Audi scored their first DTM victory in 2012 and of the new regulations with Edoardo Mortara crossing the finish line first of all at Red Bull Ring Spielberg.
“The pole position yesterday and victory today plus five Audi cars in the top ten underscore that Audi is back again. We’ll continue to work hard on maintaining this. This result was the best way of thanking the squad that has been working extremely hard,” said Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, Head of Audi Motorsport.
Mortara won the race in style after being under hard pressure from both Mercedes’ Gary Paffett and BMW’s Martin Tomczyk, scoring his first ever DTM victory.
“After the best time in yesterday’s qualifying, my first victory today – that’s a very special moment for me. But for Audi, too, this is a great moment in the new DTM era. And for Team Rosberg it’s fantastic also. I can hardly find words for this wonderful situation. After a few difficult weekends I wouldn’t have necessarily expected to win. You always try and give your best and today we achieved the maximum,” said Mortara.
While Mortara won the race, Mattias Ekström is best placed Audi driver in the championship, climbing to second position on 47 points.
“I had a very good start in the race but then unfortunately lost a few places on lap one. In the end, I finished in fourth place. It’s definitely a bit disappointing that I didn’t finish on podium and manage to score big points. But twelve points from Spielberg and second place in the championship are good. The most important thing today, though, was that we were very competitive,” said Ekström.