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DTM race at the Nürburgring

from daimler ag 2013Nürburgring: There is a long and successful tradition that links Mercedes-Benz with the Nürburgring, starting with the birth of the Silver Arrows in 1934. This weekend, the marque with the three-pointed star is welcoming a group of special guests to the seventh round of the 2013 DTM season at the Nürburgring. The winning AMG customer teams from the 24-hour races in Dubai, at the Nürburgring and at Spa-Francorchamps will be calling in on the world’s most popular touring car series and bringing their cars with them. Accompanying record DTM championship winner Bernd Schneider will be Sean Edwards, Nicki Thiim (Black Falcon) and Maximilian Götz (HTP Motorsport).
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Eight for DTM: BMW Motorsport launches its cars for the 2013 DTM season – Fantastic appearance in the BMW Welt.

from bm press information 2013Munich (DE), 6th April 2013. BMW Motorsport has passed another important milestone on the way to the start of the 2013 DTM season: On Saturday the BMW Welt in Munich (DE), located next to the company’s headquarters, was the stage for the spectacular launch of all eight BMW M3 DTM cars the reigning champions are going to contest the 2013 season with in the popular touring car series. Usually, the “Premiere” in the BMW Welt is reserved for those BMW customers who have come to take delivery of their cars. But, some four weeks prior to the season opener, the BMW DTM drivers, Bruno Spengler (CA), Dirk Werner (DE), Augusto Farfus (BR), Joey Hand (US), Martin Tomczyk (DE), Andy Priaulx (GB), Marco Wittmann (DE) and Timo Glock (DE), along with their racing cars, took centre stage in the handover ceremony.
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Mercedes-Benz DTM sponsors for 2013

from daimler press information 2013Stuttgart – STIHL has reaffirmed its commitment to the DTM by signing up as a car sponsor with Mercedes-Benz. Commencing with the season opener at Hockenheim on 5th May, the logo of the world’s best-selling chainsaw will be displayed prominently on the orange and white corporate livery of the STIHL Mercedes AMG C-Coupé. Co-sponsoring the car driven by Robert Wickens will be the popular RTL II TV show ‘GRIP – The Motor Magazine’ and its sister print publication.
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World Premiere in Geneva: Audi RS 5 DTM

from audi press information 2013Ingolstadt/Geneva, March 5, 2013 – At the International Motor Show in Geneva, Wolfgang Dürheimer, Member of the Board for Technical Development of AUDI AG, and Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich on Tuesday afternoon presented the racecar for the DTM 2013 – the Audi RS 5 DTM. The driver line-up for the new DTM season is also fixed.
“Motorsport is an integral part of the Audi DNA and is not an end in itself for our company,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer. “At the end of the day, our customers benefit from the victories on the racetracks, because we attach great value to technology transfer between motorsport and production. Our new Audi RS 6 Avant, which we present here in Geneva, is a prime example: it combines downsizing of the engine with significantly less weight. And where do you learn this? In motorsport.”rt.“
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Four SLS AMG GT3 in start positions at the endurance classic: 24 Hours of Spa: Bernd Schneider supports customer team Preci-Spark

Quelle: Daimler Media 2012Affalterbach – Three AMG Customer Sports Teams take part in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium). The race teams Black Falcon, KRK Racing and Preci-Spark will enter four SLS AMG GT3 for the endurance classic on the 28th and 29th of July. At the same time, AMG brand ambassador Bernd Schneider will support the customer sports team Preci-Spark of the ProAm category: The five-time DTM champion will share the cockpit of the gullwing car with the British brothers David and Godfrey Jones.
Three AMG customer sports teams confidently enter the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 for the race which is the season’s highlight of the Blancpain Endurance Series. The British race team Preci-Spark announces the participation of a first class driver: AMG from Affalterbach supports the British team with its brand ambassador Bernd Schneider. The five-time DTM champion, ITC overall winner of 1995 and FIA GT world champion of 1997 will drive a gullwing car together with the team founders and twins David and Godfrey Jones (both 59 years of age) as well as Mike Jordan (54 years of age), also British.

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VIDEOS

The F1 Safety Car and its Story

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2012 Mercedes-Benz DTM AMG C-Coupé

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DTM 2012 - Audi A5 DTM 2012

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2012 BMW M3 DTM

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SLS AMG GT3

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MOTORSPORTS

AUSTRALIAN FORMULA ONE STAR MARK WEBBER SHOWCASES THE PRECISION OF FORMULA ONE TRAINING AHEAD OF HIS HOME RACE – THEN GETS GRILLED BY LOCAL CHILDREN

Melbourne, Australia – March 15th, 2013: Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber entered his Australian Grand Prix weekend on a two-stop strategy, visiting local doctors for a sports physiology update before facing a press conference with a class of local primary school children. Upon arrival in Melbourne, the Australian headed straight to the Melbourne Sports & Allied Health Clinic for a biomechanical analysis of his leg which he broke in several places in a cycling accident in 2008. from infinity 2013After a series of routine tests and X-rays analysing the movement of the leg to determine the correct training routine for the season ahead, he then headed to the new Infiniti Center in Brighton, Melbourne, to take questions from a group of five to seven year-olds. Upon his arrival at the brand new dealership, the 35 youngsters grilled their racing hero on a number of subjects before presenting him with home-made paintings of his racing car which he dutifully signed. A media session with the world’s press then followed where the 35 year-old racer gave his views ahead of this weekend’s 2013 season opener. A Video News Release package is available to download including behind-the-scenes of the day’s events including an interview with Mark Webber ahead of the Australian Grand Prix.
It is available in formats suitable for both broadcast and online media: Go to: www.infiniti-gp.com

New Porsche 911 RSR successfully concludes test drives

Stuttgart. The development of the new Porsche 911 RSR based on the current gen-eration 991 model is nearly complete. On the Sebring International Raceway in Flori-da/USA the GTE race car from Weissach completed another successful test on Thursday. The successor to the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR will be run exclusively by the Porsche AG Team Manthey works squad at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and in the World Endurance Championship (WEC). The vehicle celebrates its race debut on April 14 at the WEC season-opener in Silverstone.
from press information 2013Sharing driving duties at Sebring were Porsche works drivers Richard Lietz (Austria) and Patrick Pilet (France). Lietz contests the WEC including Le Mans with Marc Lieb (Germany) at the wheel of the 911 RSR with the starting number 92. Patrick Pilet joins forces with Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) in the number 91 vehicle. At the first two WEC rounds in Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps as well as at Le Mans, they receive backup from their factory pilot colleagues Romain Dumas (France/No. 92) and Timo Bernhard (Germany/No.91).
“We are very pleased with how the testing has gone so far,” said Porsche’s Head of Motorsport Hartmut Kristen. “Our goal is to be well prepared for the challenges of the very strong GTE class in the WEC and at Le Mans. The circuit in Sebring is very well suited to put a new vehicle through some demanding trials. For this reason, a test in Sebring is a very good rehearsal for one of the toughest races of all, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Until the season kicks off in Silverstone, we will conduct some final tests on other race tracks so that our new 911 RSR is well and truly ready for the World En-durance Championship season.”
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Motorsport, February 21, 2013

SLS AMG GT3 builds on last year’s success in the Dubai 24 Hours

quelle: mercedes-benz presseinformation 2013Dubai (UAE) – Once again, the SLS AMG GT3 from the customer team Abu Dhabi by Black Falcon claimed an unchallenged victory in the Dubai 24-hour race (10th to 12th of January 2013). The gullwing car with race number 1 and the drivers Khaled Al Qubaisi (UAE), Bernd Schneider (GER), Jeroen Bleekemolen (NED) and Sean Edwards (GB) entered the race from the pole position and won the race two laps ahead. Thus the team continued its success of the previous year.
However, the run-up of the 24-hour race was an unfavourable one for AMG Customer Team Abu Dhabi by Black Falcon: The gullwing car with race number 1 was damaged so hard in an accident on the test track, the Grand Prix track of the Dubai Autodrome, which is 5.39 kilometres long, that it could not be repaired on the spot. The team decided to purchase the substitute car of the British team Preci-Spark and worked for two entire nights in succession in order to prepare the car for the free training sessions and the qualifying on Thursday. Without a roll-out prior to the end of the qualifying, Jeroen Bleekemolen achieved the fastest training time already in the third lap – thus the Dutch driver laid the cornerstone for today’s success. The victorious SLS AMG GT3 was the first customer sports gullwing car ever that was delivered: Preci-Spark was the first AMG Customer Team that took over a SLS AMG GT3 in 2011.
In the starting phase, the gullwing car of Abu Dhabi by Black Falcon remained among the first positions until it unluckily fell back during several code-60 phases. In a code-60 phase, vehicles are driven on the track with slow speed until the scene of an accident is cleared up and the race can be started again. In the further course of the race, the race number 1 remained unaffected by problems, did not give up its top position in the race and gained victory in the fight for the first position.
January 12, 2013

24h Dubai 2011Training Onboard Heico Motorsport Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3 Bernd Schneider

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