BTCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2004-08-08

DTM: Audi driver Ekström extends DTM lead Audi driver Mattias Ekström extended his lead in the overall classification of the DTM to nine points. At MOTOPARK Oschersleben, the Swede fought his way from seventh on the grid to fifth with his Audi...

DTM:
Audi driver Ekström extends DTM lead

Audi driver Mattias Ekström extended his lead in the overall classification of the DTM to nine points. At MOTOPARK Oschersleben, the Swede fought his way from seventh on the grid to fifth with his Audi A4 DTM. In gruelling heat of more than 30 degrees in the shade, Tom Kristensen and Martin Tomczyk gave Audi an unrivalled 1-2 victory. Both Audi drivers were setting the pace in the race from the start. At the start, pole sitter Martin Tomczyk took the lead. During the second round of pit stops, Tom Kristensen moved into the lead and defended it until the finish. It was the first DTM victory for the six-time Le Mans winner.

SCCA SPEED GT:
Audi 1-2 victory also at Mosport

Audi also celebrated a 1-2 victory at Mosport (Canada): On Saturday, in the first of the two races of the North American SPEED GT World Challenge, Michael Galati clinched a flag-to-flag victory with his Audi RS 6 Competition. Reigning champion Randy Pobst finished just 0.956 seconds behind in second positions. In Sunday's second race Galati and Pobst had to compete with handicap weights following their successes from the previous day and had to be content with 7th and 21st positions respectively.

ALMS:
Lehto/Werner yet again on the podium

Audi drivers JJ Lehto and Marco Werner finished on the podium in round sixth of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) at Mosport. Driving Team ADT Champion Racing's Audi R8, they finished second behind the MG Lola of Butch Leitzinger and James Weaver. Lehto/Werner lost the chance for a fifth straight victory after an off due to a puncture in the final stages of the race. JJ Lehto slid into a tyre wall losing about one minute. At the end, Lehto/Werner missed victory by just 16.319 seconds.

News from the Audi brand group

BTCC:
Another SEAT victory in the BTCC

Jason Plato scored another victory for SEAT in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). Starting from pole position, the Briton won the second of three races at Knockhill (Scotland) defending his fourth position in the overall classification.

ALMS:
Mosport race without Lamborghini

Round six of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) took place without Team Krohn-Barbour Racing's two Lamborghini Murcièlago R-GT racers. Following problems with the suspension in practice, the American team decided not to compete in Sunday's race.

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Series ALMS , BTCC , DTM , PWC
Drivers Tom Kristensen , Butch Leitzinger , James Weaver , Randy Pobst , Martin Tomczyk , Mattias Ekström , Michael Galati , Marco Werner , Jason Plato , JJ Lehto