Augusto Farfus went unrewarded for his fighting spirit once again in the second race in Moscow. In a race that a safety car period turned into a form of Russian roulette, he crossed the finish line in 13th place.
After starting from third on the grid on Saturday, the Brazilian had to make do with eleventh on the grid today. However, Farfus got off to a perfect start and moved up into the points and seventh place after just one lap. When the BMW M4 GTS DTM safety car came onto the track on the sixth lap, it soon became clear that the drivers who pitted on the first lap had a clear advantage. Farfus refused to give up. He made up another position on the restart. In fifth place, the Brazilian pitted on lap 16.
“The race today was another game of roulette,” said Farfus. “Once again the guys who risked pitting on the first lap brought home the results. Unfortunately, we didn’t manage that. It was the wrong decision this time. It was a shame.” To make matters worse, as was the case yesterday, Farfus was hit by a rival during an overtaking manoeuvre on the start-finish straight. He was forced off the track briefly in his Shell BMW M4 DTM, but unlike yesterday he was able to finish the race but couldn’t improve on 13th place.
Before the DTM enters the final push, the touring car series takes a month off. Then on 19th/20th August, Farfus will take to the dune track at Zandvoort in his Shell BMW M4 DTM. In 2013, he claimed the top step of the podium as the winner of the race on the North Sea coast.