DTM rookie Frijns impresses in Audi RS 5 DTM

Posted on 13. Apr, 2018 by in Audi Canada

The visitor from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline hardly missed a best time posted in a tests by ex-DTM Champion Bruno Spengler in a BMW by usually 45 thousandths of a second. “That was a clever path by Robin,” pronounced Andreas Roos, Project Leader DTM during Audi. “The follow for a eventually fastest lap, though, was not a tip priority this week. We rather attempted to make a best probable use of these 4 days to adjust to a new aerodynamics and a altered setup options, and did so successfully. We attempted out a lot of opposite things. Now we need to pull a right conclusions from a information for a deteriorate opener during a commencement of May.”

The 3 Audi Sport Teams Abt Sportsline, Phoenix and Rosberg, used 5 foe cars and one exam automobile during Hockenheim. “The exam was promising,” pronounced Robin Frijns. “Following sleet during a night from Tuesday to Wednesday, a lane was fastest on Wednesday morning. we benefited from this during my subordinate simulations, though a prolonged runs, starting use and array stops were really essential for me too.”

With 303 laps a DTM rookie was also one of a busiest drivers in a DTM margin of 18 entrants. In total, a 6 Audi drivers reeled off 1,477 laps from Monday to Thursday, that corresponds to a sum stretch of 6,756 kilometers. Aside from a gearbox emanate that kept pretension defender René Rast in a pits for a longer duration of time on Tuesday, a Audi RS 5 DTM cars ran but any vital problems. The reigning DTM Champion set a day’s best time during a finish of a exam on Thursday.

“We can be happy with a test,” pronounced Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “Our drivers unanimously reported that a automobile felt good also with a new aerodynamics package. We still wish that all 3 brands will be tighten together again. However, we won’t know where we mount compared with a foe before a Hockenheim deteriorate opener. In any event, it will be exciting.”

The new DTM deteriorate will start – during a Hockenheimring as good – on May 5 and 6. Tickets and Audi fan packages are accessible on a internet during www.audi.com/dtm. In Germany, a array new TV partner, SAT.1, will atmosphere live coverage of a deteriorate opener.

Before a deteriorate kicks off, a 6 foe cars will be entirely checked and versed with a foe engines for a 2018 deteriorate by Audi Sport Teams Abt Sportsline, Phoenix and Rosberg. At their home bases in Kempten, Meuspath and Neustadt an der Weinstraße, array stop use sessions and final organic checks are scheduled before racing starts in aspiring during a Hockenheimring in early May. 

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