March 22, 2004

Audi Sets Fastest Time in DTM Test

DTM: The Audi A4 DTM made a strong impression on its first public test with its competitors. At the end of a four-day DTM test session at Estoril (Portugal), Audi works driver Tom Kristensen headed the field in Audi Sport Infineon Team Joest's A4 DTM setting a fastest lap of 1m 34.394s.

Mattias Ekström (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline) recorded the third fastest time.

"As the cars were running without any problems, both teams were able to successfully complete their test programme with all six drivers," explained Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich. "The cars of all three manufacturers were very close together. Only at the season opening Hockenheim race will we definetily know where we stand. But generally we are very content with the results of this test and our new A4 DTM."

The race cars will be shown in their final livery for the first time at the DTM series´ presentation in Hamburg on March 29/30.