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Audi Sport Putting Moto GP Rider Dovizioso Behind the DTM Wheel

by on 13 May 2019 in Audi News Ducati News Motorsport

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Audi’s bringing in a hotshoe special driver for two DTM races in Italy next month. Or should we call that a hot hand, with the driver being MotoGP racer Andrea Dovizioso. Dovizioso is a two-time MotoGP runner up. That’s the top class of Grand Prix motorcycle road racing. He’s got 13 GP victories and 53 […] More…

Audi Just Built a 610 HP Turbo Four Cylinder

by on 21 March 2019 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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You might be surprised to find out that despite DTM cars being some of the fastest tin-top vehicles in the world, the series will soon be switching from naturally aspirated V8s to tinier, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines. Race fans will certainly mourn the loss of the hairy-chested DTM V8s, but the 2.0-liter turbo fours powering future […] More…

Audi Returning to DTM for 2019, Wants Company for 2020

by on 31 August 2018 in Audi News

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Audi has all but confirmed it’s going to return to the German DTM touring car series for 2019, but that if another brand doesn’t show up then it could be done for 2020. Audi Motorsport Boss Dieter Gass told Autosport the news earlier this month. That even though Mercedes-Benz is pulling out of the series […] More…

Audi DTM Drivers Shuffle Sponsors and Liveries

by on 9 April 2018 in Audi News Fourtitude News

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Drivers focused on last year’s DTM champion will be seeing red this year. That’s because title defender René Rast is getting a new red paint job for 2018. The car got a refresh to meet some new rules, so Audi has reliveried all of its RS 5 DTM cars too. Rast will be keeping his […] More…

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…