L it was at the Lausitzring after the first DTM victory for Miguel Molina looked like. After winning the start, the Spaniard confidently led the third race of the season from pole position over large parts of the race distance. But on lap 25, Jamie Green launched a surprising attack on his brand colleague at the end of the home straight.
Because of a defective folding wing, Green had fought for a long time with blunt weapons in the battle for victory. That's why the decisive attack came only 7 laps before the end. As soon as Green was past Molina, the Spaniard also had to admit defeat to his brand colleagues Edoardo Mortara and Mattias Ekström. In the Audi quartet, Molina finally only rolled over the finish line in fourth place.
Green takes the lead in the DTM classification
'My Audi was very strong here at the Lausitzring from the first lap' , Green was happy afterwards with a hoarse voice. A cold with a sore throat couldn't stop the 32-year-old veteran any more than the competition. 'I could have taken pole position in qualifying. But because I had some traffic, it was only enough for second place on the grid. Without DRS it was of course not ideal in the race, so I'm particularly proud of my performance.'
With his second win of the season after his success in the opening race at Hockenheim, Jamie Green was able to regain the lead in the overall standings. The Englishman is now at the top of the ranking with 2 points ahead of Mortara. With Ekström 10 points behind Green in 3rd place, another Audi driver has good championship chances.
Only one BMW in the points
The best non-Audi at the Lausitzring was Pascal Wehrlein in a Mercedes in 5th place. With Robert Wickens behind, another star driver landed in 6th place. The best and only BMW driver in the points was Maxime Martin in 7th place. Timo Scheider (Audi), Mike Rockenfeller (Audi) and Daniel Juncadella (Mercedes) completed the top ten.
For master Marco Wittmann, despite a penalty in qualifying - plus 5 starting positions due to handicap - the race was long looking for a points place. But shortly after halfway through the 40-minute sprint race, the Franconian suddenly couldn't keep up with the competition. In the end, Wittmann only finished 13th behind his brand colleagues Bruno Spengler and Martin Tomczyk.
In our gallerywe have the pictures from Saturday at the Lausitzring.