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Team Kolles plans another season in DTM

The team around Dr Colin Kolles has announced to contest the 2009 DTM season with two 2007-spec Audis A4 DTM. Christian Bakkerud, who will contest the Team Kolles sports-car programme, is going to also race one of the squad’s DTM cars.

For the team of Dr Colin Kolles it will be the fourth season on the DTM grid. Former Team Kolles drivers such as Markus Winkelhock or Katherine Legge used the chance to successfully demonstrate their skills at the wheels of the elder-spec cars and consequently were promoted to the works-driver squad as last-year spec car drivers. And Alexandre Prémat convinced – while testing a two-year old Audi A4 DTM – in such a way that he was signed as Audi works driver straightaway.

„Markus, Katherine and Alexandre are the perfect proof of the fact that contesting DTM with an older car definitely pays off and that you can use this learning year as steppingstone to securing a racing seat at the wheel of a newer car,” underlines Team Principal Kolles. “We would be delighted should Christian succeed in following the footsteps of his predecessors.”