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10/02/05
Ingolstadt/Istanbul
Sports
Tom Kristensen best Audi driver at Istanbul

DTM 2005
Audi A4 DTM #5 (Audi Sport Team Abt), Tom Kristensen
  • Le Mans record winner fifth after strong race in the rain
  • Title defender Mattias Ekström without points after collision
  • Frank Stippler best driver of a 2004-spec A4

The decision in the DTM will not be made until the finale at Hockenheim on 23 October: in the DTM race at Istanbul, Turkey, title defender Mattias Ekström in the Audi A4 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline for the first time this season finished without scoring points, following a collision on the opening lap. Best Audi driver in the rain race was his team-mate Tom Kristensen, who pushed forwards from tenth to fifth place in difficult conditions. In the manufacturers’ standings, Audi dropped back to second place.

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