Audi is going to compete at DTM Oschersleben near Magdeburg – next weekend (May 16th to 18th). A lot of thrilling action is expected until the checkered flag is waved. There will be door-to-door duels for positions and extreme competitiveness of the drivers at the front of the field.
The Oschersleben race track is 3.696 km and includes a lot of fast turns and chicanes. That’s why, the cars need a lot of downforce. Taking short-cuts across the curbs challenges the drivers to be careful in the process and the engineers to provide a perfectly set-up car.
The Audi team anaged both feats on many occasions in the past. Five times an Audi driver has won the round on the circuit near Magdeburg. Mattias Ekström most recently clinched victory there in 2011. In 2013, all eight Audi RS 5 DTM cars finished in the top ten and thus in the points at Oschersleben – marking a premiere. So, there is no surprise that the battle will be epic.
The circuit at Oschersleben is an institution in the DTM and was on the calendar back in 2000 when the DTM made its comeback. The notorious, tight left-right combination at the end of the start-finish straight makes for thrilling action especially at the start and provides good overtaking opportunities throughout the race. The fast triple left-hand turn in the first section is particularly popular with the race drivers. Ideal for the fans is the fact that several grandstands offer a view of this section as well as the whole infield, which means that they will not miss out any of the DTM on-track action.