Molina wins, Mortara shows clever nerves

Posted on 15. Oct, 2016 by in Audi Canada

Miguel Molina in a Teufel Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, from grid position two, went on to applaud a autocratic feat in Saturday’s race. The Catalonian managed to pass a BMW of António Félix da Costa right on path one and to significantly lift transparent of a margin afterwards. “My automobile was simply illusory to expostulate today,” beamed a Catalonion following his third DTM success. “That wasn’t a box nonetheless yesterday and this morning in giveaway practice. But a group did a good job. From subordinate on, my automobile was perfect.”

The radio cameras, however, were essentially focused on a green-blue Castrol Audi RS 5 DTM driven by Edoardo Mortara. After a runner-up in a standings had not gotten to expostulate a lot in a dual giveaway use sessions, he had to settle for position 8 in qualifying, while his opposition for a title, Marco Wittmann (BMW), cumulative a place on a second quarrel of a grid.

In a early theatre of a race, Mortara mislaid some belligerent due to a scuffle with Wittmann’s teammate Timo Glock. But a Audi motorist kept a cold head, saved his use of DRS for a essential final stage, and went on to waylay one BMW after a other. In a end, he crossed a finish line trailing Marco Wittmann by usually 1.144 seconds. As a result, with a 17-point deficit, Mortara continues to be in row for a pretension before a finale.

“Following a issues in practice, it was an superb race,” pronounced Mortara. “Advancing from eighth on a grid to third is good for a show, nonetheless anything though easy. we knew that my possibility would come during a finish of a race, since that’s a strength of a Audi RS 5 DTM. Except for Timo (Glock), all BMW drivers were really fair. Now I’m anticipating for us to uncover a identical opening tomorrow and to be means to make adult a 17 points.”

On delivering a clever altogether opening on Saturday, Audi done a vital step towards clinching a manufacturers’ title. With Mike Rockenfeller (Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM), René Rast (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM/Audi Sport Team Phoenix) and Jamie Green (Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM/Audi Sport Team Rosberg) in positions five, 6 and eight, a sum of 5 Audi drivers finished in a points. Before a final race, with 98 points that can still be scored, Audi now has a 61-point advantage over BMW. In a teams’ classification, Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline extended the lead to 26 points on Saturday, with 43 points nonetheless to be awarded here.

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