Following an early reserve automobile period, a Briton from Audi Sport Team Rosberg took a lead on path 3 and went on to extend it to some-more than 10 seconds. When sleet set in median by a competition and kept removing heavier, Green switched from slicks to sleet tires during a right moment. His advantage was so good that he was even means to cope with a 5-second array stop penalty. Subsequently, on a soppy track, Green managed his transparent lead well, channel a finish line as a leader with a near-five-second advantage over his compatriot Gary Paffett in a Mercedes-Benz.
“The conditions currently were unequivocally anything yet easy,” Green pronounced after his 14thtriumph in a DTM. “Achieving a feat on a initial weekend of a new racing deteriorate is always good. My interjection go to Team Rosberg and to everybody during Audi Sport: this success is an initial prerogative for a tough work in winter.” Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass was tender by a Briton’s opening as well: “Today, it was formidable to decider when to change to sleet tires. The motorist is now totally on his possess in a DTM. Jamie (Green) rubbed this well and truly deserves this victory. It was a illusory outcome for us.”
Like a day before, drivers of all 3 Audi Sport teams scored points on Sunday. Nico Müller from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline was a second-best Audi supporter even yet a Swiss was pushed into his code co-worker Loïc Duval by Mercedes-Benz motorist Robert Wickens during a start and suffered a puncture in a incident. From a final position, Müller recovered to fifth place in his shop-worn car.
Mike Rockenfeller from Audi Sport Team Phoenix cumulative position 7 even yet a German, following an early initial array stop, had to array a second time for a tire change due to a rain.
For Mattias Ekström, Sunday’s competition was disappointing. Following his feat in a FIA World Rallycross Championship in a morning, a Swede modernized from position 10 on a grid to third place. However, after switching to sleet tires, a Swede forsaken to eleventh place and, as a result, scored no points.
After delivering a plain subordinate performance, visitor Loïc Duval had to park his Audi RS 5 DTM after usually 7 laps due to a starting collision in that he was not during fault. For René Rast, a competition was even some-more unfortunate. The German started from a front quarrel for a initial time, yet following a restart on path 3 was strike so tough by a opposition that he was forced to retire in a pits. Because Rast complained about neck pain he was taken to a sanatorium for a precautionary medical check.