Alongside Team Director Ernst Moser and Team Manager Dirk Theimann, Jürgen Jungklaus as Head of Audi Sport Team Phoenix has returned to the DTM. The seasoned engineer led Mike Rockenfeller to the DTM title in the 2013 season and had to take a break last year for health reasons.
Audi and Phoenix Racing have been partners in the DTM since 2006. The squad based in Neuspath near the Nürburgring has won the DTM drivers’ title twice and four times provided the best Audi driver in the overall classification. Having been active in the DTM since the racing series’ comeback in 2000, the team is one of the most experienced squads in the field.
GT racing is Phoenix Racing’s second pillar – also with Audi. The team has won the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring twice with the Audi R8 LMS. GT racing commitments are again planned for 2017. In addition, Phoenix Racing has intensified its activities in Asia, starting in the 2016 season – including those in the Audi R8 LMS Cup.
Major successes of Phoenix Racing
1st place DTM drivers’ classification: 2011, 2013 (all Audi)
1st place DTM teams’ classification: 2013 (Audi)
1st place 24 Hours of Nürburgring: 2000, 2003, 2012 (Audi), 2014 (Audi)
1st place 24 Hours of Spa: 2007, 2012 (Audi)
1st place Bathurst 12 Hour: 2012 (Audi)
1st place FIA European GT3 Championship: 2009 (Audi)
1st place Belgian GT3 Championship: 2009 (Audi)
1st place Touring Car GP Macau: 1999 (Audi)