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Robert Wickens Achieves Second DTM Victory at Norisring

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Despite having started this year's Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (DTM) championship with a severe lack of performance compared with their rivals from BMW and Audi, Mercedes-AMG just won their second race out of the four they have disputed so far this year, and it was all thanks to Robert Wickens.

The Canadian had a perfect weekend at the short Norisring street circuit in Nuremberg, with his Free Mans' World Mercedes AMG C-Coupe leading the race form start to finish in front of over 120,000 spectators.

Robert Wickens: “„I couldn’t have wished for a better day today. Our good pace in practice and my pole position came right out of the blue after a tough start to the season. And then today’s win as well, it’s like a dream come true for me! Conditions were very difficult as was the case with my maiden DTM victory at the Nürburgring last year.

But I’ve always done well in conditions like these. The team has worked hard to improve our performance and this success is just reward for their efforts. The weather was something else, though, and we never knew if it would go on raining or turn dry. My team did a fantastic job and always kept me informed as to whether I should continue to attack or nurse the tires. Thanks guys, you are all really great!”

Mercedes junior Pascal Wehrlein manage to finish fifth after a collision, while Christian Vietoris came close to finishing second, but a problem with one of his rear wheels forced him to retire during the closing stages of the race.

Despite the convincing victory, Mercedes-AMG is still pretty far from being a real challenge to either Audi or BMW, with the three-pointed star being still third in the Manufacturers' Championship, with 76 points against BMW's 132 and Audi's 196.

The fifth race of this year's 2014 DTM championship will take place in Russia for the first time ever, at the Moscow Raceway, during the weekend of July 12th - 12th.
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the autoevolution.com project.
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