René Rast scores Nurburgring slam dunk

Audi driver René Rast has made history this weekend, scoring a perfect round of 56 points, taking pole in both races, followed by as many wins.

The 2017 champion was the first driver to achieve the feat, the closest being Paffett in Zandvoort, ironically losing the race to Rast.

“It is hard to find words to describe the weekend at the Nürburgring. It will be almost impossible to top this in the next races. I was on the second page of the drivers’ standings and now I am in third place,”

Said Rast, he went on to discuss the rest of the season:

 “Now, we are looking ahead. Everything is possible and many things can happen. We have closed the gap.”

Di Resta also managed to close his gap to Paffett in the overall standings after scoring a second place on Sunday. Just two points separate the Mercedes teammates.

“Unlike yesterday, things were really going well today. Making it from eleventh place on the grid to finish second is by no means evident in the DTM,”

Paffett had some bad luck on Sunday, with a slow pit stop, losing four places in the process, behind Bruno Spengler.

Wehrlein came under scrutiny after some questionable moves while fighting in the mid pack, he was given a warning for pushing Muller off the track as he tried to pass him. This was the second attempt at a pass, the first meaning he cut the final chicane.

Retirees included Auer and Brands Hatch race winner Daniel Juncadella.

The weekend had a great turnout and only further goes to show the popularity of DTM. The remaining races look to be very exciting.


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