After landing the DTM race victory at Norisring, Audi’s Ekstrom was excluded, handing the win to Mercedes driver Wickens.
The DMSB decided to uphold its decision to exclude Mattias Ekström from the Norisring result.
Not only did Audi's Mike Rockenfeller take the DTM victory on the Brands Hatch circuit but he also is the new series points leader.
Augusto Farfus, who started from pole position, continuously improved after weaker start and secured second place.
The DTM teams also test the DRS (Drag Reduction System), allowing the drivers to open a rear-wing flap and temporarily increase their top speed, this way.
Canadian racer Robert Wickens grabbed his first DTM pole at the Norisring in his Mercedes-Benz. Reining series champion Bruno Spengler slots alongside his fellow countryman in his BMW.
Five of the six Mercedes-Benz drivers in top ten on grid.
Race 5 of the 2013 DTM season takes place at the Norisring in Nuremberg on the weekend of 13th/14th July. Mercedes-Benz celebrates 25 years of contesting the series since it first entered a works team in 1988.
Lausitzring hosts fourth race of 2013 DTM season on the weekend of 15th - 16th June. VfB design proves popular with fans: Pascal Wehrlein continues in VfB Mercedes AMG C-Coupé.
At this time, the results of the Norisríng race remain provisional until the appeal court of the German Motor Racing Association makes a decision.
Fourth podium for Mercedes Junior Christian Vietoris (DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé).
Gary Paffett (EURONICS Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) in grid position twelve for start of season’s penultimate race.
Gary Paffett (EURONICS Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) set to compete in his 100th DTM race at Oschersleben.
Robert Wickens: “After 98 extremely tiring laps, I had to sprint down the full length of the pit lane to the podium ceremony!“
Gary Paffett (EURONICS Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) secures sixth place in his 100th DTM race.