Lead of a standings, though beating for Audi

Posted on 17. Jun, 2017 by in Audi Canada

After 34 laps on a Hungaroring, Mike Rockenfeller from Audi Sport Team Phoenix in position 4 was a best Audi campaigner, nonetheless Audi had achieved a best times in both giveaway use sessions and clearly dominated Saturday morning’s qualifying.

René Rast continued his considerable DTM entrance deteriorate by achieving his initial stick position and environment a new path record. His teammate, Jamie Green, was usually 0.076 seconds slower and, as a result, Audi Sport Team Rosberg started from a front quarrel with both cars for a initial time. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline cumulative a second quarrel with Mattias Ekström and Nico Müller, and Audi Sport Team Phoenix finished Audi’s clever altogether subordinate opening with grid positions 5 (Mike Rockenfeller) and 7 (Loïc Duval).

Following a start, 4 Audi RS 5 DTM cars, with René Rast, Mattias Ekström, Jamie Green and Mike Rockenfeller, were primarily a widespread front runners before, on path eight, a reserve automobile was deployed due to Maxime Martin carrying “parked” his BMW on track. His dual code colleagues, Timo Glock and Bruno Spengler, as good as Mercedes motorist Paul Di Resta, who had already done their imperative array stops during that time, benefited from a counsel period. All other drivers had to array for a tire change after a competition was restarted and forsaken distant behind a new heading trio.

Although a Audi drivers were adult to dual seconds faster some of a time, Mike Rockenfeller eventually finished “only” in position four. The 2013 DTM Champion done adult some-more than 20 seconds to a successive winner. Shortly before a finish of a race, Rockenfeller sealed a opening to Bruno Spengler, who was using in position three, though was no longer means to pass a Canadian.

“If a competition had been one path longer, I’d have still held him,” “Rocky” pronounced after a race. “The outcome is apparently unsatisfactory for Audi. Personally, we extracted a maximum. My automobile was quick and a competition was a lot of fun. The manners are a approach they are: if we risk pitting early we know that you’ve bagged a probable reserve car. Today, we didn’t do that and were punished for it – while others were rewarded. But that’s racing. we scored critical points and changed adult to position 3 in a standings.”

Mattias Ekström finished a competition in fifth place. René Rast and Jamie Green, due to late stops, forsaken to positions 6 and seven. Still, Green managed to revoke his necessity to a personality of a standings, Lucas Auer (Mercedes-Benz), to 8 points.

Nico Müller, in position eleven, only hardly missed scoring a indicate after a back of his automobile was strike tough after a restart, that heavily shop-worn his Audi RS 5 DTM. Loïc Duval, on holding grid position seven, achieved a best subordinate outcome in his budding DTM career. The Frenchman missed scoring his initial DTM points due to a collision on a final path that caused him to dump from ninth to 15th place.

“After a clever qualifying, today’s outcome is intensely unsatisfactory and frustrating,” pronounced Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “Our starting bottom was perfect, though a reserve automobile came during a many adverse moment. We were only in a routine of job Loïc Duval into a pits in sequence to keep during slightest one automobile in a organisation of those carrying stopped early. You never know if and when there’ll be a reserve car. We had a strongest automobile by distant currently and are going to leave no mill unturned to be in row for feat again tomorrow.” Race dual during a Hungaroring will start during 15:15 on Sunday.

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