DTM Qualifying Hockenheim 2: DTM Leader van der Linde again brings Pole
The weekend Custom made for Abt-Audi pilot Kelvin van der Linde continues: the South African, who has fought on Saturday to the top of the table, goes back in 1: 37.392 Poleposition in front of the Mercedes-AMG pilot Lucas Auer (+0,087) and Arjun Maini (+0,121). © Motorsport.com Motorsport Photo Since Kelvin van der Linde repressed his title rival Liam Lawson with the pole time in fourth place fourth, he now has three races before the end three points lead in the championship.
Kelvin van der Linde is the biggest favorite for the DTM title win 2021 in addition to Liam Lawson. Before the final on the Norisring in Nuremberg, the Duo separates in the driver's ride 14 points. In a similar situation, the threefold DTM champion Rene Rast was already a valuable tips for his protégé from South Africa. © Motorsport.com Motorsport Photo
"I talked to him" gives Van der Linde. "It's no secret that we talk a lot together. We had our weekend-debriefing to Hockenheim. Since we have exchanged our thoughts over the weekend."
"At his first title in Hockenheim, he lay 21 points behind Mattias Ekström as he walked into the last race. He is one of the people who tell me that everything can happen. And that usually is usually the same, especially on the Norisring , He gave me this motivation. "
Abt-Drama at Rockfeller BoxingStop: As the injured mechanic is
© Abt Sportsline When pit stop from Mike Rockenfeller, a mechanic was injured after the perfect Saturday, when Kelvin van der Linde returned the DTM leadership, went back the DTM lead Sunday race in Hockenheim ( Here's the Racing Report ) After the Pole for Abt Everything goes wrong: The South Africans lost the DTM leadership with 2nd and two penalties - and to all overdrool happened at the pit stop of Mike Rockenfeller in the 21st Round a drama .
Rast performed with the catching hunting at the final historical: he crowned 2017 as one of only two drivers in the DTM history alongside Nicola Larini right in his rookie year to the champion. An art piece that can now repeat both Van der Linde, as well as Lawson.
Kelvin van der Linde and the hope Norisring
van der Linde is not for a long time overlooking the unpredictability of the Norisring: "It can happen a lot, especially before Sunday. Even if you go back to the last race with 24 points , you have a serious chance. "
"In the first curve, it can happen on the Norisring with the ABS that someone brings and completely missed the braking point. We have already seen in the past again and again accidents," says the ABT Audi pilot. For example, for example, the violent crash between Gary Paffett and Mike Rockenfeller 2017.
also Lawson and Van der Linde can be involved in an accident in the first curve. The South African attentively makes "three other cars still have the chance to win the championship," Lawson should become victims of a collision.
"We hope that we are not involved in incidents," said the South African. "And Rene ensures that we stay calm. He is a good motivator for us." And a model in terms of catching hunt in championship fight.
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