Reaching for the title
9/22/17 / DTM / Warm-Up
Sixth in the current ranking, Schaeffler’s driver Mike Rockenfeller has a reasonable chance to reach for his second title at this weekend’s races on the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria.
After some difficult years, Rockenfeller had a strong season so far. With a victory at Zandvoort and a total of nine top results scored to date, he is only 26 points behind fellow Audi driver and the current #1, Mattias Ekström. As his best results in Spielberg, Rockenfeller’s tally reflects two fourth places, clinched in 2013 and 2015.
The 4.326-kilometer track has been a regular venue on the DTM calendar since 2011. It is a home match of sorts for the long-standing Schaeffler ambassador Rockenfeller as Berndorf, about 150 kilometers away from the Red Bull Ring, is home to Schaeffler Austria GmbH. Producing rolling bearings since 1956, the plant celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2016.
Schaeffler has been involved in the DTM since the 1980s. As the main sponsor of the vehicles of Martin Tomczyk and Mike Rockenfeller, the company contributed to Audi’s two most recent title wins in 2011 and 2013.