Nico Muller: I would like to get ahead of Rast in a fair fight

Nico Muller: I would like to get ahead of Rast in a fair fight

August 25, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Having won his third career victory in the first race of the DTM stage at Lausitzring, Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline racer Nico Muller significantly increased his chances for the title, reducing the gap from leader Rene Rast to 14 points.

The 2017 champion race ended already on the seventh lap due to technical problems, which exacerbated the struggle for leadership in the overall standings on the eve of the 500th anniversary race of the series, which will be held on Sunday, August 25.

“I finally managed to qualify well,” Muller told TouringCarTimes.com. – From the third place on the grill, I immediately made my way to the second. Marco Wittmann tried to attack me in the first part of the race, but I also felt that my pace was better than that of Rene.

When it slowed down, I took the lead and easily controlled the pace of the race until the finish. Of course, I would prefer to get ahead of him in a fair fight on the track, but 25 points is 25 points. “

Muller’s mate Robin Frains finished second in the race, thus making Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline the first team to take a double in the new DTM turbo-er.