The DSV athletes received the keys to their new Audi cars from the DTM Champion Timo Scheider at the ‘World of Sports’ headquarters of Adidas, who provided the DSV team-wear. However, while de models varied, all athletes chose the same color scheme, namely the quartz-gray.
“It was a great year for me and of course the DTM title defense was the pinnacle. I’d like to thank the Audi team which enabled me to achieve these exploits,” said Scheider. “I wish the DSV aces just as much success in this season that is so important for them, particularly at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. With Audi, they’ve got the perfect partner at their side.”
If the team of coaches preferred the Q7 model, the the 2009 World Championship in slalom events, Felix Neureuther, the two-time cross-country skiing World Champion Axel Teichmann and the three-time biathlon Olympic winner in Turin, Michael Greis went for the Audi A4 Avant with a 3.0-liter TDI engine.
“Audi’s commitment in competition skiing has a long and successful tradition. Dynamism, elegance, perfect technology and competitions at the highest international level – these are values of competition skiing which also perfectly fit Audi,” said Lothar Korn, Head of Marketing Communications of AUDI AG. “We look forward to the skiing season and particularly to being able to accompany the young German team on its way to the Olympic Games.”