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In 2017, René Rast clinched his first DTM drivers’ title in his first full DTM season, when 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. He backed this up by finishing as the runner-up in 2018 before taking his second drivers’ crown in 2019 with a total of eight pole positions and seven race victories during that triumphed season alone. In the final season of the Class 1 race cars in 2020, René Rast clinched his third DTM drivers’ title within four years after winning seven races during the season. 2020 also included Rast’s first six Formula E races for Audi in Berlin, which saw the German scoring a third-place finish. 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.

René Rast in the garage


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

Career highlights:

1st place Porsche Carrera Cup 2008, 2012
1st place Porsche Supercup 2010 to 2012
1st place 24h Nürburgring 2014
1st place 24h Spa 2012, 2014
1st place ADAC GT Masters 2014
1st place DTM 2017
2nd place DTM 2018
1st place DTM 2019
1st place DTM 2020



Audi RS 5 DTM on the racetrack
René Rast with his steering wheel
René Rast with the Audi RS 5 DTM


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