DTM Nürburgring: René Rast takes second feat of deteriorate for Audi

Posted on 08. Sep, 2018 by in Audi Canada

Fastest in giveaway practice, stick position, a flawless competition and also a fastest competition lap: a 31-year aged German had a ideal day during a circle of his Audi RS 5 DTM on Saturday. Even so, a Audi motorist was forced to work tough for a fifth feat of his DTM career. After carrying built adult a gentle lead during a opening third of a race, this shrank drastically after a tire change. From a lead as high as 6 seconds usually 0.862 seconds remained during a flag.

“That was an intensely tough race, generally a final 10 minutes,” pronounced Rast. “Bruno (Spengler) got closer and closer and we usually couldn’t expostulate any faster. we was intensely happy when we saw a mottled flag. This outcome is apparently super for a championship. we wish it continues like this.”

As a outcome of clinching his second feat of a deteriorate and a limit points transport of 28 for stick position and victory, Rast changed adult to fifth place in a altogether standings. In a drivers’ championship, he is usually one indicate behind a best placed BMW (Marco Wittmann) with 140 points still adult for grabs. Edoardo Mortara (Mercedes-Benz), who is third in a standings, is now usually 17 points forward and has changed within distinguished stretch of a fortifying champion.

Mike Rockenfeller changed adult to sixth place after creation a late array stop in his 150th DTM race. Team partner Loïc Duval used a same plan from a penultimate start position to take seventh. Audi Sport Team Phoenix so scored points with both cars in a home race.

Nico Müller from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline fought from 16th on a grid to tenth and in doing so measure a point. Only Jamie Green (14th place) and Robin Frijns (17th place) went divided dull handed on Saturday.

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