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2005-08-09 13:07:47

Did you already know...

Did you already know...


...that Ekström and Kristensen represent a competitive pairing? In the round held at Brno, Czech Republic, the Audi drivers also finished first and second.

...that the gap between the winner, Ekström, and the runner-up, Kristensen, added up to just 1.088 seconds, the second smallest in the season? Only the one at Brno, where Audi secured its first one-two of the season, was smaller: 0.288 seconds.

...that the Nürburgring round was the first in the 2005 season where all 20 cars made it to the finish line?

...that the 112,000, who came to the Nürburgring to witness the DTM race in spite of the changeable conditions, represent a new record crowd? Last year’s DTM weekend at the Nürburgring attracted 103,000 motor racing enthusiasts.

...that Christian Abt was the best 2004-spec car driver, for the fourth time in the season?

...that the quickest of the qualifying session once again couldn’t secure pole? The only driver who succeeded in doing so was Gary Paffett at Brno.

...that 15 cars qualified within one second, for the third time? Only once, at the Norisring, even more cars (18) succeeded in doing so.

...that Laurent Aiello performed as a drummer, in the hospitality of DTM partner Dunlop, on Saturday?

...that former DTM ace Dario Franchitti attended the DTM weekend at the Nürburgring and that former Formula One ace Olivier Panis also came to the Eifel circuit?

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