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Mugello: Audi pre-race notes

Facts about the DTM race at Mugello Audi and the DTM return to Italy Audi victorious at last DTM race staged in Italy Italy -- second largest European export market for AUDI AG Audi starts the sixth of ten DTM races during the 2007 season at ...

Facts about the DTM race at Mugello

Audi and the DTM return to Italy Audi victorious at last DTM race staged in Italy Italy -- second largest European export market for AUDI AG Audi starts the sixth of ten DTM races during the 2007 season at Mugello. Listed below are several interesting facts about the race in Tuscany.

Did you know that--

... Audi contests a DTM race at Mugello for the first time?

... the Audi Sport team learnt the circuit with the new A4 DTM during pre-season tests?

... the DTM first inspired the Italian fans in 1994?

... the "old" DTM started each year at Mugello between 1994 and 1996 and that during this time six separate races were completed?

... the circuit, which is 5.245 kilometres long, is the longest on the current DTM calendar?

... the "new" DTM, which has been running since the 2000 season, was never previously at Mugello, but was already twice on the grid in Italy?

... the "away races" in 2003 and 2004 were held at Adria?

... since then Audi has fond memories of Italy, as Mattias Ekstrom took pole position and won the race south of the Alps on the way to claiming the 2004 DTM title?

... Audi won the Italian Super Touring Car Championship in 1994 and 1995 and, in doing so, celebrated race wins at Mugello?

... Max Biaggi will drive the Audi Race Taxi at Mugello?

... Max Biaggi won the Motorbike World Championship in the 250 cc class four times in succession between 1994 and 1997?

... last year during the DTM race at Barcelona Audi gave Carlos Sainz, a Motorsport World Champion from another leading discipline and native of the host nation, the opportunity to drive the race taxi?

... Mugello is the 20th circuit on which the series races since the new beginning of the DTM in the year 2000?

... after the Audi tests in April the times at Mugello mean that average lap speeds of more than 180 kph can be expected?

... that the race in Italy replaces Hockenheim (174 kph) as fastest track at the head of the speed-table on the 2007 calendar?

... with 173.085 kilometres Mugello will also stage the longest race of the year -- 2.043 kilometres more than at Barcelona?

... the public at Mugello have a strong affinity to Audi, since Italy is the second largest European export market for AUDI AG with 59,002 cars sold in 2006 and it currently occupies fourth place among the company's worldwide export markets?

-credit: audi.de

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Series DTM
Drivers Max Biaggi , Mattias Ekström , Carlos Sainz