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Kristensen fastest Audi driver in DTM start

DTM 2006
Siemens Audi A4 DTM #7 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline), Tom Kristensen
  • Hockenheim DTM season opener at rising temperatures
  • Last year’s cars among front runners
  • Vanina Ickx ahead of Mathias Lauda in afternoon session

Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen was the fastest Audi driver in the DTM season opener at Hockenheim on Friday. In the Siemens Audi A4 DTM entered by Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline the Dane in the afternoon clocked the day’s fifth-best time overall in 1m 35.021s. Merely six thousandths of a second slower was Pierre Kaffer, who at the wheel of the Castrol Audi A4 DTM fielded by Audi Sport Team Phoenix suggested that the cars from last year will be serious contenders in the 2006 DTM season as well.

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