Edoardo Mortara has given Audi their first DTM win since the Lausitzring back in May while Team Rosberg's Jamie Green retires from the race at Spielberg, handing the points lead to HWA's Pascal Wehrlein.

The Team Abt driver's victory was his second triumph around the Red Bull Ring and maintained his perfect run after having already topped every practice and qualifying session so far this weekend.

Mortara's race, however, didn't get off under the best of circumstances as the pole-sitter immediately dropped to second behind the fast starting Rosberg RS 5 of Green.

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But, in just as quick fashion, Mortara received a get out of jail free card when yet another piece of ill-fortune cruelly hit Green.

Just as Green was preparing to make a bolt at the front, his Audi RS 5 locked itself into sixth gear - leaving the Brit as a sitting duck to the chasing pack.

Mortara wasted no time in retaking the lead but Paul di Resta cleverly seized the initiative to leap into second at the expense of Wehrlein amid the confusion.

The inter-HWA battle didn't last long though as Wehrlein, sensing an opportunity to grab the championship lead, soon hustled his way back past Di Resta.

The Mercedes F1 reserve driver consolidated that move by setting the fastest lap of the race on the following tour. That didn't deter Mortara from his rhythm as the Abt driver eventually built a near two-second gap and sealed a third career DTM win.

Green's title crusade was dealt another devastating blow as 18-points for Wehrlein means the German ace leads championship fight ahead of Mattias Ekstrom, who also leapfrogs the Briton.

Instead it was Di Resta who flew the flag for Britain and made a welcome return to the podium for the first time since Hockenheim.

HWA's Christian Vietoris prevailed for fourth position after the German resisted a late onslaught from BMW's Augusto Farfus and Audi's Ekstrom.

Farfus had shadowed the Mercedes C63 for the near entirety of the race while Ekstrom gradually chipped away at the pair's lead.

Instead of attacking Vietoris for fourth, Farfus came under severe attack from Ekstrom. Sniffing yet more title points, the Swedish veteran's persistence was rewarded after he pulled off a daring dummy move during the final corners.

That move that could prove crucial in the destiny of Ekstrom's championship aspirations.

ART Grand Prix's Gary Paffett held of Team Phoenix's Mike Rockenfeller for seventh after the pair both saw off the challenge from BMW's Marco Wittmann in ninth.

Adrien Tambay was the last of the points scorers and tenth for Audi. The Frenchman's afternoon received a self-made boost when he produced an opportunistic manoeuvre around the outside of Bruno Spengler and Rockenfeller early in the race.