Ekström Excluded – Wickens Inherits Maiden DTM Win

Norisring race winner Mattias Ekström has been excluded from today’s results after the 83-lap race around the streets of Nuremberg, after violating parc fermé conditions, according the DTM official website, which stated that the Swedish driver had filled his race suit pockets with water in parc ferme. This was also coupled with a 1000 Euro fine, as Ekstrom did not reattach the steering wheel to his RS5 DTM, whilst getting out of his vehicle.

Audi Sport have since issued the following statement in response to the decision made by the DMSB stewards: “Due to an alleged violation of Section 44 of the DTM Sporting Regulations (‘Parc fermé rules’) Mattias Ekström was excluded from the race results on Sunday night. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline immediately announced it would appeal the decision of the stewards. A sport tribunal will decide whether or not Mattias Ekström will regain his Norisring victory.”

The provisional win now goes to Canada’s Robert Wickens, which for now, keeps Mercedes-Benz’s record around the Norisring intact, with Christian Vietoris and Daniel Juncadella being promoted as the other drivers on the podium. The tribunal will come to a decision shortly, with the decision being eagerly awaiting by all.