Two and a half months before the first race of the new DTM season, the winter break is over: Mattias Ekström and Jamie Green are performing important tests with the Audi RS 5 DTM at Monteblanco, Spain, this week.
The number of test days is heavily limited in the DTM, with only one more pre-season test scheduled before the season opener at Hockenheim on May 7. Consequently, the three days near Seville are particularly valuable for the Audi Sport test team. “The test at Monteblanco offers the only opportunity to check the effectiveness of the ideas our engineers worked out in winter before we pass them on to our teams,” says Dieter Gass, Head of DTM at Audi Sport.
In terms of technology, the Audi RS 5 DTM has not changed compared with last year – as changes are prohibited by the regulations.
Audi DTM Teams 2016
Audi Sport Team Abt
#17 Miguel Molina (E), #51 Nico Müller (CH)
Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline
#5 Mattias Ekström (S), #48 Edoardo Mortara (I)
Audi Sport Team Phoenix
#99 Mike Rockenfeller (D), #10 Timo Scheider (D)
Audi Sport Team Rosberg
#53 Jamie Green (GB), #27 Adrien Tambay (F)
Photos © 2016 AUDI AG