​Audi travels to DTM during Zandvoort with one-two lead

Posted on 06. Jul, 2015 by in Audi Canada

“Zandvoort is a cold lane with a fantastic, healthy configuration,” says Audi motorist Jamie Green who, with 3 victories this deteriorate and 81 points, is roving to Holland as a personality of a standings. “The circuit has singular characteristics and a quick turns poise a genuine plea to any racer.” The motorist from Audi Sport Team Rosberg distinguished one a biggest successes in his career during Zandvoort. In 2004, Green cumulative an early pretension win in a Formula 3 Euro Series on clinching a autocratic feat on a dune circuit. One of his fiercest rivals behind afterwards was Nico Rosberg. Today, Green competes in a DTM for a group of Nico’s father, Keke Rosberg.

In a renouned furloughed automobile racing series, Jamie Green has not nonetheless achieved a lectern in 10 races during Zandvoort. His best outcome so distant has been fourth place. “It’s high time to change that,” says a DTM’s front runner. Last year, he came close. Green was using in second place before a reserve automobile thwarted a strategy. “This year, I’ve got a ideal car, and a weight conditions is some-more auspicious for us than during a Norisring.”

Trailing Green with an eleven-point opening in second place of a standings is Mattias Ekström. The Swede from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline distinguished a initial of his 20 DTM victories to date during Zandvoort in 2002. With 4 successes underneath his belt, he is a record leader there. “I’ve always been using good during Zandvoort so far,” says Ekström. “The circuit offers a illusory multiple of quick and delayed corners. The tarmac has a lot of grip, so a tires reduce heavily in a race. Having a automobile that works good over a stretch is a good advantage. With a Audi RS 5 DTM, we’re good set.”

For Audi, Zandvoort has roughly always been a good lane so far. Since a DTM quip with a factory-backed joining in 2004, a code with a 4 rings has clinched a tip mark on a grid 7 times, and feat on an equal series of occasions – many recently with Mattias Ekström (2014), Edoardo Mortara (2012) and Mike Rockenfeller (2011).

“Audi has traditionally been clever during Zandvoort and a lane is really renouned with a drivers,” says Dieter Gass, Head of DTM during Audi Sport. “Following a city travel competition in Nuremberg, we’re looking brazen again to a ‘normal’ competition track, that happens to be one of a many severe ones on a DTM calendar. We’re dynamic to again benefaction a some-more cohesive arrangement than what we did during a Norisring. We’re aiming for dual victories. But Mercedes can always be approaching to be in contention. They were clever during Hockenheim and during a Norisring and usually had a bad patch during a Lausitzring. Plus, a BMW are still means to run with clearly lighter weight than a RS 5 DTM cars. Let’s see how most of an outcome that’ll have.”

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