On Sunday in the DTM at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, Mike Rockenfeller scored his fourth podium result of the current season for Audi Sport Team Phoenix. However, Rockenfeller thought his race was over when he hit a curb hard in the first third of the race. But, following the tire change, “Rocky” fought his way back to the front, overtaking leader of the standings Mattias Ekström and the BMW of Marco Wittmann, among others. As the third-placed driver, Rockenfeller finished runner-up after profiting when the leader Jamie Green suffered technical problems.
Loïc Duval again had difficulties in the qualifying sessions during the eighth weekend of the season and started both races from the last row on the grid. Duval, on the other hand, was better off in the race and scored a top ten result on Sunday. The Frenchman, with his new tires, fought his way to the front from last positon on the grid, scoring his second points-scoring result in the DTM.
Rockenfeller is fourth in the drivers’ standings with 134 points, behind his Audi brand colleagues Mattias Ekström (172 points), René Rast (151) and Jamie Green (137). The Phoenix driver thus still has a mathematical chance of winning the title.