Team ABT Sportsline - Title chance preserved

Team ABT Sportsline - Title chance preserved

05.10.2021: Team ABT Sportsline experienced a roller coaster of emotions at the seventh of eight rounds of the 2021 DTM season. Kelvin van der Linde managed a perfect race Saturday in the Audi R8 LMS at Hockenheim. The South African turned pole position into hi

Team ABT Sportsline experienced a roller coaster of emotions at the seventh of eight rounds of the 2021 DTM season. Kelvin van der Linde managed a perfect race Saturday in the Audi R8 LMS at Hockenheim.



The South African turned pole position into his fourth victory of the season. As a result, he was tied in the points standings with the previously leading Ferrari driver Liam Lawson.


Mike Rockenfeller completed the Kempten-based team’s good result with another podium finish. A faulty sensor meant that the 2013 DTM champion was only 17th in qualifying, but in the race he managed to catch up to third place. On Sunday, Kelvin van der Linde secured his fifth pole position and was thus briefly the leader of the standings.


Due to regulations, he started the race with 25 kilograms of success ballast. After a collision with Liam Lawson he received two five-second penalties and only finished in tenth place.




With a 14-point gap, the South African will travel to the finale at the Norisring next weekend in second place in the standings, where he is one of four drivers who still have a chance of winning the title.





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05.10.2021 / MaP

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