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Misery for Ickx and Tielemans at Lausitz.

Vanina Ickx had a race to forget in the weekend's second round of the 2006 DTM Championship at EuroSpeedway Lausitz after a collision with her Futurecom TME team mate Oliver Tielemans early in the race.

The pair, already at the back of the pack in their 2004 Audi A4 DTM machines, collided with only eleven laps in the books ending any chance of a good result for the daughter of eight-time Grand Prix winner Jackie Ickx and the French rookie.

"I'm disappointed because I had a bad start,” sighed Tielemans who spun in qualifying delaying Saturday's session. "Then Vanina and I had a collision, which was too bad and of course and I apologised to her."

Ickx, who has experienced somewhat of a baptism of fire on her introduction to the series, finishing last at Hockenheim last time out had a race laden with problems.

"In the beginning of the race there was a misunderstanding with my team-mate," stated Ickx, "then I received a drive-through penalty and lost another lap. Added to this was a poor pit stop. I do hope that I've finally put my misfortune behind me now."

For her team mate the coming together was not the only drama to beset the twenty-one-year-old, as crossed wires between pits and driver piled on the misery for Tielemans.

"When my team sent me a radio message later, I understood it to mean that I was supposed to pit," said Tielemans, "which I did of course. What they'd really meant, though, was for me to turn on the pit stop lamp in the side window - a misunderstanding."


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Vanina Ickx talks to her Team Midland Audi engineer at Vallelunga   [pic credit: Audi media]
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Katherine Legge - TME-Futurecom Audi   [pic credit: Audi Motorsport]
Katherine Legge - TME-Futurecom Audi A4 DTM   [pic credit: Audi Motorsport]
Katherine Legge - TME-Futurecom Audi A4 DTM   [pic credit: Audi Motorsport]
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Katherine Legge - TME-Futurecom Audi   [pic credit: Audi Motorsport]
Katherine Legge - TME-Futurecom Audi   [pic credit: Audi Motorsport]
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Katherine Legge - TME Futurecom Audi   [pic credit: Audi Motorsport]

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