Pole position for Adrien Tambay and Audi during DTM deteriorate opener

Posted on 04. May, 2014 by in Audi Canada

Following months of growth and testing, a hour of law came for a Audi patrol on Saturday during 16.25. The pleasing finish drawn from a year’s initial genuine comment of where a patrol stands: The new-generation Audi RS 5 DTM is fast. Adrien Tambay in a Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM kick final year’s best time by some-more than a second. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline managed to get all 4 cars into a tip 8 and so into a essential third subordinate segment. With 7 RS 5 DTM cars on a best 13 grid positions Audi managed a clever altogether showing.

“The stick position is a good commencement of a new season,” pronounced Dieter Gass, Head of DTM during Audi Sport. “It’s a good prerogative for what was unequivocally an intensely tough effort rubbed by a whole patrol in new months. Today we saw that a new RS 5 DTM is fast. But BMW is clever as good and we shouldn’t count out Mercedes-Benz after a diseased subordinate event either. We’re really vehement about a competition tomorrow and a new competition format. The spectators can demeanour brazen to a stirring DTM opener. But for a impulse we’re pity Adrien’s (Tambay) fun about his initial ever stick position in a DTM – a clever showing!”

The Frenchman himself talked about a ‘typical DTM qualifying:’ “As usual, it was impossibly close. In Q1, we was roughly separated and in a finish we took a stick position – unbelievable! I’m really happy that it finally worked out – generally also for Audi Sport and Team Abt who did a good pursuit during a winter. The mechanics worked really tough and didn’t have a possibility to go to bed before 3 in a morning on a past dual days either. we couldn’t have thanked them in a improved approach than by clinching a stick position. I’m overjoyed.”

Mattias Ekström (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM), Miguel Molina and Edoardo Mortara (both Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM) took grid positions five, 6 and 7 for Audi. Molina had achieved a best time in Q2 though in Q3, in front of a hairpin spin during a finish of a prolonged Parabolica, braked a small too late, that cost him some essential tenths of a second.   

Timo Scheider (AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM) and pretension defender Mike Rockenfeller (Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM) on their initial corner joining in Audi Sport Team Phoenix, by holding positions 10 and eleven, missed creation it into a final subordinate territory by a really slight margin. Youngster Nico Müller in a Audi Financial Services Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Rosberg on his DTM entrance achieved a important 13th place on a grid.

His team-mate Jamie Green suffered vital misfortune. The Briton in a orange-colored Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM, after environment a best time in Q2 in a initial sector, slipped into a sand trap of a Sachs Corner and had to settle for grid position 18.

The initial DTM competition of a year starts on Sunday during 13.30 internal time. ARD will start to promote live on ‘Das Erste’ during 13.15 CEST.

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