In his initial competition with a Audi RS 5 DTM, a Frenchman benefited from a late reserve automobile period. On a freshest tires in a field, Tréluyer done adult several positions after a restart and crossed a finish line as a best-placed motorist of a DTM car.
“That was outrageous fun today,” a Le Mans leader and World Endurance Champion, who is racing during Fuji with support by Audi Japan and Hitotsuyama Racing for Audi’s patron group WRT Team Audi Sport, enthused. “I intensely enjoyed my initial competition in a Audi RS 5 DTM – generally of march a final laps after a restart, that’s when we were unequivocally fast. we hadn’t approaching such a outcome in my quip after a three-year break. I’m deeply contemptible about touching ‘Rocky’ and causing him to spin in a turmoil after a restart. He didn’t see me and we only didn’t have any room to get out of his way.”
Following a formidable qualifying, René Rast in a Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Rosberg from a 13th mark on a grid fought behind into a tip 6 and anxious a vast throng of Japanese trackside fans with fantastic duels during his fightback. On spiritless tires, a German, forsaken to eighth position in a final stage.
With Mike Rockenfeller from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline in 13th place, Audi also supposing a third-best motorist of a DTM lineup on Saturday in annoy of a collision with Tréluyer.