112 points are nonetheless to be awarded. As a result, usually dual of a 18 DTM campaigners are no longer in a pretension race. Realistically, 10 drivers can still win a championship and leave Spielberg on Sunday night as a personality of a standings. Four of these 10 expostulate an Audi RS 5 DTM: Mattias Ekström (Sweden/136 points), René Rast (Germany/124), Jamie Green (Great Britain/113) and Mike Rockenfeller (Germany/110).
Theoretically, a champion could be dynamic early during a Red Bull Ring on Sunday. However, in perspective of a accumulation in formula a deteriorate has seen to date, it is some-more approaching that a preference will not be constructed until mid-October, in a culmination during Hockenheim, and that a turn of possibilities will usually turn smaller during a DTM’s Austrian round.
The circuit nestled in a lifelike plateau in Styria is one of a favorite marks of scarcely all a drivers. Audi and BMW have any won 4 DTM races given a premiere on a Red Bull Ring in 2011. Mercedes-Benz has not scored any victories there to date. Leader of a standings Mattias Ekström has a best Spielberg lane record of a Audi drivers. In 2015, a Swede distinguished a widespread feat in a soppy race, clinched his final stick position in a DTM to date during Spielberg and binds a DTM path record in a foe as well.
“I adore Spielberg!” Ekström, who lives in Ellmau, Austria, enthuses. “The environment is singular and we feel a high peculiarity standards everywhere. Racing during a Red Bull Ring is always a illusory experience. The stroke and a straight differences of a lane are outrageous fun and a impassioned braking ranges concede stirring overtaking maneuvers.”
René Rast, ranked third in a standings and as a proprietor of Bregenz vital in Austria as well, has lustful memories of Spielberg too. “In 2014, we won a foe in a ADAC GT Masters in an Audi R8 LMS there, nonetheless nobody approaching it. At that time, we were clearly heavier than a competition. Due to a straight differences, we can feel a weight quite during Spielberg.” Due to a opening weights carrying been scrapped, this regard is now a thing of a past. “Now a sporting foe has taken core theatre again,” says a gratified Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “In a DTM, a Red Bull Ring is a lane with a largest suit of full-throttle driving. There are usually few bumps in a aspect and following a changes done for a MotoGP, a curbs are prosaic as well. It’ll no doubt be a really stirring event.”
ARD will promote a initial foe on Saturday starting during 2:30 PM (CEST) and turn dual on Sunday starting during 3:00 PM live from Spielberg. Tickets are accessible during www.audi.com/dtm.