DTM: Ricardo Feller with debut win at Imola
Feller also set a sporting exclamation point. Because last year’s GT Masters champion now occupies sixth place overall with 44 points. “It wasn’t an easy race, a start-finish victory would have been too easy. I’m overjoyed, that’s wonderful,” said Feller: “It’s one of the best days of my career.”
Van der Linde defends overall lead
Things were already going smoothly during the safety car phase, because since this season the drivers can complete their mandatory pit stop during this phase – which the majority of the field did, with the corresponding chaos in the pit lane as a result and a mixed order due to clear differences in the the quality of the stops.
Glock misses top ten
On the track it was similar at the restart, it was high, chaotic and action-packed. Pole setter Feller quickly regained the lead that Gore had surprisingly held and then never gave up the victory. Gore, who as a debutant in 2021 has not yet scored any points in the DTM, impressively defended second place. Overall, there was a veritable orgy of failures in the sixth race of the season, ten cars did not see the finish line.
Timo Glock also benefited from the chaos. Having started the race from 20th place on the grid, he narrowly missed out on the top ten on his guest start with Ceccato Racing in eleventh place.