DTM: AUDI WITH RECORD SHOWING
AUDI RS 5 DTM BREAKS RECORDS IN NUREMBERG
In the past, the 2.3 kilometre city street circuit between the Dutzendteich Lake and the Max Morlock Stadium proved to be a difficult track for the brand with the four rings at most events. This has changed with the new Audi RS 5 DTM: The Class 1 race car with more than 610 horsepower broke all records in its first deployment at the Norisring. Audi was in front in both free practice sessions, clinched pole position on both days, four of six possible podium finishes and the largest number of points. In addition, the new turbo race car set new track records in qualifying (René Rast) and in the race (Nico Müller).
“A REALLY STRONG TEAM PERFORMANCE”
“We gave away victory today, but it was a really strong team performance,” said Bram Schot, Chairman of the Management Board of AUDI AG. Dieter Gass, Head of Audi Motorsport, added: “After clinching the top three spots on the grid in qualifying, it goes without saying that we also wanted to win today. Following a good start, we unfortunately didn’t get things right in turn one, which caused the lead to pass to Bruno Spengler. René and Nico fought back with strong lap times, so that we finished in positions two, three, four, six, seven and eight.” René Rast maintained his lead of the DTM drivers’ classification at the Norisring. Nico Müller improved to second place in the standings. In the manufacturers’ classification, Audi now has a 119-point advantage over BMW. In the teams’ classification, Audi Sport Team Rosberg and Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline continue to sit in the top two spots.
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