Dieter Gass: “Audi RS 5 DTM is the car to be beaten”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33678"] source: Audi Sport Interview with the Head of Audi Motorsport following the early win of the manufacturers’ championship in the DTM Audi has secured an early win of the manufacturers’ championship in the DTM. Before the two races at the Nürburgring (Saturday and Sunday live at 1 PM on German channel SAT.1), Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass talks about the strengths of the Audi RS 5 DTM and of the title candidate...

Heading For DTM At The Nürburgring Neck And Neck

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33581"] source: Audi Sport Championship leader René Rast last year scored the maximum number of points Immediate rival Nico Müller to contest 100th DTM race Home round for Mike Rockenfeller and Audi Sport Team Phoenix Who will be the 2019 DTM Champion? This question may be answered as early as on this weekend (September 14/15) at the Nürburgring (Saturday and Sunday live starting at 1 PM on German channel SAT.1). “Following the ea...

Fivefold Triumph in 500th DTM Race: Audi Is Manufacturers’ Champion Early

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32720"] source: Audi Sport Audi out of reach in top spot four races before the end of the season René Rast wins DTM’s jubilee race Head of Audi Motorsport Gass: “Manufacturers’ title belongs to all employees at Audi” To the DTM title with TFSI power at an accelerated pace: Audi secured an early win of the manufacturers’ championship in the popular touring car racing series at the Lausitzring and is thus the fir...

Gap Reduced: Nico Müller Celebrates Second DTM Victory This Season

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32685"] source: Audi Sport DTM leader René Rast retires after pole position One-two success for Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Podium again firmly in Audi’s hands Following a one-two-three success in Saturday’s race at the Lausitzring, Audi is on the verge of winning the DTM manufacturers’ championship. In the drivers’ championship, Nico Müller, by having scored his second victory this season, reduced the gap to...

“Super Sunday” for Audi in the DTM at Brands Hatch

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32385"] source: Audi Sport 1-2-3-4 success scored by René Rast, Nico Müller, Robin Frijns and Loïc Duval All eight Audi RS 5 DTM at the front of the field in qualifying René Rast extends lead with maximum points score A 1-2-3-4 success, maximum points scored, a historic result in qualifying, the lead in all three championships of the DTM extended: Audi achieved a true “Super Sunday” at Brands Hatch. ...

From Zero to Hero: Rast Wins at Audi’s Home Round

source: Audi Sport Third victory this season for René Rast with near-35-second advantage Pole position, track records and second place for Nico Müller Loïc Duval finishes in fourth from last row on the grid A great day for Audi at its home round in Nuremberg: In front of a full house, René Rast won Saturday’s DTM race at the Norisring with an advantage of nearly 35 seconds in spite of having dropped to the last position at the start. Nico Müller, the fastest driv...

Nico Müller: “I’ve always felt comfortable at the Norisring”

source: Audi Sport An interview with the Misano winner before Audi’s home round in Nuremberg The days following his victory in the DTM race at Misano were action-packed for Nico Müller. The Swiss in an interview before Audi’s home round at the Norisring (Saturday and Sunday live at 1 PM CEST on SAT.1). How did you celebrate your second DTM victory? On Sunday night, there was a get-together at the Audi Hospitality. It was nice to drink to the good weeken...

Turbo Power and High-Performance Brakes: Home Round for Audi in Nuremberg

source: Audi Sport Leader of the standings René Rast with unusual Norisring tally and new livery Record winner Jamie Green fit again following his appendix surgery Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass: “Norisring is an absolute highlight” Next weekend (July 6/7), the motorsport world will eagerly focus on Nuremberg again: For the first time, the new DTM Class 1 race cars with their 610-hp four-cylinder turbo engines will be racing on a city street circuit. “The Norisring has a...

Formula E: Latest News and Miscellaneous Info from Bern

source: Audi Sport Lucas di Grassi in the world’s largest electric vehicle Nico Müller supports Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in his hometown Daniel Abt at opening of the Audi e-tron experience center in Zurich Formula E is visiting Bern for the first time this weekend. The roller coaster track in the Swiss capital is regarded as one of the most challenging in the history of the electric racing series. The E-Prix on Saturday starts later than usual, at 6 PM, and will b...

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 ...

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...

Audi e-tron FE05 To Start New Year in Morocco

source: Audi Sport Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi intend to return to top group Test, data analysis and simulator work as preparation Jamie Green and Nico Müller to participate in rookie test The 2019 motorsport year will begin in Africa for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler: On Saturday, January 12, the second ABB FIA Formula E Championship race of the season will be held in Marrakesh (Morocco). Following two top-ten finishes at the season opener in December, Daniel Abt and L...

The Right Six: Audi Confirms Drivers For DTM

source: Audi Sport Audi Sport enters new turbo era in DTM with proven driver squad Sextet with 32 DTM victories, 26 pole positions and 42 fastest laps DTM Champions René Rast and Mike Rockenfeller as spearheads Audi Sport will enter the new turbo era of the DTM with a proven driver squad. Loïc Duval (F/36), Robin Frijns (NL/27), Jamie Green (GB/36), Nico Müller (CH/26), René Rast (D/32) and Mike Rockenfeller (D/35) have been confirmed as drivers for the 2019 DTM sea...

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...

Audi Celebrates 100th Victory in the DTM

source: Audi Sport René Rast achieves fourth DTM victory in succession Nico Müller perfects one-two result for Audi Drivers’ championship to be decided at the Hockenheim finale Audi achieved its 100th DTM victory at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. Following the somewhat fortunate one-two-three success on Saturday, Audi Sport celebrated a dominant one-two result on Sunday thanks to René Rast (Audi Sport Team Rosberg) and Nico Müller (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline). ...

DTM Thriller at Spielberg: Audi Celebrates Unexpected One-Two-Three Result

source: Audi Sport René Rast clinches third consecutive victory in front of Mike Rockenfeller and Nico Müller Championship remains undecided three races before season ends Drivers from all three Audi Sport teams on podium Audi kept its promise of continuing to keep up suspense in the DTM title race on claiming a one-two-three result in Saturday’s spectacular race on the Red Bull Ring: By clinching his third consecutive victory Audi dr...

Another Podium Finish for EKS Audi Sport in Riga

source: Audi Sport Mattias Ekström takes second place in Audi S1 EKS RX quattro Audi drivers Andreas Bakkerud and Nico Müller knocked out in semi-final EKS Audi Sport celebrate a podium finish for the sixth time in the current FIA World Rallycross Championship season: at the ninth round of the season in the Latvian capital Riga, Mattias Ekström in the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro finished second, only 2.3 seconds behind the winner and championship leader Johan Kristoffe...

Audi Aims For Fifth Victory in Spa 24 Hours

[source: Audi Sport] This year’s running of the Spa 24 Hours will be a race of superlatives: Audi Sport customer racing will meet with the sport cars from twelve other marques at the anniversary event of the iconic endurance race. 67 race cars in total will be on the grid in the Ardennes from July 26 to 29. In the world’s major GT3 competition, Audi Sport will be battling for its fifth overall victory after 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2017. No other brand has been more successful since...

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. ...