DTM culmination Hockenheim: Audi quotes

Dieter Gass (Head of Audi Motorsport)
“It was a illusory tighten of a deteriorate for a DTM, as good as for Audi Sport with dual extensive races in front of a good crowd. I’m unequivocally unapproachable of what we achieved this weekend. At a commencement of a season, we were out in a center of nowhere and now we finished a deteriorate with 6 victories by René (Rast) in succession. And there are no regrets: We gave a all and won both races. Following a formidable start of a season, a rest was no longer in a hands. My interjection go to a whole Audi Sport squad, a teams, drivers and partners. Congratulations, obviously, to Gary (Paffett) and Mercedes-Benz as well. It’s a contrition that they won’t be fortifying a pretension subsequent year anymore. But I’m assured that we’ll continue to see good racing in a DTM.”

René Rast (Audi Sport RS 5 DTM #33) position 1 / position 1
“An implausible weekend for me! In Saturday’s competition we was using unequivocally good and fought some sparkling duels with Gary (Paffett). On Sunday, we had a unequivocally good start and all underneath control afterwards. In between, we usually had to give some suspicion to tire management, yet a plan was perfect. So, no problems. Obviously, a final weekend is culmination in churned feelings for me: Reducing a 100-point necessity to usually 4 points after a satisfactory to intermediate start of a deteriorate is something I’ve never gifted in motorsport before. we consider we can all be unapproachable as a team, so currently I’m celebrating my victories on a bittersweet note.”

Robin Frijns (Aral Ultimate Audi RS 5 DTM #4) position 2 / position 5
“The deteriorate was one of romantic highs and lows: Actually, we were always unequivocally strong, yet we was hapless a integrate of times and not means to give my all due to technical issues. However, whenever things were using ideally smooth, such as in a night competition during Misano or now on a final weekend, we was means to uncover how quick we am. In addition, a plan worked ideally here during Hockenheim: we pitted late in both races and thereafter was means to entirely conflict and pass a lot of cars. That was unequivocally good fun.”

Nico Müller (Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM #51) position 7 / position 4
“For me, a weekend was an romantic drum coaster. we was unequivocally clever in both subordinate sessions. On Sunday, we fought behind from ninth on a grid to fourth position. There I’d have favourite to try a essential overtaking scheme to finish on podium, yet in a finish ran out of time. Still: we consider a whole group can be unapproachable of what we achieved this deteriorate and generally this weekend. A appreciate we also goes to a fans. The atmosphere was unique. That speaks for a DTM and creates we demeanour brazen already to a entrance season.”

Loïc Duval (Audi Sport RS 5 DTM #28) position 5 / position 12
“It was a array of ups and downs, this weekend as good as via a season. On Saturday, we felt unequivocally gentle in a automobile and finished fifth. On Sunday, unfortunately, things looked totally opposite again. we started a competition from a penultimate grid position. If I’d been means to make adult some-more positions right during a beginning, we competence have even scored some points because, in a end, we finished only hardly out of a points. But when we primarily get stranded in a margin for a prolonged time it’s simply difficult. On a whole, I’m looking behind on several competition weekends where a racing went rather unfortunately for me. However, there were a integrate of highlights, too, such as a opening eventuality during Hockenheim, a night races during Misano or a competition yesterday. we feel that, compared to final season, my form bend is really indicating upwards. But I’m distant from being confident with it.”

Mike Rockenfeller (Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM #99) position 6 / position 11
“The culmination during Hockenheim was a small unsatisfactory for me this year. We simply weren’t quick enough. we didn’t cope good with a car. That’s a contrition since I’d have favourite to uncover more. Congratulations to Gary (Paffett) even yet things became tighten and sparkling once some-more in a finale. But that’s a DTM. Basically, we feel that Audi Sport can be unapproachable of how we softened via a year.”

Jamie Green (Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM #53) position 13 / position 16
“In a subordinate sessions, we attempted to support René (Rast) and to lift him along into my slipstream – that was good for René, yet apparently not for me. The races were so-so as well: On Saturday, we was simply too slow. On Sunday, things were going better, yet afterwards my front finish was dented in a duel with Timo Glock. As a result, my brakes sealed in a Sachs Corner and we mislaid profitable time. In annoy of all this, we had a few good races this year and am looking brazen to aggressive again in a DTM subsequent year.”