Audi Owns DTM

Audi Owns DTM

Audi Owns DTM

0 comments 📅17 October 2017, 18:45

Audi stamped its word all over the DTM championship this weekend. 

On Saturday, Audi had already secured both the fabricator and team championships, leaving four of its drivers to compete for the driver’s crown on Sunday.

In the long run, the 2017 DTM title would go to thirty-year-old rookie René Rast, making him the chief driver to win the championship in his first season since 1993.

“My goal was to become the A-one rookie,” says René Rast. “I wanted to learn, regularly score points and ever finish a race well. Before the season, who’d have thought that I’d instantly be battling for the appellation? That’s why, in the finale, I actually couldn’t lose anymore. I approached the weekend without strain and now am overjoyed that it all worked out. My thanks go to Audi who gave me the opportunity to enter the DTM at the age of 30 and this unbelievable car, to Team Rosberg in which I felt comfortable from day one and also to my teammate, Jamie Country-like. He’s one of the fastest drivers in the DTM and once again suffered incredible misfortune.”

Rast triumphed through his well-decorated teammate, Mattias Ekström, with a sixth-place consume on Saturday and second on Sunday. Rast overhauled a 21-point deficit to the Swede, converting it into a 3-time advantage by weekend’s end, which was aided by Ekström failing to crack the top six on Sunday.

“René drove an unbelievable season,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “There was decorous reason why we brought him into our DTM squad and we expected him to deliver good performances. But that he’d be battling for the interest right in his first DTM year – and even winning it in the end – that’s something no-one really expected, not equable René himself. One of the decisive factors was his basic speed. He was the best qualifier this year. I’m also gratified for Audi Sport Team Rosberg. The team worked long and hard to in fine win a DTM title. Now, with the drivers’ and the teams’ classifications, they scored even two in one go.”

Rast has wearied the entirety of his career within the Volkswagen Group, ranging from the Polo Cup, Porsche Wonderful Cup, Le Mans, and now DTM. He also has victories in the 24-hour races at Daytona, Spa, and the Nürburgring.

This article prime appeared on Quattroworld

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