DTM: ONE-TWO-THREE FOR AUDI
BRAM SCHOT: “THIS TASTES MOREISH”
After Saturday’s rain battle, the spectators in dry conditions on Sunday saw the first true trial of strength between the Class 1 race cars of Aston Martin, Audi and BMW. The clear winner after 37 thrilling laps: the Audi RS 5 DTM with its new, more than 610-hp two-litre four-cylinder turbo engine. Bram Schot, CEO of AUDI AG, witnessed the one-two-three success in the pit lane and was obviously impressed about the DTM’s overall appearance as well. “I really enjoyed this. The atmosphere, the enthusiasm for the series, the plus in performance – this tastes moreish.”
“MANY THANKS TO AUDI SPORT”
“Overtaking nearly the whole field on a few laps is especially good fun for a race driver,” said Rast. “Many thanks to Audi Sport, to my Rosberg team and to the mechanics who gave their all. We had a brilliant strategy today. I just had to drive the car home. What a day!”
DOUBLE PODIUM ON SATURDAY
On Saturday, Audi started to the new turbo era in the DTM at the Hockenheimring with a double podium. In rain and cold, Mike Rockenfeller and Robin Frijns clinched positions two and three. René Rast suffered misfortune in the first race of the new Audi RS 5 DTM. From fourth on the grid, René Rast, the 2017 DTM Champion fought his way forward to second in cold and wet conditions, and subsequently went on to chase race leader Marco Wittmann in a BMW. The Audi driver seemed to have good chances of celebrating his seventh consecutive DTM victory when he coasted down his Audi RS 5 DTM with a transmission problem six laps before the end.
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