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Hockenheimring: Rockenfeller keen to close season in style

Mike Rockenfeller aiming for Hockenheim as Audi look to clinch this season's manufacturer and team's DTM titles.
Audi's Mike Rockenfeller has vowed to end the season in style by winning at Hockenheim this weekend despite having already been crowned DTM champion a round early at Zandvoort.

Rockenfeller, after finishing every race in the points so far during an ultra-consistent season, clinched his maiden DTM title with a second place at Zandvoort to put the German an unassailable 26-points ahead of Augusto Farfus.

“I'm motivated, relaxed and look forward to a really great race weekend,” said Rockenfeller.

“I'd like to win the finale because that would be the crowning conclusion of this season. So we're going to work just as hard and focused as we've been on nine other weekends this year.”

Audi still travel to Hockenheim with two-championships left on the table, both the manufacturer and team titles which are currently led by the Ingolstadt manufacturer.

The 'four-rings' lead BMW by seven-points in the constructer's championship while Rockenfeller's Phoenix squad head the team's battle by a slender three-point margin ahead of Farfus' RBM team.

“The event [Hockenheim] will still be about clinching the team and manufacturers' Championship titles,” said Audi's head of DTM, Dieter Gass.

“In both classifications, we've put ourselves in a good position through strong team performances in the past races.
“I'm sure that we'll be making a more solid showing than we did at the opening event about half a year ago.”




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19 Mike Rockenfeller (D), Audi Sport Team Phoenix, Audi RS 5 DTM at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on Saturday September 14, 2013. (Photo Credit: DTM Media)
19 Mike Rockenfeller (D), Audi Sport Team Phoenix, Audi RS 5 DTM celebrates after winning the 2013 DTM championship after round 9 at Circuit Park Zandvoort on Sunday, September 29 2013. (Photo Credit: DTM Media)
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