Audi’s Mattias Ekström celebrates 20th victory in a DTM race

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Mattias Ekström’s triumph in the Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline in extremely difficult conditions on Sunday was similarly distinct as Jamie Green’s success the day before. In the second half of the race, the Swede kept extending his lead and crossed the finish line with a clear advantage of 7.3 seconds. Edoardo Mortara completed Audi’s one-two finish by taking second place.

Dreifachfuehrung fuer Audi in der DTM

The Italian was leading the race some of the time but, on lap 17 while braking to enter the hairpin, let Ekström pass without putting up a fight. Following positions four and two in the season opener, he is now leading the overall standings.

Mike Rockenfeller in the Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Phoenix started from the pole position but didn’t have a perfect set-up for increasingly wet track conditions. Following a gripping battle with Marco Wittmann (BMW) and Robert Wickens (Mercedes-Benz) in the final stage, ‘Rocky’ finished the race in sixth place and, like the day before, scored valuable points.

Motorsports / DTM 1. race Hockenheim

Saturday’s winner Jamie Green in the Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Rosberg battled his way forward towards the top ten but in the end scored no points in 13th place. Timo Scheider, who had started with a bruised right hand, set the fastest race lap. In the AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM, he took twelfth place following a difficult race and body contact with a rival that caused him to spin shortly before the flag fell.

Miguel Molina (Teufel Audi RS 5 DTM) and Nico Müller (Audi Financial Services Audi RS 5 DTM), after tussles and a drive-through penalty (Müller) were beaten below their potential in 18th and 19th place. Adrien Tambay had to park his Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM after twelve laps due to a suspension issue.

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