheimring.

What’s new in the 2019 DTM?
There are a lot of innovations for 2019. Surely the biggest difference is the four-cylinder turbo, which clearly has a higher power output. At the same time, our new car has more efficient aerodynamics. That’ll make us a lot faster on the straights. All in all, it’s the biggest change that I’ve seen in DTM. Being involved in it is very exciting. I’ve been driving with eight cylinders now for twelve years and am looking forward to something new. Plus, more power is always more fun.