• Audi finishes 1-2-3 and takes the lead in the DTM standings from Mercedes

      Well, the back and forth fight between Audi and Mercedes continues although Audi's dominant 1-2-3 finish this past weekend vaulted them into first place in the standings. Martin Tomczyk helped Audi get back in the drivers seat with his third win of the season. Mattias Ekstrom and Edoardo Mortara were the two other Audi drivers who helped complete Audi's first 1-2-3 sweep of the season. The Audi drivers seemed to do much better in the wet conditions than the Mercedes drivers.

      Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport):

      A perfect result for Audi! Martin (Tomczyk) drove a fantastic race, but naturally so did Eki and Edo no question. Im really pleased with that: particularly because it was a special race due to the difficult conditions. The result is a reward for everyone who has worked so hard to achieve it. It reflects a great team performance. Martin is leading the championship again. Simply marvelous.

      Martin Tomczyk (Schaeffler Audi A4 DTM), 1st place

      A fantastic race! The start was obviously a little tricky. The situation with Gary Paffett in the early stages was a bit difficult. He blocked and wasnt able to drive the times that I could. But then I found my pace. From then on things were going really well all the way up to the end of the race, very fast, very consistent. Its been a perfect weekend.

      Mattias Ekstrm (Red Bull Audi A4 DTM), 2nd place

      Im really happy. For me, second place feels like a victory because I achieved the maximum. I saw Martin (Tomczyk) behind me, hes in the title race and I let him run. After that, both of us were driving flat-out. It was a fantastic race for Audi.

      Edoardo Mortara (Playboy Audi A4 DTM), 3rd place

      A perfect race and a fantastic start a start of the kind you may only manage once in your career. I was able to overtake some rivals early on. The rhythm was good, just in the last stint I had Gary (Paffett) behind me but was able to keep him at bay. A tremendous weekend!

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