BTCC: Audi newsletter 2004-05-23

DTM: Fans will be warmed up for the upcoming fourth round of the DTM at EuroSpeedway Lausitz (6 June) with a big event in the heart of Berlin next Saturday (29 May). The popular Touring Car Series will present itself in Germany's capital city...

DTM:
Fans will be warmed up for the upcoming fourth round of the DTM at EuroSpeedway Lausitz (6 June) with a big event in the heart of Berlin next Saturday (29 May).

The popular Touring Car Series will present itself in Germany's capital city for the occasion of the DFB Football Cup finale. For the DTM event, the "Straße des 17. Juni" will be converted into a 700-metre long track that will be used for demonstration laps and race taxi drives. Highlight of the event will be a parade of the DTM cars to the Sony Centre where a football party takes place.

Le Mans:
Visitors to the "Sunday Times Motor Show Live" in Birmingham will not witness the UK public launch of the new Audi A6.

On the show's opening day (Tuesday May 25), the British Audi importer will also display on its stand Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx's two Audi R8 sports cars, which will compete in mid June's Le Mans 24 Hour race. Among the guests feature Audi sports car drivers Jamie Davies, Johnny Herbert, Pierre Kaffer, Allan McNish and Guy Smith.

News from the Audi brand group

BTCC:
Another podium result for SEAT

A SEAT driver stepped on the podium again during the fourth race weekend of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). At Oulton Park, Jason Plato finished second in the second race with his SEAT Toledo Cupra.

Supercopa:

Finishing second and first, star-of-tomorrow Peter Terting, who is supported by Audi, has extended his overall lead in the German SEAT Leon Supercopa at Assen (Netherlands). Former Formula 1 test driver Marcel Laseé clinched victory in the first heat on Saturday. On Sunday, Terting and Andreas Kolb gave Team Abt Sportsline, Audi's DTM partner, a 1-2 victory.

Results and points

Oulton Park (GB), 23 May, British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) round 10
1 Yvan Muller (Vauxhall) 15 laps in 22m 25.724s
2 James Thompson (Vauxhall) + 0.488s
3 Matt Neal (Honda) + 2.658s
4 Colin Turkington (MG) + 14.066s
5 Robert Collard (Vauxhall) + 17.160s
...
7 Robert Huff (SEAT Toledo Cupra) + 27.556s
8 Jason Plato (SEAT Toledo Cupra) + 29.870s

Oulton Park (GB), 23 May, British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) round 11
1 Dan Eaves (Honda) 18 laps in 30m 22.550s
2 Jason Plato (SEAT Toledo Cupra) + 1.229s
3 Anthony Reid (MG) + 2.794s
4 Matt Neal (Honda) + 3.245s
5 James Thompson (Vauxhall) + 4.544s

Oulton Park (GB), 23 May, British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) round 12
1 Yvan Muller (Vauxhall) 15 laps in 22m 40.967s
2 Matt Neal (Honda) + 1.025s
3 James Thompson (Vauxhall) + 1.695s
4 Robert Collard (Vauxhall) + 7.066s
5 Colin Turkington (MG) + 11.858s

Oulton Park (GB), 23 May, British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) round 12

Positions after 12 of 30 rounds: 1 Muller and Thompson, 124 points; 3 Neal, 87; 4 Reid, 82; 5 Plato, 70.

Next race: Mondello Park (IRL), 13 June

Assen (NL), 22 May, German SEAT Leon Supercopa round 3
1 Marcel Laseé (SEAT Leon) 15 laps in 25m 18.081s
2 Peter Terting (SEAT Leon) + 0.905s
3 Sebastian Stahl (SEAT Leon) + 2.176s
4 Florian Gruber (SEAT Leon) + 2.717s
5 Thomas Marschall (SEAT Leon) + 2.851s

Assen (NL), 23 May, German SEAT Leon Supercopa round 4
1 Peter Terting (SEAT Leon) 17 laps in 25m 49.556s
2 Andreas Kolb (SEAT Leon) + 1.826s
3 Marcel Laseé (SEAT Leon) + 6.597s
4 Thomas Marschall (SEAT Leon) + 10.285s
5 Fredy Barth (SEAT Leon) + 15.136s

Positions after 4 of 17 rounds: 1 Terting, 76 points; 2 Marschall, 57; 3 Stahl, 44; 4 Barth, 37; 5 Laseé, 34.

Next race: Nürburgring (D), 12 June

Coming up this week

DTM press conference at Berlin (Saturday, 10:30 a.m.) ... Rounds 9 and 10 of the FIA European Touring Car Championship at Brno (Sunday) ... Rounds 5 and 6 of the Swedish Touring Car Championship at Karlskoga (Monday) ... Round 2 of the SPEED GT World Challenge at Lime Rock (Monday) ...

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Series BTCC , DTM , Le Mans , Road racing
Drivers Johnny Herbert , Allan McNish , Jamie Davies , Anthony Reid , Yvan Muller , Dan Eaves , James Thompson , Jason Plato , Peter Terting , Colin Turkington , Matt Neal , Rob Collard , Pierre Kaffer , Sebastian Stahl , Florian Gruber , Thomas Marschall , Fredy Barth , Marcel Lasée