Audi welcomes US DTM initiative

Posted on 27. Mar, 2013 by in Audi Canada

To this end, a dedicated height for a illusory DTM cars should be in place in a USA by 2016. The obliged parties of a ITR have resolved a analogous team-work with their partners in America. It complements a formerly existent and identical agreement with a Japanese Super GT Championship organizers.

“As a consequence, a event arises in a destiny to competition a Audi RS 5 DTM not usually in Europe, though also in Asia and North America in reward championships,” says Wolfgang Dürheimer, Member of a Board for Technical Development during AUDI AG. “As a globally active company, this is sparkling and engaging for Audi.”

Scott Keogh, President of Audi of America: “Audi has a clever and illusory story in US motorsport. We are now looking for options that will concede a 4 rings to be some-more manifest again on a competition marks via a USA. It’s illusory news that there could shortly be a US DTM. The Audi RS models are really renouned in America. I’m assured that a business will be gay to see a Audi RS 5 DTM in action.”

Audi has been active for some-more than 30 years in motorsport and was frequently successful in a USA during this period. In a 1980s, a code with a 4 rings triumphed 3 times in period during a Pikes Peak mountain stand in Colorado. In 1988, Audi won a Trans-Am Series, in 1989 a Audi 90 quattro was a widespread automobile in a IMSA GTO series. Audi won a American Le Mans Series (ALMS) championship pretension 9 times in period between 2000 and 2008. In January, a Audi R8 GRAND-AM distinguished a GT feat in a 24-hour competition during Daytona (Florida). With a R18 e-tron quattro, Audi clinched a brand’s eleventh feat in a 12-hour competition during Sebring (Florida) 10 days ago.

Audi teams have won a DTM pretension in Europe 8 times to date: 1990 and 1991 with a Audi V8 quattro, 2002 with a Coupé formed on a Audi TT and 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 with a Audi A4 DTM. For a new DTM regulations introduced final year, Audi Sport grown a Audi RS 5 DTM, with that 3 teams join a grid with 8 drivers in 2013. The new DTM deteriorate starts on May 5 around a Grand Prix circuit during Hockenheim.

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