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Hockenheimring II: Audi pre-race notes

Facts about the DTM race at Hockenheim Ingolstadt -- A great finale in front of a traditionally huge crowd is set for the final weekend in October at Hockenheim. Like last year Audi has the chance of winning the title. This time the team ...

Facts about the DTM race at Hockenheim

Ingolstadt -- A great finale in front of a traditionally huge crowd is set for the final weekend in October at Hockenheim. Like last year Audi has the chance of winning the title. This time the team concentrates on Timo Scheider, who can be champion for the first time.

Did you know that...

... Audi won two of the last three races at Hockenheim, namely the season openers in both 2007 and 2008?

... the new Audi A4 DTM made its debut at Hockenheim six months ago and celebrated a spectacular one-two-three finish in the process?

-- the new A4 DTM is the season's most successful car up to now? Audi took five from ten possible victories, seven from ten possible pole positions and 16 from 30 available podium positions with the new design.

... Audi lead the DTM standings since April 2008 at Hockenheim?

... as winner of the opening race in Hockenheim Mattias Ekstrom took the lead before relinquishing it in Oschersleben to his team mate Timo Scheider, who has held the lead without interruption since then?

... for half-a-decade no DTM driver has held the lead for so long? Previously, in 2002 Laurent Aiello was in front from the first to the last race and won the title.

... last year's champion Mattias Ekstrom -- based on victories -- is the season's best driver with three wins?

-- both Timo Scheider and Mattias Ekstrom scored points nine times in ten races?

-- in the process Timo Scheider mounted the podium seven times and Mattias Ekstrom five times?

-- Tom Kristensen will contest his 50th DTM race at Hockenheim and Alexandre Premat his 20th DTM race?

-- the last time Audi did not lead the DTM standings was -- calculated beyond the duration of a season -- before 15 July 2007 at Mugello and therefore 15 months and 15 races ago?

-- the DTM finale at Hockenheim has attracted more than 100,000 spectators every year since 2003 and a new record was set in 2007 with 152,000 fans?

-- in Hockenheim in the DTM Audi has the opportunity to post a dream finish to the season in which the brand has already won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and also the American Le Mans Series and the Le Mans Series?

-credit: audi

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