Audi Sport ready for DTM opener

The 2016 DTM season is getting closer and closer. In time for the final pre-season test at the Hockenheimring, Audi Sport is presenting the partners and liveries for its eight Audi RS 5 DTM cars.

The Italian Edoardo Mortara is competing again sporting the green and light blue colors of ARAL ultimate and Castrol EDGE, and the Spaniard Miguel Molina in the black-red Audi RS 5 DTM wrapped in the livery of the Berlin-based company Teufel. The audio and hi-fi specialist has extended its partnership with Audi Sport following its successful debut season in 2015.

Audi RS 5 DTM 2016

Timo Scheider will be on the grid again in a black Audi RS 5 DTM, but with new logos of the AUTO BILD MOTORSPORT special-interest magazine which, like the previous partner, AUTO TEST, belongs to the Axel Springer group of publishing houses.

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A black-gray color scheme is featured by Nico Müller’s Audi RS 5 DTM. The youngster from Switzerland is competing in the colors of the men’s magazine Playboy and the new Audi Sport racing academy that retains young talents for Audi Sport at an early stage.

The Audi RS 5 DTM driven by Adrien Tambay sports an all-new livery. On his car, the Frenchman advertises Speedweek.com online magazine.

As in the past, all eight cars additionally bear the logos of Akrapovi?, Castrol, Cisco, Eibach, ORIS and OZ Racing. Other partners of Audi Sport in the 2016 DTM are Alpinestars, Audi Top Service, Gerolsteiner, the Hofmühl brewery, MAN and DIE WELT. A new logo to be featured is the hashtag #LeagueofPerformance, which stands for the Audi Sport brand with its R and RS models.

All eight Audi drivers and seven of the eight Audi RS 5 DTM cars will be taking part in the pre-season tests at the Hockenheimring. A test vehicle of the Audi RS 5 DTM fitted with additional sensors and measuring equipment will be deployed as well. The southern grandstands at the Hockenheimring will be open to fans from Tuesday (April 5) to Friday (April 8). The pre-season tests will be held on all four days from 08:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00. Admission will be free.

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Audi DTM Teams in 2016

Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline
#5 Mattias Ekström: Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM (Engineer: Florian Modlinger)
#48 Edoardo Mortara: Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM (Nicola Palarchi)

Audi Sport Team Abt
#17 Miguel Molina: Teufel Audi RS 5 DTM (Markus Michelberger)
#51 Nico Müller: Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM (Daniel Grunwald)

Audi Sport Team Phoenix
#10 Timo Scheider: AutoBild Motorsport Audi RS 5 DTM (Laurent Fedacou)
#99 Mike Rockenfeller: Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM (Arnau Niubó)

Audi Sport Team Rosberg
#27 Adrien Tambay: Speedweek.com Audi RS 5 DTM (Karl Jennings)
#53 Jamie Green: Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM (Erich Baumgärtner)

Nico DeMattia

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