Youngsters impressed by Audi RS 5 DTM


Published on December 4th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Youngsters impressed by Audi RS 5 DTM

Ten victories in 18 races were celebrated by Audi Sport with the Audi RS 5 DTM in the 2015 season. At Jerez de la Frontera in southern Spain, six young international talents now had the opportunity to test the most successful DTM car of the year.

Audi RS 5 DTM Test Car

Matthew Brabham (21/USA), Mitch Evans (21/New Zealand), Antonio Giovinazzi (21/Italy), Ben Hanley (30/Great Britain), Alex Palou (18/Spain) and Arthur Pic (24/France) received an opportunity many young race drivers dream of in Andalusia during the first week of December.

Alex Palou

Half a day each with the Audi Sport test squad, some 300 kilometers at the wheel of the Audi RS 5 DTM, simulations of qualifying sessions and races, starting practice, plus the most successful Audi DTM driver of all time – Mattias Ekström – as a reference.

Mattias Ekström

The two-time DTM Champion Mattias Ekström set a reference time at the wheel of the Audi RS 5 DTM on all three test days in optimal external conditions. In addition, Miguel Molina, who had previously been discovered at a ‘Young Driver Test’ himself and won his first DTM race this year, assisted the six youngsters with advice.

Ben Hanley

The five-time Le Mans winner Emanuele Pirro intensively watched the tests as well. They were not primarily focused on pure lap times, but on the overall impression left by the young talents – and it was a generally positive one, despite major differences in experience of the six selected drivers.

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