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Audi DTM Green15aLeicestershire’s Green misses out on DTM “crown” by 19-points.

Audi’s Jamie Green has finished the highest-placed British driver in this year’s Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM). Green, from Broughton Astley near Leicester, finished runner-up in the final standings of the 18-race series that came to a close at Hockenheim last weekend (17-18 Oct).

Green recorded nine top-10 finishes, including four wins, in this year’s DTM at the wheel of his Audi RS 5 DTM competing for Audi Sport Team Rosberg. Jamie has been racing in the DTM for 10 years, the last three seasons for the “factory” Audi team.

“Overall it was a good season for me,” confirmed Green. “I won three of the season’s opening four races which was the perfect start and was consistently fast throughout the season, finishing off the season last weekend with a win and second place at Hockenheim. Audi Sport Team Rosberg did a great job for me all season in providing me with a fast car.

“But my early season success, combined with that of my Audi team-mates, meant that we picked up a lot of weight ballast due to this year’s new regulations. Being handicapped with 30kg more than my rivals made life difficult. Nevertheless I was competitive at every DTM weekend this year which featured two races and that’s very difficult to achieve in such a closely fought and ultra-competitive series.

Audi DTM Green15b“I suffered technical issues in a couple of races which didn’t help my championship aspirations. I also struggled in the wet races we had this season. Lausitzring at the end of May was pretty special for me. I qualified on ‘pole’ by over half a second to the second fastest car, such a margin being rare in DTM, and went on to win the race comfortably. I was also the only driver this year to win a Saturday and Sunday race over the same weekend which makes me proud.”

The DTM is the only racing series in the world that is exclusively dedicated to factory-backed teams. Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz field a total of 24 cars – each car represents state-of-the-art technology. Since 1990, Audi won nine championship titles while this year, the Four Rings won nine races.

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