Zandvoort 2008: Ekstrom wins, Audi dominate.

Kristensen was a very quiet third, the Dane holding off a racy looking Tomczyk during the first stint before eking away to cross the line six seconds behind the leaders. 2007 Zandvoort winner Tomczyk finished four seconds further back.

Spengler flew the flag for Mercedes in fifth, the Canadian finishing a clear 21 seconds behind the race leaders as he battled away with Green in the latter stages. The Brit was arguably the fastest C-Class driver through the race but after being caught behind Paul di Resta in the early stages, didn't leave himself enough time to make much more progress. di Resta, meanwhile, dropped back dramatically after a strong start to finish seventh

Markus Winkelhock, Bernd Schneider and Mike Rockenfeller, meanwhile, provided what little entertainment there was as they disputed eighth place. Rockenfeller held the spot from the very first lap, but was forced to defend vigorously from Schneider on the penultimate exchange coming out of the Vodafone curve.

However, when the two began panel bashing, it proved to be all Winkelhock, who had been keeping a watching brief just behind, needed to sweep opportunistically past both drivers to be classified as the best of the 2007-specification machines and score the final point.

As for the remaining British contingent, Gary Paffett was next best in an anonymous 11th, with Susie Stoddart crossing the line in 15th. Oliver Jarvis and Katherine Legge both retired.

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Mattias Ekstrom - Audi Team Abt Sportsline A4 [pic credit: DTM Media]
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Esteban Ocon poses with the Mercedes DTM car at Jerez. Pic credit: Daimler
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AMG Mercedes C-Coupe [pic credit DTM Media]
Mattias Ekstrom - Abt Audi [pic credit DTM Media]
Mattias Ekstrom - Abt Audi [pic credit DTM Media]
Mattias Ekstrom - Abt Audi [pic credit DTM Media]
Mattias Ekstrom - Abt Audi [pic credit DTM Media]
Mattias Ekstrom - Abt Audi [pic credit DTM Media]

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