Mike Rockenfeller

Mike Rockenfeller

1983-10-31 (age 37)


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Abt signs Rockenfeller, van der Linde for 2021 DTM season

Mike Rockenfeller and Kelvin van der Linde will drive for the Abt Audi team for the first season of the DTM’s new GT3 era in 2021.

Jimmie Johnson to race for Action Express in Rolex 24

Action Express Racing has confirmed a second entry in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, with NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson making his eight start in the event.

Rast will be seen as DTM legend in 10 years - Rockenfeller

Mike Rockenfeller believes Rene Rast will be considered a DTM legend in 10 years after the German driver beat Nico Muller to clinch the 2020 drivers’ title.

DTM drivers back GT3 cars to produce better racing

Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller believes GT3-based cars have the potential to offer better racing than the DTM's current Class One cars, even if they are not as enjoyable to drive.

Corvette needs BoP adjustment to fight for win at Sebring

Corvette needs to be granted an exemption to the GTE Pro class Balance of Performance system if the American marque is to compete with its rivals in its next FIA WEC outing at Sebring, believes Mike Rockenfeller.

Rockenfeller fears "tough" Austin race for Corvette

Mike Rockenfeller admits that Corvette Racing's second race outing with the new C8.R at the Circuit of the Americas is likely to be "tough" after qualifying at the back of the GTE Pro field.

Duval: Safety car "saved me" after early puncture

Audi driver Loic Duval says the first safety car “saved me” after an early puncture had dropped him to the back of the field in the SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race at Fuji.

Hockenheim DTM: Muller on pole after Rockenfeller penalty

Audi's Nico Muller will start the final DTM race of 2019 at Hockenheim from pole position, while qualifying pacesetter Mike Rockenfeller will line up sixth after a grid penalty earned during Saturday's race.

Audi reveals drivers for DTM/Super GT joint race

Audi has announced that Rene Rast, Mike Rockenfeller, Loic Duval and Benoit Treluyer will represent the German brand in the first-ever joint race between DTM and SUPER GT at Fuji Speedway.

Assen DTM: Rockenfeller wins, Wittmann goes last-to-second

Audi's Mike Rockenfeller took his first DTM victory in almost two years, taking advantage of championship leader Rene Rast's tyre degradation in the Assen finale. 

Hockenheim DTM: Wittmann fends off Audis to win opener

BMW star Marco Wittmann took a start-to-finish win at Hockenheim as the new turbocharged era of the DTM kicked off, in the face of almost race-long Audi pressure.

Hockenheim DTM: Wittmann takes first pole of new era

Two-time DTM champion Marco Wittmann put in a spectacular final qualifying lap to clinch pole position for the opening round of the DTM at a wet Hockenheim.

Corvette falls short at Sebring after strategy gamble

An off-strategy effort by Corvette Racing in the final two hours to get its #3 car to the top step of the GT Le Mans podium in the Sebring 12 Hours was ruined by an extremely late caution period.

Corvette joins Sebring WEC entry list

Chevrolet will contest its home round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Sebring in March.

Gavin: Corvette was victim of Daytona rain “lottery”

Oliver Gavin says the disasters that befell Corvette Racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona were largely a result of bad luck in the torrential rain, and that the venerable American coupes were fast in the dry.

Corvette needs more work to target Rolex 24 win - Magnussen

Reigning IMSA GT Le Mans champion Jan Magnussen has admitted that his fastest time in qualifying at Daytona on Sunday was “a little artificial” and that Corvette Racing needs to find more pace to contend for race victory in three weeks.

Corvette retains IMSA lineup for eighth season

Corvette Racing has announced an unchanged driver lineup for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Audi doesn't want help from "unsporting" concessions

Audi boss Dieter Gass says his brand doesn't want the help of concessions, despite the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer's torrid start to the current DTM season.

DTM 2018 driver-by-driver season preview

With the start to the 2018 DTM season approaching, David Gruz previews all 20 drivers of the field.

Gallery: Audi shows off DTM 2018 liveries

Audi has presented the paint schemes that its six RS5 cars will carry during the 2018 DTM season.

Corvette drivers positive for Sebring despite Daytona deficit

Corvette Racing’s aces are hopeful that data, experience and strategy can lead to a fourth consecutive Sebring 12 Hours victory this weekend despite their performance shortfall in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Corvettes “didn’t have enough” to fight Fords, says Garcia

The Corvette C7.Rs were simply lacking the pace of the Ford GTs at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, according to Antonio Garcia, a deficit accentuated by the dearth of full-course cautions.

Corvette’s top time was result of tow, says Gavin

Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin has admitted that second fastest time in Daytona’s Roar Before the 24 test was the result of drafting practice with teammate Antonio Garcia.

Motorsport.com's Top 10 DTM drivers of 2017 Prime

Motorsport.com's Top 10 DTM drivers of 2017

After a season of unpredictable races, more politics on and off-track than ever, uncertainty over the series' future and the coronation of a spectacular rookie champion, Motorsport.com selects the top 10 DTM drivers of 2017.

Hockenheim DTM: Green wins, Ekstrom fails to score

Audi driver Jamie Green kept his DTM title hopes alive by dominating the first race of the Hockenheim season finale.

Red Bull Ring DTM: Rast handed win by late-race Green drama

Rene Rast headed an Audi 1-2-3 in the second DTM race at the Red Bull Ring, benefitting from late drama for pole-sitter Jamie Green.

Wittmann stripped of win, Audi inherits 1-2-3-4 finish

BMW driver Marco Wittmann was stripped of his first DTM victory in 2017, leaving Audi with a top-four lockout in the Sunday race at Zandvoort.

Zandvoort DTM: Wittmann fends off Rockenfeller in frantic race

BMW driver Marco Wittmann scored his first victory DTM in 2017, fending off Mike Rockenfeller in a frantic Sunday race at Zandvoort.

Farfus slams Rockenfeller for "extremely dangerous" block

BMW driver Augusto Farfus has hit out at DTM rival Mike Rockenfeller for what he felt was an "extremely dangerous" move during their battle during Saturday's first Moscow race.

Moscow DTM: Rast retakes points lead with Saturday win

DTM rookie Rene Rast scored his second win in the series in the Saturday race at Moscow Raceway, leading stablemate Mike Rockenfeller for an Audi 1-2.

Moscow DTM: Wittmann tops qualifying, Rast on pole

Reigning DTM champion Marco Wittmann topped Saturday's qualifying session at Moscow Raceway, but his five-place grid penalty meant rookie Rene Rast claimed pole position.

Audi puts de Vries on standby for Rockenfeller in Moscow

McLaren junior driver Nyck de Vries will travel to this weekend's Moscow DTM round to act as an Audi reserve driver in case Mike Rockenfeller is unable to race.

Mercedes reveals Paffett suffered 38G impact with Rockenfeller

Mercedes has revealed more details of the massive Norisring DTM accident in which Gary Paffett collected Audi's Mike Rockenfeller.

Paffett “pretty lucky” to escape major injury in Norisring shunt

Mercedes DTM driver Gary Paffett admits he was “pretty lucky” to escape major injury in his crash with Mike Rockenfeller in Sunday’s Norisring race.

Rockenfeller, Paffett hospitalised after huge DTM shunt

DTM drivers Mike Rockenfeller and Gary Paffett have been taken to hospital after the pair were involved in a hefty shunt in the Sunday race at the Norisring.

Green's Hockenheim penalty "not hard enough", reckons Wittmann

Hockenheim Race 2 winner Jamie Green was not handed a strict enough penalty following a new safety car restart, according to reigning DTM champion Marco Wittmann.

Milner optimistic about Corvette's Sebring prospects

Tommy Milner, who along with Oliver Gavin and Marcel Fassler won GTLM in last year’s Sebring 12 Hours, is hopeful that rising temperatures will play into the hands of his Corvette C7.R despite having to start from the back of the grid.

Audi confirms team structure for 2017 DTM season

Audi has announced its team-by-team line-up for the coming DTM campaign, confirming that all three of its outfits are staying put in the series.

Rockenfeller and Fassler return to Corvette for Daytona and Sebring

Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Fassler have been confirmed as Corvette Racing’s endurance drivers for 2017, after helping the team to a 1-2 finish at Daytona last January.

Duval, Rast join Audi DTM squad for 2017 season

Loic Duval and Rene Rast have been drafted into Audi’s DTM line-up at the expense of Miguel Molina and Adrien Tambay.

Corvette racers confident but wary ahead of showdown

Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner, who need only to finish seventh at Petit Le Mans to win the IMSA GT Le Mans Drivers’ championship, say they still need to be on their game to clinch the crown.

A word from Mike Rockenfeller about the two DTM races next week in Russia

Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller provides a personal perspective of the upcoming races at Moscow Raceway.

Finally! Audi wins at the Norisring

First victory for Audi in the DTM race in Nuremberg since 2002

Rockenfeller leads Audi 1-2-3 on final day of Hockenheim test

DTM's 2013 champion Mike Rockenfeller topped the final day of pre-season testing at Hockenheim, narrowly heading stablemate Edoardo Mortara.

Blomqvist sets the pace on Day 2 at Hockenheim

BMW driver Tom Blomqvist topped the second day of the DTM pre-season test at Hockenheim, narrowly heading Audi's Mattias Ekstrom.

Audi Sport ready for DTM opener

In time for the final pre-season test at the Hockenheimring, Audi Sport is presenting the partners and liveries for its eight Audi RS 5 DTM cars.

Rockenfeller and Scheider confirmed for Nurburgring 24 Hours

Audi's DTM champions Mike Rockenfeller and Timo Scheider will be teammates in the 2016 edition of the Nurburgring 24 Hours.

Corvette debutants optimistic for Rolex 24 at Daytona

Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Fassler believe the Corvette C7.Rs can beat the younger GTLM machinery at Daytona.

Corvette Racing at Daytona: Going for a Rolex repeat

The 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona marks the beginning of Corvette Racing’s 2016 sports car season with a pair of 2016-spec Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs.

Corvette signs Rockenfeller and Fässler for Daytona, Sebring

Corvette Racing has bolstered its line-up for the first two rounds of the WeatherTech Sportscar Championship with the signing of Marcel Fässler and Mike Rockenfeller.

Audi driver Molina celebrates first DTM victory

Commanding triumph in Sunday’s race at the Nürburgring

Edoardo Mortara clinches second place for Audi

With a strong race on Saturday, Audi driver Edoardo Mortara (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline) advanced to second place in the DTM drivers’ standings at the Nürburgring.

Hard-fought points for Audi in the DTM

Eighth place for Jamie Green in Sunday’s race at Oschersleben