Jamie Green led home an Audi Sport 1-2-3-4 in race one at the Lausitzring, with the German marquee so far being the only manufacture to win in 2015.
After qualifying earlier today it was the #17 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline RS 5 of Miguel Molina starting on pole position, with Green, Edoardo Mortara and Mattias Ekstrom filling in the front two rows alongside him.
When the race went green an epic fight between the four kicked off, with the four drivers all within six seconds of each other for the duration of the race. However, for Molina things weren’t all plain sailing, with his Drag Reduction System failing, leaving him vulnerable to attack from Green from P2 on the grid.
Despite the issue Molina managed to hold on until there was eight minutes of the race left to run when Green passed him, with his Audi Sport Team Rosberg ran RS 5 passing Molina at turn one to take the lead. A lap later and it was Mortara’s turn to pass the pole sitter, with Ekstrom also going pass with five minutes to go.
As the race headed towards its fortieth and final minute Molina settled for fourth, with eventual winner Green finishing four seconds ahead of Mortara, with Ekstrom a further second back.
Further down the filed there was more dicing for positions, with Mike Rockenfeller and Marco Wittmann fighting over P10 for a chunk of the race, with Audi driver Rockenfeller getting the better of his BMW rival.
The move up the field from Rockenfeller came after he suffered a poor qualifying, with the Audi Sport Team Pheonix driver only setting a time quick enough for P14. That meant he also had to pass two Mercedes and a BMW to get his top 10 result, with both Daniel Juncadella and Paul di Resta falling down the order from their qualifying result of 13th and tenth respectively.
Another Mercedes driver, Garry Paffett, suffered a race to forget, with the #2 Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM qualifying last and also finishing last.
In terms of the drivers’ championship after round three Green now leads the standings on 50 points, with Mortara and Ekstrom second and third with 48 and 40 points respectively.