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A dream comes true: 4 Audi RS 5 DTM in “dream race” in Japan

For several years, a officials of a DTM in Europe and a SUPER GT in Japan have been operative on an composition of their technical regulations to capacitate corner races and a kind of “Champions League” of furloughed automobile racing. This try has resulted in a fantastic Class 1 foe cars with their some-more than 610-hp four-cylinder turbo engines that already began to be used in a DTM in a 2019 season. In a SUPER GT, a Class 1 regulations will come into outcome subsequent year.

In a “dream race” during Fuji this weekend, 4 Audi RS 5 DTM and 3 BMW M4 DTM will be pitted opposite a stream SUPER GT foe cars from Honda, Lexus and Nissan, that are still featuring some technical differences compared to a DTM cars during a moment. “Even so, we design a offset foe and can frequency wait to finally see a initial corner races being held, after we’ve been operative for so many years to make this happen,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “I’m happy that we managed to be there with one automobile per team. Fuji is always a really special venue – a riveting lane with an intensely prolonged true and an intriguing territory of turns. Finding a right setup there that puts us in row is going to be a challenge. we design a transparent advantage of a Japanese cars on a prolonged straight.”

The start-finish true during Fuji is some 1.5 kilometers long, that creates a circuit a singular lane on a general racing calendar that Audi is already informed with from events with a Audi R18 in a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and with a Audi R8 LMS. According to mechanism simulations, a Audi RS 5 DTM will strech a speed of adult to 300 km/h during a finish of a straight, depending on a back wing setting.

The 4 Audi RS 5 DTM cars have partially perceived new liveries for a “dream race.” Fans will usually immediately commend Mike Rockenfeller’s car: The 2013 DTM Champion will be racing with Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline in his informed black Akrapovič Audi RS 5 DTM, like in a many new DTM season.

René Rast’s Audi Sport RS 5 DTM will be sporting a demeanour of a Japanese dwindle with a vast red dot on a white bodywork for a Japanese round. The reigning DTM Champion will be racing in Audi Sport Team Rosberg with support by Audi Japan and sketch courtesy to a 25th anniversary of a quite sporty RS models of a Audi brand.

Loïc Duval, in Audi Sport Team Phoenix, will be pushing a red BMC Airfilter Audi RS 5 DTM. The association formerly upheld a furious label entrance of MotoGP star Andrea Dovizioso during Misano during a commencement of a year.

Last though not least, Benoît Tréluyer, in Audi’s patron group WRT Team Audi Sport, will be competing in a white Audi Japan RS 5 DTM with support by Audi Japan, Hitotsuyama Racing and a Audi pushing experience.

For a 4 Audi teams, a revisit to Japan poses a logistical challenge. A vast partial of a apparatus and gangling tools were sent on their approach to Asia by sea several weeks ago. The 4 Audi RS 5 DTM cars were flown to Japan from Frankfurt-Hahn on Nov 13 and arrived during a venue yesterday (Monday, Nov 18).