DTM: High Five for Audi motorist René Rast

To keep a pretension competition open adult until a final eventuality on Sunday, Rast had to finish in front of his dual rivals on Saturday, Paul Di Resta and Gary Paffett (both Mercedes-Benz). On clinching third position on a grid, he already kept Di Resta during brook in qualifying. In a race, he degraded Paffett in a illusory though satisfactory duel that swept a spectators during a Motodrom from their seats. The dual pretension rivals overtook any other on countless occasions before Rast managed to decisively lift transparent of a margin during a Indy-style restart following a reserve automobile period.

“That was an implausible competition and a illusory duel with Gary,” pronounced René Rast. “No one has ever achieved 5 victories in a quarrel in a DTM. Our idea was to keep a championship open adult until a final competition on Sunday. We managed to do that and have serve reduced a opening to Gary and Paul in a championship. We apparently have to make adult a lot of points tomorrow, though we’re not giving adult and will keep pushing.”

Following his fifth feat this deteriorate and ninth in sum in his DTM career, Rast is trailing a new personality of a standings, Gary Paffett, by 15 and Paul Di Resta by 9 points. A sum of 28 points are nonetheless to be awarded in a final competition on Sunday (starting during 1 PM CEST live on SAT.1): 3 for stick position and 25 for victory.

Decisive, above all, for a outcome of a competition on Saturday in prohibited summer temperatures of scarcely 30 degrees in a shade, was tire management. While Paffett as a best Mercedes-Benz-driver still forsaken to fourth position in a final theatre and missed a podium, Robin Frijns from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline modernized from tenth to second place during a final laps. As a result, he polished Audi’s third one-two outcome in succession. The Dutchman had pitted late and had a freshest tires in a final theatre of a race.