Saturday, July 13, 2013

DTM: Seven Audi RS 5 DTM in top 10 in Norisring practice session

By Tarek Ramchani

The DTM resumes this weekend at the Norisring, the second shortest track of the season after Brands Hatch Indy. The Audi squad are already doing well at the temporary street course.

A very close free practice session saw seven Audi drivers in the top 10. The Audi RS 5 DTM performed extremely well. The 2012 DTM champion, Bruno Spengler, was the fastest with his #1 BMW M3 DTM, setting a time of 48.427. Adrien Tambay was only 0.004 behind driving the #24 Audi RS 5 DTM from Audi Sport Team Abt. In third was Edoardo Mortara, the Audi Sport Team Rosberg driver 0.125 behind Spengler's time.

Filipe Albuquerque was fourth, Timo Scheider was fifth, Miguel Molina was sixth, Mike Rockenfeller was seventh and Mattias Ekstr├Âm was eighth. Jamie Green was the only driver within the Audi squad who was outside of the top 10. The British Audi driver ended in sixteenth place. Green is a four-time winner at the Norisring. The free practice session results can be seen here.

That was only the free practice session, yet it was an impressive performance from the Audi teams and drivers. The qualifying session is coming up next at 14:40 local time.

Photo credit: Audi Media