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The beginning of a new era in the DTM: Starting in the 2019 season, the Class 1 race cars of the popular touring car racing series will use modern and highly efficient turbo engines. The two-liter four-cylinder power-plant of the Audi RS 5 DTM delivers more than 610 horsepower. By means of the “push-to-pass” function, the drivers can even access a short-term 30-hp power boost.

Recent Press Releases

  • 06/09/19
    Sports

    Hot stuff: Nico Müller celebrates second DTM victory

    In the so far hottest DTM race of the new turbo era, the new Audi RS 5 DTM was the measure of all things. Nico Müller won Sunday’s race in commanding style at Misano (Italy) ahead of BMW driver Philipp Eng. René Rast finished third in spite of a puncture and thus extended his lead of the standings. Following an altogether strong performance in Italy, Audi is leading all three DTM classifications.
  • 06/09/19
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    Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline wins at Misano

    Exuberant joy at Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline: Nico Müller in Sunday’s race at Misano (Italy) celebrated the second victory in his DTM career. Robin Frijns, in fourth position, completed the team’s strong result.
  • 06/09/19
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    DTM double lead for Audi Sport Team Rosberg

    Following the two DTM races at Misano (Italy), Audi Sport Team Rosberg is leading the DTM teams’ and drivers’ standings. René Rast scored two pole positions and two podium finishes.
  • 06/09/19
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    Audi Sport Team Phoenix: first podium this season for Loïc Duval

    On Saturday, Audi Sport Team Phoenix celebrated Loïc Duval’s first podium finish in the current DTM season. Mike Rockenfeller scored points in both races in Italy.
  • 06/08/19
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    Audi driver René Rast new DTM leader

    On clinching pole position and second place in Saturday’s race, Audi driver René Rast took the overall lead in the DTM at Misano (Italy). Loïc Duval, in third position, achieved his first podium finish this season. MotoGP star Andrea Dovizioso impressed in his maiden DTM race with twelfth position and spectacular duels.
  • 06/06/19
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    Appendicitis! Pietro Fittipaldi to replace Jamie Green in DTM at Misano

    Audi driver Jamie Green has to skip the DTM races at Misano (Italy) due to acute appendicitis. Pietro Fittipaldi will take over his cockpit at Audi Sport Team Rosberg.
  • 06/03/19
    Sports

    MotoGP star Andrea Dovizioso heads to DTM debut

    For motorsport fans, there are two good reasons to travel to the DTM in Italy on the Pentecost weekend: Last year’s DTM races at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli near Rimini were particularly spectacular. Adding to this year’s action, MotoGP star Andrea Dovizioso takes on the DTM as a guest driver at the wheel of an Audi RS 5 DTM (live on SAT.1 in Germany from 1 pm CEST on both Saturday and Sunday).
  • 05/29/19
    Sports

    Andrea Dovizioso: “I’m just going to enjoy it”

    The Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso has prepared for his guest appearance at the Misano round of the DTM by taking the Audi RS 5 DTM through its paces on the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. Afterwards, the Italian MotoGP ace reflected on his one and a half days of testing.
  • 05/19/19
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    Audi Sport Team Rosberg captures DTM lead

    With a dominant victory by René Rast on Sunday and a strong comeback by Jamie Green, Audi Sport Team Rosberg captured the lead in the DTM teams’ classification at Zolder (Belgium).
  • 05/19/19
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    Audi Sport Team Phoenix scores DTM points with both drivers

    Audi Sport Team Phoenix scored important DTM points with both drivers at Zolder (Belgium) – also thanks to successful strategies.
  • 05/19/19
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    Nico Müller clinches podium for Audi Sport Abt Sportsline at Zolder

    Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline was able to celebrate a podium finish in the DTM’s return to Zolder, but lost the lead in the teams’ classification. Nico Müller finished third in Saturday’s race and eighth in the race on Sunday. Robin Frijns left his home round without points in spite of good starting positions.
  • 05/19/19
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    René Rast wins also at Zolder

    René Rast is the first driver to have achieved two victories in the DTM’s new turbo era. At the DTM’s return to Zolder, Belgium, the Audi driver won Sunday’s race in commanding style. His teammate, Jamie Green, perfected Audi Sport Team Rosberg’s triumph by finishing in third position. Mike Rockenfeller from Audi Sport Team Phoenix came fourth.
  • 05/18/19
    Sports

    Podium for Audi at DTM’s return to Zolder

    At the DTM’s return to Zolder, Belgium, Nico Müller clinched third place for Audi. Positions four, five and six also went to Audi drivers. A safety car deployment largely upended the results of Saturday’s race.
  • 05/15/19
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    Robin Frijns: “The track at Zolder is tricky”

    For the first time since 2002, the DTM is racing at Zolder (Saturday and Sunday live on German TV Channel SAT.1 starting at 1 PM CEST). For DTM runner-up Robin Frijns from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, it is a home round: the Dutchman lives near the Belgian race track and was infected with the racing bug there.
  • 05/13/19
    Sports

    “Journey into the unknown”: DTM returns to Belgium

    Following the spectacular start to the new turbo era, DTM fans can already look forward to the next treat: this weekend (May 18/19), the popular touring car racing series is returning to its roots at Zolder, Belgium.
  • 05/08/19
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    MotoGP star Dovizioso to race for Audi in the DTM

    A prominent guest driver at Audi Sport in the DTM: For one weekend, Italian motorcycle star Andrea Dovizioso (33 years old) is going to switch from his Ducati Desmosedici GP into the cockpit of an Audi RS 5 DTM. The MotoGP 2017 and 2018 runner-up will contest the two DTM races at Misano (Italy) on June 8 and 9.
  • 05/05/19
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    Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline with successful DTM season opener

    Zero points a year ago, 53 points on two days and the lead of the teams’ classification this time: Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline managed a good start to the new DTM season at the Hockenheimring.
  • 05/05/19
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    Emotional roller coaster for Audi Sport Team Phoenix in DTM opener

    Best Audi team on Saturday, no points on Sunday: Audi Sport Team Phoenix experienced an emotional roller coaster in the DTM opener at the Hockenheimring.
  • 05/05/19
    Sports

    Audi Sport Team Rosberg claims victory with bold strategy

    For Audi Sport Team Rosberg, it seemed to become a weekend to forget. But thanks to a bold strategy and a strong driving performance, René Rast clinched the first victory of the new Audi RS 5 DTM in the DTM opener at the Hockenheimring on Sunday.
  • 05/05/19
    Sports

    One-two-three for Audi, runaway success for René Rast

    A double podium on Saturday, a one-two-three result on Sunday: Audi managed an impressive start to the DTM’s turbo era at the Hockenheimring. In Sunday’s gripping race, René Rast from Audi Sport Team Rosberg with a bold strategy won ahead of Nico Müller and Robin Frijns (both Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline).
  • 05/04/19
    Sports

    Double podium for the new Audi RS 5 DTM

    Audi started to the new turbo era in the DTM at the Hockenheimring with a double podium. In rain and cold, Mike Rockenfeller (Audi Sport Team Phoenix) and Robin Frijns (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline) clinched positions two and three. René Rast (Audi Sport Team Rosberg) suffered misfortune in the first race of the new Audi RS 5 DTM.
  • 05/01/19
    Sports

    Dieter Gass: “In the DTM, the fans can look forward to super-thrilling racing”

    This weekend (May 4/5), the new DTM season kicks off at the Hockenheimring. Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass talks about the new turbo era in the DTM, Aston Martin’s entry and the internationalization of the series.
  • 04/29/19
    Sports

    The moment of truth for the new Audi RS 5 DTM

    Fans and drivers have been looking forward to this moment with equally eager anticipation: On Saturday (May 4) at 1.30 PM, the new turbo era of the DTM begins at the Hockenheimring.
  • 04/18/19
    Sports

    New Audi RS 5 DTM leaves strong impression

    During the “dress rehearsal” before the DTM season opens at Hockenheim on May 4/5, the new Audi RS 5 DTM left a strong impression. In the final pre-season tests at the Lausitzring, the best time set on all four days went to an Audi driver. The Audi squad also reeled off the largest number of kilometers at the Lausitzring.
  • 03/27/19
    Sports

    Tom Kristensen thrills audience in Audi RS 5 DTM

    From 2004 to 2009, Tom Kristensen was racing for Audi in the DTM. At a four-day event hosted by Audi’s partner MASCOT® WORKWEAR in Denmark, the Le Mans record winner celebrated a short “comeback.”
  • 03/20/19
    Sports

    Lightweight, efficient, powerful: the new Audi turbo engine for the DTM

    The beginning of a new era in the DTM: Starting in the 2019 season, the Class 1 race cars of the popular touring car racing series will use modern and highly efficient turbo engines. The two-liter four-cylinder power-plant of the Audi RS 5 DTM delivers more than 610 horsepower. By means of the “push-to-pass” function, the drivers can even access a short-term 30-hp power boost.
  • 03/20/19
    Sports

    Ulrich Baretzky: “The fans will enjoy hearing the sound a four-cylinder engine can produce”

    Ulrich Baretzky, Head of Engine Development at Audi Motorsport, is convinced that the new four-cylinder turbo engine is the right move for the DTM.
  • 03/20/19
    Sports

    Stefan Dreyer: “The format of the DTM is really tough”

    Stefan Dreyer, Head of Powertrain Development at Audi Motorsport, explains the magnitude of the challenge posed by the new DTM turbo engines.
  • 02/27/19
    Sports

    Save the Date: Meet the 2019 Audi DTM teams

    In exactly 66 days’ time, the 2019 DTM season kicks off at the Hockenheimring (Germany). With the new Class 1 race cars, a new era begins for the teams from Aston Martin, Audi and BMW. The new turbo engines with more than 610 horsepower will make the 2019 DTM the fastest of all time. The three Audi Sport Teams Abt Sportsline, Phoenix and Rosberg are each fielding two Audi RS 5 DTM cars, and two more will be entered by the new Audi customer team WRT from Belgium.
  • 02/09/19
    Sports

    In Lanzarote: Audi drivers push their limits

    At Club La Santa in Lanzarote, the Audi drivers from DTM and Formula E together with Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass and their team principals spent a week of intensive training in ideal outdoor conditions. At the end of the week, they were even challenged to build houses.
  • 01/20/19
    Sports

    Audi race drivers thrill crowd on snow and ice

    Spectacular scenes in Austria: At the GP Ice Race in Zell am See, Formula E Teams’ Champion Daniel Abt and DTM Champion René Rast ventured onto snow and ice in their race cars at temperatures far below freezing. In action for Audi Sport as well were rally legend Walter Röhrl and freestyle skiing star Benedikt Mayr.
  • 01/02/19
    Sports

    Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller: “2019 DTM will be mega thrilling”

    Four months to go before the new Audi RS 5 DTM with some 600 horsepower celebrates its racing debut. Mike Rockenfeller, 2013 DTM Champion and long-standing Audi factory driver, shares more about the fascinating new DTM era that will begin on May 4/5 at the Hockenheimring.
  • 12/19/18
    Sports

    The right six: Audi confirms drivers for DTM

    Audi Sport will enter the new turbo era of the DTM with a proven driver squad. Loïc Duval (F/36), Robin Frijns (NL/27), Jamie Green (GB/36), Nico Müller (CH/26), René Rast (D/32) and Mike Rockenfeller (D/35) have been confirmed as drivers for the 2019 DTM season. The previous pairings with the three Audi Sport Teams Abt Sportsline, Phoenix and Rosberg will remain unchanged as well. The new season will see the fielding of the more powerful turbo engine.
  • 12/13/18
    Sports

    Seven candidates test Audi RS 5 DTM at Jerez

    At the end of the 2018 DTM year, Audi Sport offered seven drivers the opportunity to gather new racing experience: during the joint test of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz at Jerez the race drivers were obviously thrilled once again by the 2018 version of the Audi RS 5 DTM that bade its farewell.
  • 12/12/18
    Sports

    Fired up for cold racing: Audi at GP Ice Race in Austria

    Motorsport of a different kind for a change: Never before have race cars from Audi’s motorsport program as different from each other as these been driven together on snow and ice. This will change on January 19 and 20, 2019: At the GP Ice Race in Zell am See, Austria, Daniel Abt will be drifting around an ice course in the fully electric Audi e-tron FE04. DTM Champion René Rast will be taming his Audi RS 5 DTM on a slippery surface for the first time.
  • 11/15/18
    Sports

    Clearly more power and fantastic sound: Audi drivers enthuse over turbo DTM

    For Nico Müller, René Rast and Mike Rockenfeller, Christmas came a little earlier this year: On the racetrack at Estoril, Portugal, the three Audi drivers had their first opportunity to test the new Audi RS 5 DTM, ringing in the turbo era of the DTM. All three climbed out of the cockpit with radiant smiles.
  • 10/14/18
    Sports

    DTM finale Hockenheim: Audi quotes

    In front of an impressive crowd, René Rast won the season’s last two DTM races as well. As a result, the Audi driver, behind Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz), still secured a runner-up finish in the championship. With six victories in a row he is the new DTM record holder.
  • 10/14/18
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    Six-pack! Audi driver Rast wins DTM finale as well

    Six victories in a row! Audi driver René Rast won the season’s last race at the Hockenheimring as well, so topping his own record from the previous day. On Sunday, behind Mercedes-Benz driver Gary Paffett, the 31-year-old German from Audi Sport Team Rosberg secured the runner-up’s spot in the championship. The DTM’s new record man in the end was only lacking four points to successfully defend the title.
  • 10/13/18
    Sports

    DTM: High Five for Audi driver René Rast

    René Rast from Audi Sport Team Rosberg continues to make DTM history: In Saturday’s race of the season finale at the Hockenheimring, the Audi driver celebrated his fifth consecutive victory. No other driver has ever achieved this feat before in the touring car racing series that has been held since 1984.
  • 10/12/18
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    WRT becomes Audi customer team in the DTM

    Audi has become the first manufacturer to present a customer team for the new era of the DTM: In the 2019 season, the W Racing Team (WRT), which is mainly known from GT racing, will become a part of the international touring car series. The squad surrounding team director Vincent Vosse plans to enter two new Audi RS 5 DTM cars.
  • 10/08/18
    Sports

    DTM finale: Audi driver René Rast fights for second title

    Audi Sport is going for broke at the DTM finale at the Hockenheimring on 13/14 October. Audi driver René Rast still has an outside chance of successfully defending his title. A place among the top three in the overall standings is already certain for the reigning DTM champion.
  • 09/23/18
    Sports

    DTM Spielberg: Audi quotes

    The 100th victory for Audi in the DTM, another double strike by René Rast and a total of five of six possible podium places: Audi remained unbeaten on the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg (Austria), too. The quotes.
  • 09/23/18
    Sports

    Audi celebrates 100th victory in the DTM

    Audi achieved its 100th DTM victory at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. Following the somewhat fortunate one-two-three success on Saturday, Audi Sport celebrated a dominant one-two result on Sunday thanks to René Rast (Audi Sport Team Rosberg) and Nico Müller (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline).
  • 09/22/18
    Sports

    DTM thriller at Spielberg: Audi celebrates unexpected one-two-three result

    Audi kept its promise of continuing to keep up suspense in the DTM title race on claiming a one-two-three result in Saturday’s spectacular race on the Red Bull Ring: By clinching his third consecutive victory Audi driver René Rast from Audi Sport Team Rosberg made up further ground on the two leading Mercedes-Benz drivers Paul Di Resta and Gary Paffett. Mike Rockenfeller (Audi Sport Team Phoenix) and Nico Müller (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline) completed Audi’s first one-two-three triumph this year.
  • 09/17/18
    Sports

    DTM showdown: Audi intends to create suspense

    The DTM will see a thrilling showdown: Theoretically, the champion could be determined as early as this Sunday, September 23, at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Title defender René Rast from Audi Sport Team Rosberg will leave no stone unturned to postpone the decision to the finale at Hockenheim in October.
  • 09/09/18
    Sports

    DTM Nürburgring: Audi quotes

    Perfect weekend for René Rast in the Audi RS 5 DTM: two pole positions, two undisputed victories. The quotes from the Audi team.
  • 09/09/18
    Sports

    Two poles, two wins: Audi driver René Rast achieves the perfect DTM weekend

    Audi driver René Rast achieved the perfect DTM weekend at the Nürburgring: As he did on Saturday, the defending champion also claimed pole position and victory on Sunday. As a result, he scored the maximum possible points with his Audi RS 5 DTM and moved up to third overall in the overall standings.
  • 09/08/18
    Sports

    DTM Nürburgring: René Rast takes second victory of season for Audi

    René Rast took the second victory of the season in the DTM for Audi. The defending champion from Audi Sport Team Rosberg won Saturday’s race at the Nürburgring from Bruno Spengler (BMW) and Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz).
  • 09/03/18
    Sports

    Nürburgring this weekend: 150th DTM race for Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller

    Following three spectacular international events, the DTM is returning to Germany this weekend. From September 7 to 9, the touring cars with more than 500 horsepower will compete at the Nürburgring in the Eifel. For Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller who hails from Neuwied, this will be a very special home round as the 2013 DTM Champion is tackling his 150th DTM race with Audi on Saturday.
  • 08/29/18
    Sports

    Audi headed for the future with Formula E and DTM

    In 2019, Audi will continue to compete with electric power in motorsport. At the same time, the manufacturer will prolong its factory-backed commitment in the popular DTM touring car series.
  • 08/27/18
    Sports

    DTM Misano: Audi quotes

    With two gripping races under floodlights, the DTM caused a sensation in Misano, Italy. Comments from the Audi crew.
  • 08/27/18
    Sports

    Audi strongest manufacturer at the DTM in Italy

    In a turbulent rain race under floodlights, the title defender René Rast from the Audi Sport Team Rosberg brought home another DTM podium result for Audi on Sunday evening in Misano, Italy. For the first time this season, all six Audi RS 5 DTM finished in the points. Earning a total of 92 points, Audi was the strongest manufacturer in Misano.
  • 08/26/18
    Sports

    Saturday Night Fever: Audi driver Robin Frijns claims first DTM podium at the floodlit debut

    Competing for Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, Audi driver Robin Frijns has achieved the first podium of his DTM career in Misano, Italy. At the first ever floodlit night race in DTM history, the Dutchman ploughed from twelfth on the grid to finish second at the wheel of his Audi RS 5 DTM. With four cars in the top ten and a total of 42 points, Audi has yielded its best result of the season so far.
  • 08/20/18
    Sports

    Premiere in Italy: Audi RS 5 DTM to race at night for the first time

    An all-new challenge is in store for DTM Champion René Rast and his fellow drivers this weekend: The team from Audi Sport will compete in the first DTM race to be held under floodlights. The Italian seaside resort of Misano Adriatico will host the first two night races in DTM history on Saturday and Sunday (August 25/26), each starting at 10.30 PM (CEST).
  • 08/12/18
    Sports

    DTM Brands Hatch: Audi quotes

    With two top results to his name, René Rast stood out from the Audi team during the DTM event at Brands Hatch. Mike Rockenfeller also scored points in both races. The quotes.
  • 08/12/18
    Sports

    René Rast takes yet another DTM podium for Audi

    Fourth on Saturday, third on Sunday: defending Champion René Rast from Audi Sport Team Rosberg scored 28 points as the DTM returned to England and, in doing so, took yet another podium in the popular touring car race series.
  • 08/11/18
    Sports

    DTM: René Rast just misses podium finish

    Defending Champion René Rast from Audi Sport Team Rosberg finished fourth and in doing so just missed a podium finish in the DTM premiere on the Grand Prix circuit at Brands Hatch (Great Britain).
  • 08/06/18
    Sports

    Audi RS 5 DTM before premiere in England

    At Brands Hatch (England), the Audi DTM teams will start the second half of the season on the weekend of August 11/12. For the first time, the popular touring car racing series is using the tradition-steeped Grand Prix Circuit. A very challenging track profile with high cornering speeds is in store for the six Audi drivers.
  • 07/15/18
    Sports

    DTM Zandvoort: Audi quotes

    René Rast gives Audi its first victory of the season in the DTM in Zandvoort. Local matador Robin Frijns clinches his best DTM result. Nico Müller and Jamie Green also score points. The quotes after an eventful DTM weekend.
  • 07/15/18
    Sports

    DTM Zandvoort: René Rast takes first win of season for Audi RS 5 DTM

    The defending Champion is back: in the tenth race of the year, René Rast gave the Audi RS 5 DTM its first victory of the season in the sand dunes at Zandvoort (Netherlands).
  • 07/14/18
    Sports

    Audi driver Frijns shines in his DTM home race

    Robin Frijns put in a strong performance in his first home race in the DTM: the Dutchman was the best Audi driver on Saturday in Zandvoort in both qualifying and the race. Furthermore, with his fifth place the rookie claimed his best result so far in the DTM.
  • 07/09/18
    Sports

    DTM at Zandvoort: Demanding track popular with Audi drivers

    When asking DTM drivers about their favorite track, the answer is almost always the same: Zandvoort. The roller coaster track on the Dutch North Sea coast hosts DTM races nine and ten this weekend (July 14/15).
  • 06/24/18
    Sports

    DTM Norisring: Audi quotes

    The DTM produced two spectacular races at the Norisring. The quotes from the Audi camp after the DTM home race.
  • 06/24/18
    Sports

    DTM Norisring: Müller and Frijns score for Audi

    With two Audi RS 5 DTM in the points, Audi recorded a stronger result in Sunday’s DTM race at the Norisring than the day before. Nico Müller and Robin Frijns clinched seventh and eighth respectively for Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline. Defending DTM Champion René Rast suffered a bout of bad luck.
  • 06/23/18
    Sports

    DTM Norisring: Audi pointless on Saturday

    Fantastic backdrop, thrilling battles at the front, but a disappointing result for the many Audi fans at trackside: in the first of two DTM races at the Norisring, Jamie Green in eleventh place was the best placed driver of an Audi RS 5 DTM on Saturday.
  • 06/18/18
    Sports

    DTM in the city: Putting the Audi RS 5 DTM through its paces

    The season’s highlight in the DTM: This weekend (June 23/24) the Norisring in Nuremberg, the only city street circuit in the popular touring car racing series, is coming up. The challenge posed to the drivers and the Audi RS 5 DTM is even greater this time than in previous years.
  • 06/03/18
    Sports

    DTM Budapest: Audi quotes

    With a podium place for Nico Müller and a total of six results in the points Audi is leaving Budapest on the third race weekend of the 2018 DTM. The quotes.
  • 06/03/18
    Sports

    DTM Budapest: Audi driver Rockenfeller fourth

    The DTM remains unpredictable: In Sunday’s turbulent race at the Hungaroring, a rain shower turned the racing action completely on its head. In the end, the drivers who in rather unpromising positions had made their mandatory pit stops right at the beginning of the race were running in front.
  • 06/02/18
    Sports

    DTM Budapest: Nico Müller clinches podium for Audi

    Five Audi RS 5 DTM cars in the top ten and 41 points in total: Audi has achieved its best result this season to date in Saturday’s race of the DTM’s visit to Hungary at Budapest. The Swiss Nico Müller (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline) in third position clinched his first podium this season.
  • 05/28/18
    Sports

    Champion René Rast back in Audi RS 5 DTM

    Only two weeks after his serious racing accident reigning DTM Champion René Rast will be back on the grid at Budapest on the first weekend in June – driving the same Audi RS 5 DTM in which he had his accident in the DTM round at the Lausitzring. Motorsport fans around the world held their breath when Rast spectacularly somersaulted there.
  • 05/20/18
    Sports

    DTM Lausitzring: Audi quotes

    Audi suffered a difficult DTM weekend at the Lausitzring. The quotes.
  • 05/20/18
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    DTM Lausitzring: Jamie Green best Audi driver in sixth place thanks to tire gamble

    Jamie Green from Audi Sport Team Rosberg was the best Audi driver in Sunday’s DTM race at the Lausitzring. A tire gamble took the Briton through the field from 16th on the grid to sixth place. Mike Rockenfeller (Audi Sport Team Phoenix/8th) and Robin Frijns (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline/10th) also scored points.
  • 05/19/18
    Sports

    Lausitzring: DTM safety concept proves itself once again

    Audi suffered a Saturday to forget during the third round of the DTM at the Lausitzring: in the opening stages of the race, four of the six Audi drivers were eliminated in accidents from which they escaped unharmed.
  • 05/14/18
    Sports

    Formula E, DTM and DFB-Pokal: A weekend of sports superlatives for Audi

    DFB-Pokal Final, Formula E in Berlin and the DTM at the Lausitzring: The Pentecost weekend this year will be one of superlatives for sports enthusiasts and fans of the Audi brand.
  • 05/06/18
    Sports

    DTM Hockenheim: Audi quotes

    Audi clinched a podium place by Mike Rockenfeller in the gripping DTM season opener at the Hockenheimring. Mattias Ekström said goodbye to his DTM fans. Quotes from the Audi camp.
  • 05/06/18
    Sports

    Audi driver Rockenfeller runner-up in DTM thriller at Hockenheim

    What a DTM opener at Hockenheim! In Sunday’s spectacular second race, Mike Rockenfeller in the Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Phoenix stormed forward to second position after starting from ninth on the grid. His teammate, Loïc Duval, and René Rast (Audi Sport Team Rosberg) scored points for Audi as well. Mattias Ekström (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline) experienced an emotional DTM farewell.
  • 05/05/18
    Sports

    Difficult DTM opener for Audi at Hockenheim

    Title defender Audi experienced a difficult start to the new DTM season at the Hockenheimring. With René Rast (Audi Sport Team Rosberg) and Loïc Duval (Audi Sport Team Phoenix) in positions nine and ten only two Audi drivers scored points in race one on Saturday.
  • 04/30/18
    Sports

    DTM: Audi Sport on title defense mission

    The DTM fans’ long wait is ending. This weekend, the new season will kick off at the Hockenheimring. Audi Sport will be on the grid with the Audi RS 5 DTM and as the title defenders in the drivers’, manufacturers’ and teams’ classifications. This means that Audi Sport will be the hunted in all three championships.
  • 04/18/18
    Sports

    DTM: Farewell races for Ekström at Hockenheim

    Emotional farewell after 17 years in DTM: Mattias Ekström will race in an additional Audi RS 5 DTM in the DTM season opener at the Hockenheimring, so giving motorsport fans yet another reason to watch the races on May 5 and 6 either live at the venue or on television.
  • 04/13/18
    Sports

    DTM rookie Frijns impresses in Audi RS 5 DTM

    DTM rookie Robin Frijns (26) has left a strong impression in the official pre-season DTM tests at the Hockenheimring. The Dutchman in the Audi RS 5 DTM set the second-fastest time of the four-day tests.
  • 04/08/18
    Sports

    The champion’s new wrap: René Rast in red

    Same number but a new wrap for the DTM Champion: in the 2018 DTM season, title defender René Rast will race in a red Audi Sport RS 5 DTM.
  • 03/05/18
    Sports

    From hunter to hunted: the new Audi RS 5 DTM

    DTM Champion, winners of the teams’ and manufacturers’ classifications, Audi drivers in the top four spots of the table: In 2017, Audi Sport finished the season with its most successful results of all time. In tests at Vallelunga, Italy, the new Audi RS 5 DTM now made its first public appearance. With the further developed championship-winning car Audi Sport will start the 2018 season and therefore its “title defense” project at the Hockenheimring on May 5 and 6.
  • 02/24/18
    Sports

    DTM: Audi ready for title defense

    Winter in Germany, sun on the Canary Islands: In Lanzarote, Audi's DTM campaigners prepared for the new DTM season in optimum outdoor conditions. In addition, the officials determined which driver is going to race for which Audi team in 2018.
  • 02/15/18
    Sports

    Audi driver Robin Frijns: “I have dreamed of the DTM for a long time”

    Robin Frijns recently became an Audi factory driver in the DTM. For the Dutchman it is a dream come true, which began during 2015 in the GT racing program of Audi Sport. In this interview, the 26-year-old looks back on his career and reveals his expectations for his rookie season in the DTM.
  • 01/29/18
    Sports

    Audi driver Mattias Ekström ends DTM career

    It marks the end of an era: After 17 years, 195 races, 23 victories and two championship titles, factory driver Mattias Ekström ends his DTM career, which means that Audi’s most successful DTM campaigner to date is leaving this racing series. In 2018, Ekström will concentrate on the factory-backed commitment of his team, EKS, in the World Rallycross Championship. The new member of Audi’s DTM driver squad is Dutchman Robin Frijns.
  • 01/22/18
    Sports

    Press conference with Audi driver Mattias Ekström

    Will he end his unique career? Will he continue his dual-track commitment in the DTM and in the FIA World Rallycross Championship or concentrate on one of these two racing series in the 2018 season? There has been a lot of speculation about Audi factory driver Mattias Ekström’s future in racing in recent months. Now the decision has been made.
  • 11/03/17
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    Audi driver René Rast is the “ADAC Motorsportsman of the Year”

    The DTM champion René Rast is the “ADAC Motorsportsman of the Year” in 2017. With this honor, the Audi driver has been recognized by the biggest German motor club for his strong season in motorsport, which he completed by winning the DTM title at Hockenheim just under three weeks ago.
  • 10/19/17
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    Audi driver René Rast: “Every year has made me better”

    René Rast on winning the DTM title has made a long-held dream of his come true. In an interview, the German looks back on his various stations in the motorsport program of the Volkswagen Group and describes his experiences on the final race day of the DTM at Hockenheim.
  • 10/15/17
    Sports

    ​DTM finale Hockenheim: Audi quotes

    Audi secured all three DTM titles in the finale at Hockenheim. Quotes from the victorious Audi squad following a spectacular and successful 2017 DTM season.
  • 10/15/17
    Sports

    Audi driver René Rast makes DTM history

    Audi driver René Rast (30) is the 2017 DTM Champion, so having written a chapter in motorsport history. The German secured the title in his first DTM season – a feat most recently achieved by the Italian Nicola Larini 24 years ago. On Saturday, Audi had already secured the manufacturers’ and teams’ classifications early in the DTM finale at Hockenheim.
  • 10/14/17
    Sports

    Perfect “triple”: Audi claims all three DTM titles

    “Golden October” at Hockenheim and a perfect day for Audi: The manufacturer from Ingolstadt on clinching a one-two win in the penultimate race of the season secured all three DTM titles early. Audi managed to defend the title in the manufacturers’ championship. Audi Sport Team Rosberg is DTM teams’ champion for the first time. Drivers from all three Audi teams – Mattias Ekström, race winner Jamie Green, René Rast and Mike Rockenfeller – still have chances of clinching the drivers’ title on Sunday.
  • 10/09/17
    Sports

    DTM finale: Audi with advantage at Hockenheim

    As the front runners in the drivers’, teams’ and manufacturers’ classifications, Audi will be entering the last two races of the 2017 DTM season at the Hockenheimring. Accordingly, expectations for Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 are high. Six drivers in total can still have hopes of winning the title this weekend.
  • 09/24/17
    Sports

    DTM Spielberg: Audi quotes

    Quotes from the Audi drivers and officials following two one-two-three wins of the Audi RS 5 DTM at the DTM round in Austria.
  • 09/24/17
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    Audi one-two-three success in DTM thriller at Spielberg

    On Sunday, Audi again celebrated a one-two-three win in the DTM at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg (Austria). Following a rather uneventful race on Saturday, the spectators witnessed a spectacular thriller from which René Rast from Audi Sport Team Rosberg in the end somewhat surprisingly came out winning.
  • 09/23/17
    Sports

    Perfect DTM Saturday for Audi at Spielberg

    With a victory in Saturday’s race at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, Audi driver Mattias Ekström has come a step closer to his big dream of winning his third DTM title after 2004 and 2007. Jamie Green and Nico Müller, in positions two and three, perfected an Audi one-two-three success.
  • 09/18/17
    Sports

    Audi before thrilling DTM showdown

    The DTM is seeing what will arguably be the most thrilling showdown in its history. Following the joint decision by Audi, BMW and Mercedes to scrap the additional weights, the title race is completely open. On the last two race weekends, drivers from all three manufacturers will still be able to decide the championship in their favor. The “fast and furious finale” will start with two races at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, on September 23 and 24. In the middle of October, the season’s last two races will be held at Hockenheim.
  • 09/10/17
    Sports

    DTM Nürburgring: Audi quotes

    Following a DTM weekend at the Nürburgring that was difficult, as expected, Audi continues to lead all three championships. Quotes following races 13 and 14 of the season.
  • 09/10/17
    Sports

    Audi driver Ekström maintains DTM lead

    With a hard-fought sixth place in Sunday’s race at the Nürburgring Audi driver Mattias Ekström has maintained his lead in the DTM and extended his advantage over Lucas Auer (Mercedes-Benz) to nine points.
  • 09/09/17
    Sports

    Audi driver Ekström unfortunate, Rast catches up

    In a difficult wet race at the Nürburgring, the front runners in the DTM standings have moved closer together. Before race two on Sunday (start at 3:15 PM), Audi driver Mattias Ekström is only one point ahead of Saturday’s winner Lucas Auer (Mercedes-Benz) and four in front of René Rast, who in position five in race one was the best Audi driver.
  • 09/04/17
    Sports

    DTM: Tough title race for Audi in the Eifel

    Close race for the DTM championship win: Before the last six rounds of the season, at least eight campaigners have realistic chances of winning the title. Four of them are driving an Audi RS 5 DTM: Mattias Ekström, René Rast, Mike Rockenfeller and Jamie Green.

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