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DTM: Audi Sport’s Edoardo Mortara an Early Favorite at Spielberg


After a strong first-race performance during the opening weekend of the 2016 DTM season, and a successful history at Spielberg, Austria’s Red Bull Ring, Audi Sport driver Edoardo Mortara has emerged as the clear favorite for rounds 3 and 4 of the 2016 championship.  Already having claimed two victories, three podiums and two starts from pole position during his time at the Red Bull Ring, the Italian clearly has a unique bond with the 4.3km layout.  “I like the circuit, as well as the beautiful surroundings with the mountains and lush green nature”, says Mortara, who currently sits third in the overall DTM Driver’s Championship points standings.

Mortara isn’t the only Audi Sport driver who claims a special bond with the track- Mattias Ekström and Timo Scheider both consider the event to be a sort-of homecoming, taking place in their country of residence.  Current Audi Sport driver Mike Rockenfeller could be considered a bit partial to the facility as well, having held the track record (1m 25.266s) since 2014.

As with all DTM races, this one will be available to view live on SPORT1 in Germany, and on the DTM’s YouTube channel for those of us outside of Europe.

Read the full race preview below.

  • Italian DTM star has special relationship with Red Bull Ring
  • Two victories, three podiums and two pole positions
  • Edoardo Mortara: “I like the track, as well as the surroundings”
Edoardo Mortara started the new DTM season with a victory. As Audi Sport’s best driver he ranks in third place of the standings and is regarded as one of the top favorites for the next DTM races at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg on May 21 and 22.

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