Audi willing to make the difference in Russia


Credit: Audi Motorsport

The next eight weeks will hold the last four DTM races of 2016, one of the most thrilling seasons in the history of the German touring car series, with nine different winners in the first ten races.

After four weeks, the Moscow Raceway will re-start all activity in the German series. Audi have won three of the last four races, and they have set their aim in getting to the top spot in all classifications. English ace Jamie Green trails leader Marco Wittmann by only seven points. At the same time, Audi ABT Sport Line are just seven points adrift as well of BMW Team RMG, and in the manufacturers’ standings, the Ingolstadt make is ten points away from BMW.

“We’re giving our all to make up further ground in the championship – preferably in all three classifications,” says Dieter Gass, Head of DTM at Audi Sport.

“Following my misfortune at the beginning of the season, things are going as smoothly again as they did last year,” says Green, who won Race 2 at Zandvoort, in mid-July.

Audi have three other drivers in the Top 10 and within reach of the top spot: Edo Mortara (third), Nico Müller (seventh) and Mattias Ekström (eighth). Plus, the manufacturer has enjoyed success in the Russian track, with victories in 2013 and on Race 2 last year, both with Mike Rockenfeller, and the lap record was set by Spaniard Miguel Molina.

Race 1 will start at 11.30am on Saturday 20th August and Race 2 will do so at 11.10am on Sunday 21st August.