Ralf Arella made it 3 out of 3 as we reach the half-way point of the Season 17 DTM series. The German once again in unstoppable form to stave off fellow countryman, Reinhard Berger and Frenchman, Jazz Forsberg at a sun-drenched Silverstone circuit. The result means Arella holds an 11pt lead in the driver championship and also saw him return to #1 in the RRL rankings.
The home of British motorsport hosts Round 3 of the Season 17 DTM Championship. As the season starts to take shape everyone will want to be at the top of their game tomorrow night to either build on that good start into the season or redeem themselves after missed opportunities in the first 2 rounds. Who will emerge from Club corner first after 55 minutes? Don't miss a gear shift on our YouTube channel.
He's been knocking on the door for a while, and now Robert Horvath finds himself at the head of the rankings after an impressive 10-week occupancy by Ralf Arella. The Hungarian has made no secret of his ambition to reach the coveted RRL #1 spot and his driving of late has certainly merited the accolade. Wins at Oschersleben & Sachsenring in the past week were enough to overhaul #StellaArella and become just the 2nd driver to hold the title in 3 months. Congratulations, Robert!
Ralf Arella emerged as top points scorer after race strategies provided extra excitement in the final 10 mins of the feature race. Robert Horvath took pole and converted it for max point in the opening race but it was Arella, on a daring game plan, who won Race 2 to add to his Race 1 podium.
Attention now turns to Summer Slam for Rd 2 of the fanciful championship. The undulating slopes of the Sachsenring play host to the 19 drivers who, for this round, will be putting the production-based coupe - BMW M235i Racing - through its paces. The event will be LIVE on our YouTube channel and if you want to get involved in the racing, it's not too late to enter the series!