Audi, ‘Rocky’ and Schaeffler to start corner pretension defense

Posted on 13. Dec, 2013 by in Audi Canada

With dual titles in 3 years to a credit, a Audi sporting Schaeffler colors has been a many successful automobile in new DTM history. In a entrance season, Mike Rockenfeller will again be racing in a RS 5 DTM with green-yellow graphics. The usually change: As champion, ‘Rocky,’ for a initial time in his DTM career, will be competing in automobile series one when a ‘title defense’ goal starts during a Hockenheim deteriorate opener in early May 2014.

“The Schaeffler Audi has turn an comprehensive crowd-pleaser with a DTM fans in new years and, what’s more, was a best-placed automobile 3 times in succession. Therefore, we’re gay in some-more ways than one that we’ve been means to interpretation a long-term prolongation of this partnership and that this dream group is defended for a DTM,” says Dieter Gass, Head of DTM during Audi. Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich is gratified as well: “Mike (Rockenfeller) has been a profitable and indispensable member of a Audi family for many years. Not usually since he’s an gifted and quick competition motorist though also since he’s a unequivocally special person. He’s a ideal fit for us. And deliberation that he’s usually 30 years old, a destiny belongs to him – both in a DTM and during Le Mans.”

Mike Rockenfeller is happy about a prolongation of a agreement. “Audi and Schaeffler are simply dual illusory partners,” says a 2013 DTM Champion. “In both companies, motorsport evokes a lot of emotions. we can unequivocally feel a unrestrained of a employees whenever we revisit any of a locations. To paint these brands on a competition lane and to be so successful – that creates me proud.”

For a Schaeffler Group, a partnership with Audi has been zero though a success story so far. In 2011, Martin Tomczyk distinguished a title; in 2012, Mike Rockenfeller was a best Audi motorist and won a Championship a year later. “Schaeffler, Audi and Mike Rockenfeller – this multiple is simply a ideal fit,” says Schaeffler Board Member for Development Prof. Dr. Peter Gutzmer, not usually referring to a successes achieved on a competition track. “Motorsport emotionalizes and unites – quite in success: Many of a some-more than 77,000 employees couldn’t describe to this subject a few years ago and, today, are large Audi and DTM fans. We’re gay that this success story will continue in a subsequent years.”

The new DTM deteriorate will start during Hockenheim on May 4, 2014. The 10 races will embody visits to China and Hungary. In 2013, Mike Rockenfeller won a drivers’ pretension and his squad, Audi Sport Team Phoenix, a group classification.


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