Rast wins pole for DTM Norisring Race 2

Rene Rast
Rene Rast

For points’ leader Rene Rast, things are going well at the Norisring. After his dominant victory in the DTM race on Saturday, the German also secured himself the best possible starting grid position for the race on Sunday, adding another three points to his championship total in the process. Rast’s time of 46.146s was the fastest lap time ever around the 2.3 kilometer's long street circuit in Nuremberg. For the Audi driver, it was the eighth DTM pole position of his career and the third of the current season following his pair of pole positions in the previous round at Misano.

“Obviously, I am very happy," Rast commented. “I have never been on pole at the Norisring in a DTM car. Yesterday’s qualifying was a bit tough. Today, it was a lot smoother. The pace was good. Thanks to my team for doing an outstanding job again. Now, I am looking forward to the race."

Rast’s fellow Audi drivers Jamie Green and Nico Muller ended up second and third, both with identical lap times of 46.153s, seven thousandths of a second down on Rast. Loic Duval completed the clean sweep for Audi of the first two grid rows


1 Rene Rast Rosberg Audi 0.000s
2 Jamie Green Rosberg Audi 0.007s
3 Nico Muller Abt Audi 0.007s
4 Loic Duval Phoenix Audi 0.040s
5 Philipp Eng RMR BMW 0.046s
6 Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi 0.111s
7 Bruno Spengler RMG BMW 0.227s
8 Sheldon van der Linde RBM BMW 0.344s
9 Marco Wittmann RMG BMW 0.368s
10 Jonathan Aberdein WRT Audi 0.418s
11 Robin Frijns Abt Audi 0.445s
12 Joel Eriksson RBM BMW 0.458s
13 Daniel Juncadella R-Motorsport Aston Martin 0.566s
14 Paul Di Resta R-Motorsport Aston Martin 0.599s
15 Ferdinand Habsburg R-Motorsport Aston Martin 0.604s
16 Pietro Fittipaldi Rosberg Audi 0.631s
17 Jake Dennis R-Motorsport Aston Martin 0.804s
18 Timo Glock RMR BMW 5.737s

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