Playboy wins at Norisring

Nico Müller in Playboy Audi RS5 DTM for Audi Sport Team Abt won the second race at DTM the weekend, and therefore made it a clean sweep for Audi at Norisring.

For a long time it looked like Poleman Tom Blomqvist would take the victory, but even though BMW had gotten 2,5 kg taken out of the car this morning due to Balance of Performance, and 2,5 kg had been added to both Audi and Mercedes, Blomqvist couldn’t keep the lead, and was passed in connection to the mandatory pit stop by Müller.

The victory is the first for Müller in DTM, after a lot of success in other forms of racing, and among that a victory at the Nürburgring 24 Hours 2015.

There was loads of carbon fibre flying through the air during the 72 laps. Mattias Ekström and Augusto Farfus retired already on the first lap after contact with other drivers.

Nico Müller Photo: JJ Media
Nico Müller
Photo: JJ Media

Antonio Felix Da Costa was once again in contact with several other drivers. The incident was not his fault though, after a contact with Christian Vietoris and Jamie Green. Vietoris got a penalty but Green only a warning. Felix Da Costa himself got five seconds added to his finishing time from race control too due to contact with other competitors.

Gary Paffett retired after a loss of power from his engine, and Daniel Juncadella and Adrien Tambay both had to retire with damage to their cars.

So the carbon fibre manufacturers had a very nice day in the south of Germany.

Marco Wittmann is in the lead of the championship, with both Edoardo Mortara and Paul De Resta are within 5 points of the lead.

But with 10 races and 25 points for each win, there is still a lot to drive for plus we are not even halfway through the season.

The next race is in 3 weeks at Zandvoort.

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