Audi Master DTM champion and Endurance
The actuality of international motorsport was very plentiful last weekend. In Europe, the star tests took place in the rally, endurance and DTM. In this last series is the small Dutch circuit Zandvoort, bordering the North Sea and only minutes from the center of Amsterdam, the pilots had to fight.
After an eventful race, the Audi drivers monopolizing the podium, the Franco-Italian Edoardo Mortara A5 with its colors Playboy winning ahead of teammates Mike Rockenfeller and Mattias Ekstrom. The ski lift is a race to the assets of a Quebecois Bruno Spengler (BMW M3 DTM), which calls evil (eighteenth on the starting grid), managed to win twelve positions to cross the wire sixth arrival , one place ahead of the championship leader, England's Gary Paffett (AMG Mercedes C Coupe).
Audi were also a feast for the 6 Hours of Silverstone, a race following the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the calendar of World Championship Endurance tests of the FIA. And just like at Le Mans, the Audi R18 prototype e-tron quattro (diesel / electricity engine) trio consists of Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer was prevails, thus guaranteeing a German brand the title in 2012. However, Toyota TS030 Hybrid (petrol / electricity) Wurz, Lapierre and Nakajima has reached ahead of the second placed Audi, the model R18 Ultra (turbodiesel) Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish, in second place. Bodes well for the rest of the season to see Toyota is a little closer to Audi in terms of performance in this series and new technologies are increasingly present and which serves as an example to follow for the all other disciplines of motorsport.
In North America, the series NASCAR drivers had to battle it out on the small oval of Bristol, Tennessee. Three races have all been won by Toyota drivers! Sprint Cup, the victory went to a Denny Hamlin Jimmie Johnson, while in the Nationwide Series Joey Logano had the best of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the Camping World Trucks Series, the championship leader Timothy Peters s is required.
In IndyCar series is on the road course at Sonoma in California had held the thirteenth of fifteen rounds of the 2012 calendar. Qualify in pole position for the third year in a row on this track, Australian Will Power leads almost throughout the race but his compatriot and teammate in the Team Penske, Ryan Briscoe sees best last stop to the wells to take the lead ten laps to go and take it. Power finished second, ahead of Dario Franchitti. Penalized as a contact number for Alex Tagliani of whiling away the fifth rank. He finished ninth.
Finally, World Championship Rally, Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena (Citroen DS3 WRC) has unsurprisingly won the Rally of Germany, traces the heart of the wine region of Moselle. With this new gain, Loeb takes a serious option on ninth consecutive world title, a record in the history of motor sport.