Saturday, September 28, 2013

DMV TCC: Strong results for the RS Tuning Audis at Monza

By Johan Laubscher

The DMV Touring Car Challenge headed to Monza for its eighth and penultimate round of the season. RS Tuning was entered with their two-car Audi R8 LMS ultra team.

RS Tuning returned to the eighth round with their two Audi R8 LMS ultra cars, driven by Suzanne Weidt (#88) and Dietmar Haggenmüller (#8). The RS Tuning Audi R8 LMS ultra cars feature the full 2013 specification, as they are allowed to run the original 2013 Audi R8 LMS ultra rear diffuser in the DMV TCC and the AvD 100 Melien.

A third Audi joined the gird this weekend. The ex-ROC French Supertourisme Audi 80 of Joachim Duscher was also entered.

During qualifying for the first race the highest Audi was that of Haggenmüller, who qualified twelfth overall and seventh in class. Weidt qualified seventeenth overall and eighth in class. The Audi 80 of Duscher was twenty-eighth overall, sixth in class.

Qualifying for race two again yielded Haggenmüller as the highest Audi, this time placing thirteenth overall, eighth in class. Weidt qualified nineteenth overall and ninth in class. Duscher was thirtieth overall, fifth in class.

Race one ended with Haggenmüller finishing fifth in class, placing tenth overall. Weidt finished sixteenth overall and seventh in class, whilst Duscher was unfortunately not classified as a finisher and also did not take part in the second race. Race two saw Haggenmüller finishing eighth overall, fifth in class and Weidt in fifteenth overall, seventh in class. 

The final round of the DMV TCC will be held at Hockenheim from 11-12 October.

Photo credit: Monza Motorsport / Stefano Ciabattoni