Germany MotoGP, Zandvoort DTM, Vila Real WTCC


By: Matt Beer, Edd Straw, Mitchell Adam, Stuart Codling, Peter Mills, AUTOSPORT staff


Status: Stopped
08:51 That is it for Race Centre Live today, thanks for joining us.

There's plenty of motorsport action left today to read about on, though. There's the conclusion of the European Le Mans Series race, the second World Touring Car Championship encounter from Vila Real and the second of the Formula Renault 3.5 races at Spielberg.

Then there's the aforementioned racing from North America, including the United SportsCar Championship race, qualifying and race from IndyCar's Milwaukee event and Indy Lights too.

Josef Newgarden and Will Power, IndyCar Milwaukee

Josef Newgarden and Will Power, IndyCar Milwaukee

08:44 DTM - Zandvoort: Here is MITCHELL ADAM's report of Antonio Felix da Costa's maiden DTM victory as BMW dominated the top positions again at Zandvoort:

Zandvoort DTM: Antonio Felix da Costa gets first win in BMW sweep
08:26 ELMS - Red Bull Ring: With the second round of stops in the books, Thiriet is closing on leader Dolan rapidly. Now the gap is well under 10 seconds.
08:17 DTM - Zandvoort: Wehrlein held on for sixth in the 'non-BMW' class, ahead of Ekstrom, Vietoris, Tambay and Paffett, while Rockenfeller had to settle for 11th.

Green was 13th and while he leaves with the championship lead, it's down to five points over Ekstrom and Wehrlein.
08:16 DTM - Zandvoort: da Costa wins. His first DTM victory completes BMW's Zandvoort double. It's a 1-2-3-4-5, as well.

Sweet weekend for the Bavarians.
08:14 DTM - Zandvoort: Last lap for da Costa. And we have some light rain falling. More of a sprinkle.
08:14 IndyCar - Milwaukee: If you're thinking the AUTOSPORT news pages are a little short on IndyCar session reports, that's because the series is trying a condensed schedule this weekend.

Qualifying and the race both happen today, with just a sole practice session on Saturday, in which Josef Newgarden was quickest.

So for UK readers, look out for our qualifying report around 8pm tonight - when you'd often be expecting the race report - and the race report about 1am.

There's Indy Lights too, and further North American action from United SportsCar at Mosport, which finishes just before 8pm UK time.

Completing the US set, NASCAR's done and dusted - that was at Kentucky last night.

Next weekend the main action is all stateside: with F1's German GP cancelled and taking GP2 and GP3 with it, European motorsport pretty much takes a weekend off (bar the European Rally Championship in Estonia).

But the US cracks on: IndyCar has a night race at Iowa Speedway, NASAR returns to the short ovals (but not quite as short as Iowa) and heads to New Hampshire.

AUTOSPORT Live also takes a break next weekend, then returns in F1 mode for the Hungarian Grand Prix a week later, with Race Centre Live saving itself for the ever-incredible Rally Finland in three weeks' time.
08:12 DTM - Zandvoort: No change at the front as the race ticks down. It's still da Costa by four-tenths with three minutes to go.

A little further back, there's plenty of quality in a pack looking to finish sixth, as the best non-BMW - Wehrlein, Eksotrom, Vietoris, Tambay, Paffett and Rockenfeller.
08:03 DTM - Zandvoort: Here's the order with 10 minutes remaining.

1. da Costa
2. Farfus
3. Spengler
4. Glock
5. Wittmann
6. Wehrlein
7. Ekstrom
8. Vietoris
9. Tambay
10. Paffett
11. Rockenfeller
12. Molina
13. Green
14. di Resta
15. Scheider
08:00 MotoGP - Sachsenring: Marquez's grin has still rarely left him (even when admonishing Rossi a fortnight ago), but it's particularly shiny atop the podium now.

Here's the final finishing order:

1 Marquez
2 Pedrosa
3 Rossi
4 Lorenzo
5 Iannone
6 Smith
7 Crutchlow
8 P Espargaro
9 Petrucci
10 A Espargaro
11 Vinales
12 Hernandez
13 Barbera
14 Bautista
15 Miller

And this is what the title race now looks like:

1 Rossi 179
2 Lorenzo 166
3 Iannone 118
4 Marquez 114
5 Dovizioso 87
6 Smith 87
7 Pedrosa 67
8 Crutchlow 66
9 P Espargaro 64
10 Vinales 57

Intriguingly poised as we hit halfway and take a three-week break until Indinapolis.
08:00 DTM - Zandvoort: Farfus has the stronger car with 13 minutes left, he's all over da Costa, but can't find a way past the leader. Spengler and Glock are keeping an eye on things in third and fourth, right behind them.

Yesterday, da Costa played the company man and didn't do anything risky in his fight for the lead with Wittmann, wonder what's going through his head right now.
07:57 DTM - Zandvoort: di Resta has made reasonable progress from 23rd on the grid, he's looking to relieve Green of 13th place.
07:55 ELMS - Red Bull Ring: Dolan puts the Jota Gibson back into the lead, after out-fumbling Jun in the Eurasia ORECA through the final two corners. Moments later, the Jota's team's shot at victory gets a further boost with news of a penalty for the Greaves Motorsport Gibson, currently in third driven by Hirsch.
07:54 DTM - Zandvoort: After serving his drive-through, Blomqvist has - ironically - rejoined behind Wickens again.
07:53 DTM - Zandvoort: That means, at the front of the field with 20 minutes to go, we have da Costa leading Farfus by 0.4s, with Spengler and Glock right there as well.

Wittmann is fifth, three seconds back, four seconds clear of Wehrlein (the best non-BMW), Vietoris, Ekstrom, Tambay and Paffett. Rockenfeller is 13th after running slightly longer, one spot ahead of Green.
07:52 DTM - Zandvoort: Blomqvist has received a drive-through penalty, while Gotz has now pitted.
07:51 DTM - Zandvoort: Wickens has gone around at Turn 1, got a hand from Blomqvist. He rejoins and continues. Still just Gotz to pit at the front of the field with 20 minutes left.
07:50 DTM - Zandvoort: Another Mercedes-Audi battle, Wehrlein forced Molina wide on the exit of Turn 1 with a bit of a bump, and Vietoris followed him through. Molina has also now been passed by Ekstrom and is 11th.
07:49 DTM - Zandvoort: Juncadella has pitted to retire from the race. He was running 10th.

He copped a touch from Mortara and was forced wide, getting - to quote Napoleon Dynamite - like three feet of air over one of the escape road/grass verges.

Was lucky not to hit a fence, and while he was able to restart after stopping the car, has trundled back to pitlane.

Mortara has also pitted.
07:46 DTM - Zandvoort: Rockenfeller, who passed Gotz on the road for the lead, has made his stop, with 28 minutes remaining. Green and di Resta are now past Wickens as well.
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