Strong Audi opening during a Norisring

Posted on 29. Jun, 2014 by in Audi Canada

Two Audi drivers on podium, 3 among a tip 4 and 6 in a points: Audi scored a largest series of points during a Norising and with a measure of 196 in a DTM manufacturers’ standings is clearly forward of BMW (132) and Mercedes-Benz (76).

In a drivers’ classification, a Audi patrol managed to revoke a opening to a personality of a standings, Marco Wittmann. Five Audi drivers – Edoardo Mortara, Mattias Ekström, Mike Rockenfeller, Adrien Tambay and Miguel Molina – are now in a tip 6 spots of a standings.

Due to complicated rainfalls a competition in Nuremberg was started behind a reserve car. When a competition was expelled after 3 laps there was an occurrence of hit between Jamie Green in a Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Rosberg, who had competent in third place, and a second-placed Mercedes of Paul di Resta, who had left an scarcely vast opening between his automobile and a automobile in front. A five-second array stop chastisement was imposed on Green, that caused a Briton to remove hold with a successive leader Robert Wickens. Still, on finishing a competition as a runner-up, a Briton managed to measure his best outcome given switching to Audi.

“It was a humorous competition for me,” pronounced Green. “Paul di Resta and we are good friends. That’s since a hit was a calamity for me. we subsequently perceived a chastisement for it, that cost me time. However, we consider we couldn’t have beaten Robert Wickens currently anyhow, so as distant as that’s endangered I’m happy with second place. Many interjection from me to Audi and my group that did a glorious job. The Norisring is a really special track. That we were so clever here is a good sign.”

A marvellous competition was driven by Mattias Ekström (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM) and Edoardo Mortara (Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM). After qualifying, a Swede had been relegated from seventh to twelfth place on a grid because, in a opinion of a stewards of a meeting, he had blocked another driver. Despite a argumentative chastisement a Audi motorist managed to redeem from grid position twelve to third place and to expostulate a fastest competition path in a routine as well.

Even some-more positions – an extraordinary 14 – were done adult by Edoardo Mortara. The Italian modernized from position 20 on a grid to fourth place. With that, Mortara softened to second place in a drivers’ standings.  

Adrien Tambay in a Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM was primarily another motorist of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline to make it into a tip five. A 30-second time chastisement following a collision with Pascal Wehrlein subsequently caused a Frenchman to dump to ninth place.   

Driving as a tandem roughly via a competition were Mike Rockenfeller (Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM) and Timo Scheider (AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM), who scored points in positions 8 and ten. The team’s preference to a advantage of a reigning DTM Champion was done when he switched from sleet tires to slicks forward of his team-mate.

Nico Müller (Audi Financial Services Audi RS 5 DTM) mislaid his good starting position when he was incited around by Joey Hand in a early theatre of a race. A drive-through chastisement he perceived for unwell to observe blue flags cost additional time so that a immature Swiss finished his initial Norisring competition in 18th place. Miguel Molina was personal in 22nd place although, shortly before a finish of a race, he had to park his Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM in a pits early following hit with a wall.

“Two Audi drivers on podium, 3 in a tip 4 and 6 in a points – with a outcome like this we can’t be unfortunate in a DTM even yet we again didn’t conduct to measure a home feat during a Norisring,” pronounced Dieter Gass, Head of DTM during Audi Sport, in summing adult a race. “But we do consider that we delivered a really good uncover to a many Audi fans in a grandstands. We extended a lead in a manufacturers’ sequence and now have 5 of a drivers in a tip 6 of a drivers’ standings. That’s a important achievement.”

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