‘Rocky’ takes DTM lead for Audi

Posted on 16. Jun, 2013 by in Audi Canada

From position 6 on a grid, ‘Rocky’ in a Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Phoenix modernized to finish a competition in second place. The 2010 Le Mans personality switched from customary to choice tires after only 4 laps and from that impulse was a fastest motorist in a field. He overtook Mercedes motorist Robert Wickens and subsequently put vigour on a competition personality Gary Paffett. After a second array stop, a Audi motorist entirely clever on bringing home his second place – and so securing a lead of a standings.  

“’Thank we to Audi and to Team Phoenix: My automobile was positively illusory today, generally on choice tires,” pronounced Mike Rockenfeller. “On customary tires, it was a bit some-more difficult, though we had a good plan and ideal array stops. In a end, Gary (Paffett) was a bit faster, though we scored critical points for a Championship. It was a good competition for us. I’m unequivocally pleased.”

Jamie Green in a Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline finished fifth to bind his initial points given switching to Audi. Green started on choice tires and adult to a initial array stop on path 24 was using in third place. His team-mate Mattias Ekström was racing with a totally opposite strategy. The Swede done his dual array stops within a initial 8 laps and gathering a remaining 44 laps on a softer choice tires. These plan caused a two-time DTM Champion to allege from grid position 18 to eighth place. In an intensely extreme duel on a final lap, Ekström scarcely managed to waylay seventh place from pretension defender Bruno Spengler. Both cars crossed a finish line side by side.

With Edoardo Mortara in a Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM in ninth place, Audi Sport Team Rosberg scored points during a Lausitzring as well. Adrien Tambay (Audi ultra RS 5 DTM) in eleventh place only hardly missed a points-finish after being bumped on lane by Mercedes motorist Roberto Merhi. Miguel Molina (Audi RS 5 DTM/16), Filipe Albuquerque (Audi Financial Services Audi RS 5 DTM/18) and Timo Scheider (AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM/20) were struggling with heavily spiritless back tires in a final phase. Scheider even done a third array stop since of that.  

“We can be gratified with today’s result,” pronounced Dieter Gass, Head of DTM during Audi Sport, summing adult a outcome. “Mike (Rockenfeller) gathering another unequivocally shining competition today. He done no mistakes and was using with a good strategy. Jamie (Green) scored his initial points as an Audi driver. Mattias Ekström managed an extraordinary recovery. In total, 4 of a cars finished in a points. In 4 weeks from now, an Audi motorist will be roving to a Norisring as a personality of a standings. We’re going to work tough on display a clever opening during a home competition too.”

Prior to that, during a Le Mans 24 Hours, Audi will be battling for another feat with 3 Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars in a world’s many critical continuation race.  

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