Audi set on winning during a Norisring

Posted on 23. Jun, 2014 by in Audi Canada

From a second-longest to a shortest circuit on a calendar: Following a spin in Hungary, a DTM, on racing in a heart of Nuremberg, is returning to Germany. The Audi locations Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm are usually 80 and 140 kilometers divided from a circuit, that creates a usually city travel competition in a array a double home spin for a Audi squad. As in a past years, distant some-more than 100,000 spectators are approaching to spin out on a weekend.

The characteristics of a Norisring are singular in a universe of competition tracks. Two prolonged straights, dual hairpin turns, a equivocation – all on a stretch of 2,300 meters, surrounded by petrify walls and high grandstands done of stone.  The circuit consists of streets routinely used by open trade and a aspect alternates between tarmac and concrete. Time gaps of a few thousandths of a second in subordinate are equally standard for a Norisring as countless overtaking maneuvers. The Drag Reduction System (DRS), with that a behind wing angle can be flattened by pulling a symbol on a steering wheel, assists a drivers in front of a Grundig spin during a finish of a start-finish true or when braking in front of a Dutzenteich turn.

The final Audi feat in Nuremberg dates behind twelve years. In 2002, Laurent Aiello in a secretly fielded Abt Audi TT-R won a competition after a retaining duel with Bernd Schneider. Since final year, Audi has had Jamie Green in a line-up, a ‘King of a Norisring,’ who motionless a competition in his preference 4 times before switching to Audi.

In 2013, a empty spell seemed to be over for Audi when Mattias Ekström, after 83 laps, was a initial to cranky a finish line, cheered by a throng of Audi fans. However, after a race, a stewards of a assembly indicted a Swede of a crack of parc fermé manners and, as a result, released him from a classification. Although he had clinched his feat in a fair, sporting manner, a two-time Champion was deprived of a prize and a competition had no leader – a singular occurrence in DTM story to date.

‘Das Erste’ will start to atmosphere live coverage from Nuremberg on Saturday (14.35 CEST) and Sunday (13.15 CEST). Tickets for a whole 2014 DTM deteriorate can be purchased online during www.audi-motorsport.com/dtm or telephonically on +49 841 89-47777.

Quotes by a officials

Dieter Gass (Head of DTM): “Our expectations of a home spin are high. Clearly, a aim is to bind a initial feat of a season. Last year, we mislaid a feat we’d achieved in a sporting demeanour after channel a finish line. This assigned us for a prolonged time and gives us even larger proclivity to take a movement from a initial 3 races to this eventuality and to applaud a initial vital success this season.”

Hans-Jürgen Abt (Team Director Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline):
“The Norisring is a special eventuality each year for Audi and for a team. Following a good weekend during Budapest, we’re set on battling for feat and are looking brazen to a extensive support by a vast throng of fans.”

Ernst Moser (Team Director Audi Sport Team Phoenix):
“The Norisring is a apex of a season. As a team, we usually scored one indicate during Budapest. Our dual drivers and a whole patrol would like to uncover that they can clearly do better.”

Arno Zensen (Team Director Audi Sport Team Rosberg):
“Following a few days of vacation, a group is roving to Nuremberg with recharged batteries. Our corner aim can be put in a nutshell: we wish to climax a King of a Norisring again.”

Facts and quotes by a Audi drivers

Mattias Ekström (35/S), Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM #7 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline)
•  Was a sporting leader of a 2013 competition during a Norisring
•  Was nude of his feat due to a crack of parc fermé rules
“As always, a competition during a Norisring is one of a many sparkling weekends of a year. In 2013, we already hold a prize in my hands – this time, I’d also like to take it home during night.”

Jamie Green (32/GB), Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM #21 (Audi Sport Team Rosberg)
•  Has won a competition during Nuremberg an extraordinary 4 times
•  Scored his initial points in a 2014 deteriorate during Budapest
“Despite my 4 victories my entrance with Audi during a Norisring final year was not accurately successful. But I’ve chalked this adult to knowledge and am usually looking brazen now. My automobile and we are ideally prepared for doing a improved pursuit this year.”

Miguel Molina (25/E), Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM #8 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline)
•  As a runner-up during Budapest, scored a best outcome in his DTM career
•  Made a quickest array stop of all Audi drivers in Hungary
“This is an critical competition for us. we wasn’t quite successful there in a past yet now I’ve got a ideal clergyman in my team-mate Mattias Ekström – he’s always intensely quick there. I’m going to follow his pointers, and try to adult a ante after a success during Budapest.”

Edoardo Mortara (27/I), Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM #15 (Audi Sport Team Abt)

•  Was heading a competition during a Norisring for a prolonged time final year
•  In third place of a standings, is a second-best Audi driver
“I remember final year good when we saw a really stirring competition during a Norisring. Unfortunately, Mattias Ekström was subsequently deprived of his well-deserved victory. We’re going to do all we can to give a Audi fans a reason to hearten again during a Norisring after so many years.”

Nico Müller (22/CH), Audi Financial Services Audi RS 5 DTM #22 (Audi Sport Team Rosberg)
•  Drove a fastest competition path during Budapest
•  Has perceived new graphics for his Audi RS 5 DTM with white as a bottom color
“The Norisring is a new lane for me, so it won’t be so easy for me. But I’m really most looking brazen to it. Everybody enthuses about a singular atmosphere there. I’ll try and continue a trend from Budapest to bind a points we missed there in Nuremberg.”

Mike Rockenfeller (30/D), Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM #1 (Audi Sport Team Phoenix)
•  In second place of a altogether standings, is a best Audi driver
•  Is one of dual drivers in a margin to have scored points in all 3 races
“Even yet this is a home spin and a season’s high point, I’ve always struggled during a Norisring some-more than anywhere else. Fifth place in 2013 was one of my improved results. It’s critical for an Audi motorist to win there again – and apparently I’d like to be that driver. We’re operative tough on starting a weekend with an best set-up.”

Timo Scheider (35/D), AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM #2 (Audi Sport Team Phoenix)
•  Missed a 2013 competition due to a stop problem during a start
•  In 2014, is starting during a Norisring for a 14th time – a tip symbol in a field
“I’ve got good and bad memories of a Norisring. Being in row there this year would be like relief for my soul, quite with a viewpoint towards a Championship. In any event, my gait in a initial 3 races gives me a certain feeling.”

Adrien Tambay (23/F), Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM #16 (Audi Sport Team Abt)
•  Is one of dual drivers in a margin to have scored points in all 3 races
•  In 2014, is sporting a colors of a men’s repository Playboy on his car
“It’s always sparkling to expostulate on a city travel circuit given a lane but run-off areas is a good plea for us drivers. Obviously, as Audi drivers, we’ve got to give 110 percent in front of a possess fans. I’d like to continue scoring points – and we meant as many as possible.”

The Audi drivers in a 2014 DTM

Mattias Ekström (S): * Jul 14, 1978 in Falun (S); residence: Salenstein (CH); singular (partner Heidi), one son (Mats); one daughter (Hanna); height: 1.83 m; weight: 79 kg; Audi motorist given 1999; DTM races: 137; stick positions: 19; victories: 17; fastest laps: 12; points: 703; DTM titles: 2 (2004, 2007); best outcome Norisring: 2

Jamie Green (GB): * Jun 14, 1982 in Leicester (GB); residence: Monaco (MC); married to Ginny, dual sons (Zachary and William); height: 1.78 m; weight: 70 kg; Audi motorist given 2013; DTM races: 96; stick positions: 7; victories: 8; fastest laps: 13; points: 402.5; DTM titles: 0; best outcome Norisring: 1 (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012)

Miguel Molina (E): * Feb 17, 1989 in Barcelona (E); residence: Lloret de Mar (E); single; height: 1.75 m; weight: 64 kg; Audi motorist given 2010; DTM races: 44; stick positions: 2; victories: 0 (best result: 2nd place); fastest laps: 2; points: 79; DTM titles: 0; best outcome Norisring: 12

Edoardo Mortara (I): * Jan 12, 1987 in Geneva (CH); residence: Geneva (CH); engaged; height: 1.82 m; weight: 75 kg; Audi motorist given 2011; DTM races: 33; stick positions: 1; victories: 2; fastest laps: 0; points: 133; DTM titles: 0; best outcome Norisring: 5

Nico Müller (CH): * Feb 25, 1992 in Thun (CH); residence: Blumenstein (CH); singular (partner Lara); height: 1.85 m; weight: 73 kg; Audi motorist given 2014; DTM races: 3; stick positions: 0; victories: 0; fastest laps: 1; points: 0; best outcome Norisring: –

Mike Rockenfeller (D):
* Oct 31, 1983 in Neuwied (D); residence: Landschlacht (CH); intent to Susanne; height: 1.75 m; weight: 68 kg; Audi motorist given 2007; DTM races: 74; stick positions: 3; victories: 3; fastest laps: 3; points: 332; DTM titles: 1 (2013); best outcome Norisring: 5

Timo Scheider (D): * Nov 10, 1978 in Lahnstein (D); residence: Lochau (A); singular (partner Jessica), one son (Loris-Romeo); height: 1.78 m; weight: 72 kg; Audi motorist given 2006; DTM races: 142; stick positions: 11; victories: 6; fastest laps: 9; points: 418; DTM titles: 2 (2008, 2009); best outcome Norisring: 3

Adrien Tambay (F): * Feb 25, 1991 in Paris (F); residence: Lochau (A); single; height: 1.81 m; weight: 69 kg; Audi motorist given 2012; DTM races: 23; stick positions: 1; victories: 0 (best result: 2nd place); fastest laps: 1; points: 84; DTM titles: 0; best outcome Norisring: 15

DTM drivers’ standings after 3 of 10 rounds

  1 Marco Wittmann (BMW)        50 points
  2 Mike Rockenfeller (Audi)        31 points
  3 Edoardo Mortara (Audi)        27 points
  4 Miguel Molina (Audi)        26 points
  5 Adrien Tambay (Audi)        26 points

  6 Christian Vietoris (Mercedes-Benz)      25 points
  7 Bruno Spengler (BMW)        23 points
  8 Mattias Ekström (Audi)        20 points
  9 Augusto Farfus (BMW)        14 points
10 Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-Benz)      12 points
11 Timo Glock (BMW)          10 points
12 Maxime Martin (BMW)        8 points
13 Martin Tomczyk (BMW)        8 points
14 Timo Scheider (Audi)        8 points
15 Jamie Green (Audi)        6 points

16 António Félix da Costa (BMW)      4 points
17 Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz)      4 points
18 Joey Hand (BMW)          1 point

DTM manufacturers’ standings
  1 Audi            144 points

  2 BMW            118 points
  3 Mercedes-Benz          41 points

DTM teams’ standings

  1 BMW Team RMG          58 points
  2 Audi Sport Team Abt        53 points
  3 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline      46 points
  4 Audi Sport Team Phoenix        39 points

  5 Original-Teile Mercedes AMG      37 points
  6 BMW Team Schnitzer        31 points
  7 BMW Team RBM          15 points
  8 BMW Team MTEK          14 points
  9 Audi Sport Team Rosberg        6 points
10 EURONICS/FREE MAN’S WORLD Mercedes AMG  4 points

Audi statistics in a DTM (since 1990)

Champion’s titles: 9 (in 16 years)
Victories: 65 (in 211 races)
Pole positions: 72 (in 175 subordinate sessions)
Fastest laps: 58 (in 211 races)
Podium positions: 213 (in 211 races)

All Norisring winners given 2000

2000 Joachim Winkelhock (Opel), Bernd Schneider (Mercedes-Benz)
2001 Uwe Alzen (Mercedes-Benz)
2002 Laurent Aiello (Abt-Audi)
2003 Christijan Albers (Mercedes-Benz)
2004 Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz)
2005 Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz)
2006 Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz)
2007 Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz)
2008 Jamie Green (Mercedes-Benz)
2009 Jamie Green (Mercedes-Benz)
2010 Jamie Green (Mercedes-Benz)
2011 Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz)
2012 Jamie Green (Mercedes-Benz)
2013 no winner

2013 flashback: home spin with repercussions

In further to Mattias Ekström, Edoardo Mortara in sold showed a glorious opening in 2013 and was on march for a lectern finish for a prolonged time. The Italian switched to choice tires on path 5 and, following dual early reserve automobile periods, was using during a front of a margin from path 14 on before agreeable to Ekström. After a second array stop, he was behind on lane right behind Gary Paffett. The conflict for second place saw dual collisions between Mortara and Paffett. The second pile-up took both opponents out of a competition shortly before a finish and prevented a probable Audi one-two victory. Audi motorist Mike Rockenfeller, on creation an considerable liberation that saw him allege to fifth place, took a solitary lead of a altogether standings.

Track info

Track length: 2.300 km
Race distance: 83 laps = 190.900 km
Pit stop window: path 28 to path 55
DTM subordinate record on this track: Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz), Jun 28, 2008, 47.785s (173.276 km/h)
DTM competition record on this track: Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz), Jun 29, 2008, 48.446s (170.912 km/h)
Pole position 2013: Robert Wickens (Mercedes-Benz), 48.384s
Fastest path 2013: Christian Vietoris (Mercedes-Benz), 48.572s
Turnout 2013: 126,000
TV live rating 2013: 1.08 million/9.4 % marketplace share (14+, source: ARD)

Jamie Green about a Norisring: “With honour to stirring racing and retaining overtaking maneuvers a Norisring is a best competition lane of all. That was a box in a days before DRS and now is even some-more so. Obviously, I’ve got lustful memories of a Norisring due to my victories there nonetheless it’s indeed not a lane that’s quite beguiling from a pushing perspective. This lane is essentially about braking, delayed turns and pushing with small downforce, in a approach we routinely don’t expostulate in a DTM. Because a Norisring has usually straights and intensely delayed turns we can get closer to a automobile in front. As a result, a duels are fiercer and some-more stirring than on any other DTM competition track. And a atmosphere with a many fans gives we crow bumps – especially, of course, as an Audi driver.”

Timetable (CEST)

Friday, Jun 27

16.45 – 17.20  Roll-out

Saturday, Jun 28

08.30 – 09.30  Free practice
11.30 – 12.30  Free practice
14.50 – 15.40  Qualifying

Sunday, Jun 29
09.00 – 09.40  Pit stop practice
13.30    Race

TV report (‘Das Erste’ live)


Saturday, Jun 28

14.35    Qualifying

Sunday, Jun 29

13.15    Race

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