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Audi has dominated the first year of the new turbo era in the DTM and won all three championship titles. Since the 2019 season, modern and highly efficient turbo engines have been used in the Class 1 race cars of the popular touring car racing series. This makes the DTM the fastest that it has ever been since its founding in 1984. At the same time, the racing series – just like Formula E in the field of E-mobility – received an increased connection to road car development.

Recent Press Releases

  • 08/10/20
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    Nine victories in a row: Audi RS 5 DTM on record run

    Since August 11, 2019, Audi has been unbeaten in the DTM. After the impressive performance of the Audi RS 5 DTM at the season opener at Spa, the touring car racing series continues with four races at the Lausitzring, where Audi has already won nine times in the DTM and celebrated a very special triumph last year.
  • 08/02/20
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    Audi dominates DTM season opener at Spa

    The Audi RS 5 DTM is the car to beat also in the 2020 DTM. At the season opener at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), Audi swept the top five positions in the second race on Sunday as it had done the day before. Defending champion René Rast narrowly won a thrilling duel with Saturday’s winner Nico Müller. The podium on Sunday was completed by Robin Frijns. It was the ninth consecutive victory for Audi in the DTM.
  • 08/01/20
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    Dream start for Audi in the DTM: first to fifth place

    With positions one to five in the first race at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), title defender Audi had a dream start into the new DTM season. Outstanding driver in Saturday’s 1-2-3-4-5 success was the Swiss Nico Müller from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline.
  • 07/27/20
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    Audi RS 5 DTM “seems to be made” for Spa

    Next weekend (August 1–2), the most compact DTM season of all time, all within just 100 days, will kick off on a very special race track: For the first time, the Audi RS 5 DTM will compete at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.
  • 04/27/20
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    Audi realigns its commitment in motorsport

    On its way to becoming a provider of premium mobility with a carbon-neutral footprint, Audi is realigning the brand’s motorsport program: The four rings will not extend their commitment in the DTM touring car racing series beyond the 2020 season. The management board of AUDI AG made this decision also in light of the economic challenges due to the corona pandemic and communicated it to ITR e.V., the DTM’s umbrella organization, this Monday. Consequently, the successful involvement in Formula E and in customer racing will be taking center stage in Audi’s future motorsport activities. The brand has been represented in Formula E ever since the popular fully electric racing series was started in 2014. With 41 trophies, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler has been the most successful Formula E team over the years. Off the race track, Audi is planning to generate about 40 percent of its sales with electric cars and plug-in-hybrids by 2025.
  • 04/10/20
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    #RaceHome: DTM drivers from Audi in virtual races for a good cause

    Audi factory driver Mike Rockenfeller has initiated a virtual racing series under the motto #RaceHome, which will be held on the PlayStation 4 with the fully-electric Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo. The proceeds will be used for a good cause. Once a week, fans of the Audi brand and SimRacing professionals will be competing against the six Audi DTM drivers: Loïc Duval, Jamie Green, Nico Müller, Robin Frijns, René Rast and Mike Rockenfeller.
  • 03/16/20
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    Audi RS 5 DTM: new clothes for the championship winning car

    In 2019, the Audi RS 5 DTM was the car to beat in the DTM. For the project “title defense”, the championship-winning car was optimized in details. At the same time, Audi Design gave the six factory-entered cars a fresh look.
  • 01/31/20
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    Six right ones: Audi with unchanged driver line-up in the DTM 2020

    With an unchanged driver squad, Audi is starting the “title defence” project in the DTM in the 2020 motorsport season.
  • 11/24/19
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    From the last place onto the podium: Audi driver Duval with sensational fightback in “Dream Race”

    Spectacular duels, gripping overtaking maneuvers and an awesome photo finish in the end: The second joint race of the DTM and the SUPER GT made spectators at Fuji, Japan, jump from their seats. One of the protagonists on Sunday: Audi driver Loïc Duval, who still secured a podium finish with a sensational fightback following a puncture.
  • 11/23/19
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    Audi driver Tréluyer shines in comeback

    Surprise in the “dream race” at Fuji (Japan): in the turbulent first joint race of the DTM and the Japanese SUPER GT Championship, Benoît Tréluyer in sixth position was the best Audi driver on Saturday.
  • 11/19/19
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    A dream comes true: four Audi RS 5 DTM in “dream race” in Japan

    At the conclusion of an extremely successful season for Audi, DTM fans can look forward to a unique treat for dessert: On Saturday and Sunday (November 23/24), the first two joint races of the DTM and the Japanese SUPER GT will be held at the foot of famous Mount Fuji. Five automobile manufacturers will be battling for victory at Fuji. Audi has deployed four RS 5 DTM cars to the “dream race” in Japan.
  • 10/23/19
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    With TFSI power: record year for Audi in the DTM

    Since as far back as 2001, Audi has been combining turbocharging with gasoline direct injection (TFSI) in production cars. When this efficiency technology was rolled out in the DTM, the brand with the four rings leveraged its experience-based advantage and set numerous records in the 2019 season.
  • 10/17/19
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    Audi employees in Ingolstadt celebrate DTM Champion René Rast and successes in GT racing

    With a unique activity, the employees at Audi’s Ingolstadt location celebrated Audi’s triple title win in the 2019 DTM and the successes of Audi Sport customer racing in the GT category: for the first time ever, race cars were driven through the production halls of the Ingolstadt plant on such an occasion.
  • 10/06/19
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    Triple triumph in the finale: Audi crowns its most successful DTM season

    Rain, fireworks and all-out partying at Audi: in the final race of the 2019 DTM, the brand with the four rings again gave the competition no chance and crowned its most successful DTM season with a triple triumph in the finale at Hockenheim.
  • 10/05/19
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    Masterful DTM Champion: René Rast celebrates seventh victory this season

    René Rast began the final weekend of the DTM with a masterful performance: The Champion won Saturday’s race at the Hockenheimring from pole position. Having scored the maximum number of points, he secured the teams’ championship for Audi Sport Team Rosberg ahead of the last race. His seventh victory this season also marked the 50th success of the Audi RS 5 DTM.
  • 10/02/19
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    Premiere at DTM finale: Audi RS 5 DTM with innovative fuel for the first time

    With the introduction of highly efficient turbo engines, the DTM has achieved a significant CO2 reduction in the 2019 season. At the DTM finale at Hockenheim, Audi, together with series promoter ITR and its technology partner Aral, will make the next major move: for the first time, both Audi RS 5 DTM race taxis will be using innovative fuel that improves the CO2 balance by 30 percent.
  • 09/30/19
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    Crowning event for Audi champions: DTM finale with F1 World Champions and three Japanese brands

    For the conclusion of the so far most successful DTM season in the company’s history, Audi has set its sights on another milestone achievement in the finale at the Hockenheimring (October 4 to 6): the 50th victory of the Audi RS 5 DTM. However, the competition is stronger than ever before: for the very first time in a DTM race, factory teams from six different automobile manufacturers will be pitted against each other.
  • 09/27/19
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    Duval, Rast, Rockenfeller and Tréluyer: Audi drivers for the “dream race” at Fuji have been confirmed

    The Audi drivers for the joint “dream race” of the DTM and the Japanese Super GT Championship at Fuji (Japan) on November 23 and 24 have been confirmed: two DTM Champions and two Japan experts – René Rast, Mike Rockenfeller, Loïc Duval and Benoît Tréluyer – will be competing for the four rings at the foot of famous Mount Fuji.
  • 09/25/19
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    René Rast: “I see my future in the DTM”

    Audi driver René Rast secured an early DTM title win in the season’s third from last race. In an extensive interview, the 2019 DTM Champion reveals why, in spite of his early success, fans should not miss the finale at Hockenheim on the first weekend in October, what records he is interested in, what the secret of his success is and how he spent the days following his title win.
  • 09/14/19
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    “What a year!” René Rast DTM Champion ahead of time

    The triple has been perfected: Following the win of the DTM manufacturers’ championship, Audi also secured early title wins in the drivers’ and teams’ championships at the Nürburgring. The first DTM Champion in the new turbo era is René Rast, who only needed to finish Sunday’s race in third position to win the title.
  • 09/14/19
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    Rast unstoppable: Audi driver on course for title after perfect Saturday

    With a dominant victory in Saturday’s race at the Nürburgring, Audi driver René Rast has come a lot closer to winning his second DTM title. Before the last three rounds, the German has an advantage of 47 points over his fellow Audi driver Nico Müller and of 80 over BMW driver Marco Wittmann. A maximum of 84 points are yet to be awarded.
  • 09/11/19
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    Dieter Gass: “Audi RS 5 DTM is the car to be beaten”

    Audi has secured an early win of the manufacturers’ championship in the DTM. Before the two races at the Nürburgring (Saturday and Sunday live at 1 PM on German channel SAT.1), Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass talks about the strengths of the Audi RS 5 DTM and of the title candidates René Rast and Nico Müller as well as the first joint races with the Japanese Super GT.
  • 09/09/19
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    Heading for DTM at the Nürburgring neck and neck

    Who will be the 2019 DTM Champion? This question may be answered as early as on this weekend (September 14/15) at the Nürburgring (Saturday and Sunday live starting at 1 PM on German channel SAT.1).
  • 08/25/19
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    Fivefold triumph in 500th DTM race: Audi is manufacturers’ champion early

    To the DTM title with TFSI power at an accelerated pace: Audi secured an early win of the manufacturers’ championship in the popular touring car racing series at the Lausitzring and is thus the first champion in the new turbo era. Four races before the end of the season, the brand with the Four Rings sits in the top spot out of reach of its rivals.
  • 08/24/19
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    Gap reduced: Nico Müller celebrates second DTM victory this season

    Following a one-two-three success in Saturday’s race at the Lausitzring, Audi is on the verge of winning the DTM manufacturers’ championship. In the drivers’ championship, Nico Müller, by having scored his second victory this season, reduced the gap to leader of the standings René Rast to 14 points.
  • 08/21/19
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    Vincent Vosse: “We are very happy to be involved in DTM”

    WRT Team Audi Sport is the first customer team in the new DTM era and for many the team has been one of the biggest surprises of the year. The two DTM rookies Jonathan Aberdein (21) and Pietro Fittipaldi (23) are regular points scorers with their Audi RS 5 DTM cars. Before the two DTM races at the Lausitzring (Saturday and Sunday live from 13:00 CEST on SAT.1 in Germany), team principal Vincent Vosse talks about the Belgian team’s debut season so far.
  • 08/19/19
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    500th DTM race and manufacturers’ title within reach

    A jubilee in the DTM and the first chance for the Four Rings to score a proverbial match point: in the 500th DTM race at the Lausitzring on Sunday (August 25), Audi may be able to secure an early manufacturers’ championship win.
  • 08/11/19
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    “Super Sunday” for Audi in the DTM at Brands Hatch

    A 1-2-3-4 success, maximum points scored, a historic result in qualifying, the lead in all three championships of the DTM extended: Audi achieved a true “Super Sunday” at Brands Hatch.
  • 08/10/19
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    Four in the top five: Audi strong on the island

    With a strong team result in Saturday’s race at Brands Hatch (England), Audi has maintained, respectively extended the lead in all three championships of the DTM. With René Rast in second and Nico Müller in third position, two Audi drivers, in the eleventh race of the season, stood on the podium for the tenth time.
  • 08/07/19
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    Jamie Green: “Brands Hatch is an outstanding race track”

    Following his difficult 2018 season, Jamie Green is battling for victories in the DTM again this year. The popular racing series has seen him on the top step of the podium on 16 occasions in total, but never in his home round at Brands Hatch. The Audi driver would like to change that this weekend (Saturday and Sunday live in Germany on TV channel SAT.1 starting at 2 PM CEST).
  • 08/05/19
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    London Calling: Audi drivers enthuse about the DTM at Brands Hatch

    DTM fans can look forward to the next highlight: On Saturday and Sunday (August 10/11), the more than 610-hp Class 1 cars will race at Brands Hatch. The tradition-steeped circuit near the UK capital London is regarded as one of the world’s most challenging race tracks.
  • 08/02/19
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    Advantage in the DTM: with TFSI power at the top

    After the first five events of the 2019 DTM season, two things are clear: The new Class 1 race cars with their more than 610-hp two-liter four-cylinder turbo engines guarantee gripping motorsport. And Audi right now has an advantage over the competition with the RS 5 DTM in all three Championships.
  • 07/21/19
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    Mike Rockenfeller wins tire battle at Assen

    A spectacular DTM premiere at Assen in the Netherlands: Following the rain battle on Saturday, the spectators on Sunday got to watch a crazy tire thriller on a dry track of the famous TT Circuit that Mike Rockenfeller from Audi Sport Team Phoenix decided in his favor. With Nico Müller in third position, Audi, just like the day before, achieved a double podium. In spite of a second pit stop, leader of the standings René Rast still finished his 50th DTM race in fifth place.
  • 07/20/19
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    Double podium for Audi in rain battle at Assen

    Audi clinched another double podium in the DTM’s eagerly awaited premiere on the famous motorcycle race track at Assen and half-way through the 2019 season maintains the lead in all three championships.
  • 07/17/19
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    Loïc Duval: “Assen offers plenty of good overtaking opportunities”

    In the first eight DTM races of the 2019 season, Loïc Duval experienced an upswing. The Frenchman shares his views in an interview before the DTM’s premiere on the tradition-steeped track at Assen in the Netherlands (Saturday and Sunday live on SAT.1 starting at 1 PM CEST).
  • 07/15/19
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    DTM instead of MotoGP: Audi drivers excited about Assen

    Following the season’s highlight at the Norisring that was extremely successful for Audi, DTM fans can look forward to their next treat: on July 20/21, the popular touring car racing series will visit the famous TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands.
  • 07/07/19
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    Audi with strongest ever Norisring showing

    A dominant victory on Saturday, a double podium on Sunday, a new track record and the lead extended in all three DTM classifications: Audi managed to deliver its so far strongest performance in its home round at the Norisring.
  • 07/06/19
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    From zero to hero: Rast wins at Audi’s home round

    A great day for Audi at its home round in Nuremberg: In front of a full house, René Rast won Saturday’s DTM race at the Norisring with an advantage of nearly 35 seconds in spite of having dropped to the last position at the start. Nico Müller, the fastest driver in qualifying, snatched the runner-up’s spot on the last lap, so perfecting an Audi one-two result. Loïc Duval completed the strong showing of the new Audi RS 5 DTM in fourth position.
  • 07/03/19
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    Nico Müller: “I’ve always felt comfortable at the Norisring”

    The days following his victory in the DTM race at Misano were action-packed for Nico Müller. The Swiss in an interview before Audi’s home round at the Norisring (Saturday and Sunday live at 1 PM CEST on SAT.1).
  • 07/01/19
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    Turbo power and high-performance brakes: home round for Audi in Nuremberg

    Next weekend (July 6/7), the motorsport world will eagerly focus on Nuremberg again: For the first time, the new DTM Class 1 race cars with their 610-hp four-cylinder turbo engines will be racing on a city street circuit.
  • 06/09/19
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    “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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
    Sports

    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
    Sports

    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).

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