About monthly prior to a DTM season opens, Audi is presenting the liveries of your six Audi RS 5 DTM cars. The engineers for the Audi motorsport department prepared the race cars in the past fourteen days with the teams. From Monday to Thursday in the future (April 3-6) the new DTM cars will be involved in final pre-season tests at Hockenheim.
In the upcoming season, Audi will again be counting on its proven partners who definitely are giving their respective names to 1 of the six Audi RS 5 DTM cars: special-interest magazine AUTO BILD MOTORSPORT (driver: Ren Rast), engine oil Castrol EDGE in combination with high-performance fuel ARAL ultimate (Lo?c Duval), system partner for quality tools Hoffmann Group (Jamie Green), premium lifestyle magazine for guys Playboy (Nico Mller), energy drink manufacturer Red Bull (Mattias Ekstr?m) and technology company Schaeffler (Mike Rockenfeller).
In addition, the logos of Audi Sport, Akrapovi? and Castrol EDGE are going to be displayed on all Audi RS 5 DTM cars.
Other partners of Audi’s during the 2017 DTM season are Alpinestars, DIE WELT, MAN, Gerolsteiner along with the Hofmhl brewery.
All six Audi drivers are going to be doing the final pre-season test at Hockenheim. Four of those has new race engineers within the 2017 season: Mattias Ekstr?m shall be making use of Arnau Niub, who was Mike Rockenfeller’s race engineer this past year.
Laurent Fedacou, who had been previously Timo Scheider’s race engineer, is assuming this role for Mike Rockenfeller. Mathieu Le Nail, lately an improvement engineer in Audi’s WEC program, have been sent to Lo?c Duval, and Ren Rast’s car shall be addressed by Florian Rinkes, having an intensive background inside DTM as being a performance engineer.
The three Audi Sport teams, ABT Sportsline, Phoenix and Rosberg, are going to be while using the new Audi RS 5 DTM on target the first time during the pre-season test at Hockenheim. The Audi Sport Test Team will keep the test which has a test vehicle to accumulate data with a lot more sensors and measurement equipment.
On Monday, the cars might be driven for the circuit from 14:00 to 18:00. Over the three following days, the tests normally takes place from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00. Some parts of the grandstands will likely be opened for fans, admission will likely be free.