Before a final dual races of a season, Audi is heading dual of a 3 classifications. In a manufacturers’ standings, Audi has an advantage of 37 points over BMW and 174 over Mercedes-Benz. In a teams’ classification, Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline’s advantage over BMW Team RMG (Marco Wittmann/Timo Glock) is 25 points. And in a drivers’ standings, Edoardo Mortara (Audi) reduced his necessity to front curtain Marco Wittmann (BMW) to 14 points during Budapest on a final weekend in September.
With that, a Audi motorist who lives in Geneva (Switzerland) can turn DTM Champion during Hockenheim underneath his possess steam. If he wins both races, he will be Champion. If Marco Wittmann scores no points in possibly race, a four-time competition leader this season, Mortara, would usually need a sixth and a seventh place to explain a drivers’ title. For Audi Sport, it would be a tenth in total.
“I demeanour brazen to a grand culmination and am roving to Hockenheim with confidence and full of self-confidence,” says Mortara. “We won a initial competition of a year there in May and should have a possibility for feat in a culmination as well. My Audi RS 5 DTM felt unequivocally good many recently during a Nürburgring and during Budapest. The team’s operative superbly, and a engineers and a mechanics are doing a good job. That’s how we managed to clearly revoke a opening to Marco (Wittmann) on a past dual competition weekends. There are usually 14 points separating us. Now, we’re anticipating to pass him in a final sprint. We’re not going to give adult and conflict adult until a end.”
Not usually due to a clever opening during Budapest 3 weeks ago with a one-two-three-four-five-six and a one-two result, a Audi Sport patrol is display courage before a finale. The Audi RS 5 DTM has not been beaten in a season’s shutting eventuality during Hockenheim in dual years. In 2014, Audi, on clinching a one-two-three result, won a pretension in a manufacturers’ classification. Last year, Timo Scheider won Saturday’s race. On Sunday, a podium, interjection to Jamie Green, Mattias Ekström and Edoardo Mortara, was resolutely in Audi’s hands, as it had been in 2014 as well.
“Obviously, we’re going to leave no mill unturned to broach an equally clever opening as in a past dual years,” says Dieter Gass, Head of DTM during Audi Sport. “We know that a RS 5 DTM is really quick during a Hockenheimring. That creates us optimistic. Naturally, we’re also wakeful of all a things that can occur in a DTM finale. That we’re indeed still in row for all 3 titles proves that we’re looking behind on a really good season. But we haven’t reached a idea yet. Everyone concerned in this bid has to do a zero-defects job.”
Even during this point, it is transparent that a Audi RS 5 DTM – only like final year – is a many successful automobile of a season. Eight of a 16 races to date have been won by Audi, 4 any by BMW and Mercedes-Benz. In total, a Audi RS 5 DTM has an considerable lane record. From 2014 to 2016, in 44 races, 20 victories, 17 stick positions and 25 fastest competition laps were achieved – many recently, even 5 in succession.