Audi driver in second place in DTM driver standings


Published on September 27th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Audi driver in second place in DTM driver standings

With a strong race on Saturday, Audi driver Edoardo Mortara (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline) advanced to second place in the DTM drivers’ standings at the Nürburgring. The Italian in his CASTROL Edge Audi RS 5 DTM, in fifth place, had previously been the best Audi driver in the morning’s qualifying session.

Mike Rockenfeller, Mattias Ekström

In turn one, Mortara managed to overtake Mercedes drivers Lucas Auer and Pascal Wehrlein, who had started in front of him. Subsequently, he outperformed the BMW of Bruno Spengler as well and held up to the pressure from leader of the standings Pascal Wehrlein up to the checkered flag. On taking second place, Mortara bumped his teammate Mattias Ekström by one point to third place in the DTM drivers’ standings. In an extremely close qualifying session in the morning, the Swede had to settle for 17th place and in the race recovered to position ten although his Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM had suffered front-end damage in the starting commotion.

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