After just two races, the modern Audi RS 5 DTM has already been a fantastic car: inside turbulent round two 2017 DTM within the Hockenheimring, Jamie Green is in a category of her own on Sunday.
Following beginning safety car period, the Briton from Audi Sport Team Rosberg took the lead on lap three and proceeded grant it to greater than 10-seconds. When rain set in halfway in the race and kept getting heavier, Green switched from slicks to rain tires at the right moment.
His advantage was so great that they being capable to contend with a 5-second pit stop penalty. Subsequently, for a wet track, Green managed his clear lead well, crossing the conclusion line as the winner with a near-five-second advantage over his compatriot Gary Paffett within a Mercedes-Benz.
Like the previous day, drivers of all the three Audi Sport teams scored points on Sunday. Nico Mller from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline was the second-best Audi campaigner whilst the Swiss was pushed into his brand colleague Lo?c Duval by Mercedes-Benz driver Robert Wickens in the beginning and a break down puncture from the incident. Through the last position, Mller recovered to fifth invest his damaged car.
Mike Rockenfeller from Audi Sport Team Phoenix secured position seven whilst the German, following an early first pit stop, was required to pit again to get a tire change mainly because of the rain.
For Mattias Ekstr?m, Sunday’s race was disappointing. Following his victory in the FIA World Rallycross Championship each and every morning, the Swede advanced from position ten around the grid to third place. However, after switching to rain tires, the Swede dropped to eleventh place and, consequently, scored no points.
After delivering a good qualifying performance, newcomer Lo?c Duval wanted to park his Audi RS 5 DTM after only seven laps due to a starting collision by which he has not been responsible. For Ren Rast, the race was more unfortunate. The German started from your front row initially, but pursuing the restart on lap three was hit so desperately by way of rival that he or she was forced to retire in the pits. Because Rast complained about neck pain he was taken up to a hospital for a precautionary medical check.