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DTM hammer before the final! Rast is celebrating a comeback

Pure excitement at the DTM finale at the Norisring (Nuremberg, live on Sat.1 today from 1 p.m.): Three drivers still have a chance of winning the first DTM title according to GT3 regulations: After Maximilian Götz’s victory (HRT-Mercedes / 205 Points) on Saturday, the Bavarian in third place is only 19 points behind table leader Liam Lawson (224 points / AF Corse Ferrari). Abt-Audi driver Kelvin van der Linde (206) lurks in second place.
But the DTM hammer report of the day is different: As BILD reports exclusively on Sunday, René Rast will make his comeback in Germany’s most popular racing series in 2022.
The three-time champion then chases his fourth DTM title with Audi and starts his race to catch up with “Mister DTM” Bernd Schneider, who won five DTM titles with Mercedes between 1995 and 2006. Rast started in Formula E in 2021, also for Audi.

Rast to AUTO BILD and BamS: “I look forward to continuing to work with Audi. In the past we have celebrated many successes together. I hope that this will continue in the future with the new projects. “

Rast and brand colleague Nico Müller are to prepare Audi’s Le Mans project in parallel to the DTM in the future. The Ingolstadt-based company will start the legendary 24 hours with a works team and a hybrid racing car from 2023.

“René Rast and Nico Müller are currently among the best drivers on the market and I am very happy that we are going into the future with both of them,” said Head of Audi Sport Julius Seebach. “In addition to their performance on the track, they also have what it takes to bring a team forward.”

DTM Electric 2022

DTM boss Gerhard Berger also presented the DTM Electric design model at the Norisring. From 2023, the electric racers with 1000 PS and 300 km / h top speed will complement the DTM program. Berger proudly: “The cars look futuristic and are as fast as Formula 1.”

According to AUTO BILD information, it is now also clear: The DTM TV contract is being extended. Instead of Sat.1, however, the races will run on ProSieben in the future. TV lady Andrea Kaiser stays on board: “Motorsport is my life, so I’m really looking forward to broadcasting from the racetrack in the future”, says the presenter.

The 2022 DTM season starts on April 30th and May 1st in Portugal / Portimao. Who will start there as the defending champion will be decided this Sunday in Nuremberg. Tickets (3G) are still available at the box office.

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