DTM: Martin Tomczyk takes the title, Mattias Ekstrom wins race image

Mattias Ekstrom continued his fine recent form with another DTM win at Valencia, but the spotlight was on fellow Audi driver Martin Tomczyk, who finished third to wrap up the championship.

After 11 years and 111 races in DTM the Bavarian finally took the title as his rival Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG) inherited ninth position after Edoardo Mortara (Audi Sport Team Rosberg) who was ahead of him , retired three laps before the end of the race.

Former double champion Timo Scheider enjoyed a solid afternoon eventually finishing fourth after starting seventh on the grid. The German made use of a slightly different strategy to leap frog both DC and van der Zande.

Miguel Molina was next up and classified fifth, the Spaniard having lost out to his Abt team-mate Oliver Jarvis at the first round of stops, but passing the Briton into Turn 1 on lap 16.

Race results – 45 laps:

Pos. Driver / Entrant / Car Time/Gap
1. Mattias Ekström
Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline
Red Bull Audi A4 DTM
1:10:45.452
2. Filipe Albuquerque
Audi Sport Team Rosberg
TV Movie Audi A4 DTM
18.103
3. Martin Tomczyk
Audi Sport Team Phoenix
Schaeffler Audi A4 DTM
33.950
4. Timo Scheider
Audi Sport Team Abt
AUTO TEST Audi A4 DTM
34.346
5. Miguel Molina
Audi Sport Team Abt Junior
Red Bull Audi A4 DTM
39.788
6. Oliver Jarvis
Audi Sport Team Abt
Audi Sport performance cars A4 DTM
40.655
7. Bruno Spengler
Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG
Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG C-Klasse
41.238
8. Gary Paffett
Thomas Sabo AMG Mercedes
Thomas Sabo AMG Mercedes C-Klasse
41.791
9. Mike Rockenfeller
Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline
E-POSTBRIEF Audi A4 DTM
44.671
10. Jamie Green
AMG Mercedes
AMG Mercedes C-Klasse
45.971
11. Susie Stoddart
TV Spielfilm AMG Mercedes
TV Spielfilm AMG Mercedes C-Klasse
49.720
12. Christian Vietoris
Junge Sterne AMG Mercedes
Junge Sterne AMG Mercedes C-Klasse
50.736
13. Ralf Schumacher
Salzgitter AMG Mercedes
Salzgitter AMG Mercedes C-Klasse
52.686
14. Rahel Frey
Audi Sport Team Phoenix
Glamour Audi A4 DTM
1:02.877
15. Maro Engel
GQ AMG Mercedes
GQ AMG Mercedes C-Klasse
1:16.230
16. Edoardo Mortara
Audi Sport Team Rosberg
Playboy Audi A4 DTM
+3 laps
Renger van der Zande
stern AMG Mercedes
stern AMG Mercedes C-Klasse
Not classified
David Coulthard
Deutsche Post AMG Mercedes
Deutsche Post AMG Mercedes C-Klasse
Not classified

Drivers’ standings after 9 of 10 rounds:
1. Martin Tomczyk, 64 points
2. Bruno Spengler, 51
3. Mattias Ekstrom, 49
4. Timo Scheider, 34
5. Mike Rockenfeller, 26
6. Jamie Green, 25