“A mega weekend for Audi…” Mike Rockenfeller, driver of the No. 99 Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM
“What a weekend for Audi!” said Dieter Gass, Head of Audi Motorsport. “No-one had expected what we achieved here: both races won and five of six possible podiums clinched – that’s incredible. On Saturday, we received a few gifts from our competitors, but the 100th Audi victory on Sunday is clearly credited to performance. Nico (Müller) and René (Rast) were simply the fastest. The pit stops, too, were top and perfectly timed. Mike (Rockenfeller) did a strong job in difficult conditions on Saturday. On the whole, we saw fantastic teamwork by our drivers and plenty of action on track. That René, following the difficult start of the season, is going into the finale with title chances is an incredible story. The DTM fans can look forward to a thrilling showdown at Hockenheim in which René has nothing to lose but everything to gain.”
By clinching his 4th consecutive victory, René Rast keeps his DTM title hopes alive. Mercedes-Benz has clinched the manufacturers championship. The drivers championship won’t be decided until the final race weekend at the Hockenheimring on October 13 and 14. Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM driver Paul Di Resta leds the championship with 229 points followed by Gary Paffett with 225 points in his Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM and René Rast with 199 points in his Audi RS 5 DTM.
Canadian driver and 2012 DTM champion Bruno Spengler has not had a successful season in his BMW M4 DTM. He finished the race in 14th position and is currently 12th in the drivers championship standing with only one podium result so far this season.