Premiere in Italy: Audi RS 5 DTM to competition during night for a initial time

Posted on 20. Aug, 2018 by in Audi Canada

In 2003, subordinate during a Nürburgring was hold after nightfall, and a 25-year-old youngster by a name of Mattias Ekström during a circle of an Abt Audi TT-R was a front curtain behind then. However, an central DTM competition has never been hold during night before – until now. On a DTM’s lapse to Italy, both races will take place after nightfall for a initial time.

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli nearby Rimini is hosting a premiere. The venue of a MotoGP Grand Prix of San Marino has floodlights, that creates it ideally matched for night races. Unforgotten has been a noted competition of a 1999 German Super Touring Car Championship there that Christian Abt won in an Audi A4 quattro. In breathless heat, he managed to pass Uwe Alzen’s Opel shortly before a finish.

At that time, a races during Misano were still run counter-clockwise. Today, a teams expostulate clockwise on a 4.226-kilometer track. According to simulation, a Audi RS 5 DTM achieves a tip speed of about 250 km/h there. Most of a turns are semi-fast ones. “The difference is a mega quick dilemma toward a finish of a lap,” says René Rast.

The Audi motorist also knows Misano from events in a Audi R8 LMS GT3 competition car, as do his associate Audi drivers Robin Frijns and Jamie Green. The Briton Green usually recently, in Jun of this year, won a turn of a Italian GT Championship and did a prophesy exam there during night as well. “In some of a sections, it was flattering dim in annoy of a a floodlights,” says a Audi motorist who during Mugello in 2008 was a leader of a many new DTM competition hold in Italy to date. “Unlike a GT3 car, the DTM cars usually have daytime using lights, though are most faster. That’s because additional lighting is still needed, or else things competence get tricky.”

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