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10/01/05
Ingolstadt/Istanbul
Sports
Audi driver Ekström on third row at Istanbul

DTM 2005
Audi A4 DTM #1 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline), Mattias Ekström
  • DTM leader is quickest Audi driver in qualifying
  • Tom Kristensen in Super Pole as well
  • Frank Stippler best driver of a 2004-spec A4

The leader of the standings, Mattias Ekström, is facing a difficult task in the DTM race at Istanbul Park, Turkey: as the best Audi driver, the Swede from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline claimed fifth place on the starting grid in the Super Pole qualifying session. His immediate rival, Gary Paffett (Mercedes), will start from pole position on Sunday, with three brand colleagues creating a buffer between himself and Ekström.

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