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Miguel Molina has captured his maiden DTM race win, while Pascal Wehrlein has edged closer towards the drivers' title with another solid points finish in fifth as his main championship rivals falter at the Nurburgring.

The Team Abt Audi driver secured a long-awaited DTM victory - his first in six seasons in the series - after producing a dominant display to gap the chasing pack and take an emotional triumph.

Paul Di Resta displayed a strong return to form by taking second place ahead of Bruno Spengler, as DTM rookie Tom Blomqvist was pushed out of the podium places to finish fourth.

In the battle for the DTM drivers' title Wehrlein has taken a big stride after finishing fifth and with both his nearest championship rivals - Edoardo Mortara and Mattias Ekstrom - failing to score any points in round 16 the Mercedes man's advantage in the standings extends to 37 points with two races remaining.

Wehrlein battled from a tricky ninth place on the starting grid to sixth before being allowed through by fellow Mercedes driver Maximilian Gotz for fifth to collect an extra two championship points.

With Gotz sixth, Mike Rockenfeller's late pit stop strategy paid off to hand him seventh ahead of Augusto Farfus, Martin Tomczyk and Daniel Juncadella who completed the points-paying positions, with Ekstrom narrowly missing out in 11th.

Much like race one, there was drama immediately as Jamie Green stalled from third of the grid while moments later Timo Scheider tangled with Robert Wickens at the first turn, forcing a safety car as Scheider's Team Phoenix Audi was stranded in the gravel trap.

Defending DTM champion Wittmann was reported to the stewards after tapping Gary Paffett into a spin moments on lap one just before the safety car pulled out of the pits.

During the frantic opening stages the DTM title contenders made impressive starts with Wehrlein up to sixth and Ekstrom up to tenth from P17, but Mortara - who claimed second in the drivers' standings after round 15 - struggled down in 16th.

Once the safety car returned to the pits the DTM field held station during the opening phase of the race. With DRS enabled Di Resta blasted down the start/finish straight to cut inside Blomqvist for second place in a nice move at turn one.

As the round of mandatory pit-stops rattled through leader Molina gambled by staying out a lap later than the majority of the chasing pack but held on to top spot by coming out of the pits narrowly ahead of Di Resta.

Rockenfeller also made a bold decision to stay out much longer than the rest of the field, going seven laps longer than Molina in his first stint, which in clear air enabled him to up the pace and slot into eighth, after eventually making his stop on lap 21.

With the running order resettled after the stops, champion-elect Wehrlein made inroads through the pack after fellow Mercedes driver Gotz enabled him to pass to take fifth.

In front Molina eased out a seven second advantage on Di Resta and looked assured to take Audi's first win since Moscow and his maiden DTM glory since joining the series in 2010.



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