This year outlines a third revisit of a DTM to a 4.326-kilometer Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. And for a third time, Edoardo Mortara managed to validate for a shoot-out that determines a tip 4 grid positions. In a end, a Italian had to stoop to a dual BMW drivers Bruno Spengler and Marco Wittmann by only a slight margin.
“In Q4, we was struggling a bit with warming adult a tires,” pronounced a Audi driver. “But I’m happy and confident that we’ve found a form from final year again. Last year, we clinched my initial feat here. Now we’ve managed a best subordinate this deteriorate so distant after pang a lot of set-back on a initial dual competition weekends.”
The spectators during Spielberg and TV viewers saw another intensely stirring DTM subordinate event in that a whole margin was distant by reduction than a second. As is mostly a box in a DTM, hundredths and thousandths motionless about being ‘out’ or relocating on to a subsequent subordinate segment.
Timo Scheider (AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM/Audi Sport Team Abt) and Mortara’s team-mate Filipe Albuquerque (Audi Financial Services RS 5 DTM) in fifth and sixth place only hardly missed a jump into a tip four. With Mike Rockenfeller (Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM/Audi Sport Team Phoenix) in position eight, another Audi motorist done it into a tip ten.
“After a feat during Brands Hatch we motionless that we’d make a some-more cohesive display during a front, and with 3 Audi RS 5 DTM cars on a initial 3 rows of a grid we managed to do this flattering good today,” commented Dieter Gass, Head of DTM during Audi Sport. “Naturally, we’d have favourite clinching a third uninterrupted stick position though BMW was a small bit faster in this tighten qualifying. Congratulations to Munich though congratulations also to Edo (Mortara), who done it into Q4 for a third time in period here during a Red Bull Ring. Now we’re all really fervent to see what a continue will be doing tomorrow.”
For competition day, fanciful continue has been foresee in Styria. And a starting grid will change as well, due to argumentative penalties: Before subordinate started, Mike Rockenfeller (8) and Jamie Green (17) were any changed behind by 5 positions on a grid. In a opinion of a competition stewards, both drivers had unsuccessful to amply revoke their speed in a dangerous zone in a morning’s giveaway practice. For this reason, a grid positions of Mattias Ekström (15), Adrien Tambay (18) and Miguel Molina (20) are partially provisional during a impulse as well.
Audi has been dominant in a DTM so distant during a new Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. In 2011, Martin Tomczyk won and in 2012 Edoardo Mortara. Fans around a universe can watch a competition live on a DTM’s new YouTube channel on www.youtube.com/dtmint on Sunday from 13:30. 39 TV channels in sum atmosphere live coverage of a DTM in 141 countries.
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