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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 ...

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, ...

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 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 ...

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...

Mon 05 Apr 2004
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 ...

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 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...

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...

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...

Thu 05 Aug 2004
Oschersleben: Round seven preview
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Oschersleben: Round seven preview

7th DTM race, MOTOPARK Oschersleben (GER), August 6 - 8, 2004 DTM boom fans out to the north The next showdown follows hot on the heels this weekend (August 6 to 8) of last Sunday's highly-charged DTM race on the Nuerburgring - namely on the ...

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 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 19 Jul 2004
Mercedes happy with 1-2 in China
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Mercedes happy with 1-2 in China

Mercedes DTM Shanghai: Paffett wins ahead of Schneider The first race was red-flagged on the first lap after a manhole cover had come off. Bernd Mayländer (CLK AMG-Mercedes) hit the cover damaging his car. For safety reasons, all 72 manhole ...

Mon 19 Apr 2004
ETCC: Audi Motorsport Newsletter 2004-04-18
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ETCC: Audi Motorsport Newsletter 2004-04-18

DTM: Audi A4 DTM makes strong debut The new Audi A4 DTM left a strong impression on its debut and made it onto the podium at its very first race. At the 2004 season opener at Hockenheim, Mattias Ekström drove from sixth position on the grid...

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 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...

Wed 09 Jun 2004
Audi Motorsport newsletter 2004-06-06
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Audi Motorsport newsletter 2004-06-06

Audi Motorsport newsletter 2004 DTM Audi driver Ekström takes DTM lead Mattias Ekström and his Audi A4 DTM played another starring role during the fourth race of the DTM season at the EuroSpeedway. In front of 74,000 spectators, the Swede...

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 ...

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.

Sat 15 May 2004
Adria: Audi Friday practices report
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Adria: Audi Friday practices report

Audi drivers set the pace at Adria At the second foreign event of the DTM 2004, the Audi drivers are once again setting the pace. At Adria International Raceway near Venice, Mattias Ekström and Tom Kristensen with their Audi A4 DTM touring ...

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...

Fri 17 Sep 2004
Brno: Scheider top on Friday morning
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Brno: Scheider top on Friday morning

Opel opens with first place, six Audi drivers in top 10 Opel and Audi were impressive at the DTM's first appearance in Brno in the Czech Republic. Timo Scheider clocked the fastest lap on Friday morning in his Opel Vectra GTS V8 with a time of...

Sun 31 Oct 2004
Oschersleben: Audi Friday practices report
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Oschersleben: Audi Friday practices report

Martin Tomczyk quickest Audi driver Audi are well set for yet another DTM race, the round at MOTOPARK Oschersleben: Martin Tomczyk in his Audi A4 DTM clocked the third best time in Friday's tests, making the 22-year-old contender the quickest of...

Wed 28 Jul 2004
Nurburgring: Round six preview
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Nurburgring: Round six preview

6th DTM race, Nuerburgring (GER), July 30 - August 1, 2004 Ekström throws down the gauntlet to Albers in the second half It's full steam ahead into the second half of the 2004 DTM season. The sixth race of the championship will be staged this...

Mon 03 May 2004
ETCC: Audi Motorsport Newsletter 2004-05-02
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ETCC: Audi Motorsport Newsletter 2004-05-02

DTM: Audi A4 DTM stars at Estoril The new Audi A4 DTM and Mattias Ekstrom played a starring role in the DTM race at Estoril (Portugal). The 25-year old Swede took pole position in Super Pole qualifying. From the start, Ekstrom led the race ...

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 ...

Thu 11 Nov 2004
Formula driver Spengler test a DTM car
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Formula driver Spengler test a DTM car

Bruno Spengler Behind The Wheel of a DTM Car Montreal, Canada, November 10, 2004 -- Earlier this week, Canadian race car driver Bruno Spengler drove an AMG-Mercedes C-Class car of the highly popular and very competitive German DTM ...

Sat 18 Sep 2004
Brno: Mercedes qualifying report
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Brno: Mercedes qualifying report

DTM Brno, Qualifying: Christijan Albers Second In the qualifying, Christijan Albers (1:53.558) and Gary Paffett (1:53.569) had ended up fifth and sixth respectively seperated by 11 thousandths of a second. Jean Alesi (AMG-Mercedes) was 13th with...

Sun 05 Sep 2004
Zandvoort: Audi race report
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Zandvoort: Audi race report

Audi clinch double victory at Zandvoort as well In front of a record turnout of 73,000 spectators Audi celebrated their second one-two victory in a row in the DTM. Having clinched his third victory in the season, Audi driver Mattias Ekström...

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 23 Jul 2004
Sauber interested in PaffettHeadline
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Sauber interested in Paffett

Sauber is interested in German Touring Car (DTM) driver Gary Paffett as a replacement for Giancarlo Fisichella next year. Fisichella is widely presumed to be moving on, possibly to Renault, and Sauber has been talking to Briton Paffett recently.

Fri 22 Oct 2004
Mercedes Stars & Cars 2004
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Mercedes Stars & Cars 2004

Stars & Cars Day 2004 at Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart The Mercedes-Benz race drivers of the 2004 season will take part: Formula One drivers Kimi Räikkönen, David Coulthard, Alexander Wurz and Pedro de la Rosa; all Mercedes-Benz DTM drivers led...