“Audi is providing a DTM Champion for an extraordinary ninth time and for a fifth time in 7 years. This provides explanation nonetheless again of ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ and a absolute opening of a RS models,” commented a Chairman of a Board of Management of AUDI AG, Rupert Stadler, who, like his government house co-worker Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, was gripping his fingers crossed for Mike Rockenfeller on plcae and subsequently assimilated a jubilee in a pits. “We’re competing opposite dual of a strongest competitors in a DTM – a success, that each ‘Audian’ can be unapproachable of, has analogous value.”
Before a culmination during a Hockenheimring, Rockenfeller has a 26-point advantage and is so ranking during a tip of a standings, out of strech by any rival. The starting lap, on that Rockenfeller overtook a BMW of stick setter Marco Wittmann and so modernized to a second place he indispensable for his early pretension win, constructed a rough preference during Zandvoort. Following a successful conflict opposite a heading BMW of his pretension opposition Augusto Farfus while regulating on choice tires, he concentrated, after switching to a harder customary tires, on safely bringing home second place – assisted in a routine by his code co-worker Timo Scheider, who let Rockenfeller pass after his second array stop and subsequently corroborated him. Rockenfeller mastered a reserve automobile duration shortly before a finish of a competition and a restart before a final path in his typical, autocratic demeanour as well.
“Winning a DTM pretension one competition before a finish of a deteriorate is fantastic. we consider it’ll take me a while to comprehend what we managed to do,” pronounced a new DTM Champion after a race. “I’d like to appreciate Audi, Audi Sport Team Phoenix and Timo (Scheider) as well, who helped me today, unequivocally much. On choice tires, we was unequivocally discerning during a commencement of a competition though after Augusto’s initial stop not discerning adequate anymore. After switching to customary tires, it wasn’t going utterly as good anymore though it was still adequate in a end. I’m unequivocally unapproachable of Audi and a team. After a formidable final year, we worked tough in a winter and softened a car. Being consistently discerning and to measure points was a pivotal to success.”
Timo Scheider in a AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, in third place, managed to bind his initial lectern outcome of a deteriorate on his favorite track. The two-time DTM Champion switched from customary to choice tires early and, by regulating this strategy, changed in front of Rockenfeller and Wittmann. After vouchsafing his code co-worker go ahead, Scheider strong on helmet Rockenfeller toward a rear.
A fast-and-furious competition was driven by Mattias Ekström in a Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM, who saved a softer choice tires for a final conflict and battled his approach brazen position by position with fantastic overtaking maneuvers. On a final path alone, a Swede done adult 3 places and so cumulative fourth place.
Adrien Tambay (Audi ultra RS 5 DTM), Filipe Albuquerque (Audi Financial Services RS 5 DTM/Audi Sport Team Rosberg) and Miguel Molina (Audi RS 5 DTM), by claiming positions six, 8 and ten, contributed their share to Audi, with a measure of 325 points, holding a lead in a manufacturers’ standings as well, in front of BMW (317) and Mercedes-Benz (239). In a group classification, Audi Sport Team Phoenix has a three-point advantage over BMW Team RBM before a finale.
“Congratulations and a frank ‘thank you’ to Mike (Rockenfeller), Audi Sport Team Phoenix and a whole Audi squad!” pronounced Dieter Gass, who has been Head of DTM during Audi Sport given a 2013 season. “Mike cumulative a drivers’ pretension early. In a manufacturers’ and group standings, we’re now in front as well. You unequivocally can’t wish for some-more than that. Mike’s a estimable Champion, who done no mistakes currently even underneath high pressure. Timo (Scheider) corroborated him and deserves carrying clinched his initial lectern this season. The liberation by Mattias (Ekström) was marvellous as well. There are many reasons for celebrating tonight – and that’s what we’re really going to do. ‘Thank you’ also to everybody in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm, with a teams and with a suppliers who have done this DTM pretension probable for Audi.”
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