DTM Lausitzring: Quotes Audi Sport

Dieter Gass (Head of Audi Motorsport)
“We gifted a extensive motorsport festival during a Lausitzring. The throng was impressive, generally on Sunday. Obviously, that was a superb day for us, too: a one-two feat and 5 Audi cars in a tip 7 positions – we could frequency wish for more. We’ve now won dual of a initial 4 races and had during slightest one motorist on lectern each time. This speaks for a patrol and a new Audi RS 5 DTM that is intensely clever over a competition distance. In qualifying, there’s still some room for improvement, nonetheless Jamie (Green) on Sunday was usually lacking 0.027 seconds for stick position. Except for a Norisring, we can’t remember ever carrying seen such a tighten qualifying. The race, too, was rarely interesting again. We’re already looking brazen to Budapest, as good as to a brief breather, since a whole patrol has been operative intensely tough in new weeks and months.”

Jamie Green (Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM #53) position 10 / position 1

“It’s been a weekend with highs and lows. Saturday with an normal subordinate and usually position twelve on a grid was frustrating. Then there was a mistake in subordinate with one of René’s used tires on my car. As a result, we had to start from a final position on a grid. we managed to quarrel behind to tenth place, that was a tough battle. On Sunday, things went improved in terms of a setup, ‘many thanks’ from me to Audi Sport Team Rosberg for a tough work. we managed a good path in subordinate and was in grid position three. we had to conflict my approach by a competition and that worked out flattering well. Celebrating dual victories on a initial dual competition weekends is great.”

Mike Rockenfeller (Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM #99) position 5 / position 5

“My hopes had been a small higher, though we consider that on a whole we can be happy. We finished in a tip 5 twice. Both of a subordinate sessions weren’t unequivocally ideal, though in a competition we modernized nicely. we consider we’re constantly training with a new tires, a new format and a new car. I’m already looking brazen to Budapest. That’s a lane we consider is unequivocally cool. I’m anticipating for us to be means to make another step forward.”

Mattias Ekström (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM #5) position 8 / position 2

“In terms of subordinate performance, a weekend was rather bad for me – that does worry me utterly a bit. At slightest a dual races were good. we had a few good overtaking maneuvers, brought good points home and have frequency any scratches on a car. To sum it up: dual good races following bad subordinate sessions.”

René Rast (AUTO BILD MOTORSPORT Audi RS 5 DTM #33) position 3 / position 7

“On a whole, I’m apparently confident with a weekend. My initial lectern on Saturday was overwhelming and on Sunday, in position seven, we managed to measure plain points again. That we’re consistently quick gives me a quite certain feeling. Fourth and sixth in a subordinate session, and a fastest competition path twice: we can really build on that for a entrance races.”

Nico Müller (Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM #51) position 18 / position 6

“We were consistently quick via a weekend during a Lausitzring: always good for a tip 8 in subordinate and a competition gait was good, too. Unfortunately, a technical emanate took us out of a competition on Saturday when we were streamer for a top-five result. On Sunday, we had a good competition as good in that we overtook a lot of cars. But afterwards there was a mistakable radio summary from competition control. we accepted it to meant that we should give behind a position after I’d only overtaken Maxime (Martin). In sequence to not risk a drive-through chastisement we let him pass. Afterwards, we had to pass him again and mislaid a lot of time in a process. That was frustrating, though a coherence we showed here gives me a certain feeling for a future.”

Loïc Duval (Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM #77) position 15 / position 18

“For me, personally, it’s been another formidable weekend, though during slightest a successful one for Audi – that apparently creates me happy. we try to combine on a certain things. In a initial race, we set good path times during slightest in my second army and on Sunday, things went improved after a array stop as well. we posted a fourth-fastest path time. But in total, all a things don’t fit together yet. We’re going to continue to work on that. In any case, we continue to be entirely encouraged and would like to conflict for a tip positions with a squad. Hopefully we’ll be means to do that already during Budapest.”