Rast wins second DTM race at Spa, Frijns on the podium

René Rast has won the second race of the DTM weekend at Spa-Francorchamps. The reigning champion in the German touring car championship led an entire Audi podium, which also included Robin Frijns.

Frijns was allowed to start the second race in the Ardennes in second place, but just like a day earlier, the Dutchman was soon trumped by Audi stable mate Nico Müller. The Swiss then headed for race leader René Rast, who should have started the race from pole position.

In the fourth lap, Müller closed the gap to Rast and passed the German in Les Combes, but unlike the first race, Müller was unable to make a gap this time to the rest of the field. After the mandatory pit stops, Rast was able to close the gap to the Swiss again, to take the lead again five laps before the end at Kemmel. Müller kept the pressure on the kettle, but could not prevent Rast from securing his eighteenth DTM victory after 26 laps.

Frijns on stage

Five seconds behind Rast and Müller, Robin Frijns finished third, completing an entire Audi podium. Jamie Green again drove a strong catch-up race and finished fourth in front of stable mate Mike Rockenfeller.

Sheldon van der Linde was again the best classified BMW driver in sixth place, 24 seconds behind winner Rast. Loic Duval finished seventh before the BMWs of Lucas Auer and Jonathan Aberdein. Two-time DTM champion Marco Wittmann took the last point in tenth place.



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