Two cars in the points on Sunday – this was the balance for Audi at the DTM home event at the Norisring. 
DTM Norisring, Race 1
DTM Norisring, Race 2
Points for Müller and Frijns

With two Audi RS 5 DTM in the points, Audi recorded a stronger result in Sunday’s DTM race at the Norisring than the day before. Nico Müller and Robin Frijns clinched seventh and eighth respectively for Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline. 

 

With an even more impressive crowd of spectators looking on than on Saturday, the DTM provided spectacular motorsport featuring exciting battles, many overtaking manoeuvres and a close finish on the street circuit in Nuremberg. One of the main protagonists in the race was Nico Müller. Starting the race as best Audi driver in eleventh position, the Swiss made up several positions immediately. After an early pit stop to change tyres, Müller held his ground amidst a fiercely battling group of BMW and Mercedes-Benz drivers and ultimately crossed the finish line in seventh place.

Müller fastest Audi driver

Müller had been the fastest Audi driver already on Saturday in tenth place on the grid. The Swiss suffered a puncture in the race whilst battling hard with the BMW of Timo Glock. Müller dropped to the tail end of the field due to the extra pit stop.

 

“I was the fastest Audi driver throughout the entire weekend and extracted the absolute maximum. Fantastic work by my team!” said Müller. “I would like to have thanked them with a podium finish, but unfortunately it wasn’t possible. Although the seventh place almost felt like one.”

 

Müller’s teammate Robin Frijns only changed tyres in the 40th of 68 laps on Sunday and with this strategy moved through the field from 16th on the grid to eighth place. The DTM newcomer therefore scored points for the fourth time in his first season.

“Spectacular racing”

The Norisring summary from Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass: “It was a fantastic weekend for the DTM with an impressive crowd of spectators on both days and of course spectacular racing. This is exactly what we want to see in the DTM. Owing to how the season has gone so far we had to expect that we would really struggle at the Norisring. In spite of this, it was frustrating to score no points on Saturday. On Sunday we improved slightly with two cars in the points. It’s a shame that our fastest cars in both races had problems: Nico (Müller) a puncture on Saturday, René (Rast) a technical defect with the air-jack system on Sunday.”

The race in numbers

Norisring

Looking back:
DTM Norisring