Audi revealed its designs for the 2011 DTM motorsport series to coincide with the official presentation this coming Sunday in Wiesbaden, Germany. The fans can look forward to a colorful grid, since the nine Audi A4 DTM cars will compete in eight different colors from white to shining yellow.
Fans of Timo Scheider must adapt to something new: Since changing to Audi, the 2008 and 2009 DTM Champion competes for the first time in something other than a black Audi A4 DTM. The Austrian resident’s car bears the basic color white. Main sponsor is the monthly magazine Auto Test. In addition, Nintendo and Audi Top Service are represented on Scheider’s A4.
Scheider’s team mate at Audi Sport Team Abt is again Briton Oliver Jarvis, whose Audi A4 DTM is red and advertises the high-performance products of Audi AG and the Audi Bank. Mattias Ekström, DTM Champion in 2004 and 2007, joins the grid in the familiar blue of Red Bull. His new team mate at Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, Mike Rockenfeller, gets an Audi A4 DTM in the classic yellow of the Deutsche Post AG.
Martin Tomczyk competes in a particularly striking design for Audi Sport Team Phoenix: The A4 of the Swiss-based driver from Rosenheim is luminous yellow at the front and green at the back - the colors of the Schaeffler brands LuK and INA.
Tomczyk’s new teammate, Rahel Frey, drives a gold Audi A4 DTM adorned with the women’s magazine "Glamour" logo.
The two DTM newcomers, Filipe Albuquerque and Edoardo Mortara, appear in two striking designs for Audi Sport Team Rosberg. Albuquerque drives an Audi A4 DTM in the light blue of television magazine "TV Movie" while Mortara drives a black A4 from magazine "Playboy."
Miguel Molina, best rookie in the DTM last year, is a new member of the Red Bull Junior Team. Apart from yellow highlights, the Spaniard’s A4 DTM looks exactly like Mattias Ekström’s car (with red highlights). As a result, there are two Audi A4 DTM sporting the typical blue Red Bull design on the grid for the first time since 2008.
The 2011 Audi A4 DTM roster
Audi Sport Team Abt
AUTO TEST Audi A4 DTM #4: Timo Scheider (D)
Audi Performance A4 DTM #5: Oliver Jarvis (GB)
Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline
Red Bull Audi A4 DTM #8: Mattias Ekström (S)
E-POSTBRIEF Audi A4 DTM #9: Mike Rockenfeller (D)
Audi Sport Team Phoenix
Schaeffler Audi A4 DTM #14: Martin Tomczyk (D)
Glamour Audi A4 DTM #15: Rahel Frey (CH)
Audi Sport Team Rosberg
TV Movie Audi A4 DTM #18: Filipe Albuquerque (P)
Playboy Audi A4 DTM #19: Edoardo Mortara (I/F)
Audi Sport Team Abt Junior
Red Bull Audi A4 DTM #22: Miguel Molina (E)