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The end of an era
2020-04-30

Audi has announced that it will no longer be competing in DTM from 2021. It’s time to look back on some memorable years together, a strong partnership and all the ups and downs in between.

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AUDI RS 5 DTM (2020)

Since the 2013 season, Phoenix has been fielding the Audi RS 5 DTM. In the debut year, Mike Rockenfeller clinched the drivers’ title and the squad triumphed in the teams’ classification. In 2019 the DTM and Audi rang in a new technological era. Thanks to turbocharged engines and completely reworked aerodynamics, fans could enjoy an additional 100 HP.

Vehicle type
Class-1 racing car
Chassis
CFRP monocoque; front, rear and lateral CFRP crash elements
Engine
In-line-four gasoline engine with gasoline direct injection (TFSI), exhaust gas turbocharging with intercooling
Cubic capacity
2,000 cc
Performance
Approx. 580 HP (426 kW), Approx. 60 HP extra power through push-to-pass function
Torque
Over 650 Nm
Power transmission
Rear drive
Clutch
4-plate CFK clutch
Transmission
Semi-automatic 6-speed transmission with paddle shift
Differential
Adjustable plate-type limited slip differential
Suspension
Independent front and rear suspension, double wishbones, pushrod system, adjustable gas pressure shock absorbers
Brakes
Hydraulic dual-circuit brake system, monobloc light alloy brake calipers, ventilated carbon-fiber brake discs
Dimensions
4,958/1,950/1,150 mm (incl. rear wing)
Minimum weight
986 kg (without driver)
Fuel tank capacity
120 l
AUDI R8 LMS GT3 (2019)

With the Audi R8 LMS GT3, Phoenix Racing has been able to celebrate numerous race victories. Several times, the team has won the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring with the GT3 race car.

Vehicle type
Sports car according to FIA GT3 regulations
Chassis
Audi Space Frame (ASF) featuring an aluminum CFRP hybrid design, steel roll cage, CFRP and aluminum bolt-on parts
Engine
V10 engine, gasoline direct injection
Cubic capacity
5,200 cc
Performance
Up to 430 kW (585 HP)
Torque
More than 550 Nm
Type of drive
Rear-wheel drive, traction control (ASR)
Clutch
Electro-hydraulically operated three-plate racing clutch (ECA)
Transmission
Sequential six-speed performance transmission with paddle shifters
Differential
Adjustable limited-slip differential
Suspension
Independent suspension, double wishbones, suspension struts with coil springs, adjustable dampers and stabilizers
Brakes
Hydraulic dual-circuit braking system, steel brake discs, racing ABS
Dimensions
4,573/1,997/1,171 mm
Minimum weight
1,225 kg
Fuel tank capacity
120 l
Background

Passion, teamwork, meticulous attention to detail. Since its formation in 1999, Phoenix Racing has evolved into a well-established quantity in international motorsport. Be it in the DTM, in GT racing series or in endurance racing – team boss Ernst Moser’s squad can look back on numerous successes and milestones.

“We love challenge and competition. And we love success. That’s our passion and motivation. That’s what drives us.“

Team Director Ernst Moser

Super touring cars, DTM, Porsche Carrera Cup, Nürburgring 24 Hours, Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours, FIA GT Championship, VLN, Speedcar, cross-country rallies – the list of the championships and racing series in which Phoenix Racing has been active before is as impressive as the automobile manufacturers the team has worked with: Aston Martin, Audi, Corvette, Opel, Porsche and Volkswagen.

1999 Winner Touring Car GP Macau
2000 Winner 24h Nürburgring
2003 Winner 24h Nürburgring
2007 Winner 24h Spa
2009 Winner FIA GT3 European Championship, winner Belgian GT3 Championship
2011 Winner DTM drivers’ classification
2012 Winner 24h Nürburgring, winner 24h Spa, winner 12h Bathurst
2013 Winner DTM drivers’ classification, winner DTM teams’ classification
2014 Winner 24h Nürburgring
2015 2nd Place 12h Bathurst
2017 Winner 24h Nürburgring Qualification Race
2018 Winner GT4 European Series, Winner 24h Dubai GT4 class
2019 Winner 24h Nürburgring, Winner SP9 Pro-Am VLN

inside phoenix
Team Director
Ernst Moser
Team Manager
Dirk Theimann
Technical Director
Jürgen Jungklaus
Team Manager DTM
Ron Moser
Team Manager GT
Jean-Luc Tille
Drivers
Date of birth:October 31, 1983
Place of birth:Neuwied (GER)
Residence:Landschlacht (SUI)
Career Highlights
2005 1st FIA GT Championship, 2006 1st 24h Nürburgring, 2008 1st Le Mans Series, 2010 1st 24h Daytona 1st 24h Le Mans, 2013 1st DTM
Mike
Rockenfeller
Date of birth:June 12, 1982
Place of birth:Chartres (FRA)
Residence:Genf (SUI)
Career Highlights
2010 1st Super GT Japan, 2011 1st Sebring 12 Hours, 2012 1st Spa-Francorchamps 6 Hours, 2013 1st Le Mans 24 Hours, 1st FIA WEC
Loïc
Duval
Date of birth:July 21, 1997
Place of birth:Wümbach (DE)
Residence:Wümbach (DE)
Career Highlights
2013-2017 ADAC Formel 4, 2017 24h Nürburgring (1st class Cup3), 2018 ADAC GT Masters Blancpain Endurance Series 24h Nürburgring (1st class GT4)
Kim-Luis
Schramm
Date of birth:April 9, 1975
Place of birth:Cologne (GER)
Residence:Bad Münstereifel (GER)
Career Highlights
1997-2003 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, 2003 Porsche Supercup, 2012 1st 24h Nürburgring 1st 24h Spa, 2017 1st VLN GT3
Frank
Stippler
Date of birth:April 4, 1995
Place of birth:Frankfurt (GER)
Residence:Frankfurt (GER)
Career Highlights
2018 2nd VLN3, VLN: class victories SP9/SP7
Vincent
Kolb
Date of birth:June 14, 1982
Place of birth:Leicester (GBR)
Residence:Leicester (GBR)
Career Highlights
2015 2nd DTM, 2016 3rd DTM, 2017 3rd DTM
Jamie
Green
Date of birth:October 22, 1994
Place of birth:Milan (ITA)
Residence:Ello (ITA)
Career Highlights
2016 1st Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup (Silver Cup), 2017 Italian GT Champion (Super GT3 PRO), 2019 1st VLN9 (SP9 Pro-Am)
Michele
Beretta
Date of birth:December 31, 1994
Place of birth:Aubenas (FRA)
Residence:Lyon (FRA)
Career Highlights
2017 Champion ADAC GT Masters, 1st 24H Spa, 2020 1st 12H Bathurst
Jules
Gounon
Date of birth:July 10, 1973
Place of birth:Chelmsford (GBR)
Residence:Bath (GBR)
Career Highlights
2015 2nd 24H Nürburgring, 2016 2nd IMSA (GTLM), 2018 2nd IMSA (GTLM)
Richard
Westbrook
Date of birth:November 30, 1993
Place of birth:Cambridge (GBR)
Residence:Monaco (MON)
Career Highlights
2015 - 2017 DTM driver, 2018 1st 24H Spa, 2nd 6H FUJI - FIA WEC
Tom
Blomqvist
Phoenix Racing GmbH
Gewerbepark Nürburgring
Gottlieb-Daimler-Straße 28
D-53520 Meuspath
Phone: +49 2691 910 990
Email: info@phoenix-racing.de
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