Manual Audi has decided to change the compounds of its two teams in the final stage of the 2016 DTM in Hockenheim, in order to increase the chances of winning the title in three classifications.
The fact is that because of the lining on the competition in the WRX, in Hockenheim will not come Mortary partner for Abt Audi’s Mattias ekström.
As a result it was decided to move the Audi Abt Audi from Phoenix champion DTM 2013 season Mike Rockenfeller. And Rockenfeller in Audi Phoenix is Rene Rast.
In the overall standings of the pilots in the lead the representative of BMW of Marco Wittmann, who Mortara ahead by 14 points. The theoretical chance of the championship has Jamie green, however, it lags behind Wittmann on 39 points.
If we talk about the Cup of designers, the Audi before the weekend at Hockenheim, where for the last two seasons, this manufacturer dominated, ahead of BMW on 37 points. And in the team competition Audi Abt ahead of the nearest rival the BMW RMG 25 points.
“Obviously, we are going to be at Hockenheim as successfully as in the past two seasons – said the head of Audi DTM Dieter Gass. – We know that our RS5 DTM strong on this circuit. This allows us to look to the future with optimism.
Nevertheless, we are also aware that the finals can happen anything. It’s nice that we’re fighting for all three titles. This suggests that we managed a good season.
But the goal has not been reached. All focused on how to do the job accurately.”
Mortara, who won the debut race of the season in 2016 at the Hockenheimring race track, said: “I’m looking forward to the final stage in Hockenheim. I’m confident and full of optimism.
We won the first race in may. I think we have a chance to win now. Us [Wittmann] are separated by only 14 points. We hope to overtake him at the finish line of the season. We do not give up and will fight to the end.”
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