The affected Audi Team Phoenix renounced an appeal
Audi driver Timo Scheider is excluded from the result of the DTM race on Sunday, August 2, 2015, due to the collision with Mercedes-Benz driver Robert Wickens.
Once again, two Audi RS 5 DTMs are on the front row of the grid at Spielberg.
Like in qualifying on Saturday, the Audi drivers also locked out the first two places for the race on Sunday. In the final seconds, Mattias Ekström toppled his fellow Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller to claim pole position. His lap time of 1:42.010 minutes was 0.005 seconds faster than Rockenfeller’s.
Toyota, Porsche, Audi and Bykolles will each be fielding one car to give the German fans a first glimpse of the LMP1
Some of the teams and drivers competing in the 2015 World Endurance Championship will be heading to the Nürburgring for a test session organised by Toyota Racing on the 27/28 July ahead of the first visit to Germany by the WEC on 28-30 August.
World Endurance Championship approaches the half way stage of the 2015 season
After the high powered drama at the 24 Hours of Le Mans the focus now shifts to the next round of the World Endurance Championship and the new event on the calendar at Nürburgring in Germany, the home race for Audi and Porsche and close to Toyota’s base in Cologne.
Di Grassi and Duval take fourth for Audi, Bird on LMP2 podium
Lucas di Grassi and Loic Duval took fourth place overall driving for Audi in last weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours. The Audi Sport ABT and Dragon Racing drivers were the best-placed Formula E drivers that took place in the world-famous endurance race.
The British driver’s nearest rival is Marco Bonanomi in the no9 Audi R18.
The incident packed first 6-hours saw drama and excitement at every turn of the 14km Le Mans track.
As the race distance reached twenty-five percent the no7 Audi R18 of Benoit Treluyer overtook the no17 Porsche 919 hybrid of Mark Webber to take the lead just before the Frenchman dived into the pits. The no17 Porsche had taken the lead on the opening lap of the race. The lead changed hands three times in the last 30 minutes of the sixth hour.
The Le Mans 24 Hours will start at 15h00 this afternoon
It may be one of the world’s most iconic motorsport events, but there’s so much more to Le Mans than just a race
As Benoît Tréluyer prepares for the 83rd edition of the French endurance classic, where he hopes to be fighting for his fourth victory, the Frenchman takes us on a journey through his Le Mans experience.
Audi travels to the Lausitzring with tailwind
As the leader of all three classifications (drivers’, manufacturers’ and teams’), Audi heads to the second DTM weekend of the year – with a premiere: On Saturday, May 30, at the Lausitzring, a DTM race will be held on Saturday night for the first time – aired on prime time immediately before the DFB Cup final in Berlin, which is only about 130 kilometers away.
2015 DTM calendar remains unchanged
Together with the manufacturers involved in DTM – Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz – the organisers at the Nürburgring and the sponsors, the ITR e.V. board opted for doing without shifting the date for the DTM meeting at the Nürburgring and without adding an additional event to the calendar.