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Sun 07 Nov 2004
Raikkonen tries out Mercedes DTMHeadline
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Raikkonen tries out Mercedes DTM

Just before the Mercedes Stars & Cars day in Stuttgart tomorrow, McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen tried out a Mercedes DTM car for size. Raikkonen drove the AMG C-Class for fun but the ever-competitive Finn was not far off the top times clocked in the ...

Thu 29 Jan 2004
DTM and ITR mourn Kalli Hufstadt

DTM and ITR mourn Kalli Hufstadt

Kalli Hufstadt, the "Voice of the DTM" has passed away DTM and ITR mourn Kalli Hufstadt. Presenter and speaker, Karl-Heinz Hufstadt was known as the "Voice of the DTM". He died of a heart attack on the morning of 28 January in ...

Fri 10 Sep 2004
Ekstrom wins Zandvoort after crash chaosHeadline
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Ekstrom wins Zandvoort after crash chaos

Mattias Ekström claimed victory for Audi at Zandvoort after the race was red-flagged on lap 23 then restarted, due to a shockingly huge crash for Peter Dumbreck. The Opel came to grief at the last corner and there was a very long delay while the...

Sun 07 Nov 2004
Hakkinen to race Mercedes DTM in 2005Headline
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Hakkinen to race Mercedes DTM in 2005

Mika Hakkinen will make his return to racing in 2005 with Mercedes in the German Touring Car (DTM) series, it was confirmed on November 6th. Hakkinen, who retired from Formula One three years ago, tested for Mercedes at Lausitz in October. The ...

Sun 05 Sep 2004
Zandvoort: Saturday practice
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Zandvoort: Saturday practice

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- --- ------------------------------ ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Tom Kristensen DK Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline ...

Fri 22 Oct 2004
Mercedes Stars & Cars 2004
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Mercedes Stars & Cars 2004

Stars & Cars Day 2004 at Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart The Mercedes-Benz race drivers of the 2004 season will take part: Formula One drivers Kimi Räikkönen, David Coulthard, Alexander Wurz and Pedro de la Rosa; all Mercedes-Benz DTM drivers led...

Fri 15 Oct 2004
ITR statement on Opel
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ITR statement on Opel

ITR Chairman Hans Werner Aufrecht made the following statement regarding today's press release by General Motors' concerning the DTM: "It is with regret that the ITR has learnt of GM's decision that it does not plan for Opel to participate in...

Mon 29 Nov 2004
Opel focus on DTM in 2005
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Opel focus on DTM in 2005

In Opel's motorsport programme for the 2005 season, the focus is on the DTM. The Opel Performance Center GmbH (OPC) plans to run four new Opel Vectra GTS V8s. German Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Swiss Marcel Fässler have already been confirmed as ...

Fri 20 Aug 2004
Albers postpones Jordan testHeadline
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Albers postpones Jordan test

German Touring Car (DTM) driver Christijan Albers has postponed his F1 test with Jordan until after the DTM season is finished. The Dutchman, who races for Mercedes, was due to test with Jordan at Silverstone in September but it's been put back ...

Mon 24 May 2004
BTCC: Audi newsletter 2004-05-23

BTCC: Audi newsletter 2004-05-23

DTM: Fans will be warmed up for the upcoming fourth round of the DTM at EuroSpeedway Lausitz (6 June) with a big event in the heart of Berlin next Saturday (29 May). The popular Touring Car Series will present itself in Germany's capital city...

Mon 29 Nov 2004
Aiello confirmed for Opel
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Aiello confirmed for Opel

Next season, French driver Laurent Aiello (35) will again be driving an Opel Vectra GTS V8 in the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters). At the Essen Motor Show, Opel's motorsport director Volker Strycek announced the extension of the contract with...

Sun 05 Sep 2004
Ekstrom snatches Zandvoort pole for AudiHeadline
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Ekstrom snatches Zandvoort pole for Audi

Audi's Mattias Ekström snatched a last gasp pole position at Zandvoort for the eighth round of the DTM, demoting Mercedes' Gary Paffett who had held the spot for all of the super pole shootout. Ekström's pole time was 1:34.051, just over a tenth...

Tue 30 Nov 2004
McNish switches from sportscars to touring
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McNish switches from sportscars to touring

McNish switches from sportscars to DTM with Audi Allan McNish will race for defending German Touring Car Masters (DTM) champions Audi in next year's series. The Monaco-based Scotsman makes his début in the powerful, ultra-competitive touring...

Mon 17 May 2004
Exhibition race in China
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Exhibition race in China

DTM to stage invitation race in Shanghai The Shanghai government has invited the DTM to stage a city race through the streets of the Chinese metropolis with its 17 million inhabitants. The race by Europe's most popular touring car series will...

Sat 20 Mar 2004
Estoril testing round up
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Estoril testing round up

First big DTM test makes ultimate excitement probable -- lags are at a minimum Brand new DTM cars, DTM novices and routiniers are at the steering wheel, and from the very first to the very last round, they have a distance in time of only ...

Wed 15 Dec 2004
Opel confirms Reuter as fourth driver
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Opel confirms Reuter as fourth driver

Mainz-born Manuel Reuter (43) will be contesting his 14th motorsport season together with Opel in 2005. Reuter is one of four drivers to race an Opel Vectra GTS V8 in in the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) in the forthcoming year. Frenchman...

Fri 06 Aug 2004
Oschersleben: Friday 1st practice report
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Oschersleben: Friday 1st practice report

Peter Dumbreck with Opel in the lead The comeback of the DTM at the MOTOPARK Oschersleben got off to a blistering start: In temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius, Briton Peter Dumbreck (Opel) lapped the fastest time on the 3.667 ...

Tue 11 May 2004
BTCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2004-05-09

BTCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2004-05-09

LMES: Audi achieves dream result in LMES debut race With a triple victory, Audi achieved a dream start in the opening round of the newly-founded Le Mans Endurance Series (LMES). Jamie Davies and Johnny Herbert won the 1000-kilometre race in the...

Mon 26 Apr 2004
Estoril: Opel preview
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Estoril: Opel preview

Opel prepared for second round at Estoril Following the season opener in front of a record crowd of 118,000 spectators during the race weekend at Hockenheim, the first foreign round of the 2004 DTM is now on. From April 30 till May 2, Europe's...

Mon 06 Sep 2004
ETCC: BTCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2004-09-05

ETCC: BTCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2004-09-05

DTM: Audi celebrates 1-2 victory in DTM With his third victory this season, Audi driver Mattias Ekström has increased his lead in the DTM point standings. With two races to go, the Swede has 13 points more than Christijan Albers and 16 more...

Fri 28 May 2004
Another Schumacher behind the wheel
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Another Schumacher behind the wheel

The MINI Challenge will celebrate its debut on June 4-6 at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz during the fourth DTM race of the 2004 season. The MINI Feeling will also take pride of place alongside racing action in identical Cup cars. This is where...

Mon 04 Oct 2004
Hockenheim II: Opel race report
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Hockenheim II: Opel race report

Opel looks ahead after Hockenheim season finale Opel signed off its 2004 season in the DTM with a troubled end to its campaign at Hockenheim in Germany on Sunday. The event broke all records for a DTM race at the German Grand Prix venue, with ...

Sat 19 Jun 2004
Norisring: Audi preview
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Norisring: Audi preview

Audi comes to DTM "home game" as leader The timing could hardly have been better: Audi works driver Mattias Ekström has taken the DTM championship lead in his Audi A4 DTM just in time for the "home game" at the Norisring in Nuremberg. The goal...

Sat 11 Dec 2004
Royal award for Ekstrom
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Royal award for Ekstrom

In the past weeks, Mattias Ekström has received plenty of awards and prizes. On top of these motorsport accolades, the DTM champion now enjoys a very special honour: the Audi driver received the Great Golden Badge of the Swedish Royal Automobile...