Da Costa Demoted & Molina Excluded


Following yesterday’s qualifying session at Hockenheim, two amendments have been made to the grid ahead of today’s first race of the year.

Team MTEK’s rookie Antonio Felix da Costa now starts fourth on the grid after a further investigation by Race Control showed that he had again exceeded track limits during Q3. Even with this decision being made, it does put the young Portuguese driver in the hunt for a good season debut for BMW Motorsport, starting behind pole sitter Adrien Tambay and Marco Wittmann on the front row and alongside 2012 DTM Champion Bruno Spengler.

Miguel Molina, who is now back with Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, was excluded by the stewards due to the the dummy camera on his Audi RS5 DTM not being fitted, as reported by Revista SafetyCar’s Toni Cadenas this morning.

This, as result of his car being underweight, means that the Spaniard loses the sixth place he secured for today’s race and starts from the back of the grid, with Edoardo Mortara taking his place.