Audi Motorsport Newsletter 3/2006 Ingolstadt, 23 April 2006 DTM: Heinz-Harald Frentzen brings luck -- twice Audi "factory" driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen brought luck to others not one but twice: Promoting the DTM race at the EuroSpeedway...
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 3/2006
Ingolstadt, 23 April 2006
Heinz-Harald Frentzen brings luck -- twice
Audi "factory" driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen brought luck to others not one but twice: Promoting the DTM race at the EuroSpeedway (Sunday, 30 April), on Saturday afternoon he attended the home match of Berlin's soccer team 1. FC Union Berlin. Frentzen had just arrived in the stadium when Berlin scored their first goal. Ultimately they beat MSV Neuruppin 2:1 taking over the lead in the Northern League. In the evening, the Audi driver flew to Mannheim in order to keep the fingers crossed for Wladimir Klitschko in his boxing match against Chris Byrd -- which also worked.
Podium result in Belgian season opener
The Belgian Audi Club scored a podium result in the opening event of the Belgian Touring Car Series (BTCS) at Spa-Francorchamps. Jean-Francois Hemroulle and Timo Verbergt finished second in race two with their Audi A4 Silhouette. The two Belgians, however, had been unable to contest the first heat because Verbergt touched another car on his way to the starting grid when he had to avoid a photographer.
Capello/McNish drive Le Mans winning car
Dindo Capello and Allan McNish will contest the next three rounds of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) with a very special Audi R8: The R8, with chassis number 605, won last year's Le Mans 24 Hours.
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SEAT extends Manufacturers' lead
SEAT has extended its lead in the Manufacturers' Championship of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Mondello Park (Ireland). Jason Plato finished second with his SEAT Leon Cupra in the first two races of the day. Because he had lined up in the wrong position at the start of race three, he had to serve a drive through penalty which dropped him to the back of the field. Despite that, the SEAT driver was able to fight his way from last to 8th position. His team mate James Thompson finished on the podium in the first race despite carrying 45 kilograms of handicap weight. He was taken out of the second race in a first-corner collision. In race three, he drove his repaired Leon from 12th position on the grid to fourth.