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Audi’s DTM Cars are Hard to Drive Even Compared to LMP1

by on 30 May 2017 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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LoÏc Duval has had a lot of experience driving cars very quickly, having raced Le Mans a number of times and won it in 2013. But the French driver says that driving DTM cars is still a challenge for him. The Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters mainly sees competition between Audi, Mercedes, and BMW as they race […] More…

Audi Finish 1, 2 at DTM Saturday Race at Lausitz

by on 6 June 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Audi were less than lousy at Lausitz this weekend with Miguel Molina and Jamie Green finishing 1, 2 at this weekend’s first DTM race. Not only that, but Audi was also the best brand in DTM this weekend, with five cars in the points over the two races. Although they didn’t get the win at […] More…

Audi Says It’s Ready for DTM Race at Lausitzring

by on 3 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Despite there having been four different winners in the first four races of the DTM 2016 season, Audi is confident that its RS5 DTM will be the first to see the checkered flag this weekend at Lausitzring, in Eastern Germany. Last year, they had a great performance at the Lausitzring, with Audis filling up the […] More…

All New Audi A5 and S5 Revealed: Features New V6 with 354 hp

by on 2 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude Features Fourtitude News

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Audi today revealed the second generation A5, the much anticipated follow-up to their most successful mid-size coupe ever. The new car comes with a lightly redesigned exterior and a choice of five engines that will get about 20% more horse power and 20% better fuel economy, says Audi. The original A5 made a splash when […] More…

Mattias Ekstrom Fights from 11th to Finish 2nd in Spielberg

by on 24 May 2016 in Motorsport

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The DTM racing series was at Spielberg this weekend, in Austria. The weekend started poorly for Team Abt Sportsline Audi’s Mattias Ekstrom, who started Sunday’s second race in 11th place. Ekstrom had little hope of a strong result after having been blocked by a competitor during his fast lap in qualifying. The competitor was demoted […] More…

DTM: Emotional Roller Coaster for Audi Sport at Hockenheim

by on 9 May 2016 in Motorsport

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for Audi’s DTM effort at the Hockenheim season opener last weekend, as Audi Sport driver Edoardo Mortara finished first overall in race one, and fell out of the points after contact early in race two.  In fact, Nico Müller was the only Audi […] More…

DTM: Audi Sport Eyes Successful Start to Season

by on 2 May 2016 in Motorsport

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After 202 days without a contest, DTM finally makes its return this weekend at Hockenheimring.  The race will mark the end of an interesting offseason, with technical regulations remaining largely unchanged, and the Audi Sport squad spending the majority of their time honing condition-specific suspension calibrations. Throughout last year’s contests, Audi’s RS5 DTM was by […] More…

DTM: Audi Puts Drivers Through Their Paces Ahead of 2016 Season

by on 27 April 2016 in Motorsport

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Audi Sport isn’t just testing the performance of their DTM racecars ahead of next weekend’s kickoff at Hockenheim, they’re testing the drivers, too.  Undergoing four hours of fitness testing and health checkups at Technical University Munich, participants have their blood analyzed, strength measured, and joint functionality checked- all of which are compared to previous measurements.  Through […] More…

DTM: Audi Boss Dieter Gass Says Competition is “Extremely Fierce”

by on 20 April 2016 in Motorsport

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In a recent interview, Audi Sport’s Head of DTM Dieter Gass spoke at length about last year’s disappointing second place finish in the Driver’s and Manufacturer’s Championships, and changes made during the offseason to help the brand reclaim the DTM title in 2016.  After winning 10 of the 18 races in last year’s season, Gass […] More…

Mattias Ekström to Pull Double Duty in DTM and FIA World RX at Hockenheim

by on 15 April 2016 in Motorsport

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Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline driver and multidiscipline phenom Mattias Ekström will be pulling double duty during the first weekend in May, competing in both DTM and the FIA World Rallycross Championship events.  A stranger to neither series, Ekström finished third last year in the DTM Driver’s Championship, and his EKSRX outfit finished 5th in the 2015 […] More…

Audi Sport TT Cup: Junior Talents Prove Prowess at Hockenheim Test

by on 13 April 2016 in Motorsport

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With the start of the 2016 Audi Sport TT Cup less than a month away, series competitors headed to Hockenheimring last weekend for one last test before the championship gets underway on May 6th.  Completing a total of 955 laps with more than 2,700 miles logged, the young talents were able to supply engineers and […] More…

Audi RS 5 DTM Leaves Strong Impression

by on 12 April 2016 in Motorsport

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Audi Sport underwent four days of rigorous testing this past week at Germany’s Hockenheimring, traveling just over 5400 miles in total in preparation of the 2016 DTM season.  Seven series Audi RS5 DTMs were tested by Audi Sport teams Abt Sportsline, Phoenix Racing and Rosberg, as were two additional cars fielded by Audi Sport themselves […] More…