The strategy of Rene Rast: So he wants the third DTM-title

Rene Rast is back in the DTM-season in 2020, which will be the last for the manufacturer Audi, a clear goal: He wants his third title. This has to be laid, the

The strategy of Rene Rast: So he wants the third DTM-title

Rene Rast is back in the DTM-season in 2020, which will be the last for the manufacturer Audi, a clear goal: He wants his third title. This has to be laid, the German from Minden already have a strategy that focuses on three areas: constantly, a good starting position in Qualifying, and the Maximum out of the package to get.

"It's no secret, how to win titles: At the end of the consistency," says Rast, who won in season 2019 with seven Wins the DTM championship that counts. "You have to be fast, this is also a crucial aspect. It is important to bring the car in Qualifying, on the starting grid to the front."

How important is Qualifying in the DTM, will show the bonus points to get in the time training. For the Pole-Position, there are three points, second place two points and third place, ultimately, a point. Grid managed to collect in the past year, a total of 21 points in the Qualifying round. Reminder: For a race win is 25 points. Grid repeated in 14 of the 18 races bonus points in qualifying.

Qualifying can make all the difference

make "We will also try this year, the Maximum out of the qualifying get," says Rast. "We were in this discipline in recent years. Hopefully we can repeat it. And in the race we will try to make the Maximum out of it."

Push-to-pass and DRS to be upgraded in the season 2020, which is intended to facilitate the Overtaking. Is devalued, the best starting place for this? "You get to the poles three points," replied grid.

"If it is always in the front, then to collect points for the Pole Position. And then in front of the entire field. The advantage of this is by DRS and Push to pass, but not so large, although there are still. He will play in my opinion still has a key role in this year's championship."

constancy plays an important role

In the race, consistency will count. Grid wants to get points in every race, even if it is only a single counter for the tenth place, because each point can represent in the end the difference between a championship victory and a second place. "Of course we want to win the title," said Rast. "That is the ultimate goal for Audi, for me, for all. And since it's the last Audi of the year, we will see everything a bit more intense."

The DTM-season in 2020 is due to the exit of Audi, the last Chance for the grid to get his third title. At Minden, the switch for Audi in the formula E, there is a growing ambition is only one of three drivers to be at least accounted for three of the DTM championship victories. So far the have only managed Bernd Schneider (five titles) and Klaus Ludwig (three titles).

"A third title would mean a lot to me. There are a few drivers who have brought two titles, but only two drivers have won three titles," says Rast, who would pull over so that in the eternal table of Mattias Ekström, Gary Paffett, Timo Scheider and Marco Wittmann. "I would like to be one of them. It would be great to win the title."

Who the opponents are?

In the DTM-season in 2020 expected to grid the same competition as in the previous year. At the very top of the favorites list, he sees Wittmann, but also Nico Müller. "My Audi colleagues have shown in the past few years, very strong performance, if not in this Constance," said Rast. "Philipp Eng will be fast, Sheldon van der Linde. There are many pilots who can win races. At the end of the Constance, who brings the title to decide."

in Order to leave in the past Audi-season anything to chance, faith relies resting on his but: "I had thought to use in the Audi's last year, the number 1 instead of number 33, but then I decided against it. The number 33 is my number that connects me. And here we remain. Hopefully this is a good Omen. I am 33 years old, what are you doing to my third title."

This article was written by Andre Wiegold

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Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 12:27

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