In race one, Edoardo Mortara in the Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline celebrated a commanding victory. In race two, the rear of the Italian’s car was hit by a rival as early as in turn two. Mortara dropped to the end of the field and ultimately had to settle for twelfth place. Following the opening weekend, the Italian as the best Audi driver, ranks in third place of the standings with 25 points.
The only Audi driver to finish in the points twice was youngster Nico Müller who, after taking third place on Saturday, battled his way forward in his Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM from grid position 15 to eighth place. “It’s great that I was able to score points in both races,” said the 24-year-old Swiss. “I’m happy that I didn’t get entangled in the many accidents at the beginning of the race today. I had some nice overtaking maneuvers, am ranking in fourth place overall and already look forward to Spielberg in 14 days’ time.”
“Following the positive opener on Saturday, we’d have obviously wished for a better result today,” Dieter Gass, Head of DTM at Audi Sport, said after the second race on Sunday. “Unfortunately, we were too slow in qualifying today. When your best car is in position eleven on the grid, you’re going to have a difficult time. For a successful outcome of our strategy of saving a fresh tire set per car for the race, our performance in qualifying wasn’t good enough.”