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02/19/06
Ingolstadt
Sports
Audi takes Belgian Vanina Ickx into the DTM

DTM 2006
Audi factory driver Vanina Ickx signing the contract with Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich
  • Daughter of Jacky Ickx is new Audi works driver
  • First woman in the DTM since 1995
  • Following in tracks of Michèle Mouton and Tamara Vidali

For the first time since 1995, a woman starts in the world’s most popular touring car race series: Vanina Ickx contests the 2006 DTM with an Audi A4 DTM in the new DTM team run by Dr Colin Kolles. The Belgian would not be the first female Audi works driver to show the men what’s what: Driving the Audi quattro, Michèle Mouton was the first, and to date, the only woman to win a World Rally Championship round. In 1982, the French lady narrowly missed winning the World Championship title. In the 1990s, the Italian Tamara Vidali created quite a stir with the Audi A4 quattro in Super Touring Car racing.

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