In brief: Wrapping up Zolder

The DTM was in town at Zolder. Besides another podium and some valuable points, the race weekend also had its challenges. We summed up some of the most important news from the Zolder weekend.

Was it worth tuning in to? Definitely! The second DTM race at Circuit Zolder was particularly action-packed, with collisions, accidents and a safety car period on Sunday. Mike Rockenfeller managed to escape all the drama, finishing an excellent second to secure his best result of the season so far thanks to his good pace and a flawless performance.

What did that mean? It translated to a significant points haul for the 36-year-old, vital in cementing his fourth place in the championship. In the teams’ championship, Audi Sport Team Phoenix is third with 197 points.

Any positives from Saturday’s race? We need to take a closer look here. The training sessions on Friday were promising but the start of the first race was disappointing. A jump start from Loïc resulted in a stop-and-go penalty, while an issue with Rocky’s pit stop dashed any hopes of a trip to the podium. The pair weren’t fazed by the difficulties and ended up finishing in the points in eighth and tenth.

Time to head home? No! The DTM is staying in Zolder for the next round of the season. Loïc is one exception though, as he has been given permission to take part in Petit Le Mans. He’ll be replaced in Belgium by fellow Frenchman Benoît Tréluyer who proved what he was capable of at last year’s Super GT guest race.


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