Green wins race, Ekstrom is champion

Jamie Green took his second consecutive DTM victory at Hockenheim, while Mattias Ekstrom sealed his second series title with third place

Green wins race, Ekstrom is champion

Green controlled the race from the front once he had passed Tom Kristensen in the early stages, while Timo Scheider overtook Ekstrom for second during the second round of pitstops, after the German had supported his teammate in the early stages. Scheider's second place is the first DTM podium of his career.

Behind him, Ekstrom finished just 0.4 seconds ahead of his title rival Bruno Spengler, who needed to outscore the Audi driver by two points.

Spengler only caught Ekstrom in the closing laps of the race though, as the Mercedes driver spent much of his afternoon battling with older cars that made later pitstops than him.

Bernd Schneider took fifth place ahead of polesitter Kristensen, while Alexandros Margaritis and Paul di Resta completed the points finishers.

Martin Tomczyk went into the race just four points behind Ekstrom, but his title chances evaporated after he was hit by a recovering Scheider on the first lap, after Scheider had gone off the track at the hairpin.

Tomczyk came in for repairs on the first lap, and although he rejoined, he could only recover back to ninth place.

Classified:

Pos  Driver                 Car       Time
 1.  Jamie Green            Mercedes  1h00:19.948
 2.  Timo Scheider          Audi       +    3.696
 3.  Mattias Ekstrom        Audi       +    7.235
 4.  Bruno Spengler         Mercedes   +    7.669
 5.  Bernd Schneider        Mercedes   +   11.079
 6.  Tom Kristensen         Audi       +   19.658
 7.  Alexandros Margaritis  Mercedes   +   23.174
 8.  Paul Di Resta          Mercedes   +   29.158
 9.  Martin Tomczyk         Audi       +   33.185
10.  Daniel La Rosa         Mercedes   +   34.792
11.  Mathias Lauda          Mercedes   +   35.753
12.  Lucas Luhr             Audi       +   36.532
13.  Markus Winkelhock      Audi       +   46.171
14.  Susie Stoddart         Mercedes   +   49.560
15.  Christian Abt          Audi       +   57.407
16.  Alexandre Premat       Audi       +   57.832
17.  Mika Hakkinen          Mercedes   + 1:03.036
18.  Vanina Ickx            Audi       + 1:31.967

Not classified/retirements:

     Driver                 Car       Laps
     Mike Rockenfeller      Audi      32
     Gary Paffett           Mercedes  0

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