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2016-03-30 12:45:00

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Mike Rockenfeller

  • Mike Rockenfellers win at Moscow is his season highlight
  • The rest of the season, however, proves to be a disappointment for the Audi ace
  • In the coming season, Rockenfeller wants to once again go for it: his goal is the title

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true: winning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. We want to introduce the contenders from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in detail and have asked each one of them 24 questions. In no particular order, the answers will be published over the next weeks as a part of our series ’24 drivers – 24 questions’. This time, Mike Rockenfeller, the 2013 DTM Champion, took the time for answering our questions. Mike Rockenfeller is about to contest his 10th DTM season. The previous season was a kind of suboptimal, for the Audi driver. With 83 points on his tally, the German finished 10th in the drivers’ championship. 

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Describe your 2015 season by dint of six terms: All in all, the past year made for numerous surprises. And when it comes to me, these surprises were rather disappointing. 

My nicest DTM moment in 2015: The win in the Sunday race at Moscow. 

My worst/most disappointing DTM moment in 2015: There wasn’t a special moment, the entire season was a disappointment. 

My personal highlights of the year 2015 (both private and job-related): There wasn’t a real highlight in my private life. From a driver’s point of view, the win at Moscow definitely was the season high. 

That’s what annoyed me in particular (both in my private life and job-related): I wasn’t too happy about several rule changes – particularly regarding the performance weights.  

My favourite DTM colleague: Augusto Farfus, we are on the same wavelength.

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My most exciting/most thrilling 2015 DTM weekend: Moscow. On Saturday, I didn’t get my act together but on Sunday I suddenly was able to secure the pole to the take the race lead right at the start and defend until I crossed the line as race winner. 

The biggest surprise of the 2015 season, for me: That Audi didn’t win a title after this course of the season. 

This change / these changes I would love to see for the 2016 DTM season: Softer tyres with a drop like the one of the option tyres in the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

If I hadn’t become a motor racer I would have liked to be a …?: Master motor mechanic.

That’s what I like particularly: Accuracy

That’s what I don’t like at all: A mess

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The motto of my life: Don’t begin to stop. Don’t stop to begin

My goal for the 2016 DTM season: I want to be the new DTM Champion.

My favourite racetrack: Spa-Francorchamps. As I see it, this circuit is just perfect. 

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My role model/s: Michael Schumacher

My favourite sportsman/sportswoman: Michael Schumacher

My favourite song: Rolling Stone

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My favourite band: Hurts

My favourite movie: Blood Diamond 

My favourite actor /actress: Leonardo DiCaprio

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My favourite dish: Pizza

My favourite car (apart from your DTM racer): I haven’t got a special one.

I am a good DTM driver because…: I’ve got a lot of experience. :-)

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