Quotes from the Audi drivers before the race
Filipe Albuquerque (27/P), TV Movie Audi A5 DTM #22 (Audi Sport Team Rosberg): "I really like the Nürburgring a lot. It’s one of my absolutely favorite tracks. Our speed is continually increasing. The tests we did in between went well. I’m highly motivated for the second half of the season."
Mattias Ekström (34/S), Red Bull Audi A5 DTM #3 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline): "The Nürburgring was a very good weekend for me last year. I clinched the pole position and won the race. I like the track. It’s important to achieve a good result at the first race of the second half of the season and to make up a few points to the colleagues in front of us. As always, I’ll be doing my best."
Rahel Frey (26/CH), E-POSTBRIEF Audi A5 DTM #17 (Audi Sport Team Abt): "I’ve got ambitious aims for the second half of the season. I’m looking forward to the Nürburgring; the track suits me really well. In 2009, I won there in a Formula 3 car. That’s why I’m expecting quite a bit. I’ve got to continue to move forward. I’m hoping to be able to do that at the Nürburgring."
Miguel Molina (23/E), Red Bull Audi A5 DTM #10 (Audi Sport Team Phoenix): "The Nürburgring is my team’s home race. We’ll try and get everything together there and to have a good weekend. The Nürburgring is one of my favorite tracks. After Munich, we’ve had a long break but we used it to work for the second half of the season. I’m optimistic."
Edoardo Mortara (25/I/F), Playboy Audi A5 DTM #21 (Audi Sport Team Rosberg): "I’m excited to see what we can achieve at the Nürburgring. I’m hoping for us to be strong there. We’ve continued to develop and test the car and are hoping for a successful second half of the season. In general, the Nürburgring has always been a good track for Audi. I’m hoping for this to be the case again this year."
Mike Rockenfeller (28/D), Schaeffler Audi A5 DTM #9 (Audi Sport Team Phoenix): "The Nürburgring is a highlight for Team Phoenix and for me. For both of us, it’s a home race. I’m very much looking forward to the second half of the DTM season. I’m very optimistic that we’ll be successful. I can hardly wait to run at the Nürburgring."
Timo Scheider (33/D), AUTO TEST Audi A5 DTM #4 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline): "The Nürburgring is my home track. Many friends and fans living close to the circuit come to see the race. I’m looking forward to traveling there at the season’s midpoint. We took a lot of positive things home from Munich. We managed to make a mark. I’m hoping that now we’ll be able to convert this motivation into results when the race is about scoring points again. I’m quite optimistic."
Adrien Tambay (F/21), Audi ultra A5 DTM #18 (Audi Sport Team Abt): "I’m particularly looking forward to the race at the Eifel circuit. I love the region and have always been good on this track in other categories. I can hardly wait to be driving there. I’ll again try and score my first DTM points. For this, I’m going to work hard with my team and give everything."
Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport): "At the Nürburgring and at the subsequent races, our aim is to continue the performance we showed at the Red Bull Ring - because in my opinion, we were beaten ‘below value’ at the Norisring. I’m optimistic that we’ll receive confirmation of the fact that we worked very hard and that the guys will be rewarded for their hard work with good results."