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 ...
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...
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...
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...
Marcel FÃ¤ssler has spent all his four years in the DTM with Mercedes but now
it's time for a change. Last week FÃ¤ssler announced that he is moving to
Opel for 2004 and is ready for a new challenge. After three fourth places in
The 2004 DTM calendar was announced at the Essen Motor Show today and there
are some changes to the circuits from this year. The series returns to
previously used tracks in Portugal, the Czech Republic and Germany, while
Austria, the UK and the ...
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 ...
Marcel FÃ¤ssler to compete for Opel in 2004 DTM
* Minimum of four new Opel Vectra GTS V8s -- roll-out in February
* In addition to Marcel FÃ¤ssler, Opel sign Peter Dumbreck and Manuel Reuter
* Joachim Winkelhock to stay with Opel as "OPC ...
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,...
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 ...
Marcel FÃ¤ssler 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 ...
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...
Opel completed a three-day test at Misano in Italy last week, preparing for
the 2004 season and also running the first of the driver assessment
programmes. As last winter, the manufacturer is testing quite a line
up of drivers in consideration for...
As the manufacturer did last winter, Opel is preparing to run driver
assessments in November with a view to next year's signings. The test was
originally scheduled for this month, at the Lausitzring, but was cut short
due to bad weather.
This year's motor sport season ends traditionally with the Mercedes-Benz
Stars & Cars event on the DaimlerChrysler Stuttgart-UntertÃ¼rkheim plant
premises on Saturday, November 8, 2003 from 10:00 until 16:00.
All Mercedes-Benz race drivers of...
One driver from each of the three DTM manufacturers completed the first
winter test of Dunlop tyres at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz last week. Mercedes'
2003 champion Bernd Schneider, Opel's test driver Marcel Tiemann and
Abt-Audi's Martin Tomczyk...
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-JÃ¼rgen Abt (40).
Born in December 1935, Johann Abt was one of Germany's most ...
Jean Alesi won the last DTM race of the season at Hockenheim and Bernd
Schneider took the 2003 championship, his third title in four years and
his fourth in the DTM since 1995. Third
on the grid, Alesi overtook the second placed Opel of Peter ...
First DTM point for Audi Junior Peter Terting
Audi Junior Peter Terting exceeded his season's expectations at the DTM finale (German Touring Car Masters) at Hockenheim: The youngest DTM driver ever in "Touring Car's Premiere Division" collected...
Opel's Peter Dumbreck on fourth in DTM -- F3 title win for Briscoe
In front of a massive 105,000-strong crowd at Hockenheim in Germany, Opel
ended its DTM season just one-second away from the podium after a
thrilling final ...
Bernd Schneider Champion -- Jean Alesi Wins
Christijan Albers 12th after tyre failure and runner-up in the
Bernd Schneider (Vodafone AMG-Mercedes) is the 2003 DTM Champion. The
39-year-old came home sixth in the thrilling ...
Abt driver Mattias EkstrÃ¶m on the podium at DTM-final
With a veritable motorsport thriller and another podium finish, Abt
Sportsline has bowed out of the DTM-season. In front of the absolute dream
crowd of 105,000 spectators, Mattias EkstrÃ¶m...
Mattias EkstrÃ¶m starting from pole-position for DTM-final
With strong nerves and a perfect lap, Mattias EkstrÃ¶m clinched pole-position
for the season final of the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) at
Hockenheim. In eighth place after timed ...
Peter Dumbreck (OPC Team Phoenix) starts the tenth race of the DTM at
Hockenheim from gird position two. With this, Opel starts a race from the
first row for the second consecutive time, after Timo Scheider (OPC Team
Phoenix) was on pole position...
Jean Alesi Third - Bernd Schneider Fifth, Christijan Albers Ninth
Three brands in the top-three positions and within two tenths of a second
DTM championship contenders Bernd Schneider (Vodafone AMG-Mercedes) and
Christijan Albers (ExpressService...
EkstrÃ¶m ahead of Dumbreck in qualifying thriller, over 50,000 tickets
The most exciting DTM-final ever becomes an absolute thriller because of
the starting grid. With the Abt-Audi TT-R, Mattias EkstrÃ¶m claimed
pole-position ahead of Peter...
Abt-Audi strong at the NÃ¼rburgring, Opel-driver Dumbreck fourth behind
Three Abt-Audi-drivers topped the time sheet at the end of the second
test session on Friday before the seventh round of the DTM at the
NÃ¼rburgring. The fastest...
"Super-Pole at night will be mega"
Three drivers of Abt-Audi, three of Opel and four of Mercedes-Benz
qualified for the DTM's first Super-Pole competition at night.
Points leader Bernd Schneider (AMG-Mercedes CLK) was fastest in the 40