Hot Stuff: Nico Müller Celebrates Second DTM Victory

source: Audi Sport Audi driver wins Sunday’s race at Misano in commanding style René Rast claims podium finish in spite of puncture and extends DTM lead Four Audi RS 5 DTM in top five positions In the so far hottest DTM race of the new turbo era, the new Audi RS 5 DTM was the measure of all things. Nico Müller won Sunday’s race in commanding style at Misano (Italy) ahead of BMW driver Philipp Eng. René Rast finished third in spite of a puncture and thus extended ...

Audi Driver René Rast New DTM Leader

source: Audi Sport Pole position and second place in Saturday’s race at Misano, Loïc Duval in third Controversial safety car deployment prevents possible Audi one-two result MotoGP star Andrea Dovizioso thrills crowd in his maiden DTM race On clinching pole position and second place in Saturday’s race, Audi driver René Rast took the overall lead in the DTM at Misano (Italy). Loïc Duval, in third position, achieved his first podium finish this season. MotoGP star ...

Appendicitis! Pietro Fittipaldi to replace Jamie Green in DTM at Misano

source: Audi Sport Audi factory driver Jamie Green will not be racing in Italy due to illness Pietro Fittipaldi takes over the Briton’s cockpit on short notice Audi driver Jamie Green has to skip the DTM races at Misano (Italy) due to acute appendicitis. Pietro Fittipaldi will take over his cockpit at Audi Sport Team Rosberg. “The symptoms appeared all of a sudden during the night from Tuesday to Wednesday,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “We al...

MotoGP Star Andrea Dovizioso Heads To DTM Debut

source: Audi Sport DTM in Italy with prominent guest driver in the Audi RS 5 DTM Audi leads manufacturers’ classification after two victories Misano circuit layout promises spectacular racing For motorsport fans, there are two good reasons to travel to the DTM in Italy on the Pentecost weekend: Last year’s DTM races at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli near Rimini were particularly spectacular. Adding to this year’s action, MotoGP star Andrea Dovizioso takes on the DTM as a g...

René Rast wins also at Zolder

source: Audi Sport Audi driver is first competitor to have scored two wins in DTM’s new turbo era Mechanics worked up until the early morning hours Teammate Jamie Green on podium too René Rast is the first driver to have achieved two victories in the DTM’s new turbo era. At the DTM’s return to Zolder, Belgium, the Audi driver won Sunday’s race in commanding style. His teammate, Jamie Green, perfected Audi Sport Team Rosberg’s triumph by finishing in third position. Mike Rockenfe...

“Journey Into The Unknown”: DTM Returns to Belgium

source: Audi Sport Popular touring car racing series to visit Zolder for the first time since 2002 Four-kilometer race track is regarded as highly challenging Local hero Robin Frijns calls the circuit: “Mini Nordschleife” Following the spectacular start to the new turbo era, DTM fans can already look forward to the next treat: this weekend (May 18/19), the popular touring car racing series is returning to its roots at Zolder, Belgium. The four-kil...

One-Two-Three for Audi, Runaway Success for René Rast

source: Audi Sport René Rast wins Sunday’s race at Hockenheim from 16th on the grid Nico Müller and Robin Frijns complete Audi’s podium lockout Audi CEO Bram Schot: “This tastes moreish” A double podium on Saturday, a one-two-three result on Sunday: Audi managed an impressive start to the DTM’s turbo era at the Hockenheimring. In Sunday’s gripping race, René Rast from Audi Sport Team Rosberg with a bold strategy won ahead of Nico Müller and Robin Frijns (both Audi Sport Tea...

New Audi RS 5 DTM 1-2-3-4 in Hockenheim DTM Free Practice

words: Bill, photos: Audi Sport, motorsport.com Nico Muller led an all Audi parade today during the Hockenheim DTM free practice with a time of 1:30.476s. 2017 DTM Champion, Rene Rast, clocked in 0.361s behind Muller. Jonathan Aberdein in the privateer WRT Team Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM came in third just ahead of Robin Frijns, Formula E champion. In fact, the Audi RS 5 DTM took 7 out of the 10 top spots. Mike Rockenfeller finished 6th, Loic Duval 7th, and Jamie Green 8th. The first o...

Dieter Gass: “In the DTM, the fans can look forward to super-thrilling racing”

source: Audi Sport Interview with Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass Gass about the new turbo era in the DTM This weekend (May 4/5), the new DTM season kicks off at the Hockenheimring. Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass talks about the new turbo era in the DTM, Aston Martin’s entry and the internationalization of the series. Why should motorsport fans be excited about the 2019 DTM? In the DTM, motorsport fans can always, and that’s again true for 2019, look forward to s...

New Audi RS 5 DTM Leaves Strong Impression

source: Audi Sport Audi fastest on all four days of DTM pre-season tests at the Lausitzring DTM lap record broken by more than two seconds New turbo era of DTM begins at Hockenheim on May 4/5 During the “dress rehearsal” before the DTM season opens at Hockenheim on May 4/5, the new Audi RS 5 DTM left a strong impression. In the final pre-season tests at the Lausitzring, the best time set on all four days went to an Audi driver. The Audi squad also reeled off the lar...

Tom Kristensen Thrills Audience in Audi RS 5 DTM

source: Audi Sport Le Mans record winner back in DTM cockpit as a “taxi driver” More than 750 guests attend event of Audi’s partner MASCOT® WORKWEAR From 2004 to 2009, Tom Kristensen was racing for Audi in the DTM. At a four-day event hosted by Audi’s partner MASCOT® WORKWEAR in Denmark, the Le Mans record winner celebrated a short “comeback.” Kristensen became famous primarily due to his nine triumphs in the Le Mans 24 Hours. However, with n...

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 in...

Fired Up For Cold Racing: Audi at GP Ice Race in Austria

source: Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM and Audi e-tron FE04 to debut on ice with studded tires René Rast and Daniel Abt on slippery surface in Zell am See Eight decades of Audi motorsport history Motorsport of a different kind for a change: Never before have race cars from Audi’s motorsport program as different from each other as these been driven together on snow and ice. This will change on January 19 and 20, 2019: At the GP Ice Race in Zell am See, Austria, Daniel Abt...

Clearly More Power And Fantastic Sound: Audi Drivers Enthuse Over Turbo DTM

source: Audi Sport New Audi RS 5 DTM on track for the first time Two-liter four-cylinder turbo engine with some 600 horsepower Nico Müller, René Rast and Mike Rockenfeller thrilled after initial test For Nico Müller, René Rast and Mike Rockenfeller, Christmas came a little earlier this year: On the racetrack at Estoril, Portugal, the three Audi drivers had their first opportunity to test the new Audi RS 5 DTM, ringing in the turbo era of the DTM. All three climbed o...

Two Poles, Two Wins: Audi Driver René Rast Achieves The Perfect DTM Weekend

source: Audi Sport Defending champion also wins Sunday’s race at the Nürburgring Maximum points haul and third place in the overall standings Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass: “Fantastic for René, fantastic for Audi” Audi driver René Rast achieved the perfect DTM weekend at the Nürburgring: As he did on Saturday, the defending champion also claimed pole position and victory on Sunday. As a result, he scored the maximum possible points with his Audi RS 5 DTM...

DTM Zandvoort: René Rast Takes First Win of Season for Audi RS 5 DTM

[source: Audi Sport] Defending Champion wins Sunday’s race using risky strategy Tire change after only one lap The defending Champion is back: in the tenth race of the year, René Rast gave the Audi RS 5 DTM its first victory of the season in the sand dunes at Zandvoort (Netherlands). What a story! In 2016, René Rast made an unexpected debut quite literally overnight in the DTM at Zandvoort. At that time he replaced Adrien Tambay, who had been injured...

DTM Norisring: Müller and Frijns score for Audi

[source: Audi Sport] Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline scores points with both cars on Sunday Jamie Green sets fastest race lap, René Rast has problems during his pit stop With two Audi RS 5 DTM in the points, Audi recorded a stronger result in Sunday’s DTM race at the Norisring than the day before. Nico Müller and Robin Frijns clinched seventh and eighth respectively for Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline. Defending DTM Champion René Rast suffered a bout of bad luck. ...

DTM Norisring: Audi Pointless on Saturday

[source: Audi Sport] Jamie Green best Audi driver in eleventh place in Saturday’s race Puncture costs Nico Müller possible points Fantastic backdrop, thrilling battles at the front, but a disappointing result for the many Audi fans at trackside: in the first of two DTM races at the Norisring, Jamie Green in eleventh place was the best placed driver of an Audi RS 5 DTM on Saturday. The sobering result for defending champion Audi was already evident d...

DTM In The City: Putting The Audi RS 5 DTM Through Its Paces

Stress on brakes at Norisring even greater than in previous years Additional water cooling to be used for brake calipers Season highlight and Audi home race at “Dutzendteich” lake The season’s highlight in the DTM: This weekend (June 23/24) the Norisring in Nuremberg, the only city street circuit in the popular touring car racing series, is coming up. The challenge posed to the drivers and the Audi RS 5 DTM is even greater this time than in previous years. ...