Ekström had laid a substructure for his initial feat this deteriorate and 23rd one in sum in his DTM career in a morning. From position 3 on a grid, a Swede from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline primarily managed to pass his teammate Nico Müller and 5 laps before a finish Jamie Green (Audi Sport Team Rosberg) as well, who had been heading a competition adult until that time and was using on used tires following his array stop.
“The basement for a good competition outcome currently was qualifying, that we was unequivocally unapproachable of,” pronounced Mattias Ekström. “That hasn’t unequivocally been my biggest strength. From position 3 on a grid behind dual Audi colleagues, a categorical thing was to stay in front of Marco Wittmann during a start. Fortunately, we managed to do that. Afterwards, all went perfectly. Although, during initial glance, we have a large advantage now, a tables can spin unequivocally quick again in a DTM.”
Ekström extended his advantage over Mercedes-Benz motorist Lucas Auer to 31 points. Marco Wittmann is trailing him by 6 points following Saturday’s competition as a best BMW driver. Jamie Green who, for a initial time given his feat during a Lausitzring during a finish of May, mounted a lectern again managed to insert himself between Ekström and Auer. The Briton posted best times in both giveaway use sessions, cumulative a stick position and led a competition for a prolonged time as well. “My automobile was perfect, generally on a initial set of tires,” pronounced Green. “But in a end, Mattias came adult from behind with DRS and with a perspective towards a championship, currently was also about teamwork.”
On clinching position 3 and his initial lectern outcome this season, Ekström’s teammate during Abt, Nico Müller, polished Audi’s one-two-three win, and a special birthday of Team Director Thomas Biermaier who incited 40 on Saturday.
With Mike Rockenfeller from Audi Sport Team Phoenix in seventh place, another Audi motorist finished in a points. In a fiercely fighting container that began in position four, a German was caught in tussles only like René Rast who, following a unsatisfactory race, finished in position 13 and remained but points. Following an outing in qualifying, Loïc Duval from a final quarrel on a grid still modernized to 14th place.
“A glorious competition for us,” pronounced Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “The guys during a front did a good pursuit and were unequivocally using fast. They apparently benefited a small from Robert Wickens carrying slowed a whole margin with a shop-worn automobile so that a margin behind position 4 was well tighten together again. That done it easier for us to move a one-two-three win home.”
For a second competition on Sunday (start during 3.15 PM CEST) fanciful continue has been foresee in Spielberg.