René Rast


Date of birth: October 26, 1986
Place of birth: Minden (Germany)
Place of residence: Bregenz (Austria)
Marital status: single, one son
Height/Weight: 1.79 m/64 kg

Greatest achievements:
1st place Porsche Supercup 2010 to 2012
1st place Porsche Carrera Cup 2008, 2012
1st place 24h Nürburgring 2014
1st place 24h Spa 2012, 2014
1st place ADAC GT Masters 2014
1st place DTM 2017



In 2017, René Rast clinched his greatest success to date since beginning to race with Audi in 2011: DTM champion! In his first full DTM season, the rookie impressed with three race wins and three pole positions. This coupled with his consistency kept him in the title race and saw him winning the 2017 drivers’ title in the season’s final race at Hockenheim. At the wheel of the Audi R8 LMS GT3 race car, he has also been one of the best and most successful GT drivers in the world. Rast has also left a strong impression in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro. The young family man added to his repertoire with a total of three DTM entries in 2016. In his second DTM race, Rast took his first points at Hockenheim in October 2016, and in doing so, recommended himself for the 2017 DTM team – which paid dividends in the form of a new champion being crowned for the brand with the four rings.