Audi motorist René Rast clinches DTM lead

Posted on 18. Jun, 2017 by in Audi Canada

Following his initial DTM stick position on Saturday, a 30-year-old, on delivering a ideal lap, again scored 3 additional points for a tip mark on Sunday’s grid. And this time, all went ideally according to devise in a competition as well. Straight from a start, a German from Audi Sport Team Rosberg took a lead and went on to ceaselessly extend it. After pitting on path eleven, Rast primarily forsaken behind his code co-worker Mattias Ekström from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, who had altered tires as early as on path three. In a final stage, Rast was means to use a advantage of fresher tires to pass Ekström. With that, Rast achieved his initial feat in his ninth DTM race.

“Having won during a Hungaroring is an implausible feeling,” René Rast pronounced after his lass victory. “Twice on pole, my initial win, and a championship lead – we can’t even find difference for all this. In a rookie season, we can’t design heading a championship after 3 competition weekends and already carrying won your initial race. I’m simply happy about being corroborated by such a good team.”

Mattias Ekström, on clinching second place, softened to position 4 in a standings. The Swede had designed to work on his subordinate opening and on both days scored an additional indicate for grid position three. In total, Ekström collected 30 points in Hungary and on Sunday set a fastest competition path as well.

Ekström’s teammate Nico Müller, like a day before, started from position 4 and also finished fourth. The immature Swiss was closely following BMW motorist Maxine Martin scarcely via a race, though was not means to pass him.

A opening noted by a fighting suggestion was shown by Jamie Green who, due to a delayed array stop, forsaken to position 9 some of a time. The Briton subsequently done adult several places. Cheered on by a Hungarian crowd, he even overtook a BMW of a reigning DTM Champion Marco Wittmann on a outside. Green finished a competition in position 5 and, after 6 races, in third place of a standings, is trailing his teammate René Rast by merely 5 points and Lucas Auer (Mercedes-Benz) by four.

The unluckiest motorist of a day was Mike Rockenfeller. Shortly before a start of a race, steam was rescued on a stop line of his Audi RS 5 DTM, forcing Rockenfeller to start from a behind of a margin instead of from grid position five. With a lightning start, early array stop and quick path times, Rockenfeller managed to conflict his approach brazen from 18thto tenth place and measure a indicate for Audi Sport Team Phoenix. His teammate Loïc Duval was brushed by BMW motorist Tom Blomqvist and forsaken to position 16 as a outcome of a successive spin.

Audi scored 70 of a 107 probable points on Sunday, now clearly heading a manufacturers’ classification. In a teams’ classification, Audi Sport Team Rosberg has extended a advantage to 39 points. Consequently, to a pleasure of Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass, Audi is going to transport to a “home round” in Nuremberg as a personality of all 3 classifications. “Obviously, today’s competition was illusory for us,” pronounced Gass. “After what was an intensely unsatisfactory Saturday for us, it was critical for us currently to strike back, bind a one-two victory, and positions 4 and five. I’m impossibly happy for René Rast: he’s been delivering an overwhelming entrance deteriorate in a DTM.”

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