Sunday, August 30, 2015

DTM: Dominant race 2 victory for Mike Rockenfeller in Moscow Raceway

By Tarek Ramchani

Mike Rockenfeller clinched a dominant DTM race 2 victory at the Moscow Raceway. It was a perfect Sunday for the Audi Sport Team Phoenix driver with pole position in a win.

Rocky started the 1-hour race from pole position and never been challenged for the lead. The 2013 DTM champion won at the Russian track in that same year and he did it again today. He ended the race ahead of the second placed BMW's Bruno Spengeler.

A great result for Mike Rockenfeller and the whole Audi Sport Team Phoenix after some unlucky rounds all season long.

Mattias Ekström (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline) had a very solid race and took a fully deserved podium. The double DTM champion put a great pressure on the third placed BMW M4 DTM of Maxime Martin. Eki made the decisive move with 10 minutes to go passing the Belgian in the last corner. A third place and big points enough to retake the overall lead in the drivers' standing.

Jaime Green (Audi Sport Team Rosberg) managed to enter the top-five overall with a fine fifth place. The Briton performed well and challenged Mattias Ekström for position four.

Edoardo Mortara (Audi Sport Team Abt) was eighth. Nico Mueller (Audi Sport Team Rosberg) was ninth. Miguel Molina (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline) was fourteenth. Adrien Tambay (Audi Sport Team Abt) was seventeenth. Antonio Giovinazzi (Audi Sport Team Phoenix) was twenty-first.

Photo credit: Audi Media