Timo Scheider completed a particularly interesting type of season preparation six weeks before the start of the new DTM season: as member of the Bulls bicycle manufacturer works team, the double DTM Champion competed against the world’s best mountain bike riders in the Cape Epic stage race in South Africa. Scheider finished the demanding eight-day event in 52 position in his class after completing 740 kilometers and a total elevation change of 16,000 meters between Cape Town University at the foot of Table Mountain to the Meerendal vineyards. The organizers welcomed over 600 participants. “In hindsight it was an amazing event. I really enjoyed it, even though we had to withstand heat, dust, stones and falls,” said Scheider. “However, I’m also happy that I can change the saddle for the cockpit of my Audi RS 5 DTM again soon.”
Further information about the official fuel consumption figures and official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars,” which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH), Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (www.dat.de).