[Auto House Race] On August 7, the sixth round of the 2011 DTM German Touring Car Masters was held at the famous Nürburgring circuit. In the first race of the second half of the season, the Swedish driver Ekstrom of the Audi team won his first championship of the season, Spengler of the Mercedes-Benz team and another Audi driver Rockenfi Le won the runner-up and third runner-up.
DTM does not run the North Loop like the Nurburgring 24 Hours, nor does it use the F1 German race track. The track at the DTM Nürburgring station is only 3.629 kilometers long, with 49 laps in total and a total length of 177.821 kilometers. In the past six years of competition, Audi and Mercedes-Benz each won three of them, and the winner of this year's competition belongs to Audi.
Ekstrom drove an Audi car to win pole position in qualifying, which was his first pole position this season. The weather helped the Swede. As the track became dry towards the end of the qualifying session, Ekstrom seized the best track conditions for lap times and ran the fastest lap in one fell swoop. It was more than 3 seconds faster than the second place.
The beautiful start, the perfect race and two quick stops in the race made Ekstrom's first championship of the season. After 49 laps of fierce competition, Ekstrom led the line with a lead of 5.5 seconds ahead of second place Spengler. After winning, Ekstrom was very excited: “This is a fantastic day. I enjoy this victory very much. This feeling is more than any previous game. I have to wait 15 months to succeed again, but To me it seems like 50 months, which is simply too difficult.”
Spengler was runner-up, and Rockenfeller took third place. After Shedd and Tom Zick, Green finished sixth, and Motala and Parfit also squeezed into the standings. In terms of total driver points, Spengler ranked first with 47 points, Tom Zick ranked second with 40 points, and Shedd ranked third with 29 points temporarily.
The next round will be held on September 4th at Brands Hatch Circuit in the United Kingdom.