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Sat 20 Sep 2003
Scheider on pole in Zandvoort qualifying shake-upHeadline
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Scheider on pole in Zandvoort qualifying shake-up

Opel's Timo Scheider took his maiden pole position in round nine of the DTM championship at Zandvoort, in what was a surprise shake-up in qualifying. Opel had been looking strong through practices and Team Holzer's Alain Menu was provisional pole...

Mon 20 Jan 2003
ITR members - Michael Bernard
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ITR members - Michael Bernard

As deputy chairman of the ITR, Michael Bernard is one of the most important persons of the DTM. At the race track, the 48-year old is working hard behind the scenes, taking the time to listen to everyone. For him, there are no problems, as ...

Mon 13 Oct 2003
Former German racer, Johann Abt died

Former German racer, Johann Abt died

Johann Abt passed away on Saturday at the age of 67 after a long and serious illness. He is survived by his wife Thea and their two sons Christian (36) and Hans-Jürgen Abt (40). Born in December 1935, Johann Abt was one of Germany's most ...

Sun 30 Nov 2003
Increased co-operation between DTM & Euro F3
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Increased co-operation between DTM & Euro F3

DMSB and ITR increase co-operation in Formula 3 Euro Series The co-operation between the DTM and its junior partner Formula 3 will be even stronger in the future. As of next season, the marketing rights for the successful junior category, the ...

Sat 13 Dec 2003
Frentzen moves to DTM with OpelHeadline
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Frentzen moves to DTM with Opel

Following in the footsteps of Jean Alesi, former Formula One driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen will move to the German Touring Car series (DTM) in 2004. Frentzen drove for Sauber in F1 in 2003 but both he and teammate Nick Heidfeld have been replaced...

Wed 08 Jan 2003
24hrs of Cologne kart weekend
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24hrs of Cologne kart weekend

The first half of the DTM's winter break is hardly over and some members of the DTM-community want to use their right foot again already. Now, the countdown to the start of the season is on. And, especially during the winter time, indoor kart...

Thu 30 Jan 2003
Winkelhock extends Opel contract
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Winkelhock extends Opel contract

Joachim Winkelhock completes Opel's line-up Works driver will be contesting his fourth season in the Astra V8 Coupé Opel have completed their line-up for the DTM: Joachim Winkelhock has extended his contract as an Opel works driver. The ...

Tue 23 Dec 2003
First Opel test for Frentzen and Fassler
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First Opel test for Frentzen and Fassler

With test sessions at Vallelunga, Italy, not too far from Rome, Opel Performance concluded the DTM-activities in the year 2003. During the test, Opel's two new signings for the 2004 DTM-season, former F1-driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Swiss ...

Sun 04 May 2003
Change of name for A1-Ring
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Change of name for A1-Ring

Austria's A1-Ring, which will host the sixth round of the Formula One championship in two weeks time and the eighth round of the DTM in September, is to be renamed The Red Bull Ring. Dietrich Mateschitz, head of the Red Bull energy drink ...

Mon 01 Sep 2003
Audi Motorsport newsletter 2003-08-31

Audi Motorsport newsletter 2003-08-31

FIA Sportcars: Audi wins 1000 kilometre race at Spa At its first competitive outing in the FIA Sportscar Championship, the Audi R8 has etched its name into winners list of yet another motorsport classic: Seiji Ara and Tom Kristensen won the 1000...

Sun 23 Nov 2003
Stoddart turns down Albers deal
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Stoddart turns down Albers deal

Only a few days after Christijan Albers' manager said he was confident a deal could be reached with Minardi, Paul Stoddart has turned down offers from the Dutchman's sponsors. Lodewijk Varossieau, Albers' manager, had said only the details...

Mon 22 Dec 2003
Aiello signs for OpelHeadline
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Aiello signs for Opel

Former DTM champion Laurent Aiello is another well known name to be joining the ranks of Opel drivers in 2004, after signing a deal with the manufacturer. Aiello took the title in 2002 with Abt-Audi but was unhappy with the performance of the car...

Sun 01 Jun 2003
Opel wins 24h N?rburgring
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Opel wins 24h N?rburgring

Opel has won the prestigious Nurburgring 24 Hours, run around the famous 14-mile Nordschleife in front of almost 200,000 spectators, scoring a famous victory over strong opposition from factory teams of Audi and BMW. The 500bhp Opel Astra V8...

Sun 30 Nov 2003
Fassler to Opel in 2004Headline
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Fassler to Opel in 2004

Marcel Fässler has left Mercedes after four years with marque and will move to Opel for 2004. The 27-year old Swiss joined the DTM in 2000 with Mercedes and was Rookie of the Year, finishing fourth overall in the championship. He retained the ...

2004 DTM calendar
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2004 DTM calendar

<pre> 2004 DTM race calendar April 18 Hockenheimring Germany May 2 Estoril Portugal May 16 Adria International Raceway Italy June 6 EuroSpeedway Lausitz ...

Opel confirms Fassler signing
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Opel confirms Fassler signing

Marcel Fässler to compete for Opel in 2004 DTM * Minimum of four new Opel Vectra GTS V8s -- roll-out in February * In addition to Marcel Fässler, Opel sign Peter Dumbreck and Manuel Reuter * Joachim Winkelhock to stay with Opel as "OPC ...

Sat 18 Jan 2003
Bleekemolen to join Opel Euroteam
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Bleekemolen to join Opel Euroteam

Jeroen Bleekemolen to race an Opel Astra V8 Coupé 21-year-old Dutchman to join the Opel Euroteam Dutchman Jeroen Bleekemolen will be competing for Opel in the 2003 German Touring Car Masters series. The 21-year-old will be taking the wheel of a...

Sun 30 Nov 2003
Works DTM entry for Audi in 2004

Works DTM entry for Audi in 2004

Last season, the motorsport involvement of AUDI AG was concentrated on supporting customer and importer teams. Now, the Audi marque returns to the race tracks with works teams: With a total of six newly developed touring cars based on the Audi A4,...

Fri 07 Feb 2003
ITR members - Dr. Thomas Betzler
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ITR members - Dr. Thomas Betzler

As a board member of the ITR, Dr. Thomas Betzler is taking care of the juridical and financial aspects of the DTM. All contracts concerning the DTM are being prepared in his law office in Wiesbaden. Since 1978, the jurist, who got his degree of...

Wed 17 Dec 2003
Biela to lead British Audi team's 2004 assault

Biela to lead British Audi team's 2004 assault

Frank Biela bids for a fourth Le Mans 24 Hour race victory next June with a newly-formed British-based Audi team. Biela, winner of the world-famous sportscar endurance race in 2000-3, fellow German Pierre Kaffer and Britain's Jamie Davies are...

Wed 07 May 2003
Opel to enter 24h Nuerburgring
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Opel to enter 24h Nuerburgring

On the Nuerburgring Nordschleife Opel to field two Astra V8 Coupes in 24-hour-race Russelsheim. Opel will be fielding two Astra V8 Coupes in the International ADAC 24-Hour-Race on the Nuerburgring from 30 May to 1 June. During this traditional...

Tue 20 May 2003
Old race cars at Fellbach event
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Old race cars at Fellbach event

Under the motto "Duels among friends", the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center organised an event to celebrate its tenth anniversary in Fellbach on Sunday. The main feature of the event was the motorsport history of the Mercedes-Benz brand. The...

Mon 12 May 2003
Adria: Abt Sportsline race report
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Adria: Abt Sportsline race report

DTM at its best: Ekström and Aiello make it on the podium Motorsport-fans at the track and in front of the television screens have seen one of the most exciting races in the history of the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters): during the second...

Mon 06 Jan 2003
Albers close to Minardi dealHeadline
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Albers close to Minardi deal

Christijan Albers is reportedly close to signing a deal with Minardi and the Dutchman's manager is confident that the details can be sorted out. Minardi team principal Paul Stoddart confirmed in December that Albers was in the running for the race...

Fri 22 Aug 2003
Audi Motorsports newsletter 2003-08-17

Audi Motorsports newsletter 2003-08-17

DTM: First season victory for Audi driver Aiello They had to wait six races. At the Nurburgring the time had come: Laurent Aiello managed the first season victory for the Audi Team in the DTM. The defending DTM champion drove 41 laps on the ...

Mon 06 Oct 2003
Final 2003 standings
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Final 2003 standings

@>Drivers' Championship: Pos Driver Nat Points --- ---------------------------------------- ----- ---------- 1. Bernd Schneider D 68 2. Christijan Albers ...

Fri 02 May 2003
Alesi adapting wellHeadline
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Alesi adapting well

Jean Alesi is confident that he has adapted to the DTM and thinks the new single race format will suit his style. Prior to the season opener at Hockenheim last weekend, Alesi spent time testing and was happy with improvements made to the ...

Wed 03 Dec 2003
Fassler ready for Opel challengeHeadline
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Fassler ready for Opel challenge

Marcel Fässler has spent all his four years in the DTM with Mercedes but now it's time for a change. Last week Fässler announced that he is moving to Opel for 2004 and is ready for a new challenge. After three fourth places in the championship...

Fri 25 Jul 2003
Donington: Opel preview
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Donington: Opel preview

Setting sails for the British Isles Rüsselsheim. After the five-week break in the DTM season, Opel drivers Jeroen Bleekemolen, Peter Dumbreck, Alain Menu, Manuel Reuter, Timo Scheider and Joachim Winkelhock are setting sails for the British...

Tue 22 Apr 2003
Alesi praises 'fantastic' seriesHeadline
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Alesi praises 'fantastic' series

Jean Alesi is looking forward to his second season in the DTM and thinks the series is very exciting. Driving again for Mercedes, the former F1 star is impressed with the organization and pleased how well the fans are treated. "The DTM, in my ...

Fri 24 Jan 2003
News roundup
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News roundup

DTM 2003 live on television in France and Sweden The popularity of the DTM outside of Germany is increasingly showing among foreign television stations. In 2003, DTM-races will be broadcast live outside of Germany for the first time. "Motors TV"...

Sat 10 May 2003
Adria: Qualifying
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Adria: Qualifying

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- --- --------------------- ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Marcel Fässler CH AMG-Mercedes 8 1:11.944 2. Bernd ...

Thu 22 May 2003
N?rburgring: Opel preview
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N?rburgring: Opel preview

Third DTM race at the Nürburgring Back to fast cornering The third DTM race this coming weekend (23 to 25 May) will mark the first major touring car event at the Nürburgring this season. Only a week later the 24-hour race will follow as the ...

Sat 07 Jun 2003
Lausitz: Qualifying
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Lausitz: Qualifying

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- --- --------------------- ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Bernd Schneider D Vodafone AMG-Mercedes 7 1:39.761 2. Marcel...

Sat 20 Sep 2003
Zandvoort: Qualifying top ten
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Zandvoort: Qualifying top ten

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- --- --------------------- ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Timo Scheider D OPC Team Phoenix 1 1:35.336 2. Martin...

Mon 20 Jan 2003
Schneider & J?ger win 24hrs Of Cologne
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Schneider & J?ger win 24hrs Of Cologne

For the fifth time, Bernd Schneider got his name down on the winners' list of the 24 Hours of Cologne. Together with his Darkdog-team, the driver from the Saarland won the seventh edition of the indoor-classic at the kart track in ...