The new champion of the German DTM series Rene Rast commented on his unexpected success.
The final round at Hockenheim, the Audi driver came behind 21 points from leader Mattias Ekström. But he was able to benefit from the problems of the partner group, which on Saturday was left without points, and on Sunday he started from the end of the peloton, and won the championship with an advantage of three points.
Rene Rast was the champion of the DTM Marco Wittmann won the final race of the season
“Before the start of the season I set a goal to become the best newbie to gain experience and to regularly score points, – quotes Rasta TouringCarTimes. – I had nothing to lose at the final stage. So I didn’t feel too much pressure. It’s great that everything eventually turned out.
Crossing the finish line, I didn’t became champion or not. Team just announced the second place in the race. I even was upset, but then someone started shouting in the radio “We are the Champions!” At this point I began to cry.
Don’t have words to Express all my feelings now. This is one of the best days of my life and the most important thing in my racing career.”
Rast became the first rookie in the DTM after Nicola Larini in 1993, winning the title in his debut season.
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