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Audi newsletter 2010-08-22

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First podium of the year for Timo Scheider DTM: Timo Scheider managed to clinch his first podium position this year with a third-place finish at the DTM race at Zandvoort (the Netherlands). The quickest in qualifying gave away a possible...

First podium of the year for Timo Scheider

DTM: Timo Scheider managed to clinch his first podium position this year with a third-place finish at the DTM race at Zandvoort (the Netherlands). The quickest in qualifying gave away a possible victory at the start when he stalled the engine of his Audi A4 DTM and dropped from first to tenth place. With fast lap times and a good strategy Scheider managed to make up ground and advanced to third place again. Mattias Ekstrom in fourth place reduced his gap to the leader of the standings, Bruno Spengler, who had to settle for seventh place at Zandvoort. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline scored points with all five cars. DTM rookie Miguel Molina achieved his best result so far by finishing the race in fifth place.

News bits

Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich celebrates his 60th birthday on Friday ... Tom Kristensen will be a guest at the Media Day held on the occasion of the 1000-kilometer race at Silverstone ... The United Autosports team has announced that in addition to the FIA GT3 European Championship it will contest the British GT Championship with the Audi R8 LMS next year. Commitments in the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring and at Spa-Francorchamps are planned as well.

Coming up next week

August 27 - 29: ADAC GT Masters Nurburgring (D)
August 27 - 29: French GT Championship Magny-Cours (F)

-source: audi

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