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10/15/06
Ingolstadt/Le Mans
Sports
Le Mans witnesses exciting DTM début

DTM 2006
Siemens Audi A4 DTM #7 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline), Tom Kristensen
  • Tom Kristensen on podium despite slow start
  • Martin Tomczyk makes fourth position his own
  • Timo Scheider scores point in year-old car

34,000 spectators witnessed the successful début of the DTM around the Circuit Bugatti at Le Mans and yet another thrilling race, in which Tom Kristensen was the best Audi driver. The Dane had put himself in an excellent position, to possibly take the championship fight all the way to the Hockenheim finale on 29 October, after securing a front row slot in qualifying. However, at the start the Dane lost three positions and the title chances as a result. Kristensen fought his way back up to third. Kristensen nevertheless dropped to third overall in the championship standings and is now three points behind Bruno Spengler. Fifth position for Bernd Schneider was enough to win the title with a race to spare.

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