The DTM delivered a tremendous season opener featuring two spectacular races at the Hockenheimring. Following third place clinched by Mike Rockenfeller on Saturday, Audi achieved the first victory of the new Audi RS 5 DTM with Jamie Green on Sunday.
A class of his own

After just two races the new Audi RS 5 DTM is already a winner. In the turbulent round two of the 2017 DTM at the Hockenheimring Jamie Green was in a class of his own. Following an early safety car period, the Briton from Audi Sport Team Rosberg took the lead on lap three and went on to extend his advantage to more than ten seconds. When rain set in halfway through the race and the rain kept getting heavier, Green switched from slicks to rain tires at the right moment. His advantage was even so great that he was able to cope with a 5-second pit stop penalty. On a wet track Green subsequently managed his lead well and crossed the finish line as the winner with a near-five-second advantage in front of his compatriot Gary Paffett in a Mercedes-Benz. “My thanks go to Team Rosberg and everyone at Audi Sport,” said Green. “This success is an initial reward for the hard work in winter.”

Comeback hunters

In race one on Saturday Mike Rockenfeller, Mattias Ekström and René Rast made comebacks that caused a sensation. “Rocky” recovered from P16 on the grid to third place and, as a result, mounted the DTM podium for the first time again since 2015. Like Rockenfeller, Nico Müller scored points at Hockenheim on both days.

Hockenheim

The race in numbers

Looking back:
DTM Hockenheim