Published on November 6th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair0
Catch Audi’s Last Appearance At DTM This Weekend
It’s official, this weekend will be the last appearance of Audi at the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, or DTM as it’s more commonly known. The brand with the four rings made an announcement that they’d be quitting DTM at the end of this year’s season back in April.
The last race of the season will take place at the Hockenheimring and the teams have done well to ensure an Audi victory, as 14 of the 16 races in 2020 were won by Audi teams. In fact, 39 of the 48 possible podium finishes were taken by Audi teams.
So while it won’t be a nail-bitting last race for Audi fans, but the teams and drivers themselves will be out there pushing themselves to the limit. As it stands, René Rast is ahead of the pack and is favoured to be Audi’s last DTM championship winner. Be sure to watch all the action this weekend.
Here’s the press release with more.
Even before the finale at the Hockenheimring, it is certain that the 2020 DTM champion will be driving an Audi RS 5 DTM. René Rast, Nico Müller and Robin Frijns will be competing for the last championship title in the Class 1 era of the popular racing series (live on SAT.1 on Saturday and Sunday from 1 PM CET).
Audi broke numerous records with the Audi RS 5 DTM this year and prematurely secured all three championship titles in the manufacturers’, teams’ and drivers’ standings. Audi has won 14 of 16 races in the 2020 season so far and achieved 39 of 48 possible podium finishes. An Audi driver has started from pole position 15 times. Now it will be decided which Audi driver will be the 2020 DTM champion.
“Our goal was to leave the DTM in a dignified manner with a strong final season,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “The results have by far exceeded our own expectations. We have once again proven ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ in motorsport. At the end of this fascinating era, I’m now looking forward to an exciting finale at Hockenheim. This could be a real final thriller. I’m very curious to see who will be in the champion at the end. René, Nico and Robin have all had an extremely strong season. Each of them would have deserved the title and will go ‘all in’ at Hockenheim once again.