Brit Jamie Green wins DTM finale at Hockenheim
October 24, 2011
Taking the lead from second place on the grid, the Brit stormed to victory 7.620 seconds ahead of newly-crowned 2011 DTM champion Martin Tomczyk (Audi). Celebrating his second win at Hockenheim, Green reflected: “I feel very proud to have won this race which is also the final outing for the AMG Mercedes C-Class, the most successful car in DTM history.”
Tomczyk finished second and extended his points’ tally to 72 points. Presented with the Crystal Champion’s Trophy by ex-Formula 1™ driver Patrick Tambay, the German wrapped up his achievements admitting, “I wasn’t able to completely keep up with Jamie’s pace, but that was secondary today. It was great to finish the year on the podium and to start into the winter break this way – it’s been a brilliant season.”
Meanwhile fellow Mercedes-Benz driver Bruno Spengler, who finishing ninth said: “Unfortunately, my bid to end the season as runner-up in the Championship didn’t quite come off, but all the same, I take satisfaction from having won two races and having started from pole position in four.”
Attention now turns to the upcoming season starting April 29th 2012 at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, where rivals BMW are set to make an exciting comeback to DTM…
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