Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Red Bull gives Audi wings for seventh DTM season

. Wednesday, April 21, 2010

For the seventh consecutive season, Audi's partnership with Red Bull marks one of the longest sponsorships in DTM history. Though the cars may have changed, one thing that has remained constant since Audi's return to DTM 'factory' commitment in 2004, has been the Red Bull race livery.

Two-time DTM champion, Mattias Ekström comments, "I can’t even imagine my Audi without the bull of Red Bull anymore." Ekström has been racing under the Red Bull flag since 2002 and along with teammate Martin Tomczyk, is personally supported by the Austrian energy drink. Unlike earlier seasons, the two Red Bull Audis are now easily identifiable with Ekström driving the 'original' blue livery and Tomczyk sporting a silver Red Bull Cola scheme.

Including Red Bull, Audi will contest a total of nine differently sponsored cars in the 2010 DTM season. Notably, reigning DTM champion, Timo Scheider will be driving an Audi A4 DTM advertising Audi Top Service and Audi Gebrauchtwagen :plus. "I can superbly identify with these two partners - and they perfectly fit Audi’s DTM commitment,” says Timo Scheider. "Without the top-notch service by the Audi mechanics I wouldn’t be able to win a race. And in a manner of speaking we’ve all got used cars in the 2010 DTM due to the technology freeze ..."

The Audi A4 DTM cars of the 2010 DTM season

GW:plus/Top Service Audi A4 DTM #1 (Timo Scheider)
Vehicle color: black; partners: Audi Gebrauchtwagen :plus, Audi Top Service, Auto-Bild motorsport, Nintendo

Tabac Original Audi A4 DTM #2 (Oliver Jarvis)
Vehicle color: brown; partner: Tabac Original

Red Bull Audi A4 DTM #5 (Mattias Ekström)
Vehicle color: dark blue; partners: Red Bull, LuK

Red Bull Cola Audi A4 DTM #6 (Martin Tomczyk)
Vehicle color: silver; partners: Red Bull Cola, Sport-Bild

TV Movie Audi A4 DTM #9 (Alexandre Prémat)
Vehicle color: light blue; partner: TV Movie

S line Audi A4 DTM #10 (Mike Rockenfeller)
Vehicle color: red; partners: S line, INA

Playboy/GW:plus Audi A4 DTM #14 (Markus Winkelhock)
Vehicle color: black; partners: Playboy, Audi Gebrauchtwagen :plus

Glamour Audi A4 DTM #15 (Katherine Legge)
Vehicle color: white; partners: Glamour, 30 Jahre quattro

Audi Bank A4 DTM #18 (Miguel Molina)
Vehicle color: silver; partner: Audi Bank

Source: Audi Motorsport