DTM: Tough pretension competition for Audi in a Eifel

“We can be really gratified with a approach a deteriorate has left so far,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. After twelve races, Audi’s total reflects 5 victories, 3 stick positions and 9 fastest competition laps. Three Audi campaigners – Mattias Ekström, René Rast and Mike Rockenfeller – are in a tip spots of a drivers’ standings. Audi Sport Teams Rosberg and Abt Sportsline are heading a teams’ sequence and on a manufacturers’ table, Audi, with 518 points, is clearly brazen of BMW (405) and Mercedes-Benz (361).

Still, expectations before a dual races during a Nürburgring this weekend are resigned since of a “performance weights,” that are equally unpopular with fans and drivers, that were creatively dictated to recompense for teenager differences between a 3 marques. A argumentative change to a regulations has now resulted in Audi entering a Nürburgring weekend with 25 kilograms some-more weight than BMW nonetheless a Munich-based aspirant had been a initial to cranky a finish line in any of a dual many new races.

25 kilograms are literally adding a complicated bucket to a Audi Sport patrol since a additional weight on a 3.629-kilometer scurry circuit of a Nürburgring corresponds to a time detriment of scarcely half a second per lap, according to mechanism simulations. A demeanour during final year’s formula shows what this might mean. At that time, a gaps between a fastest 18 drivers in Sunday’s subordinate were within only 0.476 seconds.

“At first, this might sound like ‘mission impossible’ for a drivers,” says Dieter Gass. “But a truth is: we don’t have a possibility – so use it! In annoy of a formidable conditions during a Nürburgring, we have to try to measure critical points and not exclusively concentration on victories or a podium.”

DTM personality Mattias Ekström sees a conditions in a identical light: “We’re going to have an intensely formidable time generally in qualifying. But those who know me know that we always quarrel and never give up. I’m roving to a Nürburgring with a 14-point advantage and would like to urge my lead of a standings there as well.”

DTM fans can demeanour brazen to an interesting weekend both on and off line including a opening by world-famous singer-songwriter Anastacia as partial of a ARD Chart Show. In addition, they will have a event to watch a DTM teams during work in a array line during a Pit View.

Tickets and fan packages are accessible online during www.audi.com/dtm. ARD will be airing live coverage of a dual DTM races in a Eifel on Saturday (September 9) starting during 2:30 PM (CEST) and on Sunday (September 10) starting during 3:00 PM.