From 0 to hero: Rast wins during Audi’s home round

Posted on 06. Jul, 2019 by in Audi Canada

In a race, Müller managed environment a new path record. The Swiss done a ideal start and simply pulled transparent of his evident rivals, though afterwards became a plant of a reserve car. Müller was among those drivers who had not pitted nonetheless when a reserve automobile was deployed. Following his tire change on path 30, a Audi motorist rejoined in seventh position, overtook one opposition after another on uninformed tires and, in a warn conflict in a final turn, even overtook Joel Eriksson’s second-placed BMW.

“That was generally critical to me personally, given during Zolder we was held behind him most during a whole competition and only didn’t get past him,” pronounced Müller. “After a reserve car, we no longer approaching to finish on podium, given many cars had already pitted. I’m unapproachable of my group that we achieved this anyhow. We did all right today.”

For Audi, this was a sixth DTM feat in sum during a Norisring. Most recently, in 2016, Nico Müller had won Audi’s home turn during a Norisring. “Unfortunately, we’ve traditionally struggled utterly a bit in front of a fans and employees,” pronounced Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “We were anticipating that this would change with a new Audi RS 5 DTM. René was impossibly quick today. In annoy of his early array stop, in a end, he consistently gathering quick times on a aged tires. Nico’s competition was ideal too from lights to flag. He was a small hapless with a reserve automobile though fought back. Loïc’s quip from a final quarrel to fourth position was considerable as well. It’s a illusory outcome for us and a good commencement for Hildegard Wortmann, who has been a new Member of a Management Board for Sales and Marketing given Monday and assimilated us in a array line to base for a squad.”

Jamie Green, Mike Rockenfeller and Robin Frijns scored no points on Saturday. Green finished in eleventh place after a front finish of his Audi RS 5 DTM was shop-worn in a collision. Rockenfeller and Frijns were forced to retire with defects in a area of a assign atmosphere supply.

The competition on Sunday will start 1.30 PM (live coverage on SAT.1 will start during 1 PM).

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