Disappointing DTM opener for Audi

Posted on 05. May, 2013 by in Audi Canada

After carrying started from a stick position, Timo Scheider in a AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline done an optimal start and immediately took a lead. Up to a reserve automobile duration on path 6 he was intent in a duel with a successive leader Augusto Farfus. While many of a drivers, including Farfus, immediately done their initial imperative array stop Scheider was usually called into a pits by his group a path later, that caused him to dump to a finish of a field.

Scheider managed to allege again from 18th place to position six. During his liberation he managed posting a third-fastest competition lap. Shortly before a finish, a Audi motorist still held adult with Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz) and Bruno Spengler (BMW) though was no longer means to conflict a dual DTM Champions.

“Unfortunately, this wasn’t a day,” Timo Scheider pronounced after a race. “During a reserve automobile duration we didn’t optimally respond. As a result, we threw divided a improved place. But a critical thing is that we had a speed in a competition – we’re going to entirely conflict again during Brands Hatch.”

Another motorist to allege into a points was Mike Rockenfeller, who had started in a Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Phoenix from position 14. Despite losing some time due to a delayed second array stop and a few tussles, a 2010 Le Mans leader finished a deteriorate opener in eighth place.  

Jamie Green (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM) attempted to make adult belligerent by a prolonged final army on choice tires. For disaster to approve with a line limit, a Briton primarily perceived a path chastisement and subsequently a drive-through. As a result, Green had to settle for 14th place.

Miguel Molina suffered a puncture in his Audi RS 5 DTM right on a starting lap. Filipe Albuquerque (Audi Financial Services RS 5 DTM/Audi Sport Team Rosberg) perceived a drive-through chastisement for surpassing a speed extent in a array lane. Molina and Albuquerque finished a competition in positions 15 and 16.

Mattias Ekström (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM), Edoardo Mortara (Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM) and Adrien Tambay (Audi ultra RS 5 DTM) did not finish a race. Mattias Ekström shop-worn a front finish of his RS 5 DTM in a turmoil of a starting lap, subsequently mislaid a hood and eventually had to give adult since of repairs to a driveline. The front splitter of Edoardo Mortara’s automobile was so heavily shop-worn on a starting path that stability to expostulate done no sense. “Iron Man” Adrien Tambay had to park his RS 5 DTM after usually 4 laps due to a glow in a engine compartment.  

“That was a unsatisfactory deteriorate opener for Audi,” pronounced Dieter Gass, Head of DTM during Audi Sport. “None of a cars done it but any incidents. Particularly frustrating was a fact that we didn’t call Timo (Scheider) into a pits right on a initial path of a reserve car, that deprived him of a probable lectern finish. That he was means to allege from 18th all a approach to sixth place by achieving clever path times shows that some-more would have been probable today.”

The subsequent DTM competition is on a calendar during Brands Hatch on a hinterland of London (Great Britain) usually dual weeks from now.

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