Facts about the DTM race at Barcelona

Audi started from pole position twice at Barcelona 80th DTM race for Martin Tomczyk, 50th Christijan Albers María de Villota steers Audi R8 Race Taxi

Ingolstadt – The DTM races for the third time at Barcelona. Audi – currently with Timo Scheider leading the standings – took pole position at both of the previous two events at the Catalan circuit.

Did you know that... ... Spain is the third largest foreign European market for Audi after Great Britain and Italy? ... Audi delivered 58,850 cars in Spain in 2007 and, in doing so, achieved growth of 7.9 per cent compared to the corresponding period last year? ... the circuit close to Barcelona was on the DTM calendar for the first time in 2006? ... since then Audi is unbeaten in qualifying at the Catalan race track? ... both pole positions went on each occasion to factory driver Martin Tomczyk?... in 2006 the Bavarian converted pole position to victory in the race, and in fact his first ever in the DTM? ... before Barcelona Audi has already taken six Pole Positions in the first eight races of the 2008 DTM season? ... the brand has already started from pole position once more during 2008 than in the entire season last year? ... At Barcelona Audi factory driver Martin Tomczyk will contest his 80th DTM race and Christijan Albers his 50th?... after Timo Scheider’s victory at Brands Hatch the ten Audi drivers in the DTM now lay claim to a total 25 DTM wins?... the female Spanish racing driver María de Villota will test an Audi A4 DTM and will also drive the Race Taxi version of the of the Audi R8 in the supporting programme at Barcelona?... the 2.977 kilometre long version of the Catalan track raced on by the DTM is the third shortest on the calendar? Only Brands Hatch and the Norisring are shorter.... as a result of the new chicane in the penultimate corner the circuit increased in length by 28 metres between the DTM events in 2006 and 2007?

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