​Audi keeps one-two lead in a DTM

Posted on 12. Jul, 2015 by in Audi Canada

Mike Rockenfeller in a Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Phoenix was a best of a drivers who had to contest with high opening weights during Zandvoort. Trailing 7 clearly lighter BMW cars, a Audi motorist took eighth place. In a subsequent position, Nico Müller in a Financial Services Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Rosberg scored points as well. As a result, Audi extended a advantage in a manufacturers’ standings over Mercedes-Benz by 5 points (289-236).

In a organisation of a front runners in a altogether classification, usually Pascal Wehrlein scored a point. Leader of a standings Jamie Green in a Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM, as a best Audi driver, started from a third quarrel and shielded his sixth place in a competition for a prolonged time opposite Bruno Spengler, before an off-track outing on path 18 forced him to retire. The runner-up in a standings, Mattias Ekström, in a Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM softened from grid position 19 to 13th place, though remained but points as well.

Timo Scheider in a AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM took 14th place. Adrien Tambay in a Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM, following a drive-through chastisement for speeding in a delayed zone, finished in 18th place. Miguel Molina (Teufel Audi RS 5 DTM) and Edoardo Mortara (Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM) became caught in a collision in a starting turmoil and had to retire.

“Obviously, this is not a outcome to a fondness during all,” pronounced Dieter Gass, Head of DTM during Audi Sport. “We already saw in subordinate that a calculations were right and that due to a opening weights we’re losing about half a second per path to a lighter cars. But observant that it was only a weight would be too easy. Our drivers weren’t happy with a doing of their cars in a competition either. We’re going to investigate this and try to do improved tomorrow. However, after what we gifted today, we can design it to be another hard road.”

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