Audi names motorist teams for a DTM

Posted on 24. Jan, 2014 by in Audi Canada

From a hunter to a hunted: For a initial time in his career, Mike Rockenfeller (D/30) will be starting from a DTM grid in automobile series ‘1’ of a reigning Champion. And his new team-mate in Audi Sport Team Phoenix knows how to win a many desired climax in general furloughed automobile competition as well: Timo Scheider (D/35), a 2008 and 2009 DTM Champion, after 7 years in Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, will be switching to a group of Ernst Moser.

“I had a good time with Abt and am withdrawal a patrol with a rip in my eye,” says Scheider. “On a other hand, I’m looking brazen to pushing for a outfit that has supposing a DTM Champion twice in a past 3 years. Besides that, we know a group unequivocally good from my days before Audi.”

Timo Scheider is swapping cockpits with Miguel Molina (E/24), who, after dual years with Phoenix, is returning to a group he has distinguished his biggest successes with in a DTM so far: Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline. In 2010, in his initial DTM season, a Spaniard was ‘rookie of a year.’ In 2011, in Hans-Jürgen Abt’s squad, he took a tip mark on a grid twice and clinched his initial lectern outcome in a DTM.  

In Edoardo Mortara (I/F/27) Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline is receiving another clever driver, who in 2012, a initial year of a stream DTM regulations, scored dual victories and, following a 2013 deteriorate that was unsatisfactory for him, has a blazing enterprise to conflict for victories again in a DTM. The two-time DTM Champion Mattias Ekström (S/35), who in 2014 is contesting his 14th DTM deteriorate in sum with a patrol from a Allgäu, and youngster Adrien Tambay (F/22) finish a many successful Audi DTM group in history.

Audi Sport Team Rosberg is rebellious a 2014 DTM deteriorate with a totally new motorist constellation and multiple of seasoned and immature campaigners. Jamie Green (GB/31) will spearhead a patrol of ex-Formula One World Champion Keke Rosberg and Team Director Arno Zensen. The cockpit of Filipe Albuquerque (P/28), who is switching to Audi’s Le Mans program, will be taken over by Audi’s new signing Nico Müller (CH/21).

“During a winter, we not usually took a really tighten demeanour during a RS 5 DTM in hunt of optimization potential, though also went by several options with a 3 teams and a drivers in sequence to come adult with as clever a choice as possible,” says Dieter Gass, Head of DTM during Audi Sport. “Following endless discussions, all a parties concerned feel that we’ve found a best solution. On a one hand, we’re banking on continuity, as we’re going to have 7 of a prior drivers on a DTM grid again in 2014. On a other hand, we feel that a change now and afterwards won’t hurt. That’s because we’re assured that we’re well-set for a new deteriorate with a mutated line-up.”

This is accurately a proceed Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich views a conditions as well: “Audi has always been committed to smoothness with a drivers, as good as to a unchanging proceed of operative with immature talents. That’s because it’s good that we managed to keep all of a prior DTM drivers for Audi – including a 3 DTM Champions. In Nico Müller we’ve got a earnest youngster as a new member of a squad, who will substantially attract a few fans from Switzerland to a DTM. Plus, we’re already really fervent to see how Timo (Scheider), Edoardo (Mortara), Miguel (Molina) and Jamie (Green) will be gelling with their new teams.”  

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