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Sun 18 Sep 2005
BTCC: Aiello to retire at end of season

BTCC: Aiello to retire at end of season

In a press conference at the occasion of the ninth round of the DTM at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz, Laurent Aiello announced that he will retire from motor sport at the end of the 2005 season. Laurent Aiello. Photo by xpb.cc. "I have ...

Sun 17 Jul 2005
News bits and pieces from Audi
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News bits and pieces from Audi

Celebrities galore at the Audi Lounge Abt-Audi TT-R experiences a comeback Mattias Ekström meets Walter Röhrl As in previous years, the Norisring attracted many prominent personalities. A popular meeting place for VIPs was the Audi...

Wed 07 Dec 2005
Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-12-04

Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-12-04

Ingolstadt, 04 December 2005 Audi Motorsport Newsletter 24/2005 DTM/LEMANS: Ekström and Kristensen win Nations Cup The two Audi works drivers Mattias Ekström and Tom Kristensen yet again demonstrated their exceptional skills by winning the...

Thu 29 Dec 2005
Paffett lands McLaren test roleHeadline
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Paffett lands McLaren test role

It's been a busy time for McLaren recently, as the team has confirmed both Vodafone as a title sponsor and current world champion Fernando Alonso as a driver for 2007, and now the Woking squad has announced this season's DTM champion Gary Paffett...

Sun 01 May 2005
BTCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-05-01

BTCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-05-01

Ingolstadt, 1 May 2005 Motorsport Newsletter 3/2005 DTM: Tom Kristensen shines with strong race performance Audi achieved the first podium result for the new A4 DTM at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz. In front of a crowd of 78,000 spectators, ...

Tue 09 Aug 2005
Ekstrom snatches Nurburgring victoryHeadline
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Ekstrom snatches Nurburgring victory

Audi's Mattias Ekström snatched the victory from Mercedes rival Gary Paffet at the Nürburgring and regained the lead of the championship standings by one single point. Paffett led most of the race until receiving a drive-through penalty that ...

Sun 17 Jul 2005
Prost wins Legends charity race

Prost wins Legends charity race

PROST WINS THE €500,000 CHARITY RACE Goose skin atmosphere at the Norisring: 15 World Championship titles and 184 Grand Prix wins: Emerson Fittipaldi, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Jody Scheckter, Johnny Cecotto und Mick Doohan were frenetically...

Fri 04 Nov 2005
What future for the series and for Fassler?Headline
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What future for the series and for Fassler?

Now the 2005 season is over thoughts are already turning to next year but for one manufacturer there will be no more DTM. Parent company General Motors (GM) made the decision to withdraw Opel at the end of this season so one of the top, if not the...

Mon 06 Jun 2005
Brno: Audi race notes
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Brno: Audi race notes

Double victory for the new Audi A4 DTM Mattias Ekström wins at Brno ahead of Tom Kristensen Title defender Ekström now leading the drivers' standings Five Audi A4 DTM cars in the points With a dominating double victory at Brno, Audi has ...

Sun 17 Jul 2005
Norisring as seen by Stippler
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Norisring as seen by Stippler

The Norisring as seen by Audi's Frank Stippler Overtaking possible only in front of the two hairpins A balancing act right after the start Heat will play a crucial role Audi is coming to its "home game" at Nuremberg's Norisring as the...

Mon 24 Oct 2005
Hockenheim II: Race report
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Hockenheim II: Race report

GARY PAFFETT THE NEW DTM CHAMPION / WIN FOR SCHNEIDER Mercedes-Benz driver Gary Paffett is the newly crowned 2005 DTM Champion. For the 24-year old Briton, his third place in the season finale, held at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, five...

Mon 06 Jun 2005
BTCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-06-06

BTCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-06-06

Ingolstadt, 06 June 2005 Motorsport Newsletter 7/2005 Audi takes DTM lead Audi driver Fredrik Ekblom makes up ground No surprises at Le Mans pre-test Two podium finishes for SEAT in BTCC DTM: Audi takes DTM lead. At Brno, defending champion...

Thu 17 Nov 2005
Hakkinen continues in 2006
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Hakkinen continues in 2006

Mika Häkkinen continues in the 2006 DTM This year, Mika Häkkinen, 37, came back from his retirement successfully and raced with Mercedes-Benz in the DTM. In the 2005 season's 11 championship races, he won his third DTM race at Spa, and...

Tue 27 Sep 2005
Istanbul: Mercedes preview
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Istanbul: Mercedes preview

Maximum Challenge at Istanbul The thrill of the 2005 DTM title fight between Gary Paffett (DaimlerChrysler Bank AMG-Mercedes) and Mattias Ekström (Audi) prior to the tenth round at the Istanbul Racepark this coming weekend can hardly be ...

Sat 01 Oct 2005
Istanbul: Audi Friday practices report
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Istanbul: Audi Friday practices report

Tom Kristensen quickest Audi driver at Istanbul DTM drivers enthralled by new circuit in Turkey Frank Stippler clocks best time in first test 16 cars within one second on Friday The new Grand Prix circuit at Istanbul enthralls the DTM drivers,...

Sat 14 May 2005
Spa: Friday practices report
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Spa: Friday practices report

Opel pairing the quickest in test one In this weekend's first DTM test at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Opel succeeded in securing a one-two. On Friday morning, Manuel Reuter set the fastest lap time at the 6.973-kilometre circuit, with his ...

Mon 18 Apr 2005
Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-04-17

Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-04-17

Ingolstadt, 17 April 2005 Audi Motorsport Newsletter 2/2005 Lehto/Werner also win at Road Atlanta Audi A4 DTM takes pole-position at its debut race DTM Presentation at Frankfurt/Oder First race for "French" Audi R8 ends ...

Fri 02 Dec 2005
Audi Newsletter 2005-11-29

Audi Newsletter 2005-11-29

Ingolstadt, 29 November 2005 Motorsport Newsletter 23/2005 LEMANS: Audi R8 is the most environmentally friendly sportscar The Audi R8, the most successful Le Mans Prototype ever, has received another award: At the headquarters of the French ...

Sun 18 Sep 2005
Maiden pole for Green at LausitzHeadline
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Maiden pole for Green at Lausitz

At the second visit of the season to the EuroSpeedway Lausitz Jamie Green took his maiden pole position in the DTM. In difficult conditions the Mercedes driver clocked a best of 1:17.489 in the super-pole qualifying, ahead of the Opels of ...

Mon 03 Oct 2005
Istanbul: Opel race report
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Istanbul: Opel race report

Opel took a solid points score home from the inaugural DTM race at the Istanbul Park circuit in Turkey on Sunday, when 2002 champion Laurent Aiello finished in sixth position in his penultimate race start before his retirement. Team OPC was ...

Sun 07 Aug 2005
BTCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-08-07

BTCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-08-07

Ingolstadt, 07 August 2005 Motorsport Newsletter 14/2005 DTM: Audi driver Ekstrom retakes DTM lead With his second victory of the season, achieved in difficult weather conditions, Audi driver Mattias Ekstrom re-captured the lead in the overall...

Sun 17 Jul 2005
Norisring race results
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Norisring race results

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap --- --------------------- --- -------------------------------- ---- --------- --------- 1. Gary Paffett GB DaimlerChrysler Bank AMG-Mercede 72 ...

Tue 04 Oct 2005
BTCC: Audi newsleter 2005-10-02

BTCC: Audi newsleter 2005-10-02

DTM title still up for grabs DTM: The decision in the DTM will not be made until the finale at Hockenheim on 23 October: in the DTM race at Istanbul, Turkey, title defender Mattias Ekstrom in the Audi A4 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline for...

Fri 04 Feb 2005
Mercedes confirms 2005 line up
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Mercedes confirms 2005 line up

Mercedes-Benz in the 2005 DTM: Seven Drivers from Five Nations Mika Häkkinen, 36, had retired from Formula One at the end of the 2001 season after 162 Grands Prix. During his 10-year career, he had won 20 Grands Prix with West McLaren Mercedes,...