Timo Glock slams Audi DTM drivers for aggressive driving

Timo Glock has hit out at Edoardo Mortara's aggressive driving during the pair's battle in the Hungaroring DTM race, while Mortara insists he isn't "upset" that Glock is unhappy

Timo Glock slams Audi DTM drivers for aggressive driving

The pair spent much of the race scrapping over third place, Mortara making contact as he passed Glock at turn one on lap 23.

He was forced to hand the position back, before the pair made contact again as Mortara went past at turn two after Glock ran slightly wide soon after.

The paint-swapping continued until late in the race, when Mortara was able to pull away and claim fourth spot behind Bruno Spengler, while Glock ended up out of the points after crashing while trying to hold off the much faster Audi of Nico Muller on the last lap.

After the race, Glock expressed disappointment with not only Mortara but all of the Audi drivers, and even showed up at the Audi motor home after the race to confront the brand's motorsport boss Dieter Gass.

"I just told him my point, that he should control his drivers a bit more," explained Glock.

"I don't care what they do between each other, that they run Audi against Audi and crash Audi against Audi, that's not my business.

"But if it goes too far, I will tell it. I have an opinion, and I just say.

"It's part of touring car sport. Sometimes it gets a bit over the top, sometimes it's right, in one situation it was a bit over the top from Mortara."

BMW motorsport chief Jens Marquardt also mentioned Mortara's driving when summarising the weekend: "Marco Wittman's dominance, together with some over-aggressive manoeuvres from the opposition - namely Edoardo Mortara," he said.

Mortara, meanwhile, remained unapologetic over his aggressive driving.

"I had rough duels with Timo on several other occasions in the past," he said. "In most cases, he was the one to start them and I countered.

"Maybe I was a bit more aggressive today but, after all, we were battling for a podium place.

"I'm not particularly upset if he's unhappy. I'd always fight in the same way again."

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