FREE NEWSLETTER

Audi aims for victory in DTM finale

10 October 2016

Audi Sport entered the 2016 DTM season with the ambitious aim of winning all three championship titles. In the eagerly awaited finale at the Hockenheimring this weekend, this aim may become reality.

Before the last two races of the season, Audi is leading two of the three classifications. In the manufacturers’ standings for example, Audi has an advantage of 37 points over BMW and 174 over Mercedes-Benz.

In the teams’ classification, Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline’s advantage over BMW Team RMG (Marco Wittmann/Timo Glock) is 25 points. Meanwhile, in the drivers’ standings, Edoardo Mortara (Audi) reduced his deficit to front runner Marco Wittmann (BMW) to 14 points at Budapest on the last weekend in September.

The Audi driver who lives in Geneva can become DTM Champion at Hockenheim under his own steam, if he wins both races. Meanwhile, if Marco Wittmann scores no points in either race, the four-time race winner this season, Mortara, would only need a sixth and a seventh place to claim the drivers’ title. For Audi Sport, it would be the tenth in total.

“I’m looking forward to the grand finale and am traveling to Hockenheim with optimism and full of self-confidence,” said Mortara. “We won the first race of the year there in May and should have a chance for victory in the finale as well.

“My Audi RS 5 DTM felt really good most recently at the Nürburgring and at Budapest. The team’s working superbly, plus the engineers and the mechanics are doing a great job. That’s how we managed to clearly reduce the gap to Marco  on the past two race weekends. There are only 14 points separating us. Now, we’re hoping to overtake him in the final sprint. We’re not going to give up and battle up until the end.”

The first of the two final DTM races will start on Saturday (October 15) at 14:55, and the last race of the season on Sunday (October 16) at 15:15.

Partners

Latest issue

FREE Newsletter

Stay up to date and a chance to win 1 Years Subscription*

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Latest Tweets

Stay up to date with our social world

RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
18 May
Porsche partners with Multimatic for new hybrid championships - https://t.co/VhBxa6aQDw https://t.co/ow0MnvkJAD
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
18 May
New @fia Standard improves on the most widely used seats in #Motorsport with the help of @D2HAdvTechhttps://t.co/h5ixixkxzM
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
18 May
Watch: McLaren Racing reveals one-off Monaco F1 livery - https://t.co/O83D3ESOqu https://t.co/UlpxhXcYqU
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
18 May
High-strength seat standard to revolutionize safety across motorsport - https://t.co/EFuJVkuEaH https://t.co/jblW6WsiZt
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
14 May
Battery development and integration the main challenges for ground-breaking @fia category @Saft_batteries Read abou… https://t.co/hU4E1ptCUD
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
14 May
June issue out now! Read it for FREE https://t.co/3U8QhMbkZR ✅ The architect of so much success in #FormulaOnehttps://t.co/zyhmTObxxk
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
13 May
NASCAR appoints AP Racing as sole brake supplier - https://t.co/fM0ezPeuwv https://t.co/qqBttS6ucZ
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
13 May
RACE TECH June Issue out now! - https://t.co/M2scZvmW6f https://t.co/QWwEdTO3Pd