Lausitzring DTM: Audi's Jamie Green takes second win of 2015

Audi's Jamie Green claimed his second win of the 2015 DTM season at the Lausitzring, in a Saturday race that came to life in the final quarter

Lausitzring DTM: Audi's Jamie Green takes second win of 2015

Polesitter Miguel Molina assumed the early lead, ahead of Green, Edoardo Mortara and Mattias Ekstrom, underlining Audi's domination of the weekend.

The quartet were never split by more than two seconds, and pressure built as the 40 minutes passed, despite Green not having the use of DRS in his bid to take the lead.

However, he continued to bide his time, and pounced with eight minutes to go, passing Molina down the inside at the first corner.

He put his head down, and built a 1.1-second margin over the remainder of the lap to skip clear of the DRS zone, extended that to two seconds the next time around and eventually finished 4.251s clear.

Sweetening the deal, Green's 10th career victory also moved him into the championship lead.

After being passed by Green, Molina lost places to Mortara and Ekstrom at Turn 1 on the subsequent laps, and it remained an all-Audi top four.

Maxime Martin managed to run with the Audis for the bulk of the race in his BMW, only to lose late places to Mercedes pair Pascal Wehrlein and Robert Wickens, who finished fifth and sixth.

Martin held on to seventh, resisting a late challenge from Timo Scheider, as Mike Rockenfeller and Daniel Juncadella rounded out the top 10.

Reigning champion Marco Wittmann faded from points contention to finish 13th, while BMW stablemate Tom Blomqvist fared even worse.

The rookie ran as high as seventh, but lost ground during the middle third of the race after being passed by Wehrlein. An off-track excursion followed and he eventually finished 22nd.

RESULTS - 42 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Jamie Green Rosberg Audi 42m15.135s
2 Edoardo Mortara Abt Audi 4.261s
3 Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi 5.220s
4 Miguel Molina Abt Audi 6.969s
5 Pascal Wehrlein HWA Mercedes 8.122s
6 Robert Wickens HWA Mercedes 10.657s
7 Maxime Martin RMG BMW 13.014s
8 Timo Scheider Phoenix Audi 13.361s
9 Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi 16.719s
10 Daniel Juncadella Mucke Mercedes 19.619s
11 Bruno Spengler MTEK BMW 22.391s
12 Martin Tomczyk Schnitzer BMW 27.031s
13 Marco Wittmann RMG BMW 28.364s
14 Paul Di Resta HWA Mercedes 28.522s
15 Maximilian Gotz Mucke Mercedes 29.026s
16 Adrien Tambay Abt Audi 29.439s
17 Christian Vietoris HWA Mercedes 35.480s
18 Timo Glock MTEK BMW 36.370s
19 Antonio Felix da Costa Schnitzer BMW 37.537s
20 Nico Muller Rosberg Audi 42.297s
21 Lucas Auer ART Mercedes 42.480s
22 Tom Blomqvist RBM BMW 45.087s
23 Gary Paffett ART Mercedes 49.803s
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