Lausitzring DTM: Audi's Jamie Green takes second win of 2017

Jamie Green scored his second DTM win of the 2017 season after overthrowing polesitter Robert Wickens towards the end of Sunday's second race at the Lausitzring

Lausitzring DTM: Audi's Jamie Green takes second win of 2017

Green had started from third but cleared front-row starter Tom Blomqvist early on, before later passing Wickens having homed in on the Mercedes man during the middle phase of the race.

Wickens converted pole into an early lead at the start as Blomqvist initially held second, but Green wasted little time in pouncing for the position as the Team RBM BMW driver slipped back - making a move for second at the start of lap four with fellow row two starter Gary Paffett following him through.

Wickens had appeared comfortable enough in the lead at first but was unable to escape, and briefly relinquished the net lead of the race during the pitstop phase to Green - who stopped a lap later - before back sweeping around the Audi.

But Green's stop put him right on Wickens' tail and after a handful of laps within a second of the Mercedes he swerved to the left along the pit straight after deploying his DRS to snatch the lead.

The Team Rosberg driver then raced immediately out of DRS range to ensure Wickens could not retaliate on the following lap, before pulling away in clear air to win by a comfortable six seconds.

Fellow Audi driver Mattias Ekstrom was also able to overtake Wickens in the closing stages to claim a remarkable second despite stopping on the first lap, while Wickens did at least stop the slide with his second podium of the weekend as he edged Paffett for third.

Like Ekstrom, Mike Rockenfeller also opted to pit on the opening lap and while he could not maintain the same pace as the Swede, he continued his record of scoring in every race at the start of the season with a second fifth-place finish of the weekend ahead of Team Abt Audi driver Nico Muller.

Rene Rast performed a fine late overtake on the BMW M4 DTM of Maxime Martin with three laps to go to claim seventh, while Marco Wittmann and championship leader Lucas Auer completed the points.

Green's victory elevates him back to second in the standings with 53 points, 16 behind Mercedes driver Auer - who also has two wins to his name this season.

RESULTS - 43 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Jamie Green Rosberg Audi 56m20.480s
2 Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi 6.295s
3 Robert Wickens HWA Mercedes 7.034s
4 Gary Paffett HWA Mercedes 7.387s
5 Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi 9.750s
6 Nico Muller Abt Audi 13.039s
7 Rene Rast Rosberg Audi 16.370s
8 Maxime Martin RBM BMW 18.115s
9 Marco Wittmann RMG BMW 19.540s
10 Lucas Auer HWA Mercedes 26.283s
11 Edoardo Mortara HWA Mercedes 34.419s
12 Maro Engel HWA Mercedes 34.973s
13 Paul Di Resta HWA Mercedes 36.322s
14 Augusto Farfus RMG BMW 37.554s
15 Timo Glock RMR BMW 38.815s
16 Bruno Spengler RBM BMW 39.363s
17 Tom Blomqvist RMR BMW 39.994s
18 Loic Duval Phoenix Audi 44.331s

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS:

Pos Driver Points
1 Lucas Auer 69
2 Jamie Green 53
3 Gary Paffett 46
4 Mike Rockenfeller 41
5 Robert Wickens 38
6 Mattias Ekstrom 32
7 Rene Rast 31
8 Timo Glock 25
9 Nico Muller 20
10 Edoardo Mortara 19
11 Marco Wittmann 18
12 Maxime Martin 17
13 Paul Di Resta 12
14 Maro Engel 3
15 Bruno Spengler 2
16 Tom Blomqvist 2
17 Augusto Farfus 0
18 Loic Duval 0


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