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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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 09 Jul 2004
Countdown to Shanghai
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Countdown to Shanghai

DTM invitation race in Shanghai/China, 17/18 July 2004 The countdown for the Shanghai race has begun: 95 tonnes of DTM equipment are on their way The most exciting exhibition race in the history of the DTM is just around the corner: there are...

Mon 26 Apr 2004
BTCC: Audi Motorsport Newsletter 2004-04-25

BTCC: Audi Motorsport Newsletter 2004-04-25

LE MANS: Audi fastest in Le Mans pre-test 24h Le Mans: In the traditional pre-test for the Le Mans 24-hour race (12/13 June), the Audi R8 were a class of their own on Sunday. Despite new regulations that make narrower rear wings mandatory, Audi...

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...

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 ...

Sun 29 Feb 2004
Audi tests at Jerez
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Audi tests at Jerez

Successful test for the Audi A4 DTM at Jerez Over the past four days, Audi works drivers Frank Biela and Tom Kristensen recorded more than 1,300 kilometers testing the new Audi A4 DTM on the Grand Prix circuit at Jerez, Spain. As during the...

Mon 27 Sep 2004
BTCC: Audi Motorsport Newsletter 2004-09-27

BTCC: Audi Motorsport Newsletter 2004-09-27

ALMS: Audi win "Petit Le Mans" and ALMS title For a fifth consecutive time, an Audi R8 has won the "Petit Le Mans" event at Road Atlanta (USA), one of the highlights of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). On the demanding track near Atlanta, ...

Mon 28 Jun 2004
ETCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2004-06-27

ETCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2004-06-27

DTM: Mattias Ekström yet again best Audi driver Mattias Ekstrom was also the best placed Audi driver in round five of the DTM at the Norisring (Nuremberg/Germany). After suffering a puncture in qualifying, the Swede fought his way up from...

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...

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...

Wed 31 Mar 2004
Presentation in Hamburg
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Presentation in Hamburg

10,000 spectators experience DTM buzz at close quarters in Hamburg Roaring engines, rapt spectators and magnificent weather: the DTM staged a spectacular show in Hamburg on Tuesday. The DTM stars offered a close look into Europe's most popular...

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...

Thu 23 Sep 2004
Teamwork praised for Ekstrom title
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Teamwork praised for Ekstrom title

Mattias Ekström: With teamwork to the DTM title The new DTM king is crowned: Mattias Ekström (26) secured the championship title of Europe's most popular touring car race series early at last weekend's penultimate round with the Audi A4 DTM,...

Sun 19 Sep 2004
Brno: Opel race report
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Brno: Opel race report

Fässler and Frentzen shine for Opel at Brno Opel just missed out on another podium finish on the DTM's return to Brno in the Czech Republic on Sunday, as Marcel Fässler finished fourth, with two more Vectra GTS racecars also scoring points.

Mon 04 Oct 2004
ETCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2004-10-03
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ETCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2004-10-03

Audi clinch all three DTM titles DTM: After having locked in the drivers' and team titles early, Audi claimed the title in the DTM manufacturers' championship at the finale at Hockenheim as well, thus clinching all three DTM titles. Four of ...

Thu 05 Aug 2004
Oschersleben: Mercedes preview
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Oschersleben: Mercedes preview

DTM Oschersleben, Preview: Three Fight for the DTM Lead The track: The 3.667-kilometre long track was built between June 1996 and July 1997. It features short straights as well as medium fast and slow corners and it's therefore one of the slower...

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...

Wed 31 Mar 2004
Top class line up for 2004
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Top class line up for 2004

New drivers, brand new cars and even more excitement The DTM is headed for a particularly special season in 2004. The DTM driver line-up has never been so top-class: Heinz-Harald Frentzen (three-time Formula 1 winner and 1997 vice-world...

Thu 02 Dec 2004
Ekstrom ready for RoC
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Ekstrom ready for RoC

Audi works driver Mattias Ekström competes in a very special race at the 'Stade de France' in Paris (France) this coming weekend: The 26-year old Swede is one of 16 world stars who will help to determine the "Champion of Champions" at the "Race...

Mon 29 Nov 2004
Audi strengthens DTM involvement
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Audi strengthens DTM involvement

After the successful DTM comeback was crowned by winning the Drivers', Manufacturers' and Teams' Championships, AUDI AG strengthens their works involvement in Europe's most popular touring car series. The new Audi A4, the entry of eight instead of...

Mon 05 Apr 2004
Mercedes ahead at end of Brno test
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Mercedes ahead at end of Brno test

After Opel and Audi, Sunday testing at the Automotodrom Brno saw Mercedes take its turn to top the times, on the last day of the common test. In the C-Class, Christijan Albers set a best of 1:53.648, two tenths better than Opel's Laurent Aiello ...

Audi Newsletter 2004-04-04
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Audi Newsletter 2004-04-04

DTM: Audi A4 DTM again makes a good impression Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline and Audi Sport Infineon Team have just completed a hard week: The two Audi factory teams travelled from the DTM presentation in Hamburg, which attracted 22,000 ...

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

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- --- ------------------------------ ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Peter Dumbreck GB OPC Team Phoenix ...

Mon 17 May 2004
ETCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2004-05-16
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ETCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2004-05-16

DTM: First victory of the new Audi A4 DTM Already in his third race, the new Audi A4 DTM celebrated its first victory. During the visit of the DTM in Italy at the Adria International Raceway near Venice, Mattias Ekström was the superior driver.

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...

Tue 21 Sep 2004
ETCC: Audi newsletter 2004-09-19

ETCC: Audi newsletter 2004-09-19

19 September 2004 Motorsport Newsletter Audi clinch title at DTM comeback ... Audi victory at Swedish finale ... "Petit Le Mans" with two Audi R8 sports cars ... First SEAT victory in the ETCC ... DAMS team collects further experience ... SEAT...

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 04 Oct 2004
Hockenheim II: Mercedes race report
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Hockenheim II: Mercedes race report

Bernd Schneider Wins Schneider started second on the grid and was second after the opening lap. Jean Alesi was third followed by Christijan Albers who improved from ninth to fourth on lap one. Gary Paffett was fifth. Schneider followed leader ...

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...

Fri 27 Feb 2004
Audi Nurburgring 24 hours driver lineup
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Audi Nurburgring 24 hours driver lineup

Strong driver line-up in Abt-Audi TT-R for Nordschleife Following the successful debut last year, at which the Abt-Audi TT-R occupied second place overall in its debut 24 Hour race, the team is well equipped for revenge on the Nordschleife. Team...

Thu 14 Oct 2004
Hakkinen tests Mercedes DTM
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Hakkinen tests Mercedes DTM

Former F1 double world champion Mika Hakkinen has tested a Mercedes touring car at the Lausitzring but the Finn competing in the German Touring Car (DTM) series for the manufacturer is not planned. Hakkinen, who was champion with McLaren in 1998...