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Quotes after a competition during Brands Hatch

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport): “’Well done’ to Mike (Rockenfeller) and Audi Sport Team Phoenix on this clever performance. They did all right this weekend and merit a win. Such autocratic victories are usually a really singular occurrence in a DTM. The lead of a standings is a good prerogative for a whole Audi DTM patrol that worked tough over a past few months to make a RS 5 DTM a winning car. This provides an additional proclivity boost for a subsequent races.”

Dieter Gass (Head of DTM):
“Obviously, there is huge fun in a Audi camp. Everything went good this weekend – particularly, of course, with Mike (Rockenfeller). He was in row during a really front right from a beginning, even in qualifying. Today, he put a topping on a cake himself. That was a first-class racing opening from a initial to a final lap. That he won a start was really important. In a beginning, he was using good on a choice tires and worked out a tiny advantage. In doing so, he put himself and his group in a gentle conditions with honour to a competition strategy. In a end, they all did a ideal pursuit of putting it on track.”

Mike Rockenfeller (Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM), 1st place
“Of march I’m happy and relieved that we put a things we’d been formulation for on track. In a DTM, in a race, all sorts of things can happen. Obviously, we had a glorious substructure with a good subordinate event yesterday. Then it was adult to me to perform a good start, and that worked out too. Afterward, my group and we gave everything. we attempted to pull on any lap. we consider we could tell that we had a competition underneath control.”
Mattias Ekström (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM), 7th place
“After subordinate had not been so good here during Brands Hatch I’m happy about still carrying finished in a points. I’m anticipating to be over during a front when it comes to awarding a grid positions in a subsequent turn during Spielberg and will afterwards be in row for lectern positions in a competition as well.”

Timo Scheider (AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM), 9th place
“My start wasn’t one hundred percent, though it was during slightest okay. At a finish of my initial lap, we was fifth. Afterward, we was struggling with a choice tire, that degraded quickly. That wasn’t foreseeable utterly like that and of march kept us bustling too. By contrast, a automobile was using good on a customary tire and a path times fit – during slightest for a few laps. Strategically, we did all a right things, though unfortunately there was a mistake during a array stop. As a severe estimate, that cost us a fourth place we was using in during a time. That’s unpleasant since those would have been critical points.”

Miguel Molina (Audi RS 5 DTM), 11th place
“This wasn’t what we’d been anticipating for. In a beginning, we were battling for front positions though afterwards a plan wasn’t as good as we’d been anticipating for. That’s since we mislaid a few places during a second stop. Unfortunately, that was a pivotal proviso of a competition since overtaking is frequency probable during Brands Hatch.”

Jamie Green (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM), 15th place
“I was discreet during a start since we didn’t wish to repairs my automobile and mislaid a few places in a process. After my initial early array stop we came out again directly in front of a competition leader, Mike Rockenfeller. Of march we let him pass. Directly behind him, we mislaid a lot of time on my uninformed choice tires since we could have driven faster. At a median of a competition we changed forward. After a final array stop, we wasn’t means to do most anymore on customary tires. I’d like to honour Mike (Rockenfeller) on his victory.”

Filipe Albuquerque (Audi Financial Services RS 5 DTM), 17th place
“That was a totally botched weekend for me. It started in giveaway practice. we afterwards had a good plan for a competition though we were too slow. we was struggling with a automobile a whole time; we simply didn’t find a right set-up for my pushing style.”

Adrien Tambay (Audi ultra RS 5 DTM), 18th place
“It began with a bad start where we mislaid a lot of places due to circle spin. Afterward, we incited Andy (Priaulx) around, for that I’d like to contend ‘sorry.’ Then of march a drive-through chastisement that was due for a occurrence busted my race. Now we’ve got to investigate this weekend, learn from it and really fast start looking forward to Spielberg.”

Edoardo Mortara (Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM), 21st place
“That was a competition to forget. we didn’t conduct to expostulate off good from grid position nine. Still, we got in line in seventh place and kept this position for many laps. After my initial – really late – array stop a competition stewards gave me a time penalty. we had to revoke my speed for 5 seconds. Of march that caused me to remove a lot of positions since during Brands Hatch a margin is always really tighten together. Then, toward a end, we also perceived a drive-through chastisement and had a forsake on my automobile that forced me to retire.”

Hans-Jürgen Abt (Team Director Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline): “Congratulations to Mike Rockenfeller. He gathering a autocratic race. He simply had a best gait in a field. With a cars we managed sincerely good to stay in a tip ten. Of march we’re not totally happy and confident since we’d been awaiting a bit more. That wasn’t probable today. Now we’ve got to continue to work in sequence to be in a good position for a subsequent race.” 

Ernst Moser (Team Director Audi Sport Team Phoenix): “It’s simply a good feeling when all works out on a whole weekend. If we take a stick position, afterwards have a good automobile for a competition and a motorist does all right as well. The array stop plan fit too – and so, in a end, we mount during a really top. We’re going to suffer this now though postpone a celebration since we’re still active during a Nürburgring 24 Hours.”

Arno Zensen (Team Director Audi Sport Team Rosberg): “Sincere congratulations to Ernst Moser, Mike Rockenfeller and Audi. A shining initial place after a good race. I’d rather not criticism on a race.”

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