Audi ends BMW fibre of victories in a DTM

Posted on 19. May, 2013 by in Audi Canada

From a stick position, Mike Rockenfeller in a Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Phoenix distinguished a autocratic feat in ideal outmost conditions. For 98 laps, a 2010 Le Mans leader tranquil a gait and in a finish crossed a finish line with a 7.641-second advantage as a transparent winner. On clinching his second success during a DTM competition after Zandvoort in 2011 ‘Rocky,’ with a one-point lead over pretension defender Bruno Spengler, took a tip mark in a altogether standings as well.

“That was a competition of a kind we wish for as a competition driver,” pronounced Mike Rockenfeller after his triumph. “I won a start and was subsequently means to establish a pace. The choice tires degraded a bit faster than during Hockenheim, that came as a surprise. But a others had a same problem and we responded correctly. My automobile functioned good and Team Phoenix achieved dual shining stops. Thank we for that! After Hockenheim, we put a heads together in a group – a outcome was seen today.”

“Not usually a feat is a good acknowledgment of a tough work over a winter, though so is a autocratic approach in that Mike (Rockenfeller) achieved this success,” commented Dieter Gass, who has been Head of DTM during Audi Sport given April. “He was means to control a competition for 98 laps and didn’t make any mistakes. His group did all a right things strategically and delivered dual ideal array stops. Well done! We already saw during Hockenheim that a opening of a Audi RS 5 DTM is right. It’s good that we were means to modify that into a win currently and managed to finish a BMW fibre of victories.”

The spectators during Brands Hatch gifted a likewise stirring DTM competition as a throng during a Hockenheim deteriorate opener. DRS and choice tires again done for extreme duels and fantastic overtaking maneuvers. With Mattias Ekström (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM) and Timo Scheider (AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM) in seventh and ninth place, dual other Audi drivers (both Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline) scored points.

Following a reduction than optimal subordinate session, Ekström started on customary tires and in a competition switched to a softer choice tires right on path four. With a assistance of this strategy, a Swede battled to make adult belligerent from position twelve on a grid to seventh place.

Miguel Molina missed a point-finish by usually 0.563 seconds. The Spaniard mislaid tenth place to Pascal Wehrlein usually shortly before a end. Jamie Green finished his home turn in 15th place. Filipe Albuquerque, after dual time penalties, had to settle for position 17 as a best motorist of Audi Sport Team Rosberg. Adrien Tambay finished a race, following a drive-through chastisement due to a collision with Andy Priaulx, in 18th place. Edoardo Mortara was using in seventh place roughly adult until a finish of a competition before a Italian perceived a drive-through chastisement as good and was forced to retire 9 laps before a competition ended.

The third competition of a 2013 DTM will be hold usually dual weeks from now during a Red Bull Ring in Spielberg (Austria). There, Edoardo Mortara (Audi Sport Team Rosberg) won final year.

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