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Martin Tomczyk had to perform a particularly responsible task last Wednesday: On a test track near Ingolstadt, the driver from Rosenheim (Bavaria) welcomed Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Executive Board of AUDI AG, and other top Audi executives...

Martin Tomczyk had to perform a particularly responsible task last Wednesday: On a test track near Ingolstadt, the driver from Rosenheim (Bavaria) welcomed Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Executive Board of AUDI AG, and other top Audi executives as passengers in the Audi A4 DTM racing taxi. "My bosses were very impressed," commented the 25-year-old with obvious pleasure.

Rupert Stadler and his fellow board member Michael Dick (Technical Development) visited the Audi DTM team at the EuroSpeedway as well. In an Audi R8 they led an Audi RS 4 parade prior to the start of the DTM race.

Yvonne Catterfeld was another prominent personality watching the third round of the DTM on location. The singer and actress was the guest of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline.

A particularly large crowd of photographers and fans was attracted by Karima Adebibe. The actress, who is the new "Lara Croft", had Martin Tomczyk explain the Audi A4 DTM to her and later met with Audi factory driver Vanina Ickx as well.

On Sunday morning, Audi factory driver Mattias Ekstrom took advantage of a photo shooting of Audi's partner Red Bull for a "seat fitting" in the Red Bull Formula 1 car. "My heart belongs to the DTM, but I'd definitely be keen on a test drive," commented the Audi factory driver. At noon, the spectators at the EuroSpeedway were treated to a few joint demo laps of the Red Bull RB 3, driven by Michael Ammermuller, and the Red Bull Audi A4 DTM.

A particularly coveted occasion at the EuroSpeedway was a photo shooting with four young ladies: Two models from Heidi Klum's blockbuster TV show, "Germany's Next Top Model", and two Playboy Bunnies visited Christian Abt and Timo Scheider in Audi Sport Team Phoenix's team garage.

Adam Carroll now has adequate "transportation" not only in the DTM but on the road as well. The driver from Audi's customer team TME received a brand new Audi S4 quattro at the Audi Center in Northampton. The British racer had previously been driving a used Audi S3 with over 100,000 miles under its belt.

-credit: audi.de

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Series DTM
Drivers Vanina Ickx , Martin Tomczyk , Timo Scheider , Christian Abt , Mattias Ekström , Adam Carroll , Michael Ammermüller
Teams Team Abt , Phoenix Racing