DTM: Audi Sport on pretension invulnerability mission

Posted on 30. Apr, 2018 by in Audi Canada

Exactly 202 days will have upheld between a 2017 DTM culmination and a initial foe in 2018 that will start this Saturday during 1.33 PM (CEST) and be promote live on SAT.1 for a initial time. “The DTM deteriorate is really compress and a winter mangle is long,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “It’s high time for events to start again. We design an intensely stirring deteriorate in that everyone, following a discontinuation of a opening weights, will particularly be racing flat-out – accurately what approach fans like to see. For me, there are no genuine favorites.”

The cards were reshuffled in winter. Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are going to foe with selection aerodynamics, serve reduced downforce and fewer cessation setup options. “I design a margin to pierce even closer together,” says reigning DTM Champion René Rast. “I’m vehement to see if we drew a right conclusions from a pre-season tests and where we mount compared to a competition. In any case, it’s a good feeling to transport to a deteriorate opener during Hockenheim as DTM Champion.”

Audi Sport intensively prepared for a new DTM deteriorate for scarcely 7 months. Starting this weekend, drivers and teams will be in a limelight again – and some-more than ever before. In Germany, a series’ new TV partner, SAT.1, is now going to atmosphere live coverage of a DTM. Airtime will start half an hour before any foe is started, so providing TV viewers with some-more complete insights behind a scenes.

Since final season’s finale, a series of changes have taken place in Audi Sport’s DTM patrol as well. René Rast is pushing a red Audi Sport RS 5 DTM this year. Mike Rockenfeller’s Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM appears in white-green for a initial time. Nico Müller (Castrol EDGE) and Loïc Duval (Audi Sport) are racing with new sponsors as good and both also have new foe engineers. Robin Frijns (Aral Ultimate) is a new rookie in a group and has formerly left a clever sense during a central DTM pre-season tests. Andreas Roos is a new Project Leader DTM during Audi Sport. A consistent in a Audi lineup is Jamie Green who many recently finished in a tip 3 of a championship 3 times in succession. The Briton will again be racing in a orange Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM and with his patrol from Audi Sport Team Rosberg.

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