Edo Mortara wins first race of the DTM in 2016


Edo Mortara has added the victory in the race’s short
DTM at Hockenheim
after achieving a large output. The Italian rider is the
first leader of the category after a Saturday in which Audi has commanded with hand
firm in the German track. Pole and victory for the firm of Ingolstadt though
of the five extra kilos of ballast received after the classification.
The podium
the first race of the year I have completed Robert Wickens and Nico Müller
while Miguel Molina has been added the first point of the season.
Juncadella leaves after an accident

Nico Müller was the first pole position of his career in the DTM and however, not served to nothing. Edo Mortara will prevail in the first corner, while Jamie Green managed to sneak a third party, a position that lasted a sigh since before the end of the first round was played with Christian Vietoris, falling at the end of the group. It is also produced multiple outputs of the track and rubbing on the middle and rear of the platoon, con Timo Scheider, Adrien Tambay and Tom Blomqvist as victims. To avoid problems, Miguel Molina crossed the finish line seventh after the first turn, and Dani Juncadella to own it in eighteenth position.

The dispute for the sixth place left the battle more intense in the initial part of the race, although the result of these struggles Miguel Molina fell in a blink of an eye up to the eleventh position. The disaster English was born just a few corners later when Dani Juncadella was Timo Glock, leaving both out of the race. Under the ‘Slow Zone’ of the third sector caused by this mishap left the debutant Esteban Ocon and Mike Rockenfeller, although in the case of the Audi driver was a mechanical problem on his RS 5 DTM.


With all these problems, Edoardo Mortara got a few meters of advantage is very valuable on Robert Wickens, every time the canadian managed to overtake Nico Müller. Behind, the fight for the fourth place was turned into a pitched battle in which Paul di Resta managed to impose itself on Christian Vietoris and Bruno Spengler, being out Maximilian Götz by an output of the track in the Stadium. The area of points after the track output of the Mercedes driver was completed by Mattias Ekström, Martin Tomczyk, with Gary Paffett and Maxime Martin, while Da Costa ahead of his teammate almost instantly.

In the ecuador of the race was pulling out the ‘Slow Zone’, time that I took advantage of Gary Paffett to win the position, Ekström and Tomczyk in the struggle for the seventh position. Almost to the pair, Christian Vietoris managed to overtake Paul di Resta. Mattias Ekström and Gary Paffett returned to be protagonists of the race shortly after the touching, which eventually was seized shortly after by the rivals who had behind. Thanks to the problems of Paffett, Miguel Molina managed to climb to the tenth position, a position that lasted a little thanks to the good manoeuvre of Lucas Auer.

The last 10 minutes of the race were much more calm and without any opposition, Edoardo Mortara got the victory in the first race of the season. Robert Wickens and Nico Müller completed the podium. With apparent mechanical problems, Christian Vietoris lost in the last breath the fourth position in favour of Paul di Resta. Bruno Spengler finished as the best driver BMW in the sixth position, followed yes by their mates António Félix Da Costa and Maxime Martin. Mattias Ekström was ninth, and Miguel Molina got his first point to be tenth after a great battle with Paffett.

Classification first career DTM 2016 at Hockenheim I

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Distance
1 Edoardo Mortara Audi RS 5 DTM 42:11.606
2nd Robert Wickens Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +1.675
3rd Nico Müller Audi RS 5 DTM +4.454
4th Paul di Resta Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +8.818
5th Christian Vietoris Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +10.192
6th Bruno Spengler BMW M4 DTM +20.097
7th António Félix Da Costa BMW M4 DTM +30.882
8th Maxime Martin BMW M4 DTM +41.360
9th Mattias Ekström Audi RS 5 DTM +46.455
10th Miguel Molina Audi RS 5 DTM +47.198