Rain showers and squalls done for fanciful and partly hard-to-predict conditions during Brands Hatch on Saturday. In a end, Marco Wittmann (BMW), René Rast und Nico Müller – a drivers progressing a tip 3 spots in a drivers’ championship as good – again stood on a podium.
In a partly soppy qualifying, René Rast in a conflict for stick position usually had to acknowledge better to Marco Wittman by 69 thousandths of a second. In a race, after 42 laps, a motorist from Audi Sport Team Rosberg was usually 0.374 seconds brief of claiming another victory. “Two laps some-more would expected have been adequate for me,” pronounced Rast, who managed to locate adult with Wittmann on a final path though was not means to pass him. “I was substantially too regressive with a tires today. After a knowledge during Assen, we didn’t know accurately how tough we could pull them. Now we’re going to concentration on maximizing all for tomorrow.”
After a reduction than optimal qualifying, Nico Müller from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline done adult belligerent from eighth on a grid to third position and, as a result, shielded his second place in a drivers’ standings behind championship personality René Rast. “The pivotal to this was a good start,” pronounced a Swiss. “Afterwards, a plan was right and we was means to conduct my tires well. That done it probable for us to bind third position today. After a qualifying, we can be happy with that. We know what we have to work on for tomorrow. We can really still urge a car’s balance. Plus, we saved a set of tires currently – that’s certain for tomorrow, too.”
His teammate, Robin Frijns, after a late tire change in a final stage, fought behind from eighth to fourth place. Loïc Duval from Audi Sport Team Phoenix with his fifth place caused 4 Audi RS 5 DTM to finish in a tip 5 and Audi to extend a advantage in a manufacturers’ championship to 225 points. In a teams’ championship, Audi Sport Team Rosberg continues to lay in a tip mark in front of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline.
Assen leader Mike Rockenfeller finished Saturday’s competition in seventh position. Jamie Green, in eleventh, only hardly missed scoring points after a two-stop plan did not vessel out for a Briton.