Following a one-two-three success on Saturday, Audi, in a 500th DTM competition on Sunday, even achieved a fivefold triumph. At a same time, all 8 Audi RS 5 DTM cars finished in a tip 9 spots. As a result, a code with a Four Rings, for a second time this season, scored a limit probable series of points in a manufacturers’ championship. In addition, Audi is a initial manufacturer to have managed a attainment of determining both races of a weekend in a preference in a new turbo era.
“Audi has now won 3 of a final 4 manufacturers’ titles in a DTM,” pronounced Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “That’s a clever opening and shows a high turn a whole patrol has been operative on for years. This includes a drivers, a teams, a partners and each particular concerned in a DTM project. Clinching a manufacturers’ pretension so early and with such a vast advantage shows that we’ve simply been delivering a mega deteriorate so far. we consider that even 4 races before a finish of a season, it’s satisfactory for us to contend that a Audi RS 5 DTM has been a automobile to kick this year and that we’ve also built an intensely clever and fit engine. The fact that this engine judgment can be found in a really vast series of Audi prolongation models worldwide, too creates this pretension win all a some-more valuable. The manufacturers’ pretension also belongs to all employees during Audi who work for a code day in day out with heart and soul.”
The pretension competition in a drivers’ and teams’ championships stays open. Following his retirement on Saturday, DTM personality René Rast from Audi Sport Team Rosberg on Sunday distinguished feat in autocratic character from fourth on a grid. “Winning a 500th competition in DTM story is really special,” pronounced Rast. “A vast appreciate we from me goes to a guys in a array line who worked adult until a early morning hours and gave me a ideal automobile again. It’s also good that Audi, with an intensely clever result, has won a manufacturers’ championship early – we have a strongest package this year.”
With his fifth feat this season, Rast extended his advantage over a runner-up, Nico Müller from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, to 20 points. The Swiss was faster than Rast in qualifying, though forsaken to tenth position during a start. “We already had a tiny problem with a purchase yesterday,” pronounced Müller. “I’m happy to have fought behind to second with an assertive plan and an early array stop, and to have gotten off lightly.”
Like a day before, Mike Rockenfeller from Audi Sport Team Phoenix took third position. As a result, drivers from all 3 Audi bureau teams stood on a lectern on Sunday. “When we start from tenth on a grid, we can usually be happy about third place,” pronounced “Rocky.”