Audi retain DTM touring car title

Audi’s Timo Scheider has successfully defended the car manufacturer’s title at the DTM touring car racing series at Hockenheim.

The victory means that Audi retain the title for the first time since 1990/91. In addition, the manufacturer can take heart from the fact that with eight pole positions and six victories, the new Audi A4 DTM was the most successful touring car of the year – despite it being the its debut season.

Commenting on the victory, Rupert Stadler, chairman of the board of management of Audi AG, said that Timo Scheider was a worthy champion because he had thrilled so many fans this year.

"This triumph in the DTM crowns what has been a successful motorsport year for Audi anyhow, in which – in addition to victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans – we were able to celebrate the titles in the American Le Mans Series and the European-based Le Mans Series," he said.

Scheider won with a flawless drive in front of 165,000 spectators – despite pressure from rival Paul di Resta. The title is the first of the German’s career.

Written by Cornell Campbell

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