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10/03/04
Ingolstadt/Hockenheim
Sports

Audi are DTM manufacturers’ champions and win all three titles

DTM 2004
Martin Tomczyk at the finish

In the DTM finale at Hockenheim Audi have successfully put the finishing touches on the brand’s aim to achieve a total triumph in Europe’s most popular touring car series: in front of a record audience of 133,000 watching the event throughout the weekend, and after having locked in both the drivers’ and teams’ titles early, AUDI AG also claimed title victory in the DTM manufacturers’ competition. Best driver of the Audi squad at Hockenheim was Martin Tomczyk, who throughout the race fought a thrilling battle for victory with DTM record champion Bernd Schneider to come in second, merely 1.635 seconds behind the winner. With a fifth place overall, Tomczyk finished the season as the best German driver. Tom Kristensen clinched fourth place both at Hockenheim and overall, thus being the best rookie of the year. Christian Abt – finishing eighth – scored his first point at Hockenheim. Frank Biela came in eleventh, Emanuele Pirro retired after a collision in the starting lap.

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