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Audi newsletter 2009-05-31

Podium result for Audi at the EuroSpeedway DTM: With a fifth-place finish at the EuroSpeedway title defender Timo Scheider took the lead in the DTM standings. 75 000 spectators (throughout the weekend) witnessed a turbulent race packed ...

Podium result for Audi at the EuroSpeedway

DTM: With a fifth-place finish at the EuroSpeedway title defender Timo Scheider took the lead in the DTM standings. 75 000 spectators (throughout the weekend) witnessed a turbulent race packed with collisions at which Mattias Ekstrom -- in third place -- clinched a podium result for Audi. In the early stage Ekstrom set the pace. After starting from the pole position the Swede extended his lead to almost three seconds. In the final stage, however, Ekstrom dropped behind the two Mercedes drivers Gary Paffett and Bruno Spengler.

First victory for Audi R8 LMS in France

French GT Championship: Stephane Ortelli and Yvan Lebon achieved the first victory of the Audi R8 LMS in the French GT Championship at Magny-Cours. In the first round the two drivers in the R8 advanced from position four on the grid to the front of the field. In the second race the duo from the Oreca team finished fifth.

Second place for the R8 LMS at debut in Italy

Italian GT Championship: Dindo Capello and Giorgio Sanna immediately grabbed a podium result at the debut of the Audi R8 LMS in the Italian GT Championship. After fifth place in the first race, in which the team of Audi Sport Italia had switched from slicks to wets shortly before race end, Capello and Sanna finished the second round that was a rain race through and through as the runners-up.

Coming up next week

Rounds 5 and 6 of the Belgian GT-Championship at Spa-Francorchamps (Saturday)
... Rounds 5 and 6 of the ADAC GT Masters at Hockenheim (Sunday)
... Rounds 3 and 4 of the Italian GT Championship at Magione (Sunday)

-credit: audi

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Series DTM , Road racing
Drivers Stéphane Ortelli , Mattias Ekström , Bruno Spengler , Gary Paffett , Dindo Capello , Yvan Lebon , Giorgio Sanna