Götz finished the championship with 230 points, three points ahead of Lawson, who could not use his excellent starting position: Even sixth place would have been enough for the 19-year-old New Zealander to win the title. Part of the responsibility for this was his first pursuer, the South African Van der Linde (208), who shot Lawson at the start and got away with a five-second penalty.
Auer finished fifth
Auer also benefited from this. “I slipped right at the start, was first, then got a 15-second lead – that is not normal at the Norisring,” said Auer after an “absolute dream race” for him. “In the end I let Götz pass for the championship. But my focus and my thanks are only aimed at my team for the sensational work. ”He finished the season with two wins of the season in fifth place overall (152).
The later triumphant Götz had said before the Nuremberg weekend in view of the possible brand chess: “It will be a hot topic. We’ll try to play that, of course. I would be happy, but I cannot force it or rely on it. “Postscript:” It is important that it stays fair on the track. “