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    • DTM 2013 - Audi takes 1st and 2nd in Moscow - Full results plus race available on Youtube

      Congratulations to Audi who was able to get a 1-2 victory at Moscow Raceway this past weekend. Audi's Mike Rockenfeller took the victory for Audi followed by Mattias Ekstrom. BMW's Augusto Farfas followed the two Audi drivers on the podium finishing in third place. Moscow was a very strong showing for Audi who had five cars pick up points. Audi ended up with first, second, fourth, sixth, and ninth places so five out of the top ten including the victory.

      The full race results along with a Youtube rebroadcast of the race is available below along with quotes following the victory.




      Results:scow-Raceway: Race
      Position Fahrer Runden Zeit Rückstand
      1 Mike Rockenfeller
      Audi Sport Team Phoenix
      Audi RS 5 DTM
      74 1:14:38.512
      2 Mattias Ekström
      Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline
      Audi RS 5 DTM
      74 1:14:39.815 +01.303
      3 Augusto Farfus
      BMW Team RBM
      BMW M3 DTM
      74 1:14:49.905 +11.393
      4 Adrien Tambay
      Audi Sport Team Abt
      Audi RS 5 DTM
      74 1:14:50.787 +12.275
      5 Gary Paffett
      EURONICS Mercedes AMG
      DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé
      74 1:14:56.007 +17.495
      6 Jamie Green
      Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline
      Audi RS 5 DTM
      74 1:14:57.216 +18.704
      7 Joey Hand
      BMW Team RBM
      BMW M3 DTM
      74 1:14:57.875 +19.363
      8 Dirk Werner
      BMW Team Schnitzer
      BMW M3 DTM
      74 1:15:04.629 +26.117
      9 Timo Scheider
      Audi Sport Team Abt
      Audi RS 5 DTM
      74 1:15:12.696 +34.184
      10 Christian Vietoris
      Mercedes AMG DTM-Team
      DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé
      74 1:15:19.843 +41.331
      11 Pascal Wehrlein
      Mercedes AMG
      DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé
      73 1:15:20.541 1L
      12 Robert Wickens
      STIHL Mercedes AMG
      DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé
      74 1:15:22.294 +43.782
      13 Filipe Albuquerque
      Audi Sport Team Rosberg
      Audi RS 5 DTM
      74 1:15:22.955 +44.443
      14 Roberto Merhi
      THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG
      DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé
      74 1:15:30.088 +51.576
      15 Marco Wittmann
      BMW Team MTEK
      BMW M3 DTM
      74 1:15:31.453 +52.941
      16 Timo Glock
      BMW Team MTEK
      BMW M3 DTM
      74 1:15:32.933 +54.421
      17 Martin Tomczyk
      BMW Team RMG
      BMW M3 DTM
      74 1:15:36.972 +58.460
      18 Daniel Juncadella
      stern Mercedes AMG
      DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé
      73 1:14:39.218 1L
      19 Bruno Spengler
      BMW Team Schnitzer
      BMW M3 DTM
      73 1:14:41.714 1L
      20 Andy Priaulx
      BMW Team RMG
      BMW M3 DTM
      73 1:14:52.041 1L
      Nicht gewertet
      Edoardo Mortara
      Audi Sport Team Rosberg
      Audi RS 5 DTM
      31 32:51.982 43L
      Miguel Molina
      Audi Sport Team Phoenix
      Audi RS 5 DTM
      5 6:29.378 69L

      Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport): “Russia is an important growth market for Audi. That’s why we’re particularly pleased about having been able to show the fans at the first DTM race in Russia how strong the four rings are and what performance the RS models embody. For our three teams and everybody involved in this commitment, the Russian premiere was associated with a few strains. But for Audi, Moscow was definitely worth a visit. My thanks go to all who worked hard for this success.”

      Dieter Gass (Head of DTM): “The day was an absolute dream for Audi. Traveling to Moscow for the first race, clinching a one-two victory and winning the race with the Championship leader to top things off – this is a dream result for us. In addition, with four Audi cars in the top six, we delivered a solid team result. ‘Rocky’ (Mike Rockenfeller) showed a strong driving performance throughout the weekend. As at Brands Hatch, he dominated the race from the beginning to the end and did a good job of managing his tires. Mattias (Ekström) did a good job of getting over the Norisring events and showed on track today what he’s capable of.”

      Mike Rockenfeller (Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM), 1st place
      “We had a great weekend in front of a great crowd. The track was a perfect fit for Audi. My Audi RS 5 DTM was good throughout the weekend. That I was able to decide qualifying in my favor was the key to success. My guys did a superb job, the car was well prepared and both pit stops went perfectly.”

      Mattias Ekström (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM), 2nd place
      “It’s always great to be on podium, especially when you’ve got as perfect a set-up as we did today. The car was a dream to drive from the beginning to the end, I enjoyed every single lap. For the team, this success is great as well. After all it took a major effort to travel here and to drive this race. I’m sure there’ll be a little party tonight.”

      Adrien Tambay (Audi ultra RS 5 DTM), 4th place
      “It was great. I started from position twelve, drove the fastest race lap and finished in fourth place. I scored points for the first time this season and was able to demonstrate here that I know my job and just needed a bit of fortune.”

      Jamie Green (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM), 6th place
      “A successful Moscow premiere in every respect. We’ve now got a new race track on the DTM calendar and I’m already looking forward to returning. Personally, though, I’d prefer driving the long track configuration. My race didn’t go quite so well. Although I advanced to third place during the race we were lacking speed in the end and that’s why I only finished in sixth place.”

      Timo Scheider (AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM), 9th place
      “After the start, I lost two positions in an incident of body contact with Joey Hand. On standard tires and later on option tires, I got stuck in traffic for a long time and thus wasn’t able to drive my pace. Unfortunately, we lost a second at each of the two pit stops but in ninth place we finally scored some points again. Congratulations to Mike (Rockenfeller). He deserves being where he is at the moment.”

      Filipe Albuquerque (Audi Financial Services RS 5 DTM), 12th place
      “I had a pretty good start and we managed to make up some ground with the pit stops. But in the end I was lacking the speed to move farther toward the front. All in all, it wasn’t a particularly thrilling race for me.”

      Edoardo Mortara (Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM), retirement
      “This has been my worst race weekend this year. We clearly stayed below our potential and have now got to analyze why.”

      Miguel Molina (Audi RS 5 DTM), retirement
      “It was a short race for me. I had a good start but when I tried to get past Bruno Spengler it was too tight and we touched each other. My car was damaged at the front and that meant the end of my race. The positive thing for me is that I had a good qualifying session. That puts me in a positive mood for Phoenix’s home race at the Nürburgring.”

      Hans-Jürgen Abt (Team Director Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline): “A perfect premiere of the DTM in Russia that we really enjoyed. ‘Well done’ to Mike (Rockenfeller), as well as to Mattias (Ekström), who no doubt would have deserved victory too. All of our four drivers scored points today – that’s the result of a perfect strategy, great pit stops and a strong showing by the four guys in the cockpit. I’m proud of the whole team. We intend this to mark the beginning of a strong second half of the season.”

      Ernst Moser (Team Director Audi Sport Team Phoenix): “The race weekend started brilliantly. We were constantly in the pace from free practice through to qualifying. In the race, we continued to put this on track. Mike (Rockenfeller) drove flawlessly. Our strategy was good, we had everything under control and were able to schedule our pit stops the way our competitors did. A big ‘well done’ to ‘Rocky’, to the team and to Audi. We’ll be traveling to our home track at the Nürburgring as the leaders of the standings. It’s a shame that the race was over after the third lap for Miguel (Molina). His strategy of starting on option tires was right but unfortunately the steering was damaged in a collision. He, too, needs a success experience but we’re going to work on that at the Nürburgring.”

      Arno Zensen (Team Director Audi Sport Team Rosberg): “Congratulations to Audi, ‘Rocky’ (Mike Rockenfeller) and ‘Eki’ (Mattias Ekström). Our race was over right after the first lap; Edo’s (Mortara) car was damaged. We subsequently had to quit as otherwise the hood would have come off. Filipe (Albuquerque) drove a brave race but having started from as far at the rear as he did there wasn’t a lot that could be done.”

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