With 18 out of 27 probable lectern finishes, Audi has managed an considerable start to a DTM’s turbo epoch with a new RS 5 DTM. After a initial half of a season, dual Audi drivers – René Rast (145 points) and Nico Müller (121) – are streamer a standings. In formidable conditions on Saturday, both extended their advantage over third-placed BMW motorist Philipp Eng with clever performances. In a manufacturers’ championship, with 508 points Audi clearly leads forward of BMW (388). In a teams’ championship, dual Audi teams – Audi Sport Team Rosberg and Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline – are a front runners.
Heavy sleet done a initial DTM competition in a “Cathedral of Speed” tricky, generally in a early stage. “We had aquaplaning in many sections. It was formidable to keep a automobile on track,” pronounced Nico Müller, who on a initial 10 laps fought behind from sixth on a grid to third position. “I mislaid a bit too most time to a leaders in a process.”
Müller altered tires usually shortly before a finish of a competition and during a array stop confirmed initial place in front of Marco Wittmann (BMW) and René Rast, who had been battling conduct to conduct for a lead true from a start. “Unfortunately, it took a small longer than we was anticipating to get a new sleet tires to work. That’s because Marco got past me,” pronounced Müller. “He deserved winning today.”
“The duel with Marco apparently cost a lot of time, so Nico rejoined a competition in front of us,” pronounced Rast, who finished third behind Wittmann and Müller. It was anything though a ideal race. Even so, it finished in a lectern and we continue to lead a championship. Tomorrow we’re going to conflict again.”