The DTM is deep in Russian lands to the dispute of his fifth round scoring of the season. The Moscow Raceway, a track that has hosted the German contest from 2013, is ready to be a witness of a new battle between Audi, BMW and Mercedes. With five riders fighting for the lead of the contest, separated all of them by 17 points, the excitement is served. In this aspect, Mattias Ekström acts as the leader of the DTM, although equality is still the predominant note of the event. In fact, four different drivers have won the last four races disputed in Hungary and Norisring.
Moscow Raceway is a circuit of new construction situated in Volokolamsky, about 100 kilometers from Moscow. Despite this distance, this track takes the name of the Russian capital. A license for a circuit that has different configurations and that in the case of the DTM passes by a track of a total of 3,931 metres with a total of 13 curves. Its two long straights, the rear and the finish, serve as the perfect counterpoint to a first half circuit full of curves linked to medium-and low-speed. Miguel Molina takes the fastest lap of the track from 2014 with a time of 1:28.305.
After adding a podium and a fourth position at Norisring, Mattias Ekström arrives in Moscow as the leader of the DTM, although its advantage is really, really short. Nevertheless, two points behind places Lucas Auer. The pilot austrian living a sweet moment after being confirmed as one of the pilots of Force India in the test of the Hungaroring. Before that, it will try to recover the leadership of the German Championship of passenger Cars. Maxime Martin is the great candidate of BMW after link two podiums and a victory in the last three races. Jamie Green and René Rast shoot the options of Audi in this fight.
beyond the three riders competing for the leadership, another one of the Audi drivers has the Moscow Raceway a scenario highly favorable to their interests. However, the first race of the DTM in the path Russian won by Mike Rockenfeller. The German repeated the triumph in 2015. Despite this, their participation is in doubt after the accident he had with Gary Paffett at Norisring and the cost of fracture in one of the metatarsal bones of his left foot. The intention of Rockenfeller is to be able to get on their Audi RS 5 DTM. otherwise, he will be replaced by Nyck de Vries.
Audi has another letter in their favor, at least during the first phase of the season, the burdens of compensation. In Norisring these were not moved by the rain, and once analyzed the results seen in the German track, the Audi RS 5 DTM will be the lightest stroller on the grill. With 5 kilos less than those who finished in Norisring, the six Audi will have a weight of 1.117,5 kg. For their part, both the BMW M4 DTM as the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM win five kilos, so that the weight of the BMW is fixed at 1.112,5 kilos, and that of the Mercedes in 1.127,5.
Schedules of the DTM 2017 at the Moscow Raceway
|Day / Time||Session||Duration|
|Friday 21/07 – 15:00h||Free practice 1||30′|
|Saturday 22/07 – 09:50h||Free practice 2||30′|
|Saturday 22/07 – 11:40h||Classification (Race 1)||20′|
|Saturday 22/07 – 14:43h||Career 1||55′ + 1 back|
|Sunday 23/07 – 08:40h||Free practice 3||30′|
|Sunday 23/07 – 10:30pm||Classification||20′|
|Sunday 23/07 – 13:48am||Career 2||55′ + 1 back|