Tag Archive: Mike Rockenfeller

Sep 24

René Rast wins turbulent race on Sunday

Jamie Green the tragic hero in a dramatic final stage

René Rast wins turbulent race on SundayAudi scores another clean sweep of the top three. 35,500 spectators visit the DTM weekend at Spielberg. René Rast has won the DTM race at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg on Sunday. In a dramatic final stage, the German crossed the finish line after 39 laps ahead of his fellow Audi drivers Mike Rockenfeller and Nico Müller. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 25

“Everybody tries to take himself to the limit

Mike Rockenfeller was the winner of the Sunday race at Zandvoort

“Everybody tries to take himself to the limit” At the end of the 37-lap race, the Audi driver took the chequered flag in second position. After the race, however, ‘Rocky’ inherited the win.

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Aug 20

Rockenfeller winner at Zandvoort – Ekström claims back points’ lead

Wittmann loses victory

#99 Mike Rockenfeller, Audi RS5 DTMMike Rockenfeller is the winner of the race at Zandvoort in The Netherlands on Sunday. The Audi driver, who took the chequered flag in second place after 37 laps, was retroactively declared as the winner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 07

Audi is the hit

‘Vorsprung durch Technik’  – in the case of Audi this also applies to the 2017 DTM season so far

Audi is the hitWith 10 of the 18 races of the season contested, the Ingolstadt based brand holds the lead in the three most important rankings of the famous touring-car series.

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Jul 19

Ekström the hunted at the Moscow Raceway

Record winner Mike Rockenfeller wants to race despite foot fracture

Lucas Auer, Mattias Ekström, Moscow Raceway 2016Second race meeting abroad also represents the DTM season half-time.  Invitation to F1 test – Lucas Auer travels to Moscow with boosted confidence. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 26

‘Rocky‘ wins 24h-race acid test at the Nürburgring

“We had a really good weekend” – Rockenfeller

Audi R8 LMS, Phoenix RacingIn the Nürburgring 24h-Race qualifying race, DTM driver Mike Rockenfeller, Nicolay Moeller Madsen and Dennis Busch secured the race win for Team Phoenix Racing.

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Apr 21

Eight DTM aces to go racing this weekend

What are the DTM aces doing when there isn’t a DTM race meeting on the calendar?

Bruno SpenglerThey nonetheless get behind the wheel of a fast racing car, press the pedal to the metal and keep on gathering valuable race kilometres. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 13

Audi DTM driver line-up for 2017 features two new faces

Three days after the announcement of the BMW driver line-up for the 2017 DTM season it was Audi’s turn to announce their drivers for 2017

Loïc DuvalAnd other than their rivals from Munich, Audi added two new signings to their line-up for next year: Frenchman Loïc Duval and their previous DTM reserve driver René Rast will contest the coming season with the Audi RS 5 DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 27

Audi keeps on banking on DTM in the future

Audi re-orientated their motor-racing strategy – but the DTM involvement remained untouched

2016 Audi won in both the manufacturers’ and the team titles.This Wednesday (26th October, in front of some 300 motor-sport department employees, Chairman Rupert Stadler announced and presented the reorientation of the premium brand. While the Ingolstadters say farewell to the FIA WEC to join the Formula E with a works effort, DTM will remain an attractive field of activity for the brand with the four rings. It would be important to focus on the things that would keep Audi competitive in the coming years, Stadler stressed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 02

24 Hours of Le Mans 2016: Porsche and its experienced driver line-ups

Porsche is the one with the most experienced driver at Le Mans

Looking in detail at the driver line-ups entered by Porsche in this 84th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it is interesting to see that of the numbers compiled, the German marque counts in its ranks the most experienced driver of all in LM P1, but also the one who competed in the oldest edition of Le Mans (1998)!

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May 22

Audi dominates practice on Sunday

Four times four rings. Audi dominated prodceedings in third free practice at the Red Bull Ring

Once again, Edooardo Mortara (1:22.654 minutes) concluded the session as the best-placed driver of his manufacturer.Once again, Edoardo Mortara (1:22.654 minutes) concluded the session as the best-placed driver of his manufacturer. Neither his fellow Audi driver Jamie Green (1:22.759 minutes) nor the Phoenix duo of Timo Scheider (1:22.805 minutes) and Mike Rockenfeller (1:22.857 minutes) were able to beat the Italian’s time.

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Apr 07

Second day of testing – BMW again the quickest

On the second of the four days of testing at the Hockenheimring, the manufacturers opted for different strategies

Tom Blomqvist set the fastest lap time on WednesdayWhile Mercedes-Benz tested with the same four drivers as on day one – Maximilian Götz, Daniel Juncadella, Esteban Ocon and Lucas Auer – Audi and BMW let the drivers execute the work who weren’t involved on Tuesday.

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Mar 31

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Mike Rockenfeller

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true

Mike Rockenfellers win at Moscow is his season highlightWinning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 01

Rockenfeller just beaten at Daytona

Usually, the margins at the finish line in a 24-hour race are much bigger. Not so in Daytona.

During DTM qualifying sessions, mere thousandths of a second often separate pole position and second place, and often, a few hundredths of a second are decisive for victory in the races.

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Sep 13

Surprisingly dominant rookie driver Tom Blomqvist takes his first DTM race win

Young DTM drivers made their mark on the DTM race at Oschersleben on Sunday, first and foremost BMW driver Tom Blomqvist.

DTM - Tom Blomqvist The 21-year-old Brit pulled clear from his opponents and scored his maiden DTM victory in his first season in the series. The manner in which he drove victory home was more than impressive.

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Sep 13

Front row of the grid for BMW – Wehrlein third

Harsh penalty for Wickens

Once again, a BMW is on pole position for the race at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on Sunday: in qualifying for the 14th DTM season race, Augusto Farfus secured himself the best grid position with a lap time of 1:20.632 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 10

Timo Scheider on the bitterest period in his career

According to his own words, the past weeks have been the bitterest period in his 25 years as motor racer.

Therefore, Timo Scheider particularly looks forward to getting back behind the wheel of his racing car at Oschersleben. After the “Push him off” affair at Spielberg and the resulting ban for the Moscow weekend, the Audi driver just can’t wait for going back out onto the track, from 11th to 13th September in the Magdeburger Börde.

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Jul 11

Farfus on top in second practice at Zandvoort

Bruno Spengler 15th and Robert Wickens 23rd

Second free practice of the DTM double-header at Zandvoort in the Netherlands has been completed, and the fastest driver at midday on Saturday was BMW’s Augusto Farfus.

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Jul 10

Rockenfeller fastest – BMW following closely

An engine change for Blomqvist

Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller was fastest in first free practice of the DTM weekend at Zandvoort with a lap time of 1:32.009 minutes. On the fourth DTM weekend at Zandvoort, Tom Blomqvist is using a new engine.

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Mar 03

Audi tests in Portugal

The number of test days permitted in the DTM are strictly limited

Which makes the task that Mattias Ekström and Mike Rockenfeller must complete from March 2-4 in Portuguese Portimão even more important: about two months before the 2015 DTM season starts, Audi Sport puts two RS 5 DTM test cars through their paces. Read the rest of this entry »

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