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Following the spectacular start to the new turbo era, Audi Sport heads to Belgium this weekend for the next DTM race.

14 May 2019 | International News : Belgium


Following the spectacular start to the new turbo era, Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) fans can already look forward to the next treat, the popular touring car racing series is returning to its roots at Zolder, Belgium.

For Audi Sport, Zolder is also a race with special history. In April 1990, the brand competed in the DTM for the first time with a factory-backed commitment. Many DTM fans still remember the fightback and wild drifts by Hans-Joachim Stuck in the Audi V8 quattro that was huge compared to the cars from the competition. It propelled today's German Motor Sport Federation President from fourteenth on the grid to third position - marking the first of 312 podium finishes clinched by Audi in the DTM to date.

Due to the track characteristics, Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass expects extreme loads to be placed on the brakes during the DTM's return to Zolder. In as many as four sections, the more than 610bhp Audi RS5 DTM cars have to slow down from high speeds.
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