Quotes after a competition during a Norisring

Posted on 29. Jun, 2014 by in Audi Canada

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport): “Following a success in a Le Mans 24 Hours and a 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring we’d have apparently favourite to finally win a DTM home turn during a Norisring. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out yet that’s no reason to be disheartened. Quite a conflicting is true: We saw a unequivocally clever opening by a whole Audi patrol and scored some-more points currently than in a initial 3 DTM races – that’s never been a box before during a Norisring.”  

Dieter Gass (Head of DTM): “It wasn’t a feat yet Audi was strongly represented during a front: 6 Audi drivers in a points and dual on podium. We’ve got to be happy with that even though, unfortunately, we again didn’t conduct a jump onto a core step of a podium. The certain partial is that we’re rival on all marks and in all conditions. Now we’re set on finally clinching a initial feat of a deteriorate – and that’s a idea for a subsequent competition during Moscow.”

Jamie Green (Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM), 2nd place
Tires: rain/option

“This was a step in a right direction. Of march it would have been good to win here for Audi. That was a idea and we didn’t utterly grasp it. But a competition had a bad commencement with an occurrence with Paul di Resta following a start behind a reserve car. His line and his speed astounded me. Unfortunately, we had physique hit and as a outcome we mislaid time on a leader, Robert Wickens. we perceived a drive-through penalty. Looking during a whole movement we can be happy about second place. I’m also happy about a initial lectern I’ve clinched with Audi Sport Team Rosberg. We can build on that.”

Mattias Ekström (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM), 3rd place
Tires: rain/option

“It was a good day. we enjoyed pushing a RS 5 DTM. The automobile was good on a dry and a soppy track. I’m not celebrating third place like a feat yet we scored points for a Championship and set a fastest competition lap. We showed that we’re in row in a conflict for victory. Unfortunately, we’ve got to wait for a whole year before we contest here again.”

Edoardo Mortara (Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM), 4th place
Tires: rain/option

“It was a crazy competition for me. We modernized from grid position 20 to fourth place. We had a good automobile and a good rhythm. I’m really gratified and demeanour brazen to Moscow.”  

Mike Rockenfeller (Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM), 8th place
Tires: rain/option

“This is a really unsatisfactory result. A good outcome would have been probable from where we started – as other drivers have shown. They done adult a lot of positions. And we didn’t. At a commencement of a race, we mislaid a few places since a automobile was delayed on sleet tires. In a center of a race, a conditions softened and a group also told me to array during a right time. But, unfortunately, in a finish there were some problems with a brakes and we was happy to have finished a competition and to have scored 4 points.”

Adrien Tambay (Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM), 9th place
Tires: rain/option

“It was a tough competition and it would have been easy to make a mistake and to retire. we done no mistakes. We had a tiny occurrence with Pascal (Wehrlein), and I’m contemptible about that. Driving on slicks on a soppy lane was difficult.”

Timo Scheider (AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM), 10th place
Tires: rain/option

“One point! From a back, where we started from, that’s fundamentally fine as distant as that goes. That had also been a goal. We done adult eleven places. But we’re out to conflict for victories, not only for points – so from that viewpoint it’s not satisfactory. The competition was fun. we had a lot of battles and time upheld comparatively quickly. The gait that a automobile had in a several conditions was good. From that indicate of view, we’re now going home with a black eye.”

Nico Müller (Audi Financial Services RS 5 DTM), 18th place
Tires: rain/option

“In a disharmony following a start, Joey Hand done a braking mistake on path dual and incited me around. Afterwards, we was all a approach during a back. We took a play that a reserve automobile would be deployed and immediately pitted yet a reserve automobile didn’t come out, so we found ourselves during a rear. The conditions with a blue flags didn’t work well. we waited too long, perceived a drive-through chastisement and mislaid another lap. It was a unsatisfactory race.”  

Miguel Molina (Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM), 22nd place
Tires: rain/option

“We had a flattering assertive plan in that we pitted during a initial opportunity. With hindsight, it was a wrong preference since a lane began to dry and there was no reserve automobile duration either, that we’d been speculating on. Obviously, I’m unhappy with this competition weekend yet we’re still in a good position in a drivers’ standings. If we keep a stroke we’ll be means to continue a good formula of a initial races.”

Hans-Jürgen Abt (Team Director Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline): “It was a retaining race. Mattias (Ekström) and Edo (Mortara) modernized really distant from a rear. That was sensational. But Adrien (Tambay) did a glorious pursuit as well. The plan with Miguel (Molina), unfortunately, didn’t vessel out. But we’d discussed it before and wanted to try it. We’re happy with a group outcome and have good prerequisites for a subsequent race.”  

Ernst Moser (Team Director Audi Sport Team Phoenix):
“A glorious competition for Audi. A good result. Congratulations to Mattias (Ekström) and Jamie (Green) on clinching a lectern places. We even battled a approach forwards from a back but, unfortunately, didn’t utterly keep pace. It was unfit to make this adult in a end. But we still scored points and are now looking ahead.”

Arno Zensen (Team Director Audi Sport Team Rosberg):
“I’m really pleased. It was a good weekend. ‘Well done’ to Jamie (Green), he did a marvellous job. I’m also happy for a team. The guys merit this. For Nico (Müller), it was a contrition that he was incited around since his gait was good. He brought a automobile home. That’s an honest feat on using during a Norisring for a initial time.”

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