Rast at the Double in DTM Qualifying

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Credit: Audi Media Centre

In his first full DTM Series season Rene Rast has claimed back-to-back pole positions at the Hungaroring.

Audi had dominated Saturday’s qualifying session, but that same dominance did not materialise in the race, with fourth the maximum they were able to achieve.

Due to this clear advantage that they had the Audis will be 10kg heavier than BMW and Mercedes throughout Sunday, but despite this Rast still managed to claim pole position.

Reigning champion Marco Wittmann sat on provisional pole in the closing moments but was ultimately beaten by Rast, the former will still start from the front row of the grid beating his nearest BMW team-mate by more than four tenths in a strong showing by the double champion.

Behind Wittmann, came the Audi quartet of Mattias EkströmNico MullerMike Rockenfeller and Jamie Green.

Green had finished Saturday’s race in seventh but was disqualified following a protest lodged by Mercedes.

The stewards found that a gap in the front diffuser of Green’s car had been sealed, which is not permitted under the technical regulations as it establishes this as one of the standard components to all manufacturers and therefore cannot be modified.

Audi Sport Team Rosberg has taken the decision to appeal the exclusion.

Green’s championship rival Lucas Auer will start just behind him in seventh as best placed Mercedes.

The top ten was rounded off by the BMW trio of Timo GlockAugusto Farfus and Tom Blomqvist.

Yesterday’s race winner Paul di Resta is set to start from 12th place, just behind Gary Paffett.

Robert WickensEdoardo MortaraLoic DuvalMaro EngelBruno Spengler and Maxime Martin complete the grid.

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