DTM: Audi and fans fired up for “Lausitz”
•Another joint DTM and ADAC GT Masters appearance at Lausitzring
•“Pit View” provides peek behind the scenes of Audi’s number 35 pit
•New DTM thrilled drivers and fans at Hockenheim, Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass: “Races were highly entertaining”
The spectacular opening races at Hockenheim earned the DTM plenty of positive headlines – the rush for tickets to the season’s second race weekend at the Lausitzring now being in full swing as a result. Last year, nearly 70,000 spectators flocked to the motorsport festival at the Lausitzring. The crowd might even be larger this weekend, May 20/21.
This weekend, spectators attending the DTM’s only East German round will again have the opportunity to watch the mechanics at work during the “Pit View” and to take a peek underneath the carbon fiber body shell of the new Audi RS 5 DTM. At the Lausitzring, pit number 35 dedicated specifically to fans will be located between the garages of Audi Sport Teams Abt Sportsline and Rosberg.
The joint appearance of the DTM and ADAC GT Masters at the Lausitzring met with favorable response by the fans in 2016. “I’m sure that the motorsport festival will be another resounding success this year,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “We’re excited to see how the new DTM format is going to pan out at the Lausitzring. The first two races were highly entertaining.”
Jamie Green and Audi Sport Team Rosberg achieved the first victory of the new Audi RS 5 DTM at Hockenheim. In 6.9 seconds, Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline delivered the fastest pit stop according to the DTM’s new pit stop format that allows only eight mechanics to work on the car, and Audi Sport Team Phoenix started the new DTM season well, too. Mike Rockenfeller scored points in both races and thrilled the fans in race one with a comeback from position 16 to third place. “The DTM is really good fun again,” says the 2013 DTM Champion. “I haven’t been looking forward to the next DTM races like this year in a long time. I think the spectators feel the same way.”
ARD is going to air live coverage of both races from the Lausitzring (Saturday, starting at 14:30 (CEST) and Sunday, starting at 15:00). Tickets are available online at www.audi.com/dtm.