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ETCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2004-05-16

DTM: First victory of the new Audi A4 DTM Already in his third race, the new Audi A4 DTM celebrated its first victory. During the visit of the DTM in Italy at the Adria International Raceway near Venice, Mattias Ekström was the superior driver.

DTM:
First victory of the new Audi A4 DTM

Already in his third race, the new Audi A4 DTM celebrated its first victory. During the visit of the DTM in Italy at the Adria International Raceway near Venice, Mattias Ekström was the superior driver. During the thrilling qualifying, the 25-year-old Swede secured pole position, took the lead with a great start and controlled the speed during the entire race. With his second career DTM victory Ekström closed the gap in the championship and is now only two points behind Christijan Albers.

STCC:
Another Audi triumph in Sweden

This weekend, the Audi A4 did not only succeed at Adria: In the fourth round of the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) at Falkenberg, Fredrik Ekblom clinched the victory with his Audi A4 STCC and moved to second position in the point standings. After place five in the third round, the reigning champion proved his fighting spirit in the next race: After he had fallen back in the beginning of the race he fought his way back into the lead and achieved his first win in the 2004 season.

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ETCC:
First pole position for SEAT

At Hockenheim, the SEAT works squad achieved its first pole position and the best result in the FIA European Touring Car Championship season so far. Jordi Gené was fastest in the SEAT Toledo Cupra during the qualifying session on Saturday and finished the race on position three. Frank Diefenbacher and Rickard Rydell also collected points. In the second race, the Toledo Cupra again were the fastest front-wheel-drive cars: Gené and Rydell clinched places four and five.

Results and points

Adria (I), 16 May, DTM round 3
1 Mattias Ekström (Audi A4 DTM) 47 laps in 57m 52.607s
2 Christijan Albers (Mercedes) + 3.156s
3 Jean Alesi (Mercedes) + 10.198s
4 Gary Paffett (Mercedes) + 14.294 s
5 Timo Scheider (Opel) + 24.003s

Positions after 3 of 10 rounds: 1 Albers, 26 points; 2 Ekström, 24; 3 Paffett, 15; 4 Tomczyk, 11; 5 Kristensen, 10.
Next race: EuroSpeedway (D), 6 June

Falkenberg (S), 16 May, Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) round 3
1 Jan Nilsson (Volvo) 20 laps in 18m 56.857s
2 Robert Dahlgren (Volvo) + 0.400s
3 Richard Göransson (BMW) + 0.596s
4 Tommy Rustad (Opel) + 1.122s
5 Fredrik Ekblom (Audi A4 STCC) + 8.954s

Falkenberg (S), Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) round 4
1 Fredrik Ekblom (Audi A4 STCC) 25 laps in 20m 20.563s
2 Tomas Engström (Honda) + 4.274s
3 Mattias Andersson (Alfa Romeo) + 5.317s
4 Robert Dahlgren (Volvo) + 5.695s
5 Jan Nilsson (Volvo) + 5.878s

Positions after 4 of 20 rounds: 1 Nilsson, 59 points; 2 Ekblom, 54; 3 Dahlgren, 51; 4 Göransson, 41; 5 Engström, 38.

Hockenheim (D), 16 May, European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) round 7
1 Andy Priaulx (BMW) 11 laps in 20m 19.111s
2 Dirk Müller (BMW) + 4.181s
3 Jordi Gené (SEAT Toledo Cupra) + 6.702s
4 Jörg Müller (BMW) + 7.171s
5 Frank Diefenbacher (SEAT Toledo Cupra) + 11.926s

Hockenheim (D), 16 May, European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) round 8
1. Jörg Müller (BMW) 11 laps in 20m 19.060s
2. Antonio Garcia (BMW) + 0.468s
3. Dirk Müller (BMW) + 0.683s
4. Jordi Gené (SEAT Toledo Cupra) + 7.878s
5. Rickard Rydell (SEAT Toledo Cupra) + 9.858s

Positions after 8 of 20 rounds: 1 J.Müller, 50 points; 2 D.Müller, 48; 3 Tarquini, 43; 4 Priaulx, 41; 5 Giovanardi, 33.

Coming up this week

Rounds 10, 11 and 12 of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Oulton Park (Sunday) ... Rounds 3 and 4 of the German SEAT Leon Supercopa at Assen (Saturday and Sunday) ...

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Series DTM , Road racing
Drivers Jean Alesi , Andy Priaulx , Antonio Garcia , Dirk Müller , Jorg Muller , Christijan Albers , Timo Scheider , Mattias Ekström , Frank Diefenbacher , Gary Paffett , Robert Dahlgren , Rickard Rydell , Jordi Gene , Mattias Andersson , Tomas Engstrom , Richard Göransson , Tommy Rustad