DTM: First victory for Miguel Molina
Audi driver Miguel Molina claimed the first win in his DTM career as he was the fastest in race two at Nurburgring. Just like on Saturday, all three manufacturers found their place on the podium as Paul Di Resta in the Mercedes was second and Bruno Spengler in the BMW third.
Miguel Molina was on pole position, followed by Tom Blomqvist in the BMW and another Audi driver Jamie Green. After winning race on Saturday, Maxime Martin started from 16th, while championship leader Pascal Wehrlein started from ninth. But, Green got stuck and dropped to the last place.
Timo Scheider was the first who retired after a collision with Robert Wickens and stayed in the gravel, so safety car was deployed before the first lap was completed. Soon after, Wickens also went into the garage.
In lap three, the race was restarted with Molina on top, and Blomqvist and Paul Di Resta behind him, but Wehrlein sneaked himself to sixth place. This race was much more intense than Saturday’s as we could see a big battle in the middle of the grid, especially from Daniel Juncadella and Mattias Ekstrom.
After all drivers completed their mandatory pit-stops, Molina was still on top, Di Resta moved up to second, Bruno Spengler was third, with Blomqvist and Maximilian Gotz behind them. Wehrlein dropped to eighth after being too nervous, making an unsafe release. Talented Mercedes driver was in great battle with Juncadella, Mike Rockenfeller and Augusto Farfus. In the meantime, Timo Glock got a drive-through penalty after pushing Edoardo Mortara out of track.
On top of the grid, Molina was eight seconds ahead of Di Resta and 10 ahead of Spengler, so he could easily go into the last minutes of the race. Finally, Spaniard comfortbaly claimed his first career victory ahead of Paul Di Resta and Bruno Spengler. Tom Blomqvist was fourth and Pascal Wehrlein fifth what was enough to go one step closer to the championship title as he has a 35-point lead.