The organizers of a British DTM competition had promoted a second competition as “Super Sunday” and in doing so captivated thousands of spectators to a tradition-steeped competition lane on a hinterland of London. As early as in qualifying, they witnessed an considerable proof of a strength of a Audi RS 5 DTM. All 8 Audi drivers clearly softened compared to a day before and cumulative a tip 8 spots on a grid. The DTM had usually seen 8 cars from a same code during a front of a grid once before: 2016 in Budapest, also by Audi.
The patrol around Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass converted a dream outcome in subordinate into a initial 1-2-3-4 success achieved by an vehicle manufacturer in a new turbo epoch of a DTM. As a result, Audi, in a manufacturers’ championship, scored a limit series of 76 points that are probable on one competition day.
In a drivers’ championship, René Rast, on clinching his fifth stick position and fourth feat this season, extended his lead of a standings. The motorist from Audi Sport Team Rosberg cumulative a tip mark on a grid with an advantage of scarcely 3 tenths of a second and started from a tip 3 for a tenth time in succession. The usually regard of a 2017 DTM Champion: since a front tire of his Audi RS 5 DTM was shop-worn by stones in a parc-fermé, he had to expostulate his second army on a churned set of tires.
“Pole position was clearly a pivotal to success today,” Rast pronounced after clinching a 14th feat in sum of his DTM career. “My gait in a competition was okay, though not superior. Scoring a limit series of points and clinching feat from stick for a initial time this year anyhow is fantastic.”
By finishing in second position, Nico Müller from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline combined his second place in a standings. “I didn’t have a good subordinate currently either,” pronounced a Swiss. “On my second set of tires, we strike traffic. That’s because a outcome was usually sixth place. In a race, we were fast, though we mislaid a possibility of battling for feat with René due to a delayed array stop. Even so, I’m happy about a good points scored this weekend.”
The lectern was finished by Robin Frijns, who a day before had inhaled emissions due to a forsake on a empty complement and woke adult with headaches on Sunday. “The competition currently was good, my automobile was superb,” pronounced a Dutchman. “After a common start, we was using behind Loïc (Duval) in fourth position. we had a feeling of being a small faster and overtook him after a array stop. After that, we indeed only watched my tires.”
Loïc Duval from Audi Sport Team Phoenix, in fourth position, polished Audi’s 1-2-3-4 success. In a final third of a race, a Frenchman managed to urge himself opposite a intense attacks by BMW motorist Philipp Eng, nonetheless Eng had pitted after and was using on clearly fresher tires. Duval’s teammate, Mike Rockenfeller, finished sixth, shortly behind Duval and Eng.