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07/17/04
Ingolstadt/Shanghai
Sports

Audi in good position for Shanghai race

DTM 2004
Tom Kristensen, Audi A4 DTM #12 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline)

Following an excellent team effort in qualifying, Audi is in a good position for the two DTM invitation races at Shanghai (China). During Saturday’s qualifying, held in gruelling heat, five Audi A4 DTM cars made the cut to “Super Pole” qualifying, which is reserved for the ten fastest drivers. After Tom Kristensen had recorded the fastest time on the 2.840-km street circuit in the morning’s two free practice sessions, the Dane missed pole in single car qualifying by just 28 thousands of a second. As best placed Audi driver, Kristensen will start the first of the two 30-minute races from third position on the grid. Martin Tomczyk will be on the same row with another Audi A4 DTM from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline. Emanuele Pirro gave Audi Sport Infineon Team Joest its best DTM qualifying result so far. Rinaldo Capello impressed in his first race with the Audi A4 DTM: At his DTM debut, the Italian qualified immediately for the top ten.

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