“The pierce from a aged naturally aspirated V8 engines to a modern, rarely fit four-cylinder turbo engines has paid off for everyone,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “We’re now racing with an engine judgment of a kind that Audi uses worldwide in many prolongation models and opening levels. The races are super-thrilling and partly unpredictable. Our drivers are vehement about a new turbo engines and a feedback from a fans is positive, too. That Audi and BMW with their newly grown competition cars are now so tighten together speaks in preference of a Class 1 regulations. And Aston Martin as a late entrant has achieved earnest formula in a really brief duration of time.”
After 10 of eighteen races this season, Audi is heading all 3 championships. In a drivers’ classification, personality of a standings René Rast has an advantage of 22 points over his associate Audi motorist Nico Müller and 40 over a best BMW driver, Marco Wittmann. In a teams’ classification, Audi Sport Team Rosberg is heading in front of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, followed by Audi Sport Team Phoenix in fourth position. In a manufacturers’ classification, a advantage is quite large: with 576 points, Audi is clearly forward of BMW (406) and Aston Martin (37).
“We can be really happy with a initial half of a season,” says Andreas Roos, Project Leader DTM during Audi, “particularly when looking during where we now mount in a manufacturers’ classification. This is a good indicator for a growth and shows that we’ve built a really good car.”
Audi was a initial vehicle manufacturer to have successfully total turbocharging with gasoline approach injection in a 24 Hours of Le Mans as distant behind as in 2001 and shortly thereafter introduced TFSI record in a prolongation models. Today, gasoline approach injection is customary on all turbo prolongation engines during Audi and an critical means of shortening swift expenditure and CO2 emissions.
The brand’s long-standing knowledge with TFSI record now also advantages a DTM drivers, whose total after a initial 10 races this deteriorate is impressive: 5 victories, 5 stick positions, 6 fastest laps and twenty out of thirty probable lectern finishes are credited to a Audi RS 5 DTM that is internally designated as “RC8.” At 7 of a 10 races, during slightest one Audi motorist started from a front quarrel and Audi has led 8 of 10 races this year. All 6 Audi bureau drivers are ranked among a tip 9 in a drivers’ standings. All 6 have stood on a lectern during slightest once.
The new patron team, WRT Team Audi Sport, proves a absolute opening of a new Audi RS 5 DTM as well: it has scored points in 6 races and with rookie Jonathan Aberdein started from a front quarrel twice.