Audi at Lausitzring
Both days were the Audi show with the manufacture having a dominating performance. It was pretty much as if Mercedes and BMW didn’t even bother to show up.
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It all started with the first race where Audis finished in first, second, third and fourth place. Such success doesn’t happen often, but then they went one better the next race and finished first, second, third fourth and fifth.
The big winner was Jamie Green who got the victory in both races. This was the first time in 2015 that a driver in DTM managed back to back wins.
The second victory of the season (the first race of the weekend) by Jamie Green was very impressive from two perspectives. He was not in the best of health and could hardly talk, which made radio communications with his team more difficult. In addition, the drag reduction system (DRS) that allows the rear wing angle to be flattened did not work in his case. “That’s why it was hard to overtake Miguel (Molina),” he said following his triumph. “But my car was simply perfect for my driving style. With two successes in the first three races, this is a dream start to the new season for me.”
Of the seconds race Jamie said:
“The race today was harder than yesterday, Mattias (Ekström) was fast and my advantage was never really large. Obviously, having won both races here is mega.”
Mattias Ekström managed to clinch an uncontested second place in the second race and is now trailing Mr. Green in the overall standings.
“You don’t get to see a one-two-three-four result in the DTM every day,” said Dieter Gass, Head of DTM at Audi Sport, after the first race. “That’s why our joy is even greater – especially at the Lausitzring, a track that we often had some difficulty with in the past. This shows that we really did good work in winter. But we’re keeping our feet planted firmly on the ground. Although things seemed to be pretty easy for us at the front today the gap to the competition isn’t very large. The tides can turn very quickly in the DTM because the field is so close. Things can look completely different tomorrow.”
The following day Mr. Mass added:
“Yesterday I said that one-two-three-four wins are very rare in the DTM. That we even had five of our cars finish at the front today crowned a perfect DTM weekend for Audi. We’re delighted but we also know how quickly the tables can turn again in the DTM. Our home round at the Norisring in four weeks from now will literally be a heavy challenge, as we’ll have to add even more weight to our cars. But that we’ve been able to deliver such a performance at the Lausitzring of all places shows how strong the Audi RS 5 DTM is this year.”