Ekström shines during a DTM in Spielberg

Posted on 22. May, 2016 by in Audi Canada

For Ekström, a dream of a lectern finish during one of his favorite marks seemed only that after qualifying. On his fastest lap, a Audi motorist was blocked by a aspirant who was demoted 5 grid positions as a result. However, for Ekström a waste was even bigger: instead of starting a competition from one of a dual front rows, he started from eleventh.

All a some-more conspicuous was a quip expostulate of a many gifted and successful active DTM driver: a Swede overtook several competitors, gathering a prolonged opening army and returned to a lane in third place after creation his tire stop on path 29. Nine laps later, he also overtook Jamie Green and crossed a finish line in second place to a cheers of a eager fans.

“Sometimes second place can feel like a win,” pronounced Mattias Ekström after his quip drive. “Today is such a day. The competition was mega. Just a contrition that we weren’t so good in subordinate here, differently a dream weekend with my friends from Red Bull could have been possible. Even so, it was illusory racing currently and I’m gay for my group that worked so tough after a collision during a start yesterday in sequence to ready a automobile ideally again for me.”

The lass lectern finish of a deteriorate was also a service for Jamie Green. After final year’s championship runner-up had not scored any points in a initial 3 races, he put a Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Rosberg on stick position by dual thousandths of second on Sunday. For a Briton it was a tenth stick position of his DTM career, that he was primarily means to modify during a start. On a second lap, he forsaken behind a after leader Timo Glock in a BMW, 6 laps before a finish of a competition behind Mattias Ekström. Despite this, a Briton was gay about his initial lectern outcome during a Red Bull Ring.

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