Robert Wickens wins from the pole position for the DTM in Zandvoort


the recent history of The DTM used to say that to win from the pole
on this track it was a complicated task, but the statistics are to be broken.
Robert Wickens has joined his first win of the season in Zandvoort after
starting from the first position, becoming the eighth driver in new
races that get a victory.
Marco Wittmann and Christian Vietoris have
completed the podium
, which allows Wittmann to maintain the lead in the contest.
Between the Spanish riders, heads and tails.
Dani Juncadella has joined
first points of the season
after finishing eighth while Miguel Molina
finished in positions delayed.

After the great result in classification of Mercedes, Framework
Wittmann was the guest upset that he could stop the guys from Stuttgart
However, Robert Wickens managed to keep the first position in a
output quite clean in the head. She could not say the same thing in the middle
where Adrien Tambay and Maximilian Götz were played, being
outside both of the race and causing the Safety Car. In the chaos,
Dani Juncadella
gained three positions to be placed tenth
, while Miguel Molina
was touch and went up two positions after leaving at the end of the group by a
penalty of five positions.

Martin Tomczyk was another victim of the departure, after suffer
a Drive Through
, ruined any option for the German pilot of
fight for the last positions, with the right to points. This penalty left
Maxime Martin, Timo Glock and Bruno Spengler as the main rivals Dani
Juncadella to add their first points of the season, all of them
with the BMW M4 DTM. However, the first attack occurred between the own
pilots of the signing of Munich the whole time
Bruno Spengler overtook Timo
Glock under braking for the curve


The own Spanish rider took the initiative and moments before the output track of Augusto Farfus, Dani Juncadella exceeded Esteban Ocon to ascend to the ninth position, attack that served to cross the ecuador of the race. After the ‘slow zone’ by the mishap of Farfus, Christian Vietoris was the one in charge of putting spice to the race after launching several attack to Marco Wittmann. Without success, the race was back to his usual route with the permission of the sanctions. Nico Müller and Edo Mortara suffered two Drive Through, while Timo Glock lost a good number of positions.

The struggle for the sixth position, became a group of three
for the low rate of António Félix Da Costa. The Portuguese got to stop
Mattias Ekström, which caused Dani Juncadella came to the wake of the pilot
Audi. In this group there were no changes,
but in the fight for the podium Gary
Paffett overtook Christian Vietoris
in a move that would relieve any
pressure to Marco Wittmann. In any case unrelated to these battles,
Wickens crossed the last five minutes of the race without opposition for
get the win
, becoming the eighth rider other than to win a

Marco Wittmann finished second, while the last
position of the podium again have a change of owner. In a movement
amazing without DRS,
Christian Vietoris returned the overtaking Gary
Paffett to be third party
. Fifth was for his part Jamie Green, while
António Félix Da Costa I was able to hold the attacks of Mattias Ekström for
to rise to the sixth place. For its part,
Dani Juncadella was eighth by adding
the first points of the year
, which also accounted for the first time Esteban
Ocon. While Maxime Martin closed the top ten,
Miguel Molina had the
race in eighteenth position

Classification first career DTM 2016 in Zandvoort

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Distance
1 Robert Wickens Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM 41:55.441
2nd Marco Wittmann BMW M4 DTM

3rd Christian Vietoris Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +8.978
4th Gary Paffett Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +10.657
5th Jamie Green Audi RS 5 DTM +12.626
6th António Félix Da Costa BMW M4 DTM +18.178
7th Mattias Ekström Audi RS 5 DTM +18.877
8th Dani Juncadella Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +19.166
9th Esteban Ocon Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +19.838
10th Maxime Martin BMW M4 DTM +23.592