Two Poles, Two Wins: Audi Driver René Rast Achieves The Perfect DTM Weekend

source: Audi Sport

  • Defending champion also wins Sunday’s race at the Nürburgring
  • Maximum points haul and third place in the overall standings
  • Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass: “Fantastic for René, fantastic for Audi”

Audi driver René Rast achieved the perfect DTM weekend at the Nürburgring: As he did on Saturday, the defending champion also claimed pole position and victory on Sunday. As a result, he scored the maximum possible points with his Audi RS 5 DTM and moved up to third overall in the overall standings.

56 points in two days! This had never been the case in the DTM since the current race format was introduced. Six thousandths of a second made it possible: Rast grabbed pole position on Sunday from championship leader Gary Paffett in Mercedes-Benz by this miniscule amount, and in doing so claimed the first three points of the day. 25 more followed after a commanding drive to victory, the sixth so far in his DTM career.