Pole position for a Audi RS 5 DTM

Posted on 07. May, 2013 by in Audi Canada

Pouring sleet in a morning, a lane that became increasingly drier in a afternoon: In a conflict for a best grid positions, a teams were confronted with ceaselessly changing conditions in a DTM opening turn during Hockenheim – a box right adult a alley of a many successful Audi DTM group and a two-time DTM Champion. In a third subordinate territory (Q3), Timo Scheider switched from sleet tires to un-treaded rubber during a right impulse and on a essential path in Q4 was a tenth of a second quicker than BMW motorist Augusto Farfus.

“Today we had to make a right decisions, and that’s what we did,” pronounced an vivacious Timo Scheider after posting his eleventh fasted subordinate time in sum in a DTM. “Tomorrow, it’ll be about delicately doing a tires and creation a best of this stick position. In any event, starting from a unequivocally front with a RS 5 DTM during a DTM deteriorate opener during Hockenheim is illusory – quite since, before a subordinate session, we unequivocally didn’t know where we stood after it was raining in giveaway practice.”

Scheider’s team-mate Mattias Ekström, in fifth place in a Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM, hardly missed a shoot-out of a tip four. But a Swede showed a clever opening in any of a initial 3 subordinate segments and with his place on a third quarrel of a grid also has a good starting bottom for a competition on Sunday, in that choice tires and an tractable back wing (DRS) will be used for a initial time in a DTM. Furthermore, changes to a set-up of a cars after subordinate are no longer permitted.

The other Audi drivers were reduction fortunate. Newcomer Jamie Green in his Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM was one of a quickest on a soppy lane though during a essential impulse had to settle for twelfth place. Adrien Tambay whose Audi ultra RS 5 DTM is starting from a Hockenheim grid featuring a colors of a new “Iron Man 3” film and Mike Rockenfeller in a Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Phoenix will be pity a seventh row.

Filipe Albuquerque in a Audi Financial Services RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Rosberg finished it into Q2, though in a second shred complained about oversteer and will start from position 16 on Sunday. Miguel Molina (Audi RS 5 DTM) and Edoardo Mortara (Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM) were separated in Q1 in 18th and 19th place.

Dieter Gass, Head of DTM during Audi Sport: “Well finished to Timo Scheider, his operative and Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline: They did all right currently in these intensely formidable conditions and merit clinching a stick position. But we consider that subordinate was only a foretaste of a competition tomorrow, that not slightest due to a conditions currently will be a tour into a unknown. Of march it’s a aim to make it into a tip 10 with some-more than dual cars.”

For a race, fever has been predicted. ARD will start airing live coverage from Hockenheim on “Das Erste” on Sunday during 13:15. The new DTM format no longer provides for a warm-up session. Instead, a fans on plcae will knowledge a array stop use of a DTM teams for a initial time as partial of a “Pit Walk” starting during 8:55.

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