“After we’ve formerly been means to applaud good success in Formula E and a World Rallycross Championship this year, we’re finally starting to competition again in a DTM too,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “The winter mangle of some-more than 200 days was intensely long. We’re vehement to see what effects a countless changes in a DTM will have – generally a softer tires. Hockenheim has always been a good lane for us in new years. I’d like for this to continue to be a box and for us to be means to lay a substructure for a successful deteriorate during a opening event.”
Having scored 22 victories in 46 races, a Audi RS 5 DTM was a many successful DTM automobile in a past 3 years. Accordingly, a expectations pinned on a new indication are high. The growth of a third-generation RS 5 DTM began in Jan 2016 with a scaling of a production-level physique and initial breeze hovel tests. Component contrast on a antecedent started in October. In Mar 2017, a new Audi RS 5 DTM had a universe premiere during a Geneva Motor Show. However, underneath a CO fiber bodywork, a Audi motorsport dialect continued fine-tuning a record – to a border accessible by a regulations – adult until a final moment.
The 3 Audi Sport teams, Abt Sportsline, Phoenix and Rosberg, prepared a 6 competition cars in new weeks. Final organic checks and a peculiarity investigation followed during Audi in Neuburg before a cars will be seen on a competition lane for a initial time in giveaway use on Friday, May 5, starting during 17:00. The initial twin DTM races of a deteriorate will start on Saturday (May 6) during 14:45 (CEST) and on Sunday (May 7) during 15:15. As for all DTM races in 2017, live coverage on “Das Erste” will start 15 mins before a start of any race.
All 3 teams have been scheming with sold power for a new DTM array stop format that allows usually a sum organisation of 8 mechanics, and only one impact wrench to be used on any side of a vehicle. In further to precision, a mechanics, now carrying to run behind and onward between a front and back wheels, have to uncover sprinting skills.
To spectators, as well, this year’s DTM will offer countless new features. One of them is a supposed “Pit View” permitting them to take a look during a garages of particular DTM teams. For a initial time, fans will have a event – scarcely all day prolonged – to watch a mechanics during work. At a Hockenheim deteriorate opener, this dedicated area will be located between a garages of Audi Sport Teams Phoenix and Rosberg.
For Audi fans, there are 3 reasons because a DTM opener will be value visiting, as a FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) and a Audi Sport TT Cup are going to competition during Hockenheim as well. Having clinched twin victories in a initial World RX rounds in Spain and Portugal, a reigning Rallycross World Champion Mattias Ekström is roving to Hockenheim as a personality of a standings and, like final year, will have a twin joining in a DTM and World RX. The Swede’s aim is to win both titles in 2017.
Tickets and Audi Fan Packages for a 2017 DTM deteriorate are accessible online during www.audi.com/dtm.