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Budapest: Ekstrom ends 2016 DTM campaign on a high

The World RX bound Mattias Ekstrom ended his 2016 DTM campaign on a high note after securing his first win of the season for Audi.
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."



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Mattias Ekstrom - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit DTM]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Paul di Resta - Mercedes-AMG DTM Team HWA  [pic credit Mercedes]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Antonio Felix da Costa - BMW Team Schnitzer [pic credit BMW]
Antonio Felix da Costa - BMW Team Schnitzer [pic credit BMW]
Nico Muller - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Nico Muller - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Timo Scheider - Audi Sport Team Phoenix [pic credit Audi]

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