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Tue 21 Dec 2004
New circuits on 2005 calendar
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New circuits on 2005 calendar

"To invite DTM to Moscow has been a great decision for the city and the Russian sport," said Vyacheslav Fetisov, the Russian Sports Minister and former world-class ice hockey ace. "We will do our very best to make sure that this race will turn out...

First test for new Opel
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First test for new Opel

The newly developed Opel Vectra GTS V8 for the 2005 DTM has completed its first test run. At the Italian circuit of Vallelunga near Rome, works-drivers Marcel Fässler and Manuel Reuter spent three days of testing with the new race touring car of...

Wed 15 Dec 2004
New manufacturer to enter DTM in 2005
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New manufacturer to enter DTM in 2005

The German Touring Car (DTM) series will have a new manufacturer join the competition in 2005, ITR chairman Hans Werner Aufrecht revealed this week. Currently Audi, Mercedes and Opel race in the DTM, although Opel is withdrawing after the 2005 ...

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...

Sat 11 Dec 2004
Audi allocates drivers to teams
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Audi allocates drivers to teams

DTM champion Audi is setting the course for the new season Having announced its driver line-up for the 2005 DTM season some two weeks ago, Audi has now allocated its eight drivers to the two teams. As in the past season when Audi clinched the ...

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...

Wed 08 Dec 2004
Audi driver Ekstrom Race of Champions report
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Audi driver Ekstrom Race of Champions report

Ekstrom impresses in Race of Champions With an impressive show of his skills Mattias Ekström and his Audi A4 DTM went into the Christmas break: in front of 62,300 spectators at the nearly sold out Stade de France in Paris (France) the DTM ...

Sun 05 Dec 2004
Green to race AMG Mercedes
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Green to race AMG Mercedes

Jamie Green to race an AMG-Mercedes C-Class In 2004, Green drove the ASM team's Dallara Mercedes and claimed the Euro Series title win five races from the end of the season. He won seven races and scored half of the Dallara Mercedes drivers' 14...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

Sun 24 Oct 2004
Opel to be withdrawn after 2005
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Opel to be withdrawn after 2005

General Motors (GM) announced on October 14th that due to company restructuring in Europe, Opel will be withdrawn from the DTM after the 2005 season. GM is to cut 12,000 jobs in Europe in the next two years, mainly in Germany in 2005, to reduce...

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...

Sat 16 Oct 2004
Audi A4 DTM, a masterpiece
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Audi A4 DTM, a masterpiece

It is barely a year old and already a great: On Wednesday, the Audi A4 DTM was the star of the AUDI AG work's meeting alongside its six drivers. And all this for good reason, as the most spectacular version of the successful A4 model made a dream...

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 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...

Tue 05 Oct 2004
Final 2004 standings
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Final 2004 standings

@>Drivers' Championship: Pos Driver Team Points --- ---------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------- ---------- 1. Mattias Ekström ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hockenheim II: Audi race report
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Hockenheim II: Audi race report

Audi are DTM manufacturers' champions and win all three titles In the DTM finale at Hockenheim Audi have successfully put the finishing touches on the brand's aim to achieve a total triumph in Europe's most popular touring car series: in front...

Hockenheim II: Opel race report
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Hockenheim II: Opel race report

Opel looks ahead after Hockenheim season finale Opel signed off its 2004 season in the DTM with a troubled end to its campaign at Hockenheim in Germany on Sunday. The event broke all records for a DTM race at the German Grand Prix venue, with ...

Hockenheim II: Schneider wins season finale
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Hockenheim II: Schneider wins season finale

Bernd Schneider wins thrilling DTM finale in front of record crowd Spectators on the sold-out stands at the DTM finale witnessed a treat at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg. The race was packed with duels and innumerable awe-inspiring ...

Sun 03 Oct 2004
Hockenheim II: Race results
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Hockenheim II: Race results

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap --- --------------------- --- ------------------------------ ---- --------- --------- 1. Bernd Schneider D Vodafone AMG-Mercedes 37 1:00:48.5...

Hockenheim II: Sunday warmup
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Hockenheim II: Sunday warmup

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- --- ------------------------------ ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Mattias Ekström S Audi Sport Team Abt ...

Sat 02 Oct 2004
Hockenheim II: Audi qualifying report
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Hockenheim II: Audi qualifying report

Another pole position for Audi at DTM finale The DTM finale at Hockenheim, as well, will see an Audi A4 DTM starting from the best position on the grid. Audi works driver Martin Tomczyk was the quickest in the single timed lap ("super pole") of...

Hockenheim II: Tomczyk takes pole
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Hockenheim II: Tomczyk takes pole

Martin Tomczyk captures first start place in thrilling qualifying 22-year-old Martin Tomczyk secured pole position in qualifying for the 10th and final championship race of the 2004 DTM season. The German clocked a time of 1:35.852 minutes in...

Hockenheim II: Opel qualifying report
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Hockenheim II: Opel qualifying report

Opel starts the season finale of the DTM in Hockenheim with Marcel Fässler (OPC Team Phoenix) on row three. The Swiss improved continuously in all three runs in qualifying and took the sixth best time in the super pole. Teammate Peter Dumbreck...

Hockenheim II: Qualifying top ten
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Hockenheim II: Qualifying top ten

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- --- ------------------------------ ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Martin Tomczyk D Audi Sport Team Abt ...

Hockenheim II: Qualifying
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Hockenheim II: Qualifying

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- --- ------------------------------ ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Gary Paffett GB AMG-Mercedes ...

Hockenheim II: Saturday practice
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Hockenheim II: Saturday practice

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- --- ------------------------------ ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Tom Kristensen DK Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline ...