With nine cars, Audi is the strongest brand in the DTM 2020 in terms of numbers, with the six factory cars fielded by the proven Audi Sport Teams Abt Sportsline, Phoenix and Rosberg. The customer team WRT Team Audi Sport has increased from two to three Audi RS 5 DTM cars compared to 2019.
All three proven Audi factory teams have already won races and championship titles in the DTM. The Audi Sport Teams Abt Sportsline, Phoenix and Rosberg are each responsible for two Audi RS 5 DTM cars. The distribution of tasks remains unchanged: Audi develops the race cars, the teams are responsible for racing and maintenance between DTM events.
ABT Sportsline and Audi have been successful partners since their joint super touring car times at the end of the 1990s and also in the Formula E electric racing series. The 2020 season is already the 21st of the Bavarians with Audi in the DTM. Five DTM drivers’ titles and four team titles can be attributed to the Abt team.
Audi Sport Team Phoenix has been a fixed component of Audi’s DTM project since 2006. The team with its headquarters in Meuspath in the Eifel region of Germany has won the DTM title twice for Audi, most recently in the 2013 season.
Audi Sport Team Rosberg enters the 2020 season as double title defender: The team from Neustadt an der Weinstraße has been Audi’s DTM partner since 2006. In 2019, it won the drivers’ title for the second time after 2017 with Audi factory driver René Rast and, like in 2017, became team champion. In 2018, René Rast with Audi Sport Team Rosberg was runner-up and thus the season’s best DTM driver from Audi.
In its second year, the customer team of Vincent Vosse from Belgium represents the Audi brand in the DTM. The WRT Team Audi Sport will field three Audi RS 5 DTM cars for the first time. The first customer team in the DTM’s modern era will receive the same material as the three factory teams like last season. Technical differences between factory and private teams or even last year’s cars without a chance no longer exist in the racing series. WRT has been successful in international GT sport for many years, both in its own races and as a partner of Audi Sport customer racing with the Audi R8 LMS. In the DTM, the team from the Belgian city of Baudour 2019 convinced at the first go.