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Chilton Devasted By Incident Which Cost Him Possible Victory
Motorbase Performance driver Tom Chilton is devasted at losing the chance to secure his first race win for the team in race three at Rockingham. Chilton was on pole for the third race thanks to the reverse grid draw, however, slid wide at turn two in greasy conditions before being hit by Simpson’s Honda and Jordan’s BMW as he tried to rejoin the track.
Chilton said “We nearly had two more podiums this weekend. Sadly we only managed one in the end, but I guess it’s quite nice to be disappointed with a podium!
I got a cracking start in the last race but then I got massive oversteer on the banking, went wide and then the contact ended our race. The team have done a great job this weekend. We’ve developed the car again and moved up in the Championship.
I’m gutted for everybody that I didn’t get a second podium and that magical win.”
Percat’s Mobil 1 Livery Revealed At Winton Test Day
Brad Jones Racing took the covers of Nick Percat’s new livery at the team’s first in-season test day at Winton Motor Raceway. Percat will race in the new Mobil 1 livery at the first Bend Supersprint this weekend.
Ulrich Fritz Won’t Employ Team Orders At Mercedes
Mercedes DTM boss Fritz, won’t use team orders with three of his drivers, Paffett, Di Resta and Auer occupying the top three positions in the standings. With both BMW and Audi now outside bets for the title, Fritz admitted that whilst it was a worry that the rival manufacturers could put their weight behind just one driver, Mercedes would continue as they have been for the foreseeable future.
Audi Evaluating Customer Car Programme for 2019
Audi is targeting a return to customer cars for the 2019 DTM season. With the withdrawal of Mercedes, it is expected that Audi and BMW will each field eight car teams next season to ensure the field has a minimum of sixteen entries. With costs of running eight car in-house teams problematic, it is thought a return to customer cars will allow a viable number of cars to be entered to ensure the DTM’s continuation until a new manufacturer joins the grid.