This Thursday past signified just one month left until the beginning of the 2013 DTM racing season, and Audi Sport decided to make it a double celebration, as trendy Munich restaurant H’ugo‘s hosted the “Audi DTM Warm-UP 2013” Event, with nearly 500 guests witnessing the unveiling of two new partners to the Ingolstadt, as Filipe Albuquerque‘s RS 5 DTM was decked out in its new livery.
The Portuguese driver’s car for 2013 will be in the colours of Audi Financial Services, which was revealed for the very first time in the trendy Munich hotspot, as well as exhaust specialist Akrapovič having its logo now emblazoned on six of the eight DTM cars. The media, along with notable businessmen and celebrities including FC Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribéry, retired ski jumping ace Sven Hannawald and kickboxing world champion, Dr. Christine Theiss, were cordially invited along by Audi Sport, and enjoyed the festivities that evening. 2-time DTM champion Timo Scheider clearly stated that evening on what he and his seven teammates intend to do this season: “Our goal is to bring back the title to Ingolstadt.“
Before the unveiling of both new partners got underway, there were interviews with all the drivers and team personnel, including Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, as well as singer Giovanni Zarella providing an impromptu concert. Next Tuesday, the Audi drivers switch back into racing mode, as the race suits go back on again, as the final ITR official 4-day test takes place at Hockenheim, with all three manufacturers putting their foot down for final preparations, in light of the first race of the season bringing back the noise on May 5th.