08/23/2020 Reading Time: 1 min

DTM: New record

With twelve consecutive victories, Audi has set a new record in the DTM. For one year and 13 days the four rings were unbeaten in the DTM – this, too, has never been achieved before. In the Manufacturers’ Championship Audi has more than twice as many points as BMW after the first third of the season. 

Nico Müller and René Rast on the podium

Audi 1-2-3 on Saturday

DTM Champion René Rast celebrated his second consecutive victory at the Lausitzring on Saturday. Nico Müller and Robin Frijns completed a podium sweep for Audi. Pole sitter and championship leader Müller held a commanding lead in the early stages of the race on wet weather tires but lost his lead after pitting for slicks too late. Having dropped back to fifth, the leader of the standings was able to fight his way back to second.


René Rast’s race went the other way around. “My start was very bad, and I went through the gravel at one stage,” said the defending champion. “It was crucial to pit at the right time and then take a risk. I was able to overtake Philipp (Eng), Marco (Wittmann) and finally Robin (Frijns) with good moves. I used push-to-pass and DRS at the right moments. In the end I was able to defend my lead over Nico.”

Audi RS 5 DTM on the racetrack

Müller scores points

 “We had the fastest car here so far in all conditions but did not manage to win,” said Nico Müller. “Nobody is really to blame for that. We simply came to the pits one or two laps too late – also because I slightly misjudged the situation in the car. On the positive side: I was able to control the race in the rain at the beginning and was fast on slicks as well. And we scored a lot of points again.”

Robin Frijns completed the podium in third on Saturday. The Dutchman was leading the race after changing to slicks and fought a tough duel with eventual winner René Rast. 

Robin Frijns in the Audi RS 5 DTM

Record run ends after twelve victories

On Sunday, Robin Frijns was the best Audi driver in third place in the “craziest” DTM race of the season so far, even though the Dutchman started from pole position for the fourth time this year. “Unfortunately, I still have to wait for my first DTM victory,” said Frijns after taking third with a pass shortly before the finish. “It was definitely a crazy race. I started from pole and had the feeling that the pace was pretty okay. René (Rast) and Nico (Müller) behind me had a similar pace. All three of us pitted for tires quite late. When I came out again, I was only seventh. It was extremely difficult to fight my way back to the front.”

Audi RS 5 DTM on the racetrack

Green in P4

Just behind Frijns, Jamie Green crossed the finish line in fourth. “I stopped pretty early and was able to build a good gap afterwards,” said Green. “As the leader you are not allowed to use Push-to-Pass or DRS. That’s why Timo Glock and Lucas Auer caught me and finally passed me.”

In a similar move, championship leader Nico Müller took fifth away from defending champion René Rast on the finish straight. Just 0.011 seconds separated the two title rivals – 78 thousandths less than in their photo finish a week ago.

“An incredible race”

“This was an incredible race,” said Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “From the first to the last lap the gaps were incredibly tight. The first nine cars crossed the finish line within 4.2 seconds. Finally, both brands fought for victory again. Our top three gambled a bit today. When you change the tires late, you have to overtake other cars in the end – that didn’t work this time. It’s a pity that our winning streak has come to an end. If you have three cars on the top three grid positions, you naturally want to win. But for the fans it was a fantastic race.”

Audi RS 5 DTM on the racetrack

DTM Lausitzring, results documents to download

Race 1

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Race 2

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Audi RS 5 DTM on the racetrack
Audi RS 5 DTM on the racetrack
Nico Müller


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