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Mon 20 Jan 2003
ITR members - Michael Bernard
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ITR members - Michael Bernard

As deputy chairman of the ITR, Michael Bernard is one of the most important persons of the DTM. At the race track, the 48-year old is working hard behind the scenes, taking the time to listen to everyone. For him, there are no problems, as ...

Sat 20 Sep 2003
Scheider on pole in Zandvoort qualifying shake-upHeadline
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Scheider on pole in Zandvoort qualifying shake-up

Opel's Timo Scheider took his maiden pole position in round nine of the DTM championship at Zandvoort, in what was a surprise shake-up in qualifying. Opel had been looking strong through practices and Team Holzer's Alain Menu was provisional pole...

Mon 13 Oct 2003
Former German racer, Johann Abt died

Former German racer, Johann Abt died

Johann Abt passed away on Saturday at the age of 67 after a long and serious illness. He is survived by his wife Thea and their two sons Christian (36) and Hans-Jürgen Abt (40). Born in December 1935, Johann Abt was one of Germany's most ...

Sun 30 Nov 2003
Increased co-operation between DTM & Euro F3
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Increased co-operation between DTM & Euro F3

DMSB and ITR increase co-operation in Formula 3 Euro Series The co-operation between the DTM and its junior partner Formula 3 will be even stronger in the future. As of next season, the marketing rights for the successful junior category, the ...

Sat 13 Dec 2003
Frentzen moves to DTM with OpelHeadline
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Frentzen moves to DTM with Opel

Following in the footsteps of Jean Alesi, former Formula One driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen will move to the German Touring Car series (DTM) in 2004. Frentzen drove for Sauber in F1 in 2003 but both he and teammate Nick Heidfeld have been replaced...

Wed 08 Jan 2003
24hrs of Cologne kart weekend
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24hrs of Cologne kart weekend

The first half of the DTM's winter break is hardly over and some members of the DTM-community want to use their right foot again already. Now, the countdown to the start of the season is on. And, especially during the winter time, indoor kart...

Wed 07 May 2003
Opel to enter 24h Nuerburgring
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Opel to enter 24h Nuerburgring

On the Nuerburgring Nordschleife Opel to field two Astra V8 Coupes in 24-hour-race Russelsheim. Opel will be fielding two Astra V8 Coupes in the International ADAC 24-Hour-Race on the Nuerburgring from 30 May to 1 June. During this traditional...

Thu 30 Jan 2003
Winkelhock extends Opel contract
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Winkelhock extends Opel contract

Joachim Winkelhock completes Opel's line-up Works driver will be contesting his fourth season in the Astra V8 Coupé Opel have completed their line-up for the DTM: Joachim Winkelhock has extended his contract as an Opel works driver. The ...

Mon 22 Dec 2003
Aiello signs for OpelHeadline
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Aiello signs for Opel

Former DTM champion Laurent Aiello is another well known name to be joining the ranks of Opel drivers in 2004, after signing a deal with the manufacturer. Aiello took the title in 2002 with Abt-Audi but was unhappy with the performance of the car...

Sat 18 Jan 2003
Bleekemolen to join Opel Euroteam
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Bleekemolen to join Opel Euroteam

Jeroen Bleekemolen to race an Opel Astra V8 Coupé 21-year-old Dutchman to join the Opel Euroteam Dutchman Jeroen Bleekemolen will be competing for Opel in the 2003 German Touring Car Masters series. The 21-year-old will be taking the wheel of a...

Tue 23 Dec 2003
First Opel test for Frentzen and Fassler
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First Opel test for Frentzen and Fassler

With test sessions at Vallelunga, Italy, not too far from Rome, Opel Performance concluded the DTM-activities in the year 2003. During the test, Opel's two new signings for the 2004 DTM-season, former F1-driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Swiss ...

Sun 30 Nov 2003
Opel confirms Fassler signing
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Opel confirms Fassler signing

Marcel Fässler to compete for Opel in 2004 DTM * Minimum of four new Opel Vectra GTS V8s -- roll-out in February * In addition to Marcel Fässler, Opel sign Peter Dumbreck and Manuel Reuter * Joachim Winkelhock to stay with Opel as "OPC ...

Sun 04 May 2003
Change of name for A1-Ring
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Change of name for A1-Ring

Austria's A1-Ring, which will host the sixth round of the Formula One championship in two weeks time and the eighth round of the DTM in September, is to be renamed The Red Bull Ring. Dietrich Mateschitz, head of the Red Bull energy drink ...

Mon 01 Sep 2003
Audi Motorsport newsletter 2003-08-31

Audi Motorsport newsletter 2003-08-31

FIA Sportcars: Audi wins 1000 kilometre race at Spa At its first competitive outing in the FIA Sportscar Championship, the Audi R8 has etched its name into winners list of yet another motorsport classic: Seiji Ara and Tom Kristensen won the 1000...

Sun 30 Nov 2003
Works DTM entry for Audi in 2004

Works DTM entry for Audi in 2004

Last season, the motorsport involvement of AUDI AG was concentrated on supporting customer and importer teams. Now, the Audi marque returns to the race tracks with works teams: With a total of six newly developed touring cars based on the Audi A4,...

Wed 03 Dec 2003
Fassler ready for Opel challengeHeadline
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Fassler ready for Opel challenge

Marcel Fässler has spent all his four years in the DTM with Mercedes but now it's time for a change. Last week Fässler announced that he is moving to Opel for 2004 and is ready for a new challenge. After three fourth places in the championship...

Sun 30 Nov 2003
2004 DTM calendar
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2004 DTM calendar

<pre> 2004 DTM race calendar April 18 Hockenheimring Germany May 2 Estoril Portugal May 16 Adria International Raceway Italy June 6 EuroSpeedway Lausitz ...

Sun 05 Oct 2003
Opel to run Vectra GTS in 2004Headline
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Opel to run Vectra GTS in 2004

After racing the Astra V8 Coupé in the DTM for four years, Opel's focus will switch to a car based on the Vectra GTS five-door model for the 2004 season, motorsport director Volker Strycek announced at Hockenehim this weekend. The manufacturer ...

Sun 06 Apr 2003
Aiello preparing to defend titleHeadline
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Aiello preparing to defend title

Current DTM champion Laurent Aiello is getting ready to defend his title this season, hoping to succeed in the task to take the championship for a second year. The Frenchman, who was previously British Touring Car champion, thinks Abt-Audi will be...

Fri 24 Jan 2003
News roundup
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News roundup

DTM 2003 live on television in France and Sweden The popularity of the DTM outside of Germany is increasingly showing among foreign television stations. In 2003, DTM-races will be broadcast live outside of Germany for the first time. "Motors TV"...

Mon 19 May 2003
Audi weekend news 2003-05-18
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Audi weekend news 2003-05-18

Second victory for new Audi A4 STCC: Second race, second victory -- Team KMS Motorsport can be proud of their results with the new Audi A4 in the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC). At Mantorp Park, Audi driver Fredrik Ekblom defended his...

Sat 06 Sep 2003
A1-Ring: Qualifying
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A1-Ring: Qualifying

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- -------------------- --- --------------------- ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Jean Alesi F AMG-Mercedes 8 1:27.019 2. Laurent...

Thu 30 Oct 2003
Opel preparing for driver assessments
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Opel preparing for driver assessments

As the manufacturer did last winter, Opel is preparing to run driver assessments in November with a view to next year's signings. The test was originally scheduled for this month, at the Lausitzring, but was cut short due to bad weather. As ...

Tue 20 May 2003
Old race cars at Fellbach event
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Old race cars at Fellbach event

Under the motto "Duels among friends", the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center organised an event to celebrate its tenth anniversary in Fellbach on Sunday. The main feature of the event was the motorsport history of the Mercedes-Benz brand. The...