Ingolstadt, 21 May 2006 Audi Motorsport Newsletter DTM: Tom Kristensen dominates at Oschersleben At Oschersleben, 64,000 spectators witnessed a dominant performance from Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen. The Dane, who had clinched the pole...
Ingolstadt, 21 May 2006
Audi Motorsport Newsletter
Tom Kristensen dominates at Oschersleben
At Oschersleben, 64,000 spectators witnessed a dominant performance from Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen. The Dane, who had clinched the pole position, took a superb victory in his Siemens Audi A4 DTM entered by Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline and also drove the fastest lap of the race. Thanks to his second success in the DTM, the Audi works driver now heads the overall classification. Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished fourth, Martin Tomczyk and Mattias Ekstrom followed on sixth and seventh places respectively. Thus, Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline scored points with all four cars and took over the lead in the Teams' Championship.
Capello/McNish extend American Le Mans lead
Audi will return to American Le Mans Series action in six weeks time leading the LM P1 class following a third consecutive maximum score. Dindo Capello (Italy) and Allan McNish (Scotland) claimed a hard earned class victory -- third place overall -- in their Audi Sport North America "factory" Audi R8 in the third round of the 10-race series at Mid-Ohio (US state of Ohio) on Sunday. Despite weighing 160kg heavier as requested by the regulations, the five-year-old Audi R8 finished third -- less than eight seconds behind the latest LM P2 Porsches.
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Maiden victory of the season and lead for SEAT
The SEAT drivers claimed five out of six possible podium places in the two races of the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) at Brands Hatch. In the first heat, Yvan Muller won on the soaking track ahead of his fellow brand colleagues Peter Terting and James Thompson. For the series newcomer from France, it was the first victory in the WTCC, with the SEAT Leon scoring its first victory of the season. In the second race, also held in wet conditions, Rickard Rydell, James Thompson, Gabriele Tarquini and Yvan Muller claimed positions two to five. Thanks to the success on the island, SEAT took the lead in the manufacturers' standings. Yvan Muller leads the drivers' standings ahead of his fellow SEAT colleagues Thompson and Tarquini.
Maiden victories for Gruber and Barth
The German SEAT Leon Supercopa again saw new faces on the winner's rostrum during its third race weekend: Florian Gruber and Fredy Barth celebrated their maiden victories of the season in the two heats at Oschersleben. Rene Rast remains the cup leader seven points ahead of Florian Gruber.