DTM Hockenheim: Audi quotes

Posted on 07. May, 2018 by in Audi Canada

Dieter Gass (Head of Audi Motorsport)
“The DTM delivered a good uncover to flog off a deteriorate and carried a fans away. The unrestrained in a grandstands was visible. Both races were intensely sparkling and a second one on Sunday was usually awesome. That was pristine racing! It can frequency be topped. Mattias’ (Ekström) farewell coming was unequivocally relocating as well, we saw a integrate of tears here and there. We also couldn’t have wished for a improved opener for a new TV partner, SAT.1. The considerable rating on Saturday proves how clever a DTM product is. I’m already vehement to see Sunday’s statistics. That it would turn a formidable opening turn for us didn’t come as a sum surprise. We approaching that a change in regulations would be tough for us. Still, a formula on Saturday were disappointing, so Mike’s (Rockenfeller) second place on Sunday was all a some-more positive. We schooled a lot about a new package this weekend and now have some task to do. At a Lausitzring, in dual weeks from now, we intend to be stronger on a whole.”

Mike Rockenfeller (Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM #99) position 14 / position 2
“The foe on Sunday was fun from lights to flag. When we start from position 9 and finish runner-up it’s a good outcome in this year’s intensely tighten field. Every indicate depends and we scored some critical points. That my automobile had a good setup and ran good was decisive. We had a shining start and were fast. At a array stop, my group did a ideal job. In a end, we didn’t pass as a outcome of a plan yet due to some good on-track battles. My quarrel with Gary (Paffett) was awesome, positively during a limit!”

Loïc Duval (Audi Sport RS 5 DTM #28) position 10 / position 5
“We achieved a good outcome in both races. In qualifying, we were lacking a tiny to keep gait with BMW and Mercedes. In a races, though, things were going well. That’s when we were consistently fast. On Saturday, we had a tiny outing in a Sachs Corner, so a outcome could have been better. On Sunday, a automobile wasn’t utterly as good, yet we still extracted everything. In qualifying, we had a good lap, yet it was usually adequate for position twelve on a grid. we could have substantially driven dual tenths faster and with fifth or sixth position on a grid would have had other possibilities in a race. As a group we did a good pursuit and I’m happy for Rocky.”

René Rast (Audi Sport RS 5 DTM #33) position 9 / position 7
“It was a formidable weekend. Even so, we scored a sum of 10 points in both races and in subordinate on Sunday. And scoring points is always a categorical goal. But, obviously, we’d been anticipating to be faster. That was a tiny frustrating on Saturday. In subordinate on Sunday, a second position was a ray of hope, yet in a foe a eyes were non-stop again. Now we usually need to stay with it, continue to work tough and see what Phoenix is doing improved than we are. Loïc (Duval) gathering a glorious foe and Mike (Rockenfeller) did anyhow. This shows that a RS 5 DTM seems to fundamentally duty if we find a right setup. Knowing that is radically positive. But we still have a lot of work to do now.”

Robin Frijns (Aral Ultimate Audi RS 5 DTM #4) position 18 / position 12
“There’s a lot to learn in a DTM. Especially on day one, we attempted out several things. Then we approached day dual differently. The second subordinate was still formidable yet in a foe we were using good and we felt comfortable. We mislaid a few seconds during a array stop that cost us 3 positions. Afterwards, we was severe on my tires. A lot went wrong in a brief space of time. When we was finally means to expostulate on a transparent lane we sealed a opening to Wittmann and afterwards a foe was over. The gait was right yet we would have wished for a improved result.”

Nico Müller (Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM #51) position 13 / position 13
“This was no doubt not a deteriorate opener we’d been anticipating for. We scored no points here and didn’t grasp a goal. We have to acknowledge that a foe was unequivocally clever here. We weren’t means to remove a limit from a package. Position 13 twice in a races is not satisfactory. Now we’ve got some task to do for a Lausitzring. I’m still confident yet and wish that a lane there will fit us better.”

Mattias Ekström (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM #5) position 17 / position 16
“It was a good knowledge observant goodbye to my fans and everybody else in a correct way. That’s what will sojourn of this weekend. After 17 years, this was unequivocally critical for me. From a sporting indicate of view, a dual races weren’t so exciting. Arriving here but before contrast and perplexing to spike all down wasn’t so easy. But we knew that in advance.”

Jamie Green (Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM #53) position 19 / position 17
“This weekend was one of a misfortune in my whole racing career. we was never unequivocally quick and not competitive. we had a bad subordinate on Sunday and an even worse one on Saturday. It was a tough weekend for Audi. But on Sunday, René’s (Rast) second place in subordinate and Rocky’s second place in a foe showed that Audi is means to finish in a tip three.”

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