At the start of the DTM, Rene Rast underpinned his claims to the last title win for Audi – but has to face tough competition. The Mindener won the second race of the season at the Belgian spa on Sunday, and narrowly relegated his brand colleague Nico Müller to second place. The Swiss won the first race on Saturday and is now at the top of the overall classification.
He is 46 points ahead of Rast (39). Ranks three, four and five also went to Audi in the race on Sunday, which will retire from the racing series at the end of the year. Robin Frijns (Netherlands), Jamie Green (Great Britain) and Mike Rockenfeller followed at some distance from the top duo.
BMW before difficult season
This indicates another difficult season for BMW. At the start, the two sixth places by Philipp Eng (Austria) and Sheldon van der Linde (South Africa) were the best results. Only those who sit in an Audi seem to have a chance of winning the championship this year. The Ingolstadt team had already won all the titles last year.
Due to the corona pandemic, the launch was late this year, never before, and a total of 18 races are planned without spectators until November. It should be the last season of the DTM, at least in its current form. Audi announced its farewell at the end of the year in April, leaving BMW as the manufacturer for the time being. It is completely unclear whether and how it will continue.