Audi Wants To Lead!After a nice long summer break the first September weekend at Brands Hatch (Great Britain) marks the start of the final race for the lead of the DTM standings for Audi. Martin Tomczyk is aiming to reduce the gap to Bruno Spengler, who is currently ranking number one and take the overall lead.
The 29-year-old German from Audi Sport Team Phoenix knows how to do that at Brands Hatch. Tomczyk finished in the top spot on the leader board on the 1.929-kilometer setting the shortest track on a previous occasion. In 2007, he finished second behind Bernd Scheider allowing him to move to the first place in the overall classification.
If you do the math correctly, with a seven-point gap from Spengler, the Audi factory drive would again only need to finish as the runner-up to regain the lead of the standings-that is of course if the Canadian team scores zero points at Brands Hatch.
Theoretically, as many as six Audi drivers still have title chances, though realistically, only the two Germans Martin Tomczyk and Timo Scheider do.
So Audi is traveling to the UK with good prerequisites for raising the victory score in the prestige duel against Mercedes-Benz to 5-2. The seventh race of the season will start on Sunday (September 4) at 2 p.m. local time. ARD will broadcast live on "Das Erste" beginning at 2:40 (CEST).
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