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Sun 18 Sep 2005
BTCC: Aiello to retire at end of season

BTCC: Aiello to retire at end of season

In a press conference at the occasion of the ninth round of the DTM at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz, Laurent Aiello announced that he will retire from motor sport at the end of the 2005 season. Laurent Aiello. Photo by xpb.cc. "I have ...

Sun 17 Jul 2005
News bits and pieces from Audi
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News bits and pieces from Audi

Celebrities galore at the Audi Lounge Abt-Audi TT-R experiences a comeback Mattias Ekström meets Walter Röhrl As in previous years, the Norisring attracted many prominent personalities. A popular meeting place for VIPs was the Audi...

Sun 01 May 2005
BTCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-05-01

BTCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-05-01

Ingolstadt, 1 May 2005 Motorsport Newsletter 3/2005 DTM: Tom Kristensen shines with strong race performance Audi achieved the first podium result for the new A4 DTM at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz. In front of a crowd of 78,000 spectators, ...

Thu 17 Nov 2005
Hakkinen continues in 2006
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Hakkinen continues in 2006

Mika Häkkinen continues in the 2006 DTM This year, Mika Häkkinen, 37, came back from his retirement successfully and raced with Mercedes-Benz in the DTM. In the 2005 season's 11 championship races, he won his third DTM race at Spa, and...

Wed 07 Dec 2005
Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-12-04

Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-12-04

Ingolstadt, 04 December 2005 Audi Motorsport Newsletter 24/2005 DTM/LEMANS: Ekström and Kristensen win Nations Cup The two Audi works drivers Mattias Ekström and Tom Kristensen yet again demonstrated their exceptional skills by winning the...

Thu 29 Dec 2005
Paffett lands McLaren test roleHeadline
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Paffett lands McLaren test role

It's been a busy time for McLaren recently, as the team has confirmed both Vodafone as a title sponsor and current world champion Fernando Alonso as a driver for 2007, and now the Woking squad has announced this season's DTM champion Gary Paffett...

Fri 04 Nov 2005
What future for the series and for Fassler?Headline
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What future for the series and for Fassler?

Now the 2005 season is over thoughts are already turning to next year but for one manufacturer there will be no more DTM. Parent company General Motors (GM) made the decision to withdraw Opel at the end of this season so one of the top, if not the...

Tue 04 Oct 2005
BTCC: Audi newsleter 2005-10-02

BTCC: Audi newsleter 2005-10-02

DTM title still up for grabs DTM: The decision in the DTM will not be made until the finale at Hockenheim on 23 October: in the DTM race at Istanbul, Turkey, title defender Mattias Ekstrom in the Audi A4 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline for...

Mon 18 Apr 2005
Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-04-17

Audi Motorsport newsletter 2005-04-17

Ingolstadt, 17 April 2005 Audi Motorsport Newsletter 2/2005 Lehto/Werner also win at Road Atlanta Audi A4 DTM takes pole-position at its debut race DTM Presentation at Frankfurt/Oder First race for "French" Audi R8 ends ...

Fri 23 Sep 2005
Istanbul: Audi preview
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Istanbul: Audi preview

First "match ball" for Audi driver Mattias Ekström Defending champion comes as leader to Istanbul DTM stars for first time in Turkey Circuit is new territory for all DTM drivers On the first weekend in October, the DTM stars for the first...

Tue 27 Sep 2005
Istanbul: Mercedes preview
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Istanbul: Mercedes preview

Maximum Challenge at Istanbul The thrill of the 2005 DTM title fight between Gary Paffett (DaimlerChrysler Bank AMG-Mercedes) and Mattias Ekström (Audi) prior to the tenth round at the Istanbul Racepark this coming weekend can hardly be ...

Mon 24 Oct 2005
Hockenheim II: Race report
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Hockenheim II: Race report

GARY PAFFETT THE NEW DTM CHAMPION / WIN FOR SCHNEIDER Mercedes-Benz driver Gary Paffett is the newly crowned 2005 DTM Champion. For the 24-year old Briton, his third place in the season finale, held at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, five...

Tue 09 Aug 2005
Ekstrom snatches Nurburgring victoryHeadline
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Ekstrom snatches Nurburgring victory

Audi's Mattias Ekström snatched the victory from Mercedes rival Gary Paffet at the Nürburgring and regained the lead of the championship standings by one single point. Paffett led most of the race until receiving a drive-through penalty that ...

Fri 04 Feb 2005
Mercedes confirms 2005 line up
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Mercedes confirms 2005 line up

Mercedes-Benz in the 2005 DTM: Seven Drivers from Five Nations Mika Häkkinen, 36, had retired from Formula One at the end of the 2001 season after 162 Grands Prix. During his 10-year career, he had won 20 Grands Prix with West McLaren Mercedes,...

Tue 30 Aug 2005
BTCC: Audi Motorsport Newsletter 2005-08-28

BTCC: Audi Motorsport Newsletter 2005-08-28

Ingolstadt, 28 August 2005 Audi Motorsport Newsletter 17/2005 DTM: Audi driver Ekström second at Zandvoort Audi driver Mattias Ekström finished second in round eight of the DTM at Zandvoort (The Netherlands). He now trails Gary Paffet by ...

Sun 17 Jul 2005
Prost wins Legends charity race

Prost wins Legends charity race

PROST WINS THE €500,000 CHARITY RACE Goose skin atmosphere at the Norisring: 15 World Championship titles and 184 Grand Prix wins: Emerson Fittipaldi, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Jody Scheckter, Johnny Cecotto und Mick Doohan were frenetically...

Sun 23 Oct 2005
Green on pole for Hockenheim finaleHeadline
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Green on pole for Hockenheim finale

Jamie Green took his second pole position of the season in qualifying for the last race at Hockenheim, the Mercedes man clocking a best of 1:45:294 in the super pole session. In mixed weather conditions the Audi of Tom Kristensen was second and ...

Thu 07 Jul 2005
Newsletter 2005-07-07
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Newsletter 2005-07-07

Double action at the Norisring - DTM meets Boxing The crowds of the DTM round held in Nuremberg will have the chance of experiencing a very special surprise. On presentation of their DTM tickets, the motor racing enthusiasts will get a...

Sat 25 Jun 2005
Oschersleben: Audi Friday practices report
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Oschersleben: Audi Friday practices report

Audi in front at Oschersleben as well Top times for Martin Tomczyk and Mattias Ekström Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen in second place Christian Abt shines in last year's Audi A4 DTM Last Sunday, the Audi R8 triumphed for the fifth time in...

Sat 14 May 2005
Spa: Friday practices report
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Spa: Friday practices report

Opel pairing the quickest in test one In this weekend's first DTM test at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Opel succeeded in securing a one-two. On Friday morning, Manuel Reuter set the fastest lap time at the 6.973-kilometre circuit, with his ...

Sat 23 Apr 2005
Lausitz: Audi preview
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Lausitz: Audi preview

Audi wants to strike back in the Lausitz DTM stars at the EuroSpeedway Audi return as last year's winners to East Germany Shortened circuit layout guarantees even more excitement A television audience of 2.22 million watched the live ARD ...

Mon 06 Jun 2005
Brno: Audi race notes
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Brno: Audi race notes

Double victory for the new Audi A4 DTM Mattias Ekström wins at Brno ahead of Tom Kristensen Title defender Ekström now leading the drivers' standings Five Audi A4 DTM cars in the points With a dominating double victory at Brno, Audi has ...

Sun 17 Jul 2005
Norisring as seen by Stippler
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Norisring as seen by Stippler

The Norisring as seen by Audi's Frank Stippler Overtaking possible only in front of the two hairpins A balancing act right after the start Heat will play a crucial role Audi is coming to its "home game" at Nuremberg's Norisring as the...

Sun 15 May 2005
Spa Saturday practice
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Spa Saturday practice

Pos Driver Nat Team Laps Time Gap To 1st --- --------------------- --- -------------------------------- ---- --------- ------- ------- 1. Mattias Ekström S Audi Sport Team Abt...