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Mattias Ekström scored his second victory in a row in the DTM season finale at the Hockenheimring.
In bright sunshine, the Audi works driver came to the fore against his fellow Audi drivers Mike Rockenfeller and Jamie Green in a thrilling dash towards the chequered flag. With Paul Di Resta and Marco Wittmann, the best-placed Mercedes-Benz and BMW driver followed in fourth and fifth place respectively.
Hans Werner Aufrecht: “In the future, the races have to be decided behind the steering wheel again.”
The DTM is ready for its grand finale of the 2014 season, in which the series celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Summerly temperatures and packed grandstands provide an ideal backdrop. The perfect time to look back upon the season with Hans Werner Aufrecht, chairman of DTM rights holder and promoter, ITR e.V., and to have an initial outlook on 2015.
Full attack mode: an Audi trio up front in qualifying
BMW or Audi – the battle for the DTM manufacturers title goes into the final and decisive round. In qualifying for the season finale, Miguel Molina (Audi RS 5 DTM) secured pole position. Behind the trio from the Ingolstadt-based brand, Augusto Farfus was classified fourth with his BMW M4 DTM. Pascal Wehrlein drove the fastest DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé in sixth place.
DTM and the Japanese Super GT are making big steps forward, in their co-operation.
Since the beginning of the 2014 season, the technical regulations – mainly in the chassis and the aero areas – have been identical, in the two series and from 2017, there also will be joint engine regulations: two litres, four cylinders, turbo charged.
At Zandvoort in The Netherlands, Mattias Ekström scored the first victory for Audi in the 2014 season.
With his Audi RS 5 DTM, he ended up ahead of already-crowned DTM champion Marco Wittmann. At the finish, the Swede had an advantage of 7.4 seconds. With Martin Tomczyk, another BMW driver claimed the final podium slot.
With his Audi RS 5 DTM, Mike Rockenfeller secured pole position in qualifying for the penultimate season round at Zandvoort.
Thus, last year’s title winner will start the race ahead of freshly-crowned champion Marco Wittmann (BMW). “A great result. We knew that we would be good here. Moreover, the track at Zandvoort simply suits me.
Marco Wittmann used his first match point and already wrapped up the DTM title at the Lausitzring.
Sixth place was enough for the German driver of the BMW Team RMG to be beyond reach for his opponents with two rounds remaining. The 24-year old laid the foundation for his career among others in Formula 3, of which he bowed out as the runner-up in the FIA Formula 3 International Trophy at the end of the 2011 season..
Will Marco Wittmann (BMW M4 DTM) secure an early title, or will his main rival Mattias Ekström still blow his hopes?
While the points’ leader had to make do with seventh place in qualifying at the Lausitzring, his Swedish rival secured second place with his Audi RS 5 DTM. Pascal Wehrlein (Mercedes-Benz), the youngest DTM driver in the field at 19, will be starting from pole position for the first time.
Slowly, the 2014 DTM season is approaching its finish line.
This weekend, the most popular international touring-car series makes its stop at the Lausitzring for its antepenultimate round of the season. For both the spectators on site and the TV audience it definitely will be a thrilling race weekend.
Marco Wittmann was the benchmark in DTM qualifying at Nürburgring
At the 3.629 kilometres long sprint circuit in the Eifel, the BMW driver topped the time sheets with 1:22.780 minutes. Behind the current DTM points’ leader, Audi drivers Edoardo Mortara, Mike Rockenfeller, Jamie Green, Timo Scheider and Miguel Molina follow in second to sixth place. The fastest Mercedes-Benz driver was Spaniard Daniel Juncadella in seventh place.