Audi motorist Rockenfeller runner-up in DTM thriller during Hockenheim

Posted on 07. May, 2018 by in Audi Canada

The Swede enjoyed an romantic farewell from his DTM fans. After a mottled flag, it finished in donuts in front of a categorical grandstand and brought tears to a eyes of a two-time DTM Champion. Before a competition started, his group had put on special jerseys in a Swedish inhabitant colors yellow and blue. Numerous fans and companions of a Swede, including Audi’s CEO Rupert Stadler, sealed a hood of his Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM. On Sunday morning, Ekström gave divided 1,219 caps of his partner Red Bull – a Audi motorist had scored accurately a same array of points in his singular DTM career. Many DTM fans wore masks with a Swede’s face and in Turn 1 opposite from a Audi Race Lounge a outrageous ensign observant #AdjöMattias was displayed. The outcome (position 16) was of delegate importance.

Due to a retaining final theatre of a competition and Mattias Ekström’s farewell appearance, a performances of a other Audi drivers faded from a spotlight to some border as well. Loïc Duval gathering one of a best races in his still immature DTM career that done him allege from twelfth on a grid to fifth position. Remarkably, a Frenchman this weekend was travelling between Hockenheim and Spa-Francorchamps where he contested a opening turn of a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) as well.

René Rast in a Audi Sport RS 5 DTM managed a clever subordinate path on Sunday morning that cumulative him a mark on a front quarrel of a grid. Due to a slower array stop, Rast forsaken behind Mike Rockenfeller in a race. In a end, a reigning DTM Champion finished in seventh position. Robin Frijns (Aral Ultimate Audi RS 5 DTM), Nico Müller (Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM) and Jamie Green (Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM) took positions twelve, 13 and 17.

Following a overwhelming deteriorate opener, a DTM will continue in only 14 days’ time, visiting a Lausitzring on May 19 and 20. There a array will be racing on a some-more perfectionist prolonged chronicle of a lane again for a initial time given 2004. 

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