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Just when BMW looked to be out of the championship picture, Team MTEK’s Timo Glock led home a BMW charge which saw seven of the Bavarian Manufacturer’s cars finish in the top eight. Claiming a lights to flag victory, from his maiden DTM pole position, Glock crossed the line 1.8 seconds ahead of team-mate Spengler, with rising star Antonio Felix da Costa a further 6 seconds behind. New championship leader Wehrlein, now leads the championship on 130 points, four points ahead of Audi rival Ekstrom who finished the race in 14th from 23rd on the grid.
After taking his second DTM victory, Glock said “I was pretty nervous at the start, was just thinking about getting a good start. It was tricky with the Safety Cars. I needed to show that I could pull away and get Spengler out of the DRS window. It has been a special win. Now it’s time to enjoy this.”
The first 28 laps of racing at Oschersleben bought back familiar memories of BMW’s performances at Zandvoot earlier in the season, where victories for Wittmann and da Costa allowed BMW to re-inject life into their already flagging title fight. With Spengler now tied on 103 points with Green, another strong performance from BMW tomorrow could propel Spengler back into title contention, especially if like today, one or both of Wehrlein or Ekstrom fail to score.