DTM: RACY JOBS IN A DTM TEAM
Keke Rosberg (Finland): the former Formula 1 World Champion established Team Rosberg in 1994. In its debut season, Keke Rosberg still sat in the cockpit at the wheel of a DTM racecar. Since 2006, Team Rosberg is DTM partner of Audi. In the 2018 season, it fields two of the six RS 5 DTM Audi factory cars. Team Rosberg runs the cars at the races and carries out maintenance on the Audi developed cars between events. The team is based in Neustadt an der Weinstraße. Keke Rosberg keeps himself in the background, but is always available to provide his team with help and advice and to give important stimuli as before.
Arno Zensen (Germany): The experienced motorsport manager has been a member of Team Rosberg since 1995 and is thus the longest serving employee. As one of two Managing Directors, Arno Zensen assumes overall corporate responsibility. He is also chief decision maker within Audi Sport Team Rosberg at the race track for the complex and often hectic interaction between man and machine.
Ramon Hämmerle (Germany): he pulls the most important operational strings. He ensures that everything is in the right place at the right time at the workshop in Neustadt and at the race tracks. Hämmerle has been involved since 2005 and is specifically responsible for equipment, purchasing, vehicle fleet, race trucks, race tyres and travel itineraries.
Erich Baumgärtner (Germany) and Florian Rinkes (Germany): in being responsible for the cars, they are each the direct contact for the two drivers Jamie Green and René Rast. They are the focal point for everything that is fitted, adjusted and repaired on the two Audi RS 5 DTM with start numbers 53 and 33. Both joined the team in 2011. Erich Baumgärtner previously worked in Formula 3, Florian Rinkes started after his engineering degree.
CREW-CHIEF AND CHIEF MECHANIC 1
Armin Joerß (Germany): part of his responsibility is to ensure that every technical procedure carried out on the racecars is correct. As a result, Armin Joerß who moved from HMS Motorsport to Rosberg in 2003, is the most important contact between the engineers and mechanics. Furthermore, he is chief mechanic on Green’s Audi and like all other Rosberg mechanics is part of the team’s pit stop crew.
CHIEF MECHANIC 2
Andreas Rudorf (Germany): the chief mechanic on René Rast’s Audi RS 5 DTM has worked for the team since 2002. He came from Kolles Racing.
MECHANICS CREW 1 AND 2
Martin Elsner (Germany), Lukas Garecht (Germany), Rouven Baier (Germany) and Michael Geuze (Austria), Max Messidat (Germany): they are all experienced car mechanics and employed at Rosberg for between one and five years. Crew 1 is responsible for Jamie Green’s car, crew 2 for that of René Rast. Special experts for the rear axle and gearbox are Rouven Baier (Green’s car) and Michael Geuze (Rast’s car). These two also have an additional job within Team Rosberg: Baier the electric, Geuze engine checking.
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