Audi motorist Ekström maintains DTM lead

Posted on 11. Sep, 2017 by in Audi Canada

Following a prior soppy day, a Audi drivers on Sunday were battling with lifeless weapons on a dry track, as expected. Jamie Green (Audi Sport Team Rosberg) as a best Audi motorist competent for grid position eleven. Leader of a standings Mattias Ekström (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline) entered a competition from position 13. All other Audi campaigners found themselves during a behind of a grid.

Mattias Ekström and Jamie Green done a best of their formidable starting positions. Both pitted late in a competition with violent phases and on uninformed tires in a final theatre still battled their approach forwards from positions 10 and eleven to 6 and seven. With that, both scored profitable points in a pretension competition which, before a final dual competition weekends during Spielberg and Hockenheim, has now turn even some-more intense.

“My competition was comparatively boring,” pronounced Mattias Ekström. “I was pushing alone for most of a time. In a end, following all a array stops, we came sixth – that creates for good points, though not for a good feeling.”

Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass assessed a competition in a identical vein: “This wasn’t a unequivocally good competition for us. We weren’t quick adequate and were struggling with tire degradation, that is routinely not an emanate for us, and was substantially due to a high weight. Considering this, we have to be sincerely happy with positions 6 and 7 for Mattias and Jamie.”

Ekström and Green were a usually dual Audi drivers to measure points on Sunday. Following his third counsel this season, René Rast had to start from a final position on a grid and mislaid about 10 seconds due to a problem during a tire change. The German still fought behind to position twelve and continues to be ranked in third place overall.

For Audi Sport Team Phoenix, that remained but points on both days in a Eifel, a eventuality on home dirt was disappointing. Loïc Duval came 15th on Sunday and Zandvoort personality Mike Rockenfeller 17th following dual tire changes.  

Nico Müller had to park his Audi RS 5 DTM early, eleven rounds before a finish, after BMW’s Timo Glock had strike a behind of Müller’s automobile tough on braking into a chicane.

The DTM continues in only 14 days’ time during a Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. Mattias Ekström is roving to Austria as a personality of a standings. René Rast, Jamie Green and Mike Rockenfeller are in positions three, 5 and six. In a manufacturers’ classification, Audi, now with a 52-point advantage over Mercedes-Benz, continues to reason a tip spot. In a teams’ classification, Audi Sport Team Rosberg is heading 52 points in front of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline.

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