DTM audi RS5

Finally, Audi ended the 4-win streak of BMW in the DTM racing series during the second round of the series at Brands Hatch in Kent, England. The win came from 2010 Le Mans winner Mike Rockenfeller in the Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Phoenix.

Audi did not have a good start of the season back in Hockenheim where Timo Scheider was the best placed Audi at position 6. The other ABT Audi, driven by Adrien Tambay’s, retired after smoke plumes emerged from the engine. In the second round at Brands Hatch, Mike Rockenfeller gained a one-point lead over title defender Bruno Spengler. Bruno was placed second after finishing 7.641 seconds later than the Audi, in his BMW Bank M3.

The race was thrilling for the fans; Mike has already pulled a 3 second lead over the Hockenheim winner Augusto Farfus but his lead would be glorified after Farfus car grounded to a halt at the start line. That incident would give Bruno a chance to move from third to second position. Impressive performance also came from former champion Tomczyk of RMG BMW who climbed from 22nd to 16th, before finishing at 13th.

Results – 98 laps:

Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap
1. Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi 1h11m28.719s
2. Bruno Spengler Schnitzer BMW + 7.641s
3. Robert Wickens HWA Mercedes + 24.368s
4. Marco Wittmann MTEK BMW + 24.964s
5. Joey Hand RBM BMW + 26.076s
6. Gary Paffett HWA Mercedes + 25.071s
7. Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi + 36.523s
8. Christian Vietoris HWA Mercedes + 38.940s
9. Timo Scheider Abt Audi + 39.519s
10. Pascal Wehrlein Mucke Mercedes + 40.290s
11. Miguel Molina Phoenix Audi + 40.853s
12. Dirk Werner Schnitzer BMW + 1 lap
13. Martin Tomczyk RMG BMW + 1 lap
14. Timo Glock MTEK BMW + 1 lap
15. Jamie Green Abt Audi + 1 lap
16. Roberto Merhi HWA Mercedes + 1 lap
17. Filipe Albuquerque Rosberg Audi + 1 lap
18. Adrien Tambay Abt Audi + 1 lap
19. Andy Priaulx RMG BMW + 2 laps
20. Daniel Juncadella Mucke Mercedes + 2 laps

Retirements:

Edoardo Mortara Rosberg Audi 87 laps
Augusto Farfus RBM BMW 65 laps

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