Milenko Vukovic doubles-up at the Nürburgring, while Victoria Froß scores first class win
Milenko Vukovic won his second race of the weekend in the DTC series at the Nürburgring in the Super Production class, while Victoria Froß took her first class win in the series’ Production 1.0 category, seeing her leave the weekend second in the standings.
Vukovic won the overall race in his Audi A3 saloon, finishing just over three seconds clear of Heiko Hammel in the Wolf Racing Ford Fiesta ST.
“It simply fitted together again today so that I could control the race,” said Vukovic.
His rival said there was nothing that he could do about the pace of the A3, and settled for damage limitation in the championship.
“He was now simply superior and unattainable for me,” said Hammel. “We have scored important points for the championship and that was the maximum that was possible,” he added.
The race was a disaster for Bastuck Motorsport’s Alexander Rambow, with the Kia Pro_Cee’d driver being given a drive-through penalty for contact with the Production 2.0 class Volkswagen Scirocco of Pavel Lefterov. Rambow ignored the repeated calls to come into the pits and was eventually black flagged by the stewards and excluded from the race.
Despite the incident, Bulgaria’s Lefterov went on to take his second win of the season in the Production 2.0 class, finishing two seconds clear of Matthias Meyer’s HTF Motorsport-run Scirocco.
Scoring her first win in the championship was Leipzig’s Victoria Froß in the P1 class, overtaking championship leader Dirk Lauth’s MINI John Cooper Works car at the end of the start-finish straight early in the race in her own IPC-run MINI, and went on to take the class win by over ten seconds.
“I am very happy that I have my first victory and with Dirk Lauth on the podium because he was sort of my primary school teacher on the race track,” she said. “Without him I wouldn’t have turned by first laps on a race track at all.”
Hammel leaves the Nürburgring with the lead in the Super Production class but by a reduced gap of just 14 points over Vukovic.
The next round of the DTC series takes place at Zolder on September 18th.