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09/23/07
Ingolstadt
Sports

Audi favours a sporting decision of the title

DTM 2007
Red Bull Audi A4 DTM #4 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline), Martin Tomczyk
  • Excessively rough driving at the DTM race at Barcelona
  • Audi withdraws all vehicles as a consequence
  • Audi driver Mattias Ekström continues to lead the table

The title decision in the 2007 DTM will only be made in the finale at Hockenheim on 14 October. 42,000 spectators at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona (Spain) witnessed an excessively rough race in which one Audi driver after the other was bumped off the track by Mercedes drivers – among them all four drivers of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline including the two candidates for the title, Mattias Ekström (Sweden) and Martin Tomczyk (Germany). When the situation threatened to escalate, Audi decided to withdraw all seven Audi A4 DTM cars that were still in the race.

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