Edo Mortara keeps alive the DTM with victory


Edo Mortara is not giving up, and his victory at the Nürburgring as well as
The Italian rider has won the second race of the end of
week of the DTM in the German track and get trim some points in the
fight for the title to a Marco Wittmann who has crossed the finish line in third
. Between the two has been placed Lucas Auer, oblivious to this battle, but with
a great performance on the German track. Positive race also for the
Spanish riders because Dani Juncadella and Miguel Molina have been ninth and
, achieving score the last points in the game.

Lucas Auer was holding the first position with certain troubles in an output in which Timo Glock suffered a spin in the back of the group. Also, it was a good start for Tom Blomqvist, which lost its fourth place in the first meters to be advanced by Edo Mortada, Augusto Farfus and Jamie Green. Gary Paffett stood up to the eighth position in an output quite negative for the interests of Miguel Molina. The Audi driver fell in the first round up to the thirteenth position, while Dani Juncadella managed to keep the ninth square gained in classification.

The battle in the first third of the race was focused on the fight for the fifth place with the continuous attacks of Jamie Green to Augusto Farfus, although the one that came out winning in the struggle was Gary Paffett to snatch the seventh position to Blomqvist. That movement served to Dani Juncadella and Mattias Ekström to join the group. A factor that marked the first stop in the pit lane, as Farfus, Blomqvist, Miguel Molina and Wickens were the first to stop to change their tyres. This maneuver will cost to Augusto Farfus ‘Stop&Go’ by ‘unsafe release’, while Paffett maintained his position with Blomqvist with troubles.


Lucas Auer and Marco Wittmann stopped in the pitlane at the same time,
but the mechanics of the Mercedes were faster and Auer got to keep your
leadership ahead of the pilot of BMW. However, the pitlane left
another moment of tension with the touch of Felix Rosenqvist and Martin Tomczyk.

track Miguel Molina and António Félix Da Costa impacting each other
, which will
cost a top Portuguese and a big shock to Dani Juncadella, that saved
the rival trompeado for very little. Not end there the accidents because
Green was trompear to Paffett
after passing through the pit lane.

As is almost usual, a large part of the Audi drivers
they were in charge of closing the pit stops,
group which is bound by obligation
Jamie Green to be penalized with a Drive Through
. With the british out of
the fight for the title as Robert Wickens, the stop of Mortara in
pit charged double importance. The mechanics of Audi met to the perfection
Edo Mortara is reincorporaba to the track ahead of Marco Wittmann, a position that
it allowed him to keep alive the struggle for a title each time nearest to the
interests of the pilot of BMW.


All in all, after the pit stops Lucas Auer got
keep the lead ahead of Mortara and Wittmann
. Fourth, for his part was
Bruno Spengler, while Ekström was coming in fifth, beating Paffett and
Muller. Tom Blomqvist was reincorporaba to the track in eighth position,
just ahead of Dani Juncadella and Miguel Molina, which were facing the straight
end of the race in the points. However, there was still time
for changes.
Edo Mortara stood leader after overtaking Auer in a straight line
of goal by taking advantage of the use of the DRS. For its part, Ekström had to return the fourth place to Spengler after him with a touch.

All in all, Edo Mortara signed his third victory of the
based on the grand strategy of Audi. Second was Lucas Auer
while Marco Wittmann finished third picking up a weekend
truly remarkable in its aspirations for the title with a win and a podium.
Fourth finally was Mattias Ekström after overtaking in the second instance
Bruno Spengler. The canadian also was overtaken by Nico Müller.
Seventh, despite his spin ended with Gary Paffett, while Tom Blomqvist
he finished eighth. Dani Juncadella and Miguel Molina closed the area of points
mode of award for the great work done.

Classification second career DTM 2016 at the Nürburgring

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Distance
1 Edoardo Mortara Audi RS 5 DTM 1:01:31.597
2nd Lucas Auer Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +3.726
3rd Marco Wittmann BMW M4 DTM +7.526
4th Mattias Ekström Audi RS 5 DTM +7.849
5th Nico Müller Audi RS 5 DTM +9.182
6th Bruno Spengler BMW M4 DTM +11.812
7th Gary Paffett Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +18.973
8th Tom Blomqvist BMW M4 DTM +20.895
9th Dani Juncadella Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +21.826
10th Miguel Molina Audi RS 5 DTM +24.909