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Posted on 10. May, 2013 by in Audi Canada

The initial competition of a new deteriorate showed that a fans are experiencing even some-more action, overtaking maneuvers and moments of warn this year due to choice tires and a behind wing strap (DRS) that can be practiced by a motorist on a track. Now a fans and a drivers are equally fervent to see what outcome a innovations will have on a 1.929-kilometer, and so shortest, circuit on a DTM calendar, and how a relations strengths will vessel out on this competition line with a singular characteristics.

Audi Sport and a Audi Sport Teams Abt Sportsline, Phoenix and Rosberg are rebellious a eventuality during Brands Hatch with high motivation. Although Timo Scheider, on clinching a stick position during Hockenheim, set an initial exclamation symbol a 8 drivers clearly stayed successive their intensity in a competition with position 6 as a best Audi outcome and usually one some-more position in a points. This is to change in Great Britain.

The omens are positive, as on 3 prior occasions Audi drivers, including a dual double Champions, Mattias Ekström and Timo Scheider, entered their names on a winners’ list of this race. Most recently, Martin Tomczyk, on his approach toward a pretension win in a 2011 season, was successful during Brands Hatch. In 2012, Mike Rockenfeller started a competition from grid position 4 and finished in third place.

At Brands Hatch, a DTM is again racing on a brief pattern of a circuit. The supposed ‘Indy Circuit’ has clearly some-more right- and left-hand turns and, distinct a prolonged ‘Parabolica’ during Hockenheim, offers usually few sections in that a drivers can truly use a DRS for overtaking. The 98 laps on Sunday direct impassioned thoroughness of a drivers. This relates to a crews in a pits and during a authority posts as well. There is no other line on that plan and a right timing of a imperative array stops are as critical as during Brands Hatch.

For a initial time given Oliver Jarvis raced in 2011, Audi is competing again with a Briton in a DTM this year. Newcomer Jamie Green will competition his initial ‘home round’ for a code with a 4 rings during Brands Hatch. A vast series of fans and friends will accompany a 30-year-old Audi bureau driver, who on his 2006 entrance during Brands Hatch usually missed a delight by an intensely slight margin. The leader behind afterwards was Mattias Ekström, who now is his team-mate.

The series 20 Audi RS 5 will underline new graphics during Brands Hatch, as soccer fan Miguel Molina on his automobile advertises a Audi Cup to be hold in Munich on Jul 31 and Aug 1. At Audi’s invitation, FC Bayern München, Manchester City, AC Milan and a tip Brazilian bar FC São Paulo are assembly during a Allianz Arena for a brief tournament.

ARD will promote a DTM subordinate eventuality on Saturday (May 18) from 14:30 CEST live on “Das Erste” and a competition on Sunday (May 19) during a common time, starting during 13:15 CEST. Due to a TV promote in Germany a competition will start during 12:30, internal time (13:30 CEST). Tickets for all DTM races of a 2013 deteriorate are accessible during www.audi-motorsport.com/dtm

Quotes by a officials

Dieter Gass (Head of DTM): “We’re roving to Brands Hatch with optimism. At Hockenheim, quite on Saturday, we saw that a opening of a RS 5 DTM is fundamentally good. That was important. Now it’s adult to us to feat this potential. I’m certain that during Brands Hatch we’ll be experiencing a unequivocally tighten race. The innovations like DRS won’t be personification such a purpose there given a true isn’t prolonged enough. But I’m assured that a fans can still demeanour brazen to a lot of engaging duels.”
Hans-Jürgen Abt (Team Director Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline): “The time between a deteriorate opener with a many innovations in a regulations and a successive competition during Brands Hatch isn’t unequivocally long. That’s given it’s essential for us to jointly assess, investigate and, of march optimize, all a practice and information we collected during Hockenheim. And afterwards we’ll arrive in England ideally prepared.”

Ernst Moser (Team Director Audi Sport Team Phoenix): “Knowing a simple opening of a car, we’re looking brazen to Brands Hatch. With a choice tires on this brief line we’ll substantially be saying many opposite strategies. The fans can demeanour brazen to a stirring race.”
Arno Zensen (Team Director Audi Sport Team Rosberg): “I’ve got good and bad memories of Brands Hatch. A good one is that Filipe (Albuquerque) was among a front runners for a prolonged time final year before losing belligerent due to a delayed array stop. We’re going to do improved in that honour this time.”

Facts and quotes by a Audi drivers

Filipe Albuquerque (27/P), Audi Financial Services RS 5 DTM #6 (Audi Sport Team Rosberg)
•  Finished in a tip 10 during Brands Hatch in 2012
•  Received a drive-through chastisement during Hockenheim for speeding in a array line
“I’m looking brazen to a competition during Brands Hatch. Until then, we’re going to continue to investigate all a practice from Hockenheim. The DRS won’t assistance us a lot on this line though a choice tires are outrageous fun even over a stretch of hardly dual kilometers.”

Mattias Ekström (34/S), Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM #11 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline)
•  Won a DTM’s initial competition during Brands Hatch in 2006
•  Was on a lectern during Brands Hatch on 4 prior occasions
“I’ve got several lustful memories of Brands Hatch, for instance of my feat during a initial spin there. Qualifying will be unequivocally critical given overtaking, notwithstanding DRS and choice tires, will be some-more formidable than during a final competition during Hockenheim. That’s given I’ll be investing even some-more appetite than common to start as distant during a front as possible.”

Jamie Green (30/GB), Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM #12 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline)
•  Will have his initial ‘home round’ during Brands Hatch for Audi
•  In 2006, took second place on a tradition-steeped English track
“It’s always unequivocally special for me to competition in front of a throng of my associate countrymen – after all, this doesn’t occur unequivocally often. It’s a bit hapless that we’re roving to a UK right for a second competition of a deteriorate given I’m still in a routine of gelling with Audi and my team. But I’ve privately had to knowledge a fact that Audi was always clever during Brands Hatch in a past – so I’m confident that we’ll be in quarrel for a good result.”

Miguel Molina (24/E), Audi RS 5 DTM #20 (Audi Sport Team Phoenix)
•  Just hardly missed a lectern during Brands Hatch in 2010
•  Is promotion a “Audi Cup” soccer contest in Munich on his RS 5 DTM
“The blueprint of a line is unequivocally different, though we like it. I’ve always managed good during Brands Hatch and am anticipating that we’ll be means to uncover a intensity even some-more clearly. Obviously, 98 laps are severe for us drivers – though that’s DTM. As a soccer fan, I’m happy about a new graphics of my competition car. we usually met Javier Martínez during an Audi eventuality in Munich, so during a Audi Cup I’m of march going to keep my fingers crossed for FC Bayern.”

Edoardo Mortara (26/F/I), Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM #5 (Audi Sport Team Rosberg)
•  Was on a lectern during Brands Hatch in 2011
•  Damaged his front splitter during Hockenheim and was forced to retire
“At Hockenheim, we got a initial sense of how rival we are with a RS 5 DTM this year. Now we’re going to make use of this and aim to grasp a improved outcome during Brands Hatch than during a deteriorate opener.”

Mike Rockenfeller (29/D), Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM #19 (Audi Sport Team Phoenix)
•  Was on a lectern during Brands Hatch final year
•  After a competition in England, will transport directly to a Nürburgring 24 Hours
“Hockenheim wasn’t unequivocally successful for me, so I’m happy that we’re relocating on to a successive competition right away. we was using unequivocally good during Brands Hatch final year and wish to conflict for feat again this time. With all a trade on this tiny track, plan will play an critical role.”

Timo Scheider (34/D), AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM #23 (Audi Sport Team Abt)
•  Started a deteriorate during Hockenheim with a stick position
•  Won during Brands Hatch in his Championship-winning year of 2008
“Pole position, competition victory, setbacks – I’ve most gifted all during Brands Hatch in a past few years. I’m anticipating to supplement some some-more good moments this time. We’re holding a things that went good during Hockenheim with us as certain energy. And all a things that went wrong we’re going to do improved during Brands Hatch.”

Adrien Tambay (22/F), Audi ultra RS 5 DTM #24 (Audi Sport Team Abt)
•  Is again promotion a “Iron Man 3” film on his automobile during Brands Hatch
•  At a deteriorate opener, had to retire after usually 4 laps due to a glow on his car
“I’m looking brazen to an sparkling weekend in England. A brief track, a lot of traffic, array stops, choice tires – it’ll be a wily event. Hopefully, after my early retirement during Hockenheim, this will be my initial genuine competition in a 2013 season.”

The Audi drivers in a 2013 DTM

Filipe Albuquerque (P): * Jun 13, 1985 in Coimbra (P); residence: Coimbra (P); singular (partner Joana); height: 1.74 m; weight: 65 kg; Audi motorist given 2011; DTM races: 21; stick positions: 0; victories: 0 (best result: 2nd place); fastest laps: 0; points: 35; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Brands Hatch: 10

Mattias Ekström (S): * Jul 14, 1978 in Falun (S); residence: Salenstein (CH); singular (partner Heidi), one son (Mats); one daughter (Hanna); height: 1.83 m; weight: 79 kg; Audi motorist given 1999; DTM races: 125; stick positions: 19; victories: 17; fastest laps: 12; points: 615; DTM titles: 2 (2004, 2007); best outcome DTM Brands Hatch: 1

Jamie Green (GB): * Jun 14, 1982 in Leicester (GB); residence: Monaco (MC); married to Ginny, dual sons (Zachary and William); height: 1.78 m; weight: 70 kg; Audi motorist given 2013; DTM races: 84; stick positions: 6; victories: 8; fastest laps: 13; points: 361.5; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Brands Hatch: 2

Miguel Molina (E): * Feb 17, 1989 in Barcelona (E); residence: Lloret de Mar (E); single; height: 1.75 m; weight: 64 kg; Audi motorist given 2010; DTM races: 32; stick positions: 2; victories: 0 (best result: 3rd place); fastest laps: 1; points: 34; DTM titles: 0; best result, DTM Brands Hatch: 4

Edoardo Mortara (F/I): * Jan 12, 1987 in Geneva (CH); residence: Geneva (CH); engaged; height: 1.82 m; weight: 75 kg; Audi motorist given 2011; DTM races: 21; stick positions: 1; victories: 2; fastest laps: 0; points: 103; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Brands Hatch: 3

Mike Rockenfeller (D): * Oct 31, 1983 in Neuwied (D); residence: Landschlacht (CH); singular (partner Susanne); height: 1.75 m; weight: 68 kg; Audi motorist given 2007; DTM races: 62; stick positions: 1; victories: 1; fastest laps: 2; points: 163; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Brands Hatch: 3

Timo Scheider (D): * Nov 10, 1978 in Lahnstein (D); residence: Lochau (A); singular (partner Jessica), one son (Loris-Romeo); height: 1.78 m; weight: 72 kg; Audi motorist given 2006; DTM races: 130; stick positions: 11; victories: 6; fastest laps: 9; points: 381; DTM titles: 2 (2008, 2009); best outcome DTM Brands Hatch: 1

Adrien Tambay (F): * Feb 25, 1991 in Paris (F); residence: Lochau (A); single; height: 1.81 m; weight: 69 kg; Audi motorist given 2012; DTM races: 11; stick positions: 0; victories: 0 (best result: 2nd place); fastest laps: 0; points: 28; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Brands Hatch: 12

DTM drivers’ standings after 1 of 10 rounds
  1 Augusto Farfus (BMW)        25 points
  2 Dirk Werner (BMW)        18 points
  3 Christian Vietoris (Mercedes-Benz)      15 points
  4 Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz)      12 points
  5 Bruno Spengler (BMW)        10 points
  6 Timo Scheider (Audi)        8 points
  7 Joey Hand (BMW)          6 points
  8 Mike Rockenfeller (Audi)        4 points
  9 Marco Wittmann (BMW)        2 points
10 Roberto Merhi (Mercedes-Benz)      1 point

DTM manufacturers’ standings
  1 BMW            61 points
  2 Mercedes-Benz          28 points
  3 Audi            12 points

DTM group standings
  1 BMW Team RBM          31 points
  2 BMW Team Schnitzer        28 points
  3 STIHL/AMG Mercedes        15 points
  4 EURONICS/THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG    13 points
  5 Audi Sport Team Abt        8 points
  6 Audi Sport Team Phoenix        4 points
  7 BMW Team MTEK          2 points

Audi DTM statistics (since 1990)

Champion’s titles: 8 (in 16 years)
Victories: 63 (in 199 races)
Pole positions: 68 (in 163 subordinate sessions)
Fastest laps: 54 (in 199 races)
Podium positions: 200 (in 199 races)

All Brands Hatch winners given 2006

2006 Mattias Ekström (Audi)
2007 Bernd Schneider (Mercedes-Benz)
2008 Timo Scheider (Audi)
2009 Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-Benz)
2010 Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-Benz)
2011 Martin Tomczyk (Audi)
2012 Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz)

2012 flashback: ‘Rocky’ takes lectern for Audi

Mike Rockenfeller laid a substructure for a lectern outcome right during a start. In his Schaeffler Audi A5 DTM, he overtook Christian Vietoris’ Mercedes-Benz that had started from a front quarrel and so modernized to third place behind a successive leader Gary Paffett and Bruno Spengler. In a final proviso of a 98-lap race, ‘Rocky’ sealed a opening to a second-placed BMW though was no longer means to overtake. Mattias Ekström in a Red Bull Audi A5 DTM recovered from position 8 on a grid to fifth place. In total, 5 Audi A5 DTM cars finished in a points.

Track info

Track length: 1.929 km
Race distance: 98 laps = 189.042 km
DTM subordinate record on this track: Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-Benz), 41.003s = 169.363 km/h (Sep 04, 2010)
DTM competition record on this track: Miguel Molina (Audi), 41.896s = 165.753 km/h (Sep 05, 2010)
Pole position 2012: Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz), 41.266s = 168.284 km/h
Fastest path 2012: Martin Tomczyk (BMW), 42.138s = 164.801 km/h
Turnout 2012: 27,000
TV live rating 2012: 1.02 million/9.5 % marketplace share (source: ARD)

Miguel Molina about Brands Hatch: “The Indy Circuit isn’t unequivocally prolonged though wily nonetheless – also given of a tiny run-off areas. There’s small room for mistakes, you’ve always got to be entirely concentrated. Turn 1 is unequivocally special. You can feel how high we go downhill after this flattering quick spin and how most a automobile and your physique are dense down in a dip. And afterwards a best and roughly usually place for overtaking follows. A specialty of Brands Hatch is a vast series of laps we expostulate there. we always tell my mechanics not to start counting down on a array house before a final 20 laps.”

Timetable (local times, CEST –1 hour)

Saturday, May 18
09:10–10:40   Free practice
13:40–14:50   Qualifying

Sunday, May 19
12:30     Race

TV Schedule (“Das Erste” live, CEST)

Saturday, May 18
14:30–16:00   Qualifying

Sunday, May 19
13:15–15:00   Race

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