The start of the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) at the Hockenheim Race Track offered everything a racing fan could ask for. The qualifications for the first race took place last Saturday – a total of 20 eardrum shattering minutes without a pit stop.
It was clear from the start that none of the drivers planned to take it easy or play it safe. During a hard fight for the number 12 position, our driver Miguel Molina came into contact with the BWM driven by da Costa in front of him. Da Costa was pushed from the track and the contact was ruled to be in violation with consequences for the second race on Sunday.
In the end, Molina’s advance could not be sustained. In the 9th round, the Teufel Audi RS DTM was also hit from behind after which the car was forced to exit the race for servicing. It was discovered that the damage was extensive and Molina’s racing for the day was at an end.
Molina, the qualifying expert
Things looked better, however, after the qualifying round on Sunday. Molina lived up to his reputation as a strong qualifier and drove the Teufel Audi RS 5 DTM to the second starting position. Unfortunately, the incident from the previous day with da Costa pushed Molina back to 5th place.
The start to the season left us anxious to see more of what Molina and the Teufel Audio RS DTM can do.