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09/24/06
Ingolstadt/Barcelona
Sports
Audi driver Martin Tomczyk celebrates first DTM victory

DTM 2006
Red Bull Audi A4 DTM #4 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline), Martin Tomczyk
  • Command performance from Audi’s youngest works driver
  • Heinz-Harald Frentzen also on the podium
  • Mattias Ekström fourth despite controversial penalty

The 42,000 spectators who watched the first ever Spanish DTM race at Barcelona may well come again next year. They witnessed a spectacular battle between Audi and Mercedes-Benz, from which the Audi A4 DTM once again emerged as winner: After 58 extremely hard fought laps, the German Martin Tomczyk, who started from pole position, celebrated his first DTM victory ever at the wheel of the Red Bull A4 DTM from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline. Heinz-Harald Frentzen took third place and in doing so claimed his second podium finish since joining Audi. Mattias Ekström rounded out the Audi triumph with his fourth position, which he claimed despite being given a controversial ‘drive-through’ penalty.

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