it is Not a secret that the DTM is facing remarkable changes in
2017. Cars more powerful, faster, and less aerodynamic with tires more
soft and more complex management are the keys on a technical level, while
the limitation of the radio, the DRS or the new format of resalidas after the
Safety Car will define the main modifications on a sporting level. In
the final analysis, the birth of a new DTM where the role of the pilot will be more important.
Therefore, all brands begin to write on a page in soft and Audi
Sport is not an exception with the new Audi RS 5 DTM.
Audi Sport started the development of the Audi RS 5 DTM in January
2016 and the final version never saw the light until its approval at the beginning of march.
A remarkable effort for a brand that has in the DTM one of its three pillars
sporting along at the World Rallycross and Formula E, something that has very
this Dieter Gass, maximum responsible of the project in the DTM: “We are
waiting to see what effects it will have numerous changes in the DTM. I
wish that we could lay the groundwork for a successful season from the
first round at Hockenheim”.
To this end, Audi Sport has also taken many
changes. The margin of the new Audi RS 5 DTM, the team unveils new livery,
technical staff and alignment of pilots. In fact, after three seasons without
changes in the payroll of drivers, Audi Sport has modified their site taking advantage of
the reduction from eight to six cars. In this aspect, Loïc Duval and René Rast are
the new faces of Audi. The first joins Mike Rockenfeller in the Team
Phoenix, while the second makes it to Jamie Green at Team Rosberg.
Mattias Ekström and Nico Muller will compete with the Team Abt.