Audi's Mattias Ekstrom was pleased to end his 2016 DTM campaign in the best way possible by taking his first victory of the season in the second Budapest race.
The Team Abt Sportsline driver signed off his 2016 DTM year with a comfortable win ahead of his Audi stablemate Adrien Tambay after inheriting the lead early on thanks to Marco Wittmann and Edoardo Mortara's start line antics.
Ekstrom's 22nd career win was his first victory in the series since Spielberg last season.
Having been given the go-ahead from his Audi bosses, Ekstrom is set to miss the Hockenheim DTM finale to contest in the World RX decider where the Swede currently leads Petter Solberg by 10 points.
"I had a good start and a clean turn one. Afterwards, I was a little surprised that Edo (Mortara) was losing speed. I didn't know he had a puncture. He let me pass in turn three," Ekstrom said.
"After that, it was a boring race for me in a fantastic car. It was my goal to end my DTM season with a good result – that it even turned out to be a victory is fantastic."