Maro Engel debuts in the DTM, thanks to the strategy


Maro Engel has taken the victory in the second race of the DTM at the Moscow Raceway after playing with the strategy and stop in the pits on the first lap of the race. This movement united the low pace of Nico Müller on the final straight of the test to compact the group have been the ingredients that have allowed the German pilot to premiere his track record. The swede Mattias Ekström finished second, while Bruno Spengler has been third party with the BMW. Thanks to the fourth place joined by René Rast, the Audi driver is still in the lead of the classification of the DTM.

With Bruno Spengler on pole, as Tom Blomqvist was disqualified from the classification, started a career and left to our own Spengler in the head after an output has a very tight fit with Mattias Ekström, who slammed against the wall. The start, fairly clean, charged the options of Maxime Martin, any time that had to go through gravel. A stranger to this movement of the belgian, Paul Di Resta, he won the starting to René Rast for the third place. On this occasion, Marco Wittmann, Loïc Duval, Maro Engel and Tom Blomqvist opted to pass by the pits on the first lap.

One of the pilots that more land won in the exit was Lucas Auer, because in two turns, managed to assault the eighth position. A progression very important, any time you the Safety Car made act of presence shortly after by the abandonment of Maxime Martin, who finished his career with a fire in their front brakes after hitting the barriers. Several turns later, in the resalida, Bruno Spengler managed to retain first place with respect to Mattias Ekström and Paul Di Resta. Behind, René Rast was placed fifth and Lucas Auer won another position to be placed seventh. Shortly after, Mattias Ekström overtakes the lead to Spengler.


Bruno Spengler and Lucas Auer opened in some way the door of the tire changes, at least in the head group, reached the ecuador of the race. This step is repeated automatically Timo Glock, Augusto Farfus and Mike Rockenfeller, although the move went really wrong with a stop very slow to Glock. Mattias Ekström also took a long time to pass through pit and get out in the lead followed by René Rast lost the option to overtake Bruno Spengler with a bad stop. Right after, Lucas Auer overtook the same time, René Rast and Augusto Farfus.

When Paffett, Green, Mortara made his tire change, the trial boasted of a provisional podium entirely new. Once more, the riders stopped in the first round won the game and with Nico Müller yet to stop, Marco Wittmann became the virtual leader of the race ahead of Maro Engel, Loïc Duval and Tom Blomqvist, demoted to the fifth position to Mattias Ekström. All in all, the pilot Swedish had a better pace and more tyre new, which allowed him to overtake Loïc Duval, who fell at the positions behind. For his part, René Rast beat Lucas Auer.

Nico Müller delayed its stop until the last moment, slowing down the group to deliver best options of passing to Ekström and Rast. The pilot Swedish forward with great difficulty to Marco Wittmann to assault the second position. René Rast took advantage of a manoeuvre at the limit of Jamie Green to gain two positions extra in the final turn, what he was worth to retain the lead in the DTM. Oblivious to this, Maro Engel got the win ahead of Mattias Ekström. Bruno Spengler closed the podium after finishing ahead of René Rast and Jamie Green. The area of the closed Wittmann, Rockenfeller, Blomqvist, Auer and Wickens.

Classification Race 2 of the DTM 2017 at the Moscow Raceway

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Distance
1 Maro Engel Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM 56:41.087
2nd Mattias Ekström Audi RS 5 DTM +0.376
3rd Bruno Spengler BMW M4 DTM +3.981
4th René Rast Audi RS 5 DTM +4.702
5th Jamie Green Audi RS 5 DTM +5.410
6th Marco Wittmann BMW M4 DTM +7.192
7th Mike Rockenfeller Audi RS 5 DTM +7.416
8th Tom Blomqvist BMW M4 DTM +8.391
9th Lucas Auer Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +8.564
10th Robert Wickens Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +8.982