Motorsport fans can look forward to a thrilling battle for the crown in the manufacturers’ classification in the remaining three races. Before round eight at the Lausitzring next weekend (September 12 to 14) Audi is within striking distance of the leader of the standings, BMW, and aims to make up the gap with a strong team performance.
With its impressive grandstands, challenging track configuration and enthusiastic fans the Lausitzring is one of the highlights on the DTM calendar. Around the circuit, Audi has traditionally been standing high with the spectators – as a result, the motivation of the eight drivers and three teams to thrill their fans with a party on the podium is particularly high.
The 3.478-kilometre circuit about 130 kilometres south of Berlin features a mix of extremely fast, medium and slow corners. On the long start-finish straight, the drivers reach a top speed of about 240 km/h before braking to enter the narrow first turn – an ideal place for using the Drag Reduction System (DRS) that allows them to flatten the rear wing angle by pushing a button and improves their ability to start an overtaking manoeuvre.
The sights of the Audi squad are mainly set on capturing the manufacturers’ championship. With a gap of just 18 points to BMW the four rings are within striking distance and could take the lead of the standings through perfect teamwork. In the teams’ classification, Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline is lying in wait but, with a score of 67 points, is facing a major recovery.
Audi Banks on Strong Teamwork at Lausitz