Quotes after a competition during Zandvoort

Posted on 29. Sep, 2013 by in Audi Canada

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport): “Winning a DTM pretension is always a really special thing. we consider Mike (Rockenfeller) will entirely comprehend this usually in a subsequent few days or weeks. He’s an positively honourable and estimable 2013 DTM Champion – he’s shown this currently nonetheless again. Congratulations to him, to Audi Sport Team Phoenix and to everybody during Audi Sport in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm as well. Following a formidable 2012 season, we decisively softened a RS 5 DTM in winter notwithstanding a parsimonious regulatory requirements. The same is loyal for a R18 e-tron quattro that we won Le Mans with and that we’re only about to win a pretension in a World Endurance Championship with. Leading both programs to success in together was a outrageous bid for a whole squad. But it was good value it.”  

Dieter Gass (Head of DTM): “A illusory day for Audi! Before a event, we delicately suspicion about a situation, prepared all and ran by several scenarios. But we couldn’t design to indeed be means to hang adult a pretension today. On Saturday, we saw that BMW was enormously clever here. But we kept ease and, utterly on a choice tires, showed a clever opening today, as Mattias (Ekström) demonstrated. We done use of a possibilities and became an early Champion.”
 
Mike Rockenfeller (Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM), 2nd place
Tires: Option/Standard/Standard

“I need a few mins to myself now in sequence to comprehend a success. It was a prolonged race, and it had a bit of piquancy due to a start. After overtaking Marco Wittmann, we quickly dreamed of feat when we sealed a opening to Augusto (Farfus). But we was carrying problems on a customary tire. we was happy that Timo (Scheider) was behind me and lonesome a behind for me.”

Timo Scheider (AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM), 3rd place
Tires: Standard/Option/Standard

“It’s been a tough deteriorate until today. We managed to come behind step by step and to pull on a performances we’d been formulation on. This worked out today. And it feels utterly good since we were means to support Mike (Rockenfeller) in winning a title. He truly deserves a title. Congratulations to Mike Rockenfeller, Audi and Audi Sport Team Phoenix.”

Mattias Ekström (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM), 4th place
Tires: Standard/Standard/Option

“That was an engaging race. we modernized from eleventh to fourth place and had stirring battles on track. That’s really okay. But a many critical thing is that Audi became Champion today. I’m impossibly happy for ‘Rocky,’ Audi Sport and Audi Sport Team Phoenix.”

Adrien Tambay (Audi ultra RS 5 DTM), 6th place
Tires: Standard/Option/Standard

“I’m pleased. We scored some good points. Moving brazen from tenth to sixth place was really good. we had a good competition with a good gait and good overtaking maneuvers. My Audi was using ideally a whole weekend; ‘thank you’ for that to my team. we could have finished in fourth place. Unfortunately, a reserve automobile thwarted my plans. ‘Rocky’ became Champion, a aim has been achieved. We’re all happy today.”

Filipe Albuquerque (Audi Financial Services RS 5 DTM), 8th place
Tires: Option/Standard/Standard

“That was a tough competition for me. Initially, on a choice tires, we managed a good start though subsequently got stranded behind Marco Wittmann. The plan was formidable and, unfortunately, we mislaid a few positions. But we did all we could and finished in a points. That’s a good outcome for me and for Audi Sport Team Rosberg. Naturally, we’re aiming to measure points again in a culmination during Hockenheim.”

Miguel Molina (Audi RS 5 DTM), 10th place
Tires: Option/Standard/Standard

“It was a good race. On a choice tires we had a good gait though wasn’t utterly as quick anymore on a initial set of customary tires. On a final laps, we had a integrate of good battles with Martin Tomczyk and Gary Paffett. we finished in a points here for a third time; I’m gratified about that. But some-more critical is a fact that Audi, Audi Sport Team Phoenix and ‘Rocky’ (Mike Rockenfeller) have won a Championship.”

Jamie Green (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM), 13th place
Tires: Standard/Standard/Option

“That was an engaging race. we had a good start and a good initial lap, and was means to make adult a few places. We stayed out for a really prolonged time on a initial set of tires, a few drivers held adult and we had to let them pass. The same thing happened to me during my second army on customary tires. On choice tires, we was means to make adult belligerent in a end. we attempted to pass Dirk Werner though he changed to a left and right. Unfortunately, we touched, he flew off lane and we went into a semi-spin as well. That caused a reserve automobile period. Afterward, we was no longer means to locate adult and finished in 13th place. Without this occurrence we could have substantially scored points.”

Edoardo Mortara (Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM), 14th place
Tires: Standard/Option/Standard

“My fibre of bad races unfortunately continues.”

Hans-Jürgen Abt (Team Director Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline): “Congratulations to Audi, Audi Sport Team Phoenix and Mike Rockenfeller on winning a Championship. But with Timo Scheider’s third and Mattias Ekström’s fourth place we delivered a glorious opening currently as well. Our rookie, Adrien Tambay, did a good pursuit too. We also supposing clever support to ‘Rocky’ to safeguard that he stands where he’s station today. Everything simply fit together and we’re going to have a good celebration today.”

Ernst Moser (Team Director Audi Sport Team Phoenix): “We achieved a aim. By holding second place we won a Championship early. ‘Many thanks’ to Audi and to a other dual teams. ‘Rocky’ (Mike Rockenfeller) was in glorious form and did all right. He caused utterly a bit of torment today. Now we’re Champions and now we’re going to celebrate.”

Arno Zensen (Team Director Audi Sport Team Rosberg): “Congratulations to Audi, Mike Rockenfeller and Audi Sport Team Phoenix. A marvellous race, it’s good that he won a Championship here, so now we can transport to Hockenheim relaxed. Our competition had highs and lows. It’s a contrition that Filipe (Albuquerque) had Joey Hand trip by him again in a early phase, that meant his competition was lost. But he bravely battled his approach to eighth place. Edo (Mortara) wasn’t means to keep a gait on choice tires in a beginning. Afterward, he was quick though by that time it was too late.”

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