Seven of the eight racers for the Audi A5 DTMs are ready for the new year knowing the difficulty of the challenge as Audi will again take on the BMW and Mercedes teams for the 2013 championship.
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Contrary to the WEC, the technology in the DTM was frozen for the 2013 season by the regulations. Therefore, Audi Sport’s DTM squad is primarily concentrating on unlocking the Audi A5 DTM’s full potential by the time the season opens at the Hockenheimring on May 5.
"We’re convinced that we were clearly beaten below our capabilities in 2012," stresses Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. "In the DTM it’s about a few tenths of a second - and we need to find these few tenths in 2013 with the A5 DTM."
Remaining on board are the two-time DTM Champions, Mattias Ekström (Sweden) and Timo Scheider (Germany), Race of Champions winner Filipe Albuquerque (Portugal), the two-time season winner Edoardo Mortara (Italy), Le Mans winner Mike Rockenfeller (Germany) and youngster Adrien Tambay (France), who by finishing the round at Valencia as the runner-up immediately clinched a podium position in his first DTM season. The decision about filling the eighth cockpit is still pending.