“What A Year!” René Rast DTM Champion Ahead Of Time

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34146"] source: Audi Sport Drivers’ championship decided even before the finale Teams’ championship goes to Audi, too First victory for Jamie Green in the DTM since 2017 The triple has been perfected: Following the win of the DTM manufacturers’ championship, Audi also secured early title wins in the drivers’ and teams’ championships at the Nürburgring. The first DTM Champion in the new turbo era is René Rast, ...

Rast Unstoppable: Audi Driver On Course For Title After Perfect Saturday

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34123"] source: Audi Sport   Maximum points score for DTM leader on SaturdayClosest rival Nico Müller without points in race after jump-startingJonathan Aberdein from customer team WRT Team Audi Sport in fourth position With a dominant victory in Saturday’s race at the Nürburgring, Audi driver René Rast has come a lot closer to winning his second DTM title. Before the last three rounds, the German has an advantage of 47 points over...

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...

500th DTM Race and Manufacturers’ Title Within Reach

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32529"] source: Audi Sport DTM to celebrate a special jubilee at the Lausitzring Audi drivers talk about their very personal DTM highlights Chance of securing an early manufacturers’ championship win A jubilee in the DTM and the first chance for the Four Rings to score a proverbial match point: in the 500th DTM race at the Lausitzring on Sunday (August 25), Audi may be able to secure an early manufacturers’ championship win. Audi h...

“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. ...

London Calling: Audi Drivers Enthuse About The DTM at Brands Hatch

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32289"] source: Audi Sport DTM visits tradition-steeped circuit near the UK capital Grand Prix Circuit is regarded as one of the world’s most challenging race tracks DTM leader René Rast: “Brands Hatch is a real men’s track” DTM fans can look forward to the next highlight: On Saturday and Sunday (August 10/11), the more than 610-hp Class 1 cars will race at Brands Hatch. The tradition-steeped circuit near the UK ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Six Audi R8 LMS GT3 in Nürburgring 24 Hours

source: Audi Sport Six former Nürburgring winners and one Le Mans overall winner on board DTM drivers René Rast and Jamie Green in GT3 sports car Audi Sport customer racing competes with its customers for the eleventh time in the Nürburgring 24 Hours. In Germany’s major auto race from June 20 to 23, three teams with five current Audi R8 LMS cars, plus a first-generation Audi R8 LMS of a privateer team, will be on the grid. “We’re focusing our support this year on the Car Col...

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...

Leena Gade and Brad Kettler Join Audi Alums at Joest for IMSA Bid

The latest news from IMSA circles is that Mazda Team Joest has picked up even more Audi alums for their 2019 racing season. Racer Magazine and Marshall Pruett broke the story this morning, confirming both Leena Gade and Brad Kettler, plus many other familiar faces. As a quick recap, following Audi's closing of its LMP1 program in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and 24 Hours of Le Mans, Joest joined up with Mazda to manage its RT24-P Daytona Prototype International (DPI) program in ...

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...

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...

Six-Pack! Audi Driver Rast Wins DTM Finale As Well

source: Audi Sport Own record topped: six DTM victories in a row for René Rast Audi driver in final race successfully battles for runner-up in the championship Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass: “A fantastic way to close the season” Six victories in a row! Audi driver René Rast won the season’s last race at the Hockenheimring as well, so topping his own record from the previous day. On Sunday, behind Mercedes-Benz driver Gary Paffett, the 31-year-old German fr...