Audi captures DTM lead

Posted on 19. May, 2014 by in Audi Canada

Right in time for a start of a competition a sky above a Motorsport Arena non-stop a floodgates. The drivers who started a competition on harder customary tires mislaid position by position as a lane became increasingly wet. They also enclosed Mike Rockenfeller, who forsaken as distant behind as 19th place. The preference of his group to call a reigning Champion in for an early imperative array stop valid to be a advantageous move. Favored by a sum of 3 reserve automobile durations Rockenfeller was means to redeem a formerly mislaid belligerent and in a finish crossed a finish line in second place, trailing a leader Christian Vietoris by a opening of usually 0.674 seconds.

“It was a pell-mell race,” Rockenfeller pronounced after a race. “I started on customary tires and that wasn’t a good choice for a initial conditions. For me, a competition seemed to be over during that time. But afterwards Team Phoenix done a glorious preference and called me in for a tire change during accurately a right moment. Even feat would have still been possible. But second place is good, too. We scored a lot of points and clinched a lead of a standings. It was a good day for us. ‘Many thanks’ to Audi and to Team Phoenix.”

With Edoardo Mortara in a Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline dual Audi drivers were on lectern usually like in a deteriorate opener during Hockenheim dual weeks ago. The Italian was overwhelmed by Pascal Wehrlein in a chaotic early phase, spun and forsaken to 21st place. Mortara changed adult his imperative array stop as good and so took third place following a extreme conflict with Vietoris and Rockenfeller.

An considerable liberation was also achieved by Miguel Molina, who in his Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM had retroactively mislaid his commandingly clinched stick position on Saturday due to a defilement of a Technical Regulations and had to start a competition from a final position on a grid. With a fastest competition path and sixth place a Spaniard reliable Saturday’s performance. 

The comfortless favourite of a competition was Jamie Green, who in a Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Rosberg was in a category of his possess in a race, modernized to a front from tenth place on a grid and gained an advantage of some-more than 10 seconds that was subsequently busted by a reserve automobile periods. In a end, Green took a gamble, switched to slicks though on a final path slipped and mislaid a probable seventh place.  

Green together with Adrien Tambay (Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM) and Timo Scheider (AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM) had done for an Audi one-two-three lead for vast tools of a race. The reserve cars broken their competition as well. Positions 7 (Scheider) and 10 (Tambay) were usually small consolation.  

Mattias Ekström (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM) and Nico Müller (Audi Financial Services Audi RS 5 DTM) in positions 13 and 16 finished out of a points.

“It was a crazy competition with an astonishing outcome,” pronounced Dieter Gass, Head of DTM during Audi Sport. “When you’ve got a fastest automobile in a field, are heading a competition for some time with 3 cars and have some-more than a ten-second advantage it’s apparently a bit unsatisfactory to take second and third place in a end. But currently was a play that adored those who were means to take a biggest risks. It’s good that we again had dual drivers on a lectern and have taken a lead in a drivers’, manufacturers’ and a teams’ standings. The competition also had dual comfortless heroes: Jamie Green, who was in a category of his possess in a sleet currently and in a finish went unrewarded. Plus: Miguel Molina, who gathering a fastest lap. If he hadn’t been forced to start from a final position a lot some-more than sixth place would substantially have been possible. He’s intensely quick this year.”

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