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Audi dominates round two of the DTM in Valencia

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Fans of Audi cars will have been pleased to see the manufacturer bounce back from a poor opening round of the 2010 DTM Championship with a commanding victory.

Matthias Ekstrom comfortably led home the field in his Audi A4 DTM, with teammate Martin Tomczyk finishing in second position.

However, Audi's joy at a first one-two of the season was short-lived, as it was soon discovered that due to a mix-up, one of the tyres on Tomczyk's car had come from a wrong set.

Although a technicality, rules are rules and the German driver was disqualified after the race.

However, the head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich expressed his pleasure at a "moral" one-two though.

"Principally, it was a great race for Audi – and we could have been very pleased with the original result. Our cars were very fast and our drivers strong," he said.

In the FIA GT3 European Championship, Audi had a frustrating afternoon in Brno, with neither car managing to finish above 14th place in either race.

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