Audi’s Rene Rast extended his DTM championship lead in race 2 at Brands Hatch on Sunday leading home an Audi 1,2,3,4.

Rast who took the maximum 28 points from the event, three for pole and 25 for the win dominated the race to take a huge step forward in his bid to win the championship and speaking following the race he said:

I am mega happy! I extended my points’ lead, perfect! My last win was already five races ago, so therefore I’m really happy. At the end, my tyres hardly worked anymore although I had tried to manage them. The race was a mega battle.”

It was a great race for Nico Muller as he ended the event in second place just 0.240s behind Rast and speaking following the race the Swiss driver said:

Had I been considerably faster, I would have used the chance to overtake René. Too bad that we lost valuable time during the pit stop today. After that, I had to close the gap to René again and use my speed advantage to do so. As a result, I wasn’t really able to attack at the end. Of course, you want to try, but when the risk is too big, you’d rather let it be. We’re happy with second place.

Robin Frijns completed the Audi podium sweep ending the race in third place, 0.598s behind Rast and speaking following the race he said:

Had I been considerably faster, I would have used the chance to overtake René. Too bad that we lost valuable time during the pit stop today. After that, I had to close the gap to René again and use my speed advantage to do so. As a result, I wasn’t really able to attack at the end. Of course, you want to try, but when the risk is too big, you’d rather let it be. We’re happy with second place.

It was a disappointing day for BMW’s Marco Wittmann, having won race one on Saturday he ended Sunday’s race a distant tenth.

Speaking following the race in Brands Hatch, president of ITR Gerhard Berger said:

The race weekend has shown that we have taken a significant step forward with the DTM in the UK. Last year, our impact wasn’t that strong; but now it looks like we’re having an effect on the British fans. The spectator interest, the atmosphere, the support programme: the event was positive throughout. On the sporting side, once again we’ve seen one victory each for BMW and Audi, while newcomers Aston Martin have shown on Saturday in particular that they have made another step towards the frontrunners. On Sunday, Audi was dominant. To keep the battle for the title exciting, BMW drivers Wittmann and Eng need to score a lot of points at the Lausitzring…”

 

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