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Miguel Molina states clash with Augusto Farfus not “the best situation”

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After being dominant during Saturday’s DTM action at the Lausitzring, Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline’s Miguel Molina had a disastrous performance on Sunday, as he would finish way down the order after a clash with Augusto Farfus in race two.

The Spaniard qualified 14th for the second race, just 0.280 seconds off the pace from eventual race two winner Lucas Auer, and was battling hard with the Brazilian for position.

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On lap 8, Molina was quite literally pushing Farfus along the start/finish straight into turn one, before the slightest of contact on the rear spun the Team MTEK driver around, with the front of his BMW M4 DTM hitting the wall onto the approach to turn one.

Farfus’ car would spin around twice past the first corner, before he would nurse it back to the garage to retire the following lap, being one of four drivers to not finish the race.

“Yeah, we had a really good Saturday and a bad Sunday, but it happens in DTM,” explained Molina to TouringCars.Net after the second race in Brandenburg.

“We really knew it was really difficult here, because we didn’t make any changes from yesterday.”

He explained in detail about the incident, which resulted in Molina being handed a drive-through penalty, eventually finishing 19th.

“I was close to passing Farfus and he was closing the gap quite quickly. As soon as I wanted to change direction, he braked and we clashed, but it wasn’t on purpose.

“With Augusto, I’ve never had any problems. But yeah, it wasn’t really necessary to close the door that way. It was not really the best situation, but it is like it is.”

Both drivers were discussing the incident at the open media interview sessions, with Farfus having a clearly different opinion after what was another difficult weekend.

“I defended my position and think Miguel forgot to brake. He rammed me, and that was the end of my race.

“We never found the right balance for the car this weekend. Despite this, the team has been working very hard. We will fight back at the Norisring.”

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