DTM: Farfus takes win in Zandvoort, Rockenfeller champion (+results)

Augusto Farfus (BMW) took his second win in-a-row at Zandvoort, for the penultimate round of the DTM season. Mike Rockenfeller (Audi) finished second, which was enough to secure the championship win before Hockenheim.

Both title contenders dominated the race in Zandvoort, as Farfus and Rockenfeller pulled away in front after pole sitter Marco Wittmann had a poor start and could not retain first position. The Brazilian driver was able to maintain his lead until the checkered flag, to take his second win in-a-row, his third one this season.

Zandvoort, DTM, Timo Scheider, Augsto Farfus, Mike Rockenfeller

Mike Rockenfeller, Augusto Farfus, Timo Schedier (Photo: DTM.com)

But Mike Rockenfeller is now out of reach in championship classification, as the Audi driver secured a second place which gave him the title before the last round in Hockenheim. Timo Scheider (Audi) was third, which was a small consolation for the 2008-2009 champion, who had a very tough season.

The Canadian drivers had another race to forget in Zandvoort. Bruno Spengler (BMW) who started from 16th position, was on course to score points thanks to a good strategy, but only until a late incident with Pascal Wherlein’s Mercedes damaged one of his wheel, forcing him to slow down in the last laps, and dropping him down to 20th.

Robert Wickens (Mercedes) could not secure better than 16th position.

The last round of the championship will be presented on october 20th in Hockenheim.

Zandvoort, DTM

Zandvoort (Photo: DTM.com)

Race results – DTM (Zandvoort)
1 – Augusto Farfus (BMW M3) – RBM – 44 laps in 1.13’26″294
2 – Mike Rockenfeller (Audi RS5) – Phoenix – 1″603
3 – Timo Scheider (Audi RS5) – Abt – 2″149
4 – Mattias Ekstroem (Audi RS5) – Abt – 3″383
5 – Marco Wittmann (BMW M3) – MTEK – 3″652
6 – Adrien Tambay (Audi RS5) – Abt – 3″834
7 – Joey Hand (BMW M3) – RBM – 4″444
8 – Filipe Albuquerque (Audi RS5) – Rosberg – 5″060
9 – Gary Paffett (Mercedes AMG-C Coupé) – HWA – 6″795
10 – Miguel Molina (Audi RS5) – Phoenix – 7″023
11 – Martin Tomczyk (BMW M3) – RMG – 7″397
12 – Pascal Wehrlein (Mercedes AMG-C Coupé) – Mucke – 7″415
13 – Jamie Green (Audi RS5) – Abt – 8″068
14 – Edoardo Mortara (Audi RS5) – Rosberg – 9″992
15 – Christian Vietoris (Mercedes AMG-C Coupé) – HWA – 10″596
16 – Robert Wickens (Mercedes AMG-C Coupé) – HWA – 11″117
17 – Daniel Juncadella (Mercedes AMG-C Coupé) – Mucke – 11″558
18 – Timo Glock (BMW M3) – MTEK – 12″043
19 – Andy Priaulx (BMW M3) – RMG – 12″890
20 – Bruno Spengler (BMW M3) – Schnitzer – 21″301

Fastest lap: 1’32″396 (Marco Wittmann)

Retirements
Lap 37 – Dirk Werner
Lap 1 – Roberto Merhi

Championship
1.Rockenfeller 142; 2.Farfus 116; 3.Vietoris 71; 4.Wickens 70; 5.Spengler, Paffett 67.

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