BMW M4 GT3 Sees First Win with René Rast

During the DTM’s penultimate weekend at Austria’s Red Bull Ring, the BMW M4 GT3 reclaimed victory. Germany’s René Rast, now a BMW M works driver, celebrated his first win in this role. He secured a top finish on Sunday. Remarkably, Rast had already made history earlier. He secured his second pole position of the season, breaking Bernd Schneider’s DTM record.

Rast, boasting an impressive 26 pole position, is now the unrivalled leader in the all-time list. Sheldon van der Linde of South Africa secured second place on Sunday, delivering a superb 1-2 finish for Team Schubert Motorsport. Concurrently, Germany’s Marco Wittmann matched his season’s best by landing fourth, just shy of his first podium with the Project 1 Team.

Following a varied Saturday race at Spielberg, Rast claimed fourth, while Wittmann and van der Linde finished eighth and 13th. The trio of BMW M works drivers staged a notable comeback on Sunday. Rast secured the pole position, leading van der Linde by 0.111 seconds, and Wittmann started fifth. Throughout the race, the Schubert Motorsport pair maintained their top spots, with Wittmann battling for third but ultimately securing fourth, reflecting his Zandvoort performance. Regrettably, Germany’s Sandro Holzem, in the second Project 1 BMW M4 GT3, ended 24th on Saturday and retired on Sunday.

As the DTM season nears its October finale at Hockenheim, Germany, van der Linde and Rast sit fourth and fifth in the driver’s standings. Schubert Motorsport is fourth in the team standings, promising an exhilarating season conclusion.

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