Published on August 2nd, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Audi clinches fifth victory during first DTM race at Red Bull Ring
Audi’s contingent started with a 1-2 qualifying position for Race 1 at the Red Bull Ring, and managed to control the race throughout to clinch another victory this season. It once again stretches the lead between Audi and other manufacturers. The man of the day in the ninth race of the season at the Red Bull Ring at Spielberg was Edoardo Mortara. The Italian from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, after setting best times in both free practice sessions, clinched the top spot on the grid with a clear advantage and took a commanding race victory in his Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM. For Mortara this marked the third success in the DTM and for Audi the 72nd.
An impressive performance was shown yet again by his team-mate Mattias Ekström as well. The Swede in the Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM advanced from position nine on the grid to fifth place. During his recovery, he managed a particularly remarkable overtaking maneuver on the last lap against BMW driver Augusto Farfus as a result of which he secured two additional points.
Mike Rockenfeller thrilled the numerous spectators at the Red Bull Ring in the Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Phoenix with superb overtaking maneuvers too. After dropping to twelfth place on the starting lap following contact with BMW driver Bruno Spengler, he recovered to eighth place. A finish in the points was also achieved by Adrien Tambay in the Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM, in tenth place.
Nico Müller in the Audi Financial Services Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Rosberg saw the checkered flag in twelfth place after having been brushed twice by Bruno Spengler. Timo Scheider (AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM) and Miguel Molina (Teufel Audi RS 5 DTM) were entangled in gripping midfield position battles and finished the race in positions 16 and 18.