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DTM instead of MotoGP: Audi drivers vehement about Assen

´“Assen is generally famous as a motorcycle competition track,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “We’re vehement about a DTM’s premiere there. The lane blueprint promises fantastic racing. Advance sheet sales are also looking promising, so that Assen will be another prominence on a DTM calendar.”

Assen is located in a Dutch range of Drenthe, usually about 50 kilometers divided from a German border. The competition lane is 4.555 kilometers prolonged and has singular characteristics. “The lane is unequivocally far-reaching with many quick turns,” says Robin Frijns, who is a usually Audi motorist to have contested a competition during Assen before. “That was in Formula Renault 2.0 a sincerely prolonged time ago. we was battling with Carlos Sainz via a competition behind afterwards and won in a end.”

The Audi RS 5 DTM with some-more than 610 horsepower will strech a speed of about 270 km/h during Assen. “The triple right-hander directly after a start that’s followed by a parsimonious hairpin spin is generally challenging,” says Frijns. “You can remove or benefit a lot of time there. Generally, all-out racing with many overtaking maneuvers should be probable during Assen. On a prolonged straight, 3 or maybe even 4 cars can run side by side.”

For a Dutchman, Assen is a home turn even yet he lives about a three-hour expostulate from a circuit. “For a MotoGP, a vast series of spectators transport to Assen each year,” he says. “I wish that a DTM will be likewise renouned there.”

None of a other Audi drivers has ever finished a path in a competition automobile during Assen. “Almost 20 years ago, we played MotoGP on a Playstation and that enclosed racing during Assen,” reveals Mike Rockenfeller. “Maybe I’ll do that again before a race. But all teasing aside, of march a simulator in Neuburg provides us with a best probable preparation. It allows us to exam all a things in allege that we’d like to try out after in a genuine car.”

Loïc Duval, Jamie Green and Nico Müller know Assen from TV coverage of a MotoGP races. “In comparison to other circuits, a lane comes closest to Misano and should fit us,” Duval is sure. “Assen looks cold – I’m unequivocally vehement about it,” says Müller. “The lane is famous for a MotoGP races,” says Green. “For us in a DTM, it’s totally new. That’ll be interesting.”