Mattias Ekstrom defends DTM lead Start-finish victory for SEAT driver Peter Terting New winners in the SEAT Leon Supercopa Early retirement after strong qualifying performance Mattias Ekstrom defends DTM lead DTM: In front of a record turnout...
Mattias Ekstrom defends DTM lead Start-finish victory for SEAT driver Peter Terting New winners in the SEAT Leon Supercopa Early retirement after strong qualifying performance Mattias Ekstrom defends DTM lead
In front of a record turnout of 88,000 spectators, Audi driver Mattias Ekstrom successfully defended the lead in the DTM standings at Motopark Oschersleben. At a circuit on which overtaking is extremely difficult, the Swede fought his way through from fifth position on the grid to second place. Tom Kristensen showed a remarkable recovery: The Le Mans record victor started from pole-position but stalled at the race start. From 19th place, the Audi driver managed to advance to fifth place. Allan McNish finished the race in sixth place, thus scoring points again. Best driver of a 2004-spec car at Oschersleben was Frank Stippler. Rinaldo Capello, Christian Abt and Pierre Kaffer claimed places ten, twelve and 17. Martin Tomczyk had to park his Audi A4 DTM due to a defect on the right front suspension.
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Start-finish victory for SEAT driver Peter Terting
Youngster Peter Terting, who is supported by Audi, celebrated his first win in the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) at Puebla (Mexico). The 21-year-old German had already shined on the slippery track with the second best time in qualifying. But due to an engine change in his SEAT Toledo Cupra, the former Audi driver was penalized ten positions on the starting grid. From 12th position, Terting made it to seventh place in the first race. In the second heat, he took the lead immediately after the start and defended it until the finish line. Rickard Rydell completed the SEAT success with a third place in the first race. Dutch driver Tom Coronel won the privateers cup in both races with his Toledo.
New winners in the SEAT Leon Supercopa
The winners of the two races of the SEAT Leon Supercopa at Oschersleben were Christian Hohenadel and Bastian Kolmsee. The 28-year-old Hohenadel dominated the first race on Saturday from the start and so secured his first win of the season. For Kolmsee, starting for the Team Abt Sportsline, it was also his maiden victory. After finishing eighth on Saturday, he turned his pole-position on Sunday, under an intense heat of more than 30 degrees Celsius, into the win.
Early retirement after strong qualifying performance
After a strong performance in the qualifying session, the fifth round of the FIA GT Championship in Brno (Czech Republic) ended on the first lap for the Team Reiter Engineering. Having started from position six, the Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT of Peter Kox and Gianni Morbidelli was involved in a collision which caused the early retirement.