Audi With Strongest Ever Norisring Showing

source: Audi Sport

  • Double podium by Jamie Green and Mike Rockenfeller on Sunday
  • Audi RS 5 DTM breaks all records on city circuit in Nuremberg
  • Audi Chairman Bram Schot: “A really strong team performance”

A dominant victory on Saturday, a double podium on Sunday, a new track record and the lead extended in all three DTM classifications: Audi managed to deliver its so far strongest performance in its home round at the Norisring.

In the past, the 2.3 kilometer city street circuit between the Dutzendteich Lake and the Max Morlock Stadium proved to be a difficult track for the brand with the four rings at most events. This has changed with the new Audi RS 5 DTM: The Class 1 race car with more than 610 horsepower broke all records in its first deployment at the Norisring. Audi was in front in both free practice sessions, clinched pole position on both days, four of six possible podium finishes and the largest number of points. In addition, the new turbo race car set new track records in qualifying (René Rast) and in the race (Nico Müller).