New Audi RS 5 DTM discerning out of a box

“It was a certain and prolific exam for us,” explained Dieter Gass, Head of DTM during Audi Sport. “We lonesome many kilometers over a 4 days and were means to finish a infancy of a exam program. All a drivers seem satisfied, that speaks for a new RS 5 DTM and a finish credentials over a winter. we consider we are step serve brazen during this impulse than we were during a same time final year. Nevertheless, we have copiousness of work to do before a deteriorate opener on May 4 during Hockenheim – and usually afterwards will we unequivocally know accurately where we mount compared to a competition.”

The initial 3 foe cars for a 2014 deteriorate and a exam automobile of a new RS 5 DTM, called ‘RC3’ internally during Audi Sport, were accessible for a 3 Audi Sport teams Abt Sportsline, Phoenix and Rosberg. Mike Rockenfeller and Timo Scheider gathering a exam car. The 8 drivers finished opposite exam programs, that enclosed tire test, foe simulations and array stops as good as a contrast of opposite growth configurations.

The fastest path time among all a Audi drivers was accessible on Tuesday afternoon by visitor Nico Müller in a orange colored Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM from Audi Sport Team Rosberg (1m 37.505s). The 22-year aged ‘star of tomorrow’ was also a busiest Audi motorist after completing 277 exam laps.

The third foe of a 2014 DTM deteriorate is on a bulletin during a Hungaroring on Jun 1. During a exam days, a Audi drivers already beheld a outrageous unrestrained a Hungarians have for motorsport: a drivers were welcomed by designation hunters as they arrived during a airfield in Budapest. Several hundreds of fans followed a exam days during a Hungaroring.

Another central exam between Apr 14-17 is on a bulletin during a Hockenheimring before a deteriorate opener on May 4. The grandstands will also be non-stop for spectators attending a exam days. Tickets for a DTM 2014 are accessible online during or by job a following write series +49 (0)841 8947777.

Comments by a Audi drivers

Mattias Ekström (243 laps/1m 37.912s): “The lane is unequivocally good and is a lot of fun to expostulate if we are alone. However, I’m fearful that overtaking will be intensely formidable during a foe here in June. We collected a lot of profitable information during a 4 exam days. It’s always good if we can exam before a foe during a track. Now we’ll go home, take a breather and afterwards ready ideally for Hockenheim.”

Jamie Green (220 laps/1m 38.200s): “I gathering for a initial time during Budapest. Seeing as we have a DTM foe here this year, it was good to spend dual days removing to know a track. It was also a initial time that we worked during a lane with Audi Sport Team Rosberg. In this honour it was good credentials for a season. After we didn’t have such good continue during final year’s winter tests, it was good to have 4 dry days here. We had 4 good days as a team. We are streamer in a right direction, we have a good feeling.”

Miguel Molina (186) laps /1m 37.792s): “We worked well, and attempted lots of new things to adjust a new automobile to a pushing style. we consider that was unequivocally positive. We now have a lot of information that we can analyze. It’s now a doubt of optimizing a RS 5 DTM for a subsequent nipple during Hockenheim. On a whole it was 4 good exam days in Budapest, not only a driving. Working with a engineers and mechanics in Team Abt and during Audi Sport was fun. I’m already looking brazen to Hockenheim.”  

Nico Müller (277 laps /1m 37.505s):
“My exam outline is positive: it was a good entrance with Audi and in a DTM. It was unequivocally critical for me that we felt gentle in a automobile and with a group from a initial lap. we had a lot to learn as distant as a automobile and pushing aspects were concerned. That it worked so good gives me certainty for a start of a season. We didn’t unequivocally demeanour during a times, though apparently it’s always improved to be towards a tip of a list. We finished a exam module and will try to exercise as most as probable from this exam via a season. we like a Hungaroring. The circuit is unequivocally technical – and it appears to fit a automobile intensely well.”

Edoardo Mortara (176 laps /1m 37.806s): “It’s always a pleasure to get behind in a automobile and expostulate after such a prolonged winter break. It was also my initial exam with my new team. You get to know new people and see new faces. It was a initial time we worked together with my new engineers. It was flattering good. We also had some good exam days. We finished a exam module and managed to do all we had scheduled. We learnt utterly a few things, that could be useful during a season. Now it’s all about examining all rightly and to ready ourselves ideally for a subsequent exam during Hockenheim. The Hungaroring is severe and a comparatively finish foe track. I’m fearful that overtaking will be intensely formidable here.”

Mike Rockenfeller (200 laps /1m 37.842s):
“The circuit is fun and is unequivocally demanding. It’s unequivocally bumpy, that creates it formidable to find a good set-up – this is a challenge. For a drivers it’s also formidable to make a ideal path here. However, a circuit also altered utterly a lot over a march of any exam day. we wasn’t totally confident with a test. we don’t meant a path time since nobody knows anyway how we review to a competition. we meant a feeling we have for a car. we consider we still have a lot of work to do during a exam during Hockenheim.”

Timo Scheider (208 laps /1m 38.167s):
“The Hungaroring is unequivocally perfectionist and has a bit of all that a DTM automobile needs: a good multiple of prolonged straights, hairpins, middle speed and discerning corners – this is unequivocally a challenge. My initial exam day here was difficult: we were a small lost, though found a right instruction on a second day. This is because we transport home from a Hungaroring with a good feeling and already demeanour brazen to a subsequent test.”

Adrien Tambay (123 laps /1m 38.014s): “I consider that a Hungaroring is a illusory lane for a DTM and we’ll be means to give a fans here a illusory show. It was good to see only how many spectators were here during a exam days – we was agreeably surprised. . I’m already looking brazen to a foe on Jun 1, generally as we was discerning out of a box. The new Audi RS 5 DTM functions unequivocally well. Although we didn’t expostulate as most currently as we did on a initial day, we were once again means to finish several prolonged runs and learn a outrageous volume as well. Overall it was a certain test. We have something to build on.”

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