Audi has disclosed details about their “DTM 2015” project which will effectively kick off on May 2. That represents the date when the DTM season will start and Audi’s plan is to hold on to the manufacturers’ title and try to take back the drivers’ title in what will be a long and competitive season consisting of 18 races.
In a statement made by Dieter Grass, project leader DTM at Audi Sport: It’s the first DTM weekend to feature the new format we’re all very excited about and that we’re going to continue to intensively prepare for in the next ten weeks.” It should be mentioned Audi is going to be the only manufacturer to keep the same driver lineup for the DTM 2015 season, as follows:
- Mattias Ekström (S), Miguel Molina (E), Edoardo Mortara (I) and Adrien Tambay (F) for the Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline;
- Timo Scheider (D) and Mike Rockenfeller (D) for the Audi Sport Team Phoenix;
- Jamie Green (GB) and Nico Müller (CH) for the Audi Sport Team Rosberg.
All the drivers recently completed training at the Audi Sport Winter Camp in the Allgäu and now the company is planning on the assembly and preparation of all eight cars. For the first time, the racecars are based on last year’s monocoque and components and are being put together at the new Competence Center Motorsport in Neuburg. An RS5 in DTM specification contains no less than 4,000 parts and it takes two weeks to fully assemble a single car.
Once completed, the cars will conduct testing at Estoril and Oschersleben and then will head to Kempten, Meuspath for further preparations before the season opener at Hockenheim.