The "next big Audi" at the DTM
Ingolstadt, September 16, 2010 - The "next big Audi" will be one of the stars at the DTM at Oschersleben (September 17 to 19). Before the DTM race starts 40 Audi A1 cars will do a lap around the track.
The Sales Organization Germany of AUDI AG will hand over the premium vehicles from the small car segment to dealers at the Audi Drive Away. The lap around the race track on Sunday will be the grand finale of this activity.
The Junior Curling Team Germany - the German Junior Champions in 2008, 2009 and 2010 - will be looking over Audi's shoulders at Oschersleben. The sportsmen Konstantin Kampf, Alexander Kampf, Marc Bastian, Philipp Hackelsmiller and coach Marcus Angrick are paying a return visit to the DTM squad after the racers had completed a training unit at the Ice Sports Center Oberstdorf during their Winter Camp in February.
A race before the race will be contested by the Audi "factory" drivers Mike Rockenfeller and Mattias Ekstrom on Saturday night. Together with Rockenfeller's race engineer Jurgen Jungklaus the two drivers with two Audi R8 LMS cars will participate in the "Audi DTM Challenge" - a slot car race to be held at the Audi Team and Media Hospitality.
Michael Dick, Member of the Audi Management Board for Technical Development, will visit the Audi DTM squad at the eighth round held at the circuit in the plains near Magdeburg. Dick has brought Audi's DTM team good luck on several previous occasions.
Two former Audi DTM drivers will take part in the supporting program at Oschersleben: the multiple Le Mans winners Frank Biela and Marco Werner will contest the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup as guest entrants.
Audi used the opportunity of an "open house" hosted by the public MDR radio and television station Sachsen-Anhalt to present itself to the audience before the race at Oschersleben. The crowd had the chance to see Markus Winkelhock and Oliver Jarvis as well as an Audi A4 DTM in Magdeburg. Autograph sessions, photos with fans, interview rounds and a drawing of admission tickets yet again proved how much Europe's most popular touring car series stays in touch with the audience."