Former Formula 1 engineer Dieter Gass has become Audi's head of DTM, the German car marker has announced.
Gass, who had worked with the Toyota Formula 1 team in the past, rejoined Audi in 2011 as its head of racing. The 50-year-old will now take responsibility for the Audi's DTM program and the eight RS5 cars that will compete in the series this season.
Audi also announced that Christopher Reinke assumes the corresponding role for the Le Mans prototypes. Both will report directly to Wolfgang Ullrich.
The focus for Gass last year was on the LMP program; he was the senior Audi executive present at all World Endurance Championship events Ullrich did not attend.
Reinke has moved from from a more technical role as LMP project leader. He oversaw development of the e-tron quattro.
"Dieter Gass was a logical choice for the new position owing to the extent of his experience," said Ullrich.