The Head of Audi Motorsport after the successful race weekend in the DTM and the test day at Le Mans.
The Motorsport Festival at the Lausitzring was successful. 67,500 spectators attended and your team was also very strong on track.
It was a successful weekend. The one-two of Miguel Molina ahead of Jamie Green on Saturday, but also the comeback drive to second by Mattias Ekström on Sunday were first class sport. We’ve now seen six different winners in the first six races. A fantastic advert for our sport.
You were at Le Mans where Audi prepared during the test day for the most important race of the year. Your summary?
The new R18 drove on the Le Mans track for the first time. It was important to collect data. We used both test sessions productively, and completed 1,881 kilometers in the process and made an important step in preparation for the race. Our six drivers gave plenty of positive feedback with regard to the race that awaits us in two weeks.
The Audi fans were not only pleased about seeing the Audi RS 5 DTM. Your customers were also racing.
The double header event with the DTM and ADAC GT Masters sharing the same venue was a great idea that was well received. I was pleased that the Land-Motorsport team with Connor De Phillippi and Christopher Mies in the Audi R8 LMS took a third place and defended their championship lead as a result. This double header weekend was for many fans certainly highlight on the German motorsport calendar this year.
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