Audi Sport Team Phoenix has already twice provided the DTM Champion for Audi. After clinching third place in the 2019 DTM team championship, Ernst Moser has reorganized his squad for 2020 and finally wants to fight for the title again.
“Our ambition is always to be able to compete in the championship,” says Phoenix team boss Ernst Moser. “That’s why we want to improve by two places in the team standings in 2020 compared to last year and prepare a car for our drivers Loïc (Duval) and Mike (Rockenfeller) each, with which both can compete for the drivers’ title.”
Phoenix Racing has reorganized its personnel for this purpose. Performance engineer Markus Kuhl, who has been involved in the DTM project of Audi Sport Team Phoenix since 2018, will take over the technical management. Mike Rockenfeller’s new race engineer is Jamie Gomeche. Philipp Kluth will remain with Loïc Duval: “An important advantage of our new set-up is that, unlike in the past, we now have all responsible engineers permanently at our location,” says Moser. He himself and team manager Dirk Theimann are and remain the leading fixed points, as they have been for 21 years.
Audi and Phoenix Racing have been partners in the DTM since 2006. Ernst Moser’s squad from Meuspath at the Nürburgring won the DTM drivers’ title twice, four times so far they have been the best Audi driver in the overall standings. The two championship titles went to Martin Tomczyk in 2011 and to Mike Rockenfeller in 2013. Since the racing series’ comeback in 2000, the team has been active in the DTM and thus one of the most experienced.
Parallel to the DTM, Phoenix Racing is also involved in GT racing with the Audi R8 LMS. In 2020, the team from the Eifel region will compete with two cars in all races of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (formerly VLN).
Most important successes of Phoenix Racing
1st place DTM drivers’ championship: 2011, 2013 (all Audi)
1st place DTM team classification: 2013 (Audi)
1st place 24 Hours Nürburgring: 2000, 2003, 2012 (Audi), 2014 (Audi), 2019 (Audi)
1st place 24 Hours Spa: 2007, 2012 (Audi)
1st place 12 Hours Bathurst: 2012 (Audi)
1st place 12 Hours Sepang: 2016 (Audi)
1st place FIA GT3 European Championship: 2009 (Audi)
1st place Belgian GT3 Championship: 2009 (Audi)
1st place Macau Touring Car GP: 1999 (Audi)
1st place GT4 European Series: 2018 (Audi)