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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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 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 ...

Sun 30 Nov 2003
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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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,...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Tue 30 Sep 2003
Audi Motorsport newsletter 2003-09-29

Audi Motorsport newsletter 2003-09-29

STCC: Audi driver Ekblom captures title in Sweden Audi managed an impressive hat-trick in the Swedish Touring Car Championship: Now for the third time in succession an Audi driver has secured the title in the hard-fought series. On Sunday the...

Tue 01 Apr 2003
Mercedes confirm Kaneishi for Persson
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Mercedes confirm Kaneishi for Persson

Katsutomo Kaneishi to Drive Mercedes-Benz CLK-DTM Japanese Katsutomo Kaneishi will start in the 2003 DTM with a Mercedes-Benz CLK-DTM of the Persson-Team, Mercedes-Benz Motorsport announced today. On the occasion of the DTM presentation on 9...

Fri 28 Feb 2003
'DMSB-Staffel' celebrates 30th year
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'DMSB-Staffel' celebrates 30th year

In motorsport, the "DMSB-Staffel"[*] is regarded as the world's best mobile safety unit. It had its first official assignment during the "Jim Clark Gedächtnisrennen"[**] at the Hockenheimring on April 7 and 8, 1973, and now celebrates its 30th ...

Sun 27 Jul 2003
Donington: Race results
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Donington: Race results

Pos Driver Nat Team Time Laps --- -------------------- --- ------------------------------ ---------- ----- 1. Jean Alesi F AMG-Mercedes +55:08.354 36 2. Bernd ...

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
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 ...

Sun 23 Feb 2003
Opel continues tests in Italy
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Opel continues tests in Italy

With three Astra V8 Coupés and five drivers, Opel continued its test programme for the DTM 2003 in Vallelunga, Italy. As usual, Alain Menu drove the V8 Coupé with the chassis number RCO 031 and concentrated on suspension and aerodynamics, while...

Sun 27 Jul 2003
Donington: Audi race at a glance report
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Donington: Audi race at a glance report

DTM Donington: the race at a glance, quotes, results Audi driver Mattias Ekstrom on the podium Also in the sixth DTM-race of the season, an Audi driver made it onto the podium: in the British guest appearance at the circuit of Donington ...

Fri 18 Apr 2003
F?ssler and Alesi team upHeadline
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F?ssler and Alesi team up

In a swap around from 2002, Mercedes drivers Marcel Fässler and Jean Alesi will be team-mates in the DTM this year. Last season Alesi partnered Bernd Schneider and Fässler drove with Uwe Alzen but for 2003 Alzen and Schneider will drive the...

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 ...

Sun 05 Oct 2003
Opel to run Vectra GTS in 2004Headline
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Opel to run Vectra GTS in 2004

After racing the Astra V8 Coupé in the DTM for four years, Opel's focus will switch to a car based on the Vectra GTS five-door model for the 2004 season, motorsport director Volker Strycek announced at Hockenehim this weekend. The manufacturer ...

Tue 29 Jul 2003
Audi Motorsport newsletter 2003-07-27

Audi Motorsport newsletter 2003-07-27

Audi 1-2 at Infineon Raceway ALMS: Round three of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) will go down in history. Not only did the spectators see the first overall victory of an LMP675 sportscar, but also one of the most exiting races that remained...

Sun 30 Nov 2003
Aiello and Audi part companyHeadline
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Aiello and Audi part company

In what is turning out to be a busy week in DTM, Laurent Aiello has parted company with Abt-Audi, the team he won the 2002 championship with. Audi had a comparatively poor season in 2003 and Aiello only managed fourth in the title standings as ...

Sun 20 Jul 2003
Audi newsletter 2003-07-19

Audi newsletter 2003-07-19

Audi driver Fredrik Ekblom pulls further away STCC: Audi driver Fredrik Ekblom has increased his lead in the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) with two-second places at Knutstorp. After ten of 16 races, Ekblom now has a 37-point advantage...

Sat 21 Jun 2003
Norisring: Qualifying
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Norisring: Qualifying

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- --- --------------------- ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Bernd Schneider D Vodafone AMG-Mercedes 8 48.812 2. Christijan ...