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First “match ball” for Audi driver Mattias Ekström

DTM 2005
Mattias Ekström in front of Gary Paffett and Tom Kristensen
  • Defending champion comes as leader to Istanbul
  • DTM stars for first time in Turkey
  • Circuit is new territory for all DTM drivers

On the first weekend in October, the DTM stars for the first time in Turkey – on a racing circuit which is already considered one of the world's most challenging only a few weeks after its opening. On the spectacular, 5.338-kilometre Istanbul Park circuit, Audi factory driver Mattias Ekström plays his first “match ball”: The Swede from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline could wrap up the title early with a win.

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