Spengler Turns The Tables On Mortara To Take Sunday Win In Munich

Bruno Spengler reversed yesterday's result to win the non-championship DTM Show Event in Munich's Olympic Stadium, after coming up against Edoardo Mortara again in the final.

The day's action began with an opportunity for Miguel Molina and Susie Stoddart to compete having been sidelined yesterday after the prologue section. Both went up against the next slowest driver from their marque to determine the qualifier for the round of 16. Molina made no repeat of his crash from yesterday to defeat Rahel Frey, while Stoddart beat Maro Engel, allowing both to proceed to the round of 16 at the expense of the two losers.

Both had to go up against the best driver from the opposition on Saturday, meaning Stoddart took on yesterday's victor Mortara while Molina went up against beaten finalist Spengler. Both Mortara and Spengler saw off the challenge to advance to the quarter final stage.

Mortara then came up against David Coulthard, the BBC commentator having overcome Filipe Albuquerque in the first round. Coulthard would end his battle with Mortara early after smashing his Mercedes into the barrier.

In the second of the quarter finals Mattias Ekstrom, winner against Gary Paffett in the first round, took on Renger van der Zande, who claimed another big-name scalp in the first round in the form of Timo Scheider. The Dutch rookie won through after Ekstrom was handed a bizarre time penalty for spinning his wheels outside of the designated zone.

Another of the quarter finals would be decided due to a contentious stewards decision. Jamie Green beat HWA teammate Spengler on the track, only to be handed a penalty for exceeding the speed limit during his pitstop. This saw the Canadian through to the semi final. Green had beaten fellow Brit Oliver Jarvis in the first round.

In the remaining quarter final Christian Vietoris made it three rookies in the semis by beating Martin Tomczyk. Vietoris had defeated Mike Rockenfeller in the opening round, while Tomczyk advanced after Ralf Schumacher crashed.

In the semi finals, Mortara ended van der Zande's run, while Spengler won through over Vietoris to make it a repeat of Saturday's final.

With the final made up of two races, Mortara and Spengler were neck and neck after three of five laps in the first battle. Spengler was quicker through the pitstops though to lead, but Mortara then brought an early end to the final by crashing. With his suspension broken he would be unable to contest another race, handing Spengler the victory.