DTM: ROCKY WINS TYRE BATTLE AT ASSEN
“DIFFICULT TO SENSE WHAT THE TYRES WERE DOING”
With five Audi RS 5 DTM cars in the top five spots of the grid, Audi had a perfect starting base for the first race of the second half of the season. However, even in Friday’s free practice, it was apparent that the tyres are exposed to extreme stress on a dry track at Assen. “Today was about driving fast and taking it easy on the tyres at the same time,” said Mike Rockenfeller after his first DTM victory since 2017 at Zandvoort. “It was difficult to sense what the tyres were doing. In my second stint, I was able to manage them well and to attack, but it was anything but easy.”
TRIPLE LEAD OF THE STANDINGS FOR AUDI SPORT
Nico Müller from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline secured third position. During his pit stop, the Swiss lost a lot of time due to a problem on the impact wrench and in the end had to reduce pace because of an impending puncture. Jonathan Aberdein in fourth position clinched the so far best DTM result of the customer team WRT Team Audi Sport. With Robin Frijns, Jamie Green and Pietro Fittipaldi in positions six, nine and ten, seven of the Audi RS 5 DTM cars finished in the points. At Assen, Audi scored 68 out of 88 possible points on Sunday and extended its advantage in the manufacturers’ classification over BMW to 170 points. In the drivers’ classification, René Rast leads after ten of 18 races with 158 points ahead of Nico Müller (136) and Marco Wittmann (118), who was the only BMW driver to score points on Sunday. In the teams’ classification, Audi Sport Team Rosberg continues to sit in the top spot of the standings, ahead of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline.
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