An Audi festival during the motorsport festival at the Lausitzring: in race two on Sunday Jamie Green and Mattias Ekström perfected the first one-two result of the new Audi RS 5 DTM. With five cars in the top seven positions Audi was the strongest brand overall.
DTM LAUSITZRING, RACE 2
DTM Lausitzring, Race 1
Tyre whisperer

The brilliant winner of the fourth race this season was Jamie Green from Audi Sport Team Rosberg who had just barely missed pole position by 0.027 seconds in an extremely close qualifying session. Having started from position three, the Briton overtook the BMW of Tom Blomqvist and afterwards went on to chase the quickest driver in qualifying, Robert Wickens in a Mercedes-Benz. On the 31st of 43 laps Green pulled off the crucial overtaking manoeuvre at the end of the start-finish straight. Subsequently, Green managed to pull clear of his immediate rivals, control the pace and celebrate a dominant 15th victory in his DTM career.   

 

A sensational race with an aggressive strategy made Mattias Ekström advance from grid position eight to second place. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline called the Swede into the pits for the tyre change after just one lap. In spite of his extremely early stop, Ekström set consistently fast lap times up until the end and six laps before the finish overtook Robert Wickens as well.  

 

Mike Rockenfeller, Nico Müller and René Rast in positions five, six and seven completed the Audi festival at the Lausitzring.

A dream come true

The man of race one was René Rast. The Audi driver came third on Saturday, mounting the podium for the first time in his still young DTM career. “I was part of the DTM’s supporting programme for a long time and always dreamt of mounting the podium in this series. Now the day has come.”

Lausitzring

The race in numbers

Looking back:
DTM Lausitzring