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Drivers impressed by Audi RS5 DTM during official track tests

The drivers who had the opportunity of testing the Audi RS5 DTM in Portugal were impressed by the racecar. All eight Audi drivers who tested the car in Estoril on the Portuguese Atlantic coast managed to cover a total of 1,382 laps and 5,779 km during the three days of testing. In four of the six test sessions, an Audi RS5 DTM came in first place while the entire testing session was completed without any incidents, except for a minor slip by Adrien Tambay.

The test drivers from the Audi Sport Teams (Abt Sportsline, Phoenix and Rosberg) piloted a 2015-spec car and there was also a test car from Audi Sport which had extra sensors and measuring instruments shared by Mattias Ekström and Miguel Molina.

Audi RS5 DTM
Audi RS5 DTM

Prior to the start of the 2015 DTM season, there is going to be another official DTM test from April 14 to 16 at Oschersleben.

Here are the full results of the Audi RS5 DTM testing at Estoril in Portugal:

Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM #17 (Audi Sport Team Abt)
Mattias Ekström (S), 147 laps (Wed), 1m 33.269 s (Wed)
Miguel Molina (E), 190 laps (Thur/Fri), 1m 32.673s (Fri)

Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM #27 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline)
Adrien Tambay (F), 193 laps (Wed/Thur), 1m 32.878s (Thur)
Edoardo Mortara (I), 114 laps (Fri), 1m 33,075s (Fri)

Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM #53 (Audi Sport Team Rosberg)
Jamie Green (GB), 127 laps (Wed), 1m 32.774s (Wed)
Nico Müller (CH), 243 laps (Thur/Fri), 1m 32.443s (Fri)

Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM #99 (Audi Sport Team Phoenix)
Mike Rockenfeller (D), 197 laps (Wed/Thur), 1m 32.804s (Thur)
Timo Scheider (D), 171 laps (Thur/Fri), 1m 32.586s (Fri)

The race engineers for the Audi Sport Teams in the 2015 DTM:

Mattias Ekström: Florian Modlinger
Jamie Green: Erich Baumgärtner
Miguel Molina: Markus Michelberger
Edoardo Mortara: Franco Chiocchetti
Nico Müller: Karl Jennings
Mike Rockenfeller: Jürgen Jungklaus
Timo Scheider: Laurent Fedacou
Adrien Tambay: Nicola Palarchi

Adrian Padeanu

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