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Zandvoort: Green revels in first ever Zandvoort win

Jamie Green pays testament to overnight changes made by his Team Rosberg outfit, which allowed the Brit to take his first Zandvoort win in a DTM car.
Audi's Jamie Green has paid testament to overnight changes made by his Team Rosberg outfit, which allowed the Brit to take his first Zandvoort win in a DTM car.

Having struggled to maximise the most out of his RS 5 during yesterday's action, Green immediately hit back in today's leg of the weekend by converting a hard fought pole position into his first win of the year.

"We've had a slower start to the year this season," Green told Crash.net. "I was dominant during the first two events last season but this year I've had a bit of bad luck in the first couple of races.

"But we've slowly built some momentum and have consistently challenged at the front during the past couple of weekends.

"To get my second pole of the year and first win of the year along with getting my first win at Zandvoort is something I'm really happy with. All in all everything looks really positive."

It proved a race of two halves for Green as the Team Rosberg struggled to shake off Mercedes' Robert Wickens during the first stint but was able to scamper away following the pit-stop window.

Green eventually romped home to a near ten-second advantage over fellow Brit Gary Paffett as late tyre issues with Wickens and Christian Vietoris caused Mercedes to falter.

"I was really struggling for grip at that stage and it wasn't that far into the race. That was a bit concerning because we knew we had to go even longer on the last set of tyres," the Audi driver continued.

"Robert [Wickens] was side-by-side with me at one point going into turn two so my lead was really on the edge. Then after the pit-stop the car worked really well and the tyres were consistent for that long 26 lap stint.

"I've got to thank the team. They worked on the set up overnight based on the issues we had yesterday and the tyres worked better for me today. That was the key to win the race and have a comfortable lead."



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Jamie Green - Audi Sport Team Rosberg [pic credit Audi Sport]
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Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
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Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Felix Rosenqvist - Mercedes-AMG DTM Team ART [pic credit Mercedes]
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Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Edoardo Mortara - Abt Audi RS5 DTM [pic credit Audi Sport]
Edoardo Mortara - Abt Audi RS5 DTM [pic credit Audi Sport]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Robert Wickens - Mercedes-AMG DTM Team HWA [pic credit Mercedes]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Lucas Auer - Mercedes-AMG DTM Team Mucke [pic credit Mercedes]
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