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Home round: Before the DTM race at Valencia, Audi factory driver Miguel Molina visited the German School Valencia where he received an enthusiastic welcome by the students. Afterwards, the Spaniard signed autographs at the Mercado de Colón. At his home round at Valencia, the Spaniard was in particular demand throughout the race weekend. A planned sailing cruise on board the Audi All4One yacht of Jochen Schümann had to be canceled due to bad weather.
Extreme weather conditions: The severe storms in Spain also affected the DTM teams. The hotel of the Audi drivers in Valencia was struck by lightning during the night from Friday to Saturday. The roads around the track were inundated with water and cars were washed off the roads by flash flooding. Some hotels had power outages while others reported flooding of hotel rooms and toilets. Fortunately, nobody was injured.
Adventure trip: 50 listeners of the SWR3 radio station experienced an exclusive DTM weekend in Valencia – including a private concert by Tim Bendzko and a visit to the Audi team garages at which the two-time DTM Champion Mattias Ekström explained the Audi A5 DTM to the SWR3 listeners.
True diligence: Some members of the Audi DTM squad stayed in Valencia for an additional day. On Monday, tire manufacture Hankook had scheduled some tests. Mattias Ekström did the test for Audi.
Best commercial video: The users of autobild.de voted the current brand video by Audi that also prominently features motorsport the best car commercial in 2012. In addition, Audi won the “iPad advertisement” category. A professional judging panel awarded first place to the interactive “DTM Fingerrace” ad. The tablet game advertises Audi’s commitment in the DTM.