Tom Kristensen holds absolute track record 80th DTM race for Mattias Ekström Home race for Katherine Legge and Oliver Jarvis
The DTM competes at the shortest track on its calendar at Brands Hatch situated close to London. Audi holds the championship lead since the start of the season and aims to increase its lead at the series’ third race in the County of Kent. Did you know that... ... Brands Hatch has only been on the DTM calendar since 2006?... before the trip to Brands Hatch Audi has already taken five pole positions in the first seven races in the 2008 DTM season? ... Audi claimed the first three grid positions in a DTM race at the last two races? ... Audi factory driver Mattias Ekström will contest his 80th DTM race at Brands Hatch?... on the DTM’s debut at Brands Hatch in 2006 Audi took pole position with Tom Kristensen?... the race victory two years ago went to Mattias Ekström?... Tom Kristensen still holds the lap record of 42.406 seconds for the fastest lap of a DTM car at Brands Hatch which he set in qualifying in 2006? ... the Indy circuit at Brands Hatch is, at 1.929 kilometres, the shortest on the DTM calendar and is 371 metre shorter than the Norisring?... the British circuit as good as guarantees thrilling action, that the spectators can follow the car for 82 laps and therefore see them more often than at any other circuit? ... last year the first three cars crossed the finish line within 1.255 seconds of one another, and that this later turned out to be the closest finish of the podium finishers throughout the entire 2007 season? ... the circuit with its elevation changes, the frequent right-hand bends and the large number of laps made Tom Kristensen comment that it felt like being in a spin-drier while racing around the track? ... with Oliver Jarvis and Katherine Legge two Audi factory drivers compete in their home race at Brands Hatch? ... both drivers race in their homeland for the first time after a long break? Oliver Jarvis last raced on a British track in 2006, Katherine Legge during the 2004 season. ... Oliver Jarvis raced for the first time at Brands Hatch in 2002, but he cheered on his father already at the age of eight in 1992 at the Formula Ford Festival?