Doug Gore's Audi resets for Dover
RACING fans were cognisant that Doug 'Hollywood' Gore and his Audi TT-R DTM were missing from last Sunday's meet at the Dover Raceway in St Ann. He is, however, determine to reclaim the top spot.
"The car is in Germany in the hands of ABTSportsline, who built it in the first place. We're just awaiting the repair estimate," he said.
Gore also revealed the car would be updated to 2012 specifications and not simply put back together.
"They've been watching the car on YouTube, and have singled out areas they see that they can improve upon," Gore told Auto.
Gore too will be getting an 'upgrade' of sorts as he is expected to fly to Germany and be given a formal training on the new-and-improved vehicle.
"It was their idea for me to come to Germany and use the Audi test track. I'll have to adjust to the changes as well learn as much about the Audi as I can," he said.
When asked if practising on a German race track can prepare him for the battles that lay ahead at Dover Raceway, Gore was upbeat.
"Dover is not a circuit the Germans have ever seen. But the training will help me control the car with the new power and have a wider level of familiarisation with the options on offer," he said.
Gore is expected to return to Dover Raceway action in October.