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Audi driver Ekström to start from first row yet again

DTM 2004
Mattias Ekström

At the DTM’s fourth round, an Audi A4 DTM will be starting from the first row of the grid yet again. Under extremely difficult conditions, Audi works driver Mattias Ekström managed to lock in position two at EuroSpeedway Lausitz. After the Swede had clocked the fastest time – by far – of the whole weekend during the free practice session in the morning, rain set in before the qualifying. Driving the Audi A4 DTM in wet weather for the first time, the Adria winner clinched third place in the qualifying session. In the subsequent super pole single timed lap, Ekström was the first driver to choose slicks as the track was just beginning to dry off, and this choice proved to be exactly right. Another Audi driver, Christian Abt, qualified for the top ten as well. For Emanuele Pirro, his eleventh place on the grid marked his best qualifying result so far. Tom Kristensen, Frank Biela and Martin Tomczyk will be starting from positions 18, 19 and 21.

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