With Mattias Ekström (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM) in ninth place and Miguel Molina (Teufel Audi RS 5 DTM) in position ten, all 4 drivers from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline scored points on Saturday. Ekström and Molina were concerned in furious position battles, in that Ekström’s automobile in sold was exceedingly damaged, scarcely via a race.
For Audi Sport Teams Phoenix and Rosberg on a other palm a deteriorate opener valid disappointing. Timo Scheider (AUTO BILD MOTORSPORT Audi RS 5 DTM) and Adrien Tambay (Speedweek.com Audi RS 5 DTM) became caught in collisions shortly after a start and were forced to retire during an early stage. Mike Rockenfeller’s (Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM) 100th DTM race, following several incidents of contact, finished early after only 4 laps due to a shop-worn suspension. Jamie Green (Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM) was forced off lane in a chaotic early stage. A drive-through chastisement caused a championship runner-up to remove serve ground. In a end, he had to settle for 15th place.
“Congratulations to Edo (Mortara) and Nico (Müller) who were intensely clever today,” pronounced Dieter Gass, Head of DTM during Audi Sport. “We worked tough in winter, though didn’t know where we unequivocally stand. That creates starting a deteriorate so successfully even sweeter for a whole squad. The fans, too, got their money’s value today. There was copiousness of action, retaining duels and overtaking maneuvers. That’s accurately what we dictated to grasp with a changes to a regulations.”