Audi motorist René Rast creates a dream of his come true

Initial points in his second race, a front quarrel in competition 5 and now his initial lectern in his sixth event: René Rast proves since Audi has given him a event to enter a DTM as a rookie during age 30. In subordinate during a Lausitzring, a German was a fastest Audi motorist for a second time running. After starting a competition from grid position four, he primarily yielded to Timo Glock. Rast took it easy on his tires and upheld a BMW again on path 13. Following a array stop, he overtook Maxime Martin’s BMW as good and went on to secure third place, trailing personality of a standings Lucas Auer and Robert Wickens (both Mercedes-Benz).

“I’m mega happy with today,” pronounced a motorist from Audi Sport Team Rosberg. “I was partial of a DTM’s ancillary module for a prolonged time and always dreamed of ascent a lectern in this series. Now a day has come. Getting there was a lot of work and a outrageous bucket has been taken off my chest.”

Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass was full of regard for his protégé: “I’m tremendously happy for René (Rast) who delivered a lectern here. He formerly showed a glorious opening in subordinate and afterwards went on to adult a ante. Mattias (Ekström) and Mike (Rockenfeller) were using well, too. Today, we have to settle for carrying put 4 cars in a points. Tomorrow, we’re going to conflict again.”

Rockenfeller and Ekström pitted early to change tires, a plan that authorised them to make adult vital ground. Rockenfeller (Audi Sport Team Phoenix) gathering to position 5 from 8 on a grid and Ekström (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline) from grid position twelve to position eight, while both drivers anxious a throng with countless overtaking maneuvers. Particularly fantastic was Mattias Ekström’s attainment of overtaking dual BMW drivers, Augusto Farfus and pretension defender Marco Wittmann, in one go during a finish of a prolonged start-finish straight.

Jamie Green was forced to make a quip as well. The Briton had perceived a grid chastisement that changed him from a twelfth to a final position since in subordinate a used tire of his teammate René Rast had been mounted on his Audi RS 5 DTM by mistake. Not carrying anything to lose, a Briton ventured a many impassioned plan and pitted to change tires as early as on path five, his confidant pierce subsequently being rewarded with position ten.

Youngster Nico Müller was in a points too, though had to park his Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM 9 laps before a finish of a competition due to a stop defect. Loïc Duval finished Saturday’s competition in position 15. The Frenchman had perceived a five-second array stop chastisement for carrying jumped a start of a race. By environment consistently quick path times, he subsequently showed that he is a supporter to be reckoned with in a destiny as well.

Before competition 4 of a deteriorate on Sunday (live coverage on “Das Erste” starting during 15:00, CEST), Mike Rockenfeller with 31 points to his total in third place of a standings is a Audi motorist with a best points score, trailed by Jamie Green with 27 points in position 4 and René Rast in sixth place.