DTM: AUDI IS MANUFACTURERS’ CHAMPION EARLY
FIVEFOLD TRIUMPH IN 500TH DTM RACE
Following the one-two-three success on Saturday by Nico Müller, Robin Frijns and Mike Rockenfeller, Audi, in the 500th DTM race on Sunday, even achieved a fivefold triumph. At the same time, all eight Audi RS 5 DTM cars finished in the top nine spots. As a result, the brand with the Four Rings, for the second time this season, scored the maximum possible number of points in the manufacturers’ championship. In addition, Audi is the first manufacturer to have managed the feat of deciding both races of a weekend in its favour in the new turbo era.
“Audi has now won three of the last four manufacturers’ titles in the DTM,” said Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “That’s a strong performance and shows the high level our entire squad has been working on for years. I think that even four races before the end of the season, it’s fair for us to say that our Audi RS 5 DTM has been the car to beat this year and that we’ve also built an extremely strong and efficient engine. The fact that this engine concept can be found in a very large number of Audi production models worldwide, too makes this title win all the more valuable. The manufacturers’ title also belongs to all employees at Audi who work for our brand day in day out with heart and soul.”
ROCKENFELLER ON PODIUM TWICE
Like the day before, Mike Rockenfeller from Audi Sport Team Phoenix took third position. As a result, drivers from all three Audi factory teams stood on the podium on Sunday. “When you start from tenth on the grid, you can only be happy about third place,” said “Rocky.”
Jamie Green, in fourth position, just barely missed the podium. In qualifying on Sunday, the Briton had secured his first pole position in nearly two years. Robin Frijns, following a hard-fought race, finished fifth. Loïc Duval, after a slow pit stop, still fought back to eighth position and thus into the points, too.
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