The Lords of the Rings: Audi for the 11th time DTM Manufacturers’ Champion

The Lords of the Rings: Audi for the 11th time DTM Manufacturers’ Champion

MUNICH – It was an exciting match until the end. Not until the sixteenth and final race of the season Audi received the prestigious title of DTM 2022 constructors. “To be the best among six manufacturers and to finish in the top three among 34 drivers and 17 teams is a great honor,” said Chris Reinke, head of Audi Sport Customer Racing, emphasizing the importance of success for the Ingolstadt car. manufacturer. In the 36th DTM season, six different car manufacturers were at the start, just like in the eighties. For Audi, this is already the eleventh victory of the constructors’ title in the long history of the traditional series. Audi became the constructors’ champion for the first time in 2004 when Mattias Eksström took his first of two DTM driver’s titles. Most recently, the team from Ingolstadt won the title in 2020, when René Rast won the drivers’ championship for the third time. Mercedes leads the all-time standings with fourteen constructors’ titles, followed by Audi with eleven and BMW with ten.

“DTM Hockenheimring powered by AUDI”, perhaps this title of the title sponsorship with Audi signaled well. Just one point separated Audi and defending champions Mercedes-AMG going into the final at Hockenheim, but with the advantage for the three-point star’s men. In Saturday’s race, the Stuttgart-based company even extended its lead to eight points, but in Sunday’s race Audi gained 44 points and eventually won the battle for the title with a very confident 441 to 413 points. Mercedes-AMG was followed by BMW, Porsche, Lamborghini and Ferrari. “Big congratulations to our three teams and the responsible people Thomas Biermaier, Kimmo Liimatainen and Arkin Aka. Together with all the drivers they gave us the title of constructors,” said Chris Reinke, who coordinates the Audi R8 race.

DTM Final 2022 Hockenheim Rene Rast celebrates the championship of the Audi brand

In total, six of the more than 550 hp cars were used by three teams in the DTM: Team ABT Sportsline led by team principal Thomas Biermaier, split between Team ABT and three-time champion René Rast (GER) and ABT Sportsline with Kelvin van der Linde (RSA) and Ricardo Feller (SUI), Team Rosberg led by Team Principal Kimmo Liimatainen with Nico Müller (SUI) and Dev Gore (USA) and newcomer Attempto Racing led by Team Principal Arkin Aka aged 19. Marius Zug (GER) . Audi drivers cheered from the podium ten times during the 2022 DTM, four times as winners. In addition, seven pole positions were seized. In the drivers’ standings, René Rast was the most successful Audi driver in third place, while ABT Sportsline also took third place in the team’s standings as Audi’s best team.

DTM final 2022 Hockenheim public posters

DTM 2022 Hockenheim Final 4

DTM Final 2022 Hockenheim 5 Audi Van der Linde

The final stop of the DTM 2022 Hockenheim Audi

DTM final 2022 Hockenheim 7 Zug stage

DTM Final 2022 Hockenheim Audi Team Rosberg

DTM Final 2022 Hockenheim DTM Trophy


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