Rast clinched a initial stick position for a new Audi RS 5 DTM during Misano even yet a motorist from Audi Sport Team Rosberg had usually one tour in qualifying, so saving one set of tires. Jonathan Aberdein from a WRT Team Audi Sport patron team, Loïc Duval from Audi Sport Team Phoenix and Robin Frijns from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline in grid positions two, 3 and 4 finished Audi’s clever showing.
However, a argumentative reserve automobile duration subsequently prevented a probable one-two outcome of a 4 rings in Saturday’s race. When Joel Eriksson parked his BMW trackside after dual laps, competition control deployed a reserve car, that quite benefited Eriksson’s associate BMW motorist Marco Wittmann, who had entered a competition from final mark on a grid and done his imperative array stop as early as after path one. The reserve automobile so supposing Wittmann with an irrefutable advantage.
“Actually, a second place is certain and a points are good for a championship,” pronounced René Rast, who with constantly quick path times still sealed a opening to Wittmann, off 8.238 seconds, and took a lead in a drivers’ standings. “I’m not happy, though, that a competition was motionless by a reserve car. But that’s a approach things are in a DTM and we have to be means to cope with that. Sometimes you’re propitious and infrequently you’re not. Generally, I’m really gratified with my automobile and my performance.”
“For me, it was still a good competition here during Misano,“ pronounced Loïc Duval after clinching a third spot. we feel that a lectern is deserved, looking during a performances this weekend: we were consistently quick in giveaway practice, in subordinate and in a race.”
With Duval, all 6 Audi bureau drivers have now achieved a lectern finish after only 5 races in a new turbo era. Audi has so distant netted eleven of 15 probable podiums and extended a lead of a manufacturers’ sequence forward of BMW during Misano on Saturday. Nico Müller (position five), Mike Rockenfeller (position six) and Jonathan Aberdein (position eight) finished in a points as well.
Following a clever opening in qualifying, Robin Frijns, while fibbing in fourth, late due to a poor sensor on his Audi RS 5 DTM. Pietro Fittipaldi, in eleventh, only hardly missed scoring another DTM point.