DTM: LOÏC DUVAL THRILLS CROWD WITH SENSATIONAL COMEBACK
PODIUM FINISH FOR DUVAL
Loïc Duval in the Audi RS 5 DTM had clinched pole position in rainy conditions in the morning. In the race on a dry track, the former SUPER GT Champion had to make an unscheduled pit stop due to a puncture of the left rear tyre after just seven laps. His Audi Sport Team Phoenix subsequently used one of a total of three safety car periods for another tyre change, a clever move that paid off: Duval was able to use the advantage of the fresher tyres on the last laps, overtake several rivals and thus fight back to the third spot, cheered on by the fans. A feat he performed in spite of still having run in the last position after seven laps.
FOUR AUDI IN THE TOP 10
With Mike Rockenfeller (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline), René Rast (Audi Sport Team Rosberg) and Benoît Tréluyer (WRT Team Audi Sport) in positions seven, eight and ten, all four Audi RS 5 DTM cars finished in the top ten on Sunday. Rast was battling for a podium finish for a long time before the reigning DTM Champion suffered a puncture – unfortunately, at the end of the long start-finish straight, which caused him to lose even more time than Duval.
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