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08/06/05
Ingolstadt/Nürburg
Sports
Five Audi A4 DTM cars among the top ten

DTM 2005
Audi A4 DTM #1 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline), Mattias Ekström
  • Mattias Ekström to start from second row at the Nürburgring
  • All four new A4 DTM cars in Super pole
  • Christian Abt in last year’s A4 third in qualifying

A strong team performance was shown by Audi in the qualifying session for the seventh DTM round at the Nürburgring. For the first time in the 2005 season, five Audi drivers qualified for the Super pole. Title defender Mattias Ekström in the Audi A4 DTM entered by Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline clocked 1m 22.793s, marking the best time ever to have been achieved by a DTM car on the Nürburgring’s sprint circuit. Team-mate Tom Kristensen and Christian Abt in last year’s A4 of Audi Sport Team Joest completed the Audi trio at the top. Allan McNish and Martin Tomczyk took positions five and six.

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