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Sun 18 Sep 2005
BTCC: Aiello to retire at end of season

BTCC: Aiello to retire at end of season

In a press conference at the occasion of the ninth round of the DTM at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz, Laurent Aiello announced that he will retire from motor sport at the end of the 2005 season. Laurent Aiello. Photo by xpb.cc. "I have ...

Thu 29 Dec 2005
Paffett lands McLaren test roleHeadline
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Paffett lands McLaren test role

It's been a busy time for McLaren recently, as the team has confirmed both Vodafone as a title sponsor and current world champion Fernando Alonso as a driver for 2007, and now the Woking squad has announced this season's DTM champion Gary Paffett...

Tue 09 Aug 2005
Ekstrom snatches Nurburgring victoryHeadline
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Ekstrom snatches Nurburgring victory

Audi's Mattias Ekström snatched the victory from Mercedes rival Gary Paffet at the Nürburgring and regained the lead of the championship standings by one single point. Paffett led most of the race until receiving a drive-through penalty that ...

Sun 17 Jul 2005
Prost wins Legends charity race

Prost wins Legends charity race

PROST WINS THE €500,000 CHARITY RACE Goose skin atmosphere at the Norisring: 15 World Championship titles and 184 Grand Prix wins: Emerson Fittipaldi, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Jody Scheckter, Johnny Cecotto und Mick Doohan were frenetically...

Mon 06 Jun 2005
BTCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-06-06

BTCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-06-06

Ingolstadt, 06 June 2005 Motorsport Newsletter 7/2005 Audi takes DTM lead Audi driver Fredrik Ekblom makes up ground No surprises at Le Mans pre-test Two podium finishes for SEAT in BTCC DTM: Audi takes DTM lead. At Brno, defending champion...

Wed 10 Aug 2005
Formula One versus DTM
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Formula One versus DTM

Following the participation of the Minardi F1 Team in last Sunday's spectacular Monaco aan de Maas event in Rotterdam, fans will have a further chance to see the Faenza squad in action on Dutch soil this month, when Christijan Albers makes a...

Tue 04 Oct 2005
BTCC: Audi newsleter 2005-10-02

BTCC: Audi newsleter 2005-10-02

DTM title still up for grabs DTM: The decision in the DTM will not be made until the finale at Hockenheim on 23 October: in the DTM race at Istanbul, Turkey, title defender Mattias Ekstrom in the Audi A4 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline for...

Wed 07 Dec 2005
Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-12-04

Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-12-04

Ingolstadt, 04 December 2005 Audi Motorsport Newsletter 24/2005 DTM/LEMANS: Ekström and Kristensen win Nations Cup The two Audi works drivers Mattias Ekström and Tom Kristensen yet again demonstrated their exceptional skills by winning the...

Sun 17 Jul 2005
News bits and pieces from Audi
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News bits and pieces from Audi

Celebrities galore at the Audi Lounge Abt-Audi TT-R experiences a comeback Mattias Ekström meets Walter Röhrl As in previous years, the Norisring attracted many prominent personalities. A popular meeting place for VIPs was the Audi...

Mon 18 Apr 2005
Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-04-17

Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-04-17

Ingolstadt, 17 April 2005 Audi Motorsport Newsletter 2/2005 Lehto/Werner also win at Road Atlanta Audi A4 DTM takes pole-position at its debut race DTM Presentation at Frankfurt/Oder First race for "French" Audi R8 ends ...

Sat 01 Oct 2005
Istanbul: Audi Friday practices report
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Istanbul: Audi Friday practices report

Tom Kristensen quickest Audi driver at Istanbul DTM drivers enthralled by new circuit in Turkey Frank Stippler clocks best time in first test 16 cars within one second on Friday The new Grand Prix circuit at Istanbul enthralls the DTM drivers,...

Sun 07 Aug 2005
BTCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-08-07

BTCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-08-07

Ingolstadt, 07 August 2005 Motorsport Newsletter 14/2005 DTM: Audi driver Ekstrom retakes DTM lead With his second victory of the season, achieved in difficult weather conditions, Audi driver Mattias Ekstrom re-captured the lead in the overall...

Mon 19 Sep 2005
BTCC: Audi Motorsport Newsletter 2005-09-18

BTCC: Audi Motorsport Newsletter 2005-09-18

Ingolstadt, 18 September 2005 Audi Motorsport Newsletter 19/2005 DTM: Third victory in this years' DTM season for Audi By claiming a well deserved victory after a tough fight at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz, Audi works driver Mattias Ekstrom ...

Sun 01 May 2005
BTCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-05-01

BTCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-05-01

Ingolstadt, 1 May 2005 Motorsport Newsletter 3/2005 DTM: Tom Kristensen shines with strong race performance Audi achieved the first podium result for the new A4 DTM at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz. In front of a crowd of 78,000 spectators, ...

Fri 02 Dec 2005
Audi Newsletter 2005-11-29

Audi Newsletter 2005-11-29

Ingolstadt, 29 November 2005 Motorsport Newsletter 23/2005 LEMANS: Audi R8 is the most environmentally friendly sportscar The Audi R8, the most successful Le Mans Prototype ever, has received another award: At the headquarters of the French ...

Fri 04 Nov 2005
What future for the series and for Fassler?Headline
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What future for the series and for Fassler?

Now the 2005 season is over thoughts are already turning to next year but for one manufacturer there will be no more DTM. Parent company General Motors (GM) made the decision to withdraw Opel at the end of this season so one of the top, if not the...

Mon 19 Sep 2005
Lausitz II: Mercedes race report
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Lausitz II: Mercedes race report

Gary Paffett Second - Exciting Championship Battle Gary Paffett (DaimlerChrysler Bank AMG-Mercedes) finished second in the ninth round of the 2005 DTM at the Lausitzring. For most of the race's 48 laps, Paffett trailed Ekström with less than...

Tue 27 Sep 2005
Istanbul: Mercedes preview
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Istanbul: Mercedes preview

Maximum Challenge at Istanbul The thrill of the 2005 DTM title fight between Gary Paffett (DaimlerChrysler Bank AMG-Mercedes) and Mattias Ekström (Audi) prior to the tenth round at the Istanbul Racepark this coming weekend can hardly be ...

Sun 26 Jun 2005
Oschersleben Sunday warm up
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Oschersleben Sunday warm up

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- --- -------------------------------- ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Bernd Schneider D Vodafone AMG-Mercedes ...

Sun 17 Jul 2005
Norisring as seen by Stippler
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Norisring as seen by Stippler

The Norisring as seen by Audi's Frank Stippler Overtaking possible only in front of the two hairpins A balancing act right after the start Heat will play a crucial role Audi is coming to its "home game" at Nuremberg's Norisring as the...

Mon 16 May 2005
Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-05-15
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Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-05-15

Motorsport Newsletter 4/2005 Ingolstadt, 15 May 2005 Ekström and Kristensen catch up 1-2 victory for SEAT in WTCC Marschall new top runner in SEAT Leon Supercopa DTM Ekström and Kristensen catch up In the DTM's third round at ...

Tue 30 Aug 2005
BTCC: Audi Motorsport Newsletter 2005-08-28

BTCC: Audi Motorsport Newsletter 2005-08-28

Ingolstadt, 28 August 2005 Audi Motorsport Newsletter 17/2005 DTM: Audi driver Ekström second at Zandvoort Audi driver Mattias Ekström finished second in round eight of the DTM at Zandvoort (The Netherlands). He now trails Gary Paffet by ...

Sat 25 Jun 2005
Oschersleben: Audi Friday practices report
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Oschersleben: Audi Friday practices report

Audi in front at Oschersleben as well Top times for Martin Tomczyk and Mattias Ekström Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen in second place Christian Abt shines in last year's Audi A4 DTM Last Sunday, the Audi R8 triumphed for the fifth time in...

Sun 15 May 2005
News bits and pieces from Audi
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News bits and pieces from Audi

Joys of fatherhood for Allan McNish Celebrities galore at "Audi Race Party" Düsseldorf's Lord Mayor in the Audi A4 DTM Audi works driver Allan McNish became a father on Monday. His wife Kelly gave birth to their first child - a son - in Monte...

Sat 14 May 2005
Spa Friday 2nd practice
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Spa Friday 2nd practice

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- --- -------------------------------- ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Jamie Green GB Salzgitter AMG-Mercedes ...

Sun 01 May 2005
Lausitz race results
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Lausitz race results

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap --- --------------------- --- -------------------------------- ---- --------- --------- 1. Gary Paffett GB DaimlerChrysler Bank AMG-Mercede 48 ...

Sun 07 Aug 2005
Rule changes for 2006
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Rule changes for 2006

DTM rule changes for 2006 have been adopted The costs for the development and running of the DTM cars in the 2006 season will be clearly reduced. By introducing the accordant rule adaptations, the German Motorsport Association (DMSB) follows a...

Sun 15 May 2005
Hakkinen takes Spa pole in wet qualifyingHeadline
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Hakkinen takes Spa pole in wet qualifying

Mika Häkkinen took his first DTM pole position in qualifying at Spa-Francorchamps, where the Mercedes man posted a best of 2:32.729 in the super-pole session. In very wet conditions, Audi's Mattias Ekström took second on the grid and the...

Sun 23 Jan 2005
Opel racing for its futureHeadline
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Opel racing for its future

2005 will be the last season that Opel competes in the DTM, as parent company General Motors decided to withdraw the marque after this year. However, the team is not letting that detract from the work ahead and is hoping that with a good season...

Mon 27 Jun 2005
Paffett wins fifth round at OscherslebenHeadline
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Paffett wins fifth round at Oschersleben

Mercedes driver Gary Paffett kept the championship fight very close by taking victory at Oschersleben ahead of Audi rival Mattias Ekström, the result reducing Ekström's lead over Paffett in the standings to a single point. Ekström battled to ...

Sun 01 May 2005
Lausitz: Opel race report
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Lausitz: Opel race report

Opel battles through tough test at EuroSpeedway Lausitz Opel endured its most difficult weekend for some time in the DTM at EuroSpeedway Lausitz on Sunday. Only one of its four Vectra GTS racecars was able to finish in the top 10, while its ...

Lausitz: Race report
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Lausitz: Race report

PAFFET WINS AT THE LAUSITZ - HäKKINEN CELEBRATED THIRD British Mercedes-Benz driver Gary Paffet succeeded in winning the 2005 DTM season's second round, held at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz, with Denmark's Audi A4 DTM driver Tom Kristensen and ...

Fri 30 Sep 2005
Istanbul: Friday practices report
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Istanbul: Friday practices report

Stippler sets the first fastest lap time in Turkey The first of the two Friday test sessions represented the start of the 2005 season's tenth DTM weekend. It's not only DTM's maiden appearance in Turkey alone but also at the all new Grand Prix...

Sat 17 Sep 2005
Lausitz II Friday 1st practice
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Lausitz II Friday 1st practice

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- --- -------------------------------- ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Jean Alesi F AMG-Mercedes ...

Fri 15 Jul 2005
Norisring Friday 1st practice
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Norisring Friday 1st practice

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- --- -------------------------------- ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Marcel Fässler CH GMAC Team OPC ...

Mon 18 Apr 2005
Ekstrom on pole position for HockenheimHeadline
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Ekstrom on pole position for Hockenheim

Reigning DTM champion Mattias Ekström took pole position for the first race of the season at Hockenheim, his Audi setting the best time of 1:35.251 in the super pole qualifying. A pair of British Mercedes drivers followed on, with Gary Paffett in...