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Sport Rast critical of Muller's Eau Rouge move in Spa DTM opener

12:05  02 august  2020
12:05  02 august  2020 Source:   autosport.com

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Two-time DTM champion Rene Rast has criticised the move Nico Muller made on him on the outside of Eau Rouge in the series' season opener at Spa Francorchamps, saying the two would With the momentum behind, Muller stuck to the throttle at Eau Rouge , blasting past the Team Rosberg driver

Although Rast passed Muller for second at the start of the race, the Abt Audi driver got a better run from the exit of La Source and the two drivers went With the momentum behind him, Muller stuck to the throttle at Eau Rouge , blasting past the Team Rosberg driver on the outside as they went up the

Rast critical of Muller's Eau Rouge move © LAT Images Rast critical of Muller's Eau Rouge move

Two-time DTM champion Rene Rast has criticised the move Nico Muller made on him on the outside of Eau Rouge in the series' season opener at Spa Francorchamps.

Although Rast passed Muller for second at the start of the race, the Abt Audi driver got a better run from the exit of La Source and the two drivers went side-by-side on the following straight.

With the momentum behind, Muller stuck to the throttle at Eau Rouge, blasting past the Team Rosberg driver on the outside as they went up the hill towards Radillion.

DTM Spa: Rast beats Muller in tense battle for victory

  DTM Spa: Rast beats Muller in tense battle for victory Rene Rast overhauled long-time leader Nico Muller in a tense duel to win the second race of the 2020 DTM season at Spa Francorchamps .Muller made a quick getaway from third on the grid, immediately dispatching his team-mate Robin Frijns on the run to La Source before setting his sights on polesitter Rast.On Lap 4, Muller sufficiently closed in on Rast to pull alongside the two-time champion along the Kemmel straight and slipped past him at the outside of Les Combes.However, unlike Saturday's opener where Muller checked out after moving to the front, the Abt driver was unable to pull more than a second clear of Rast.

Nico Muller cruised to a dominant victory in the opening race of the 2020 DTM season at Spa -Francorchamps, as Audi swept the top four positions to assert its supremacy over BMW. At the start of the race, Robin Frijns led the field from pole position, with the sister Abt Audi of Nico Muller

This allowed Muller to get a great run on Frijns along the Kemmel straight before executing a simple move into Les Combes to seize the lead of the race. Formula 1 convert Robert Kubica finished 14th on his DTM debut in an ART-run BMW, more than a minute behind the winning car of Muller .

Muller later overtook pole-sitter Robin Frijns at Les Combes to claim the lead and eventually secured a dominant victory with a winning margin of nearly 20 seconds.

However, Rast made his displeasure clear about the way Muller overtook him on the opening lap, suggesting he risked a crash between the two Audis.

"When you are side by side you know it's gonna be tricky," Rast said.

"We saw lots of accidents in the past.

"Normally the car on the inside has the edge over the one on the outside. I was on the inside.

a group of people sitting around a baseball field: Rast critical of Muller's Eau Rouge move © LAT Images Rast critical of Muller's Eau Rouge move

"I was having the inside of the corner and normally the car on the outside should take care. This moment he didn't.

"I had to back off to avoid an accident which in the end it almost cost me more positions. So I think I was doing him a favour [by] lifting [off the throttle]."

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Nico Muller cruised to a dominant victory in the opening race of the 2020 DTM season at This allowed Muller to get a great run on Frijns along the Kemmel straight before executing a simple move into Les Rast switched to an unconventional two-stop strategy after tyre struggles of his own, but

Rast had to settle for third behind Muller , with Mike Rockenfeller qualifying another tenth adrift to complete an all-Audi top four. Lucas Auer was ninth fastest on his return to the DTM with BMW, while the top 10 was completed by Philipp Eng (BMW). Jamie Green endured a disappointing session as he

Muller said he had expected Rast to back out of the battle earlier than he did, but credited his Audi stablemate for giving him enough space to complete the move.

"Today has gone very well from the get go," Muller said after the race.

"But especially one thing that didn't go [well] was the start and that's what led to side-by-side [at] Eau Rouge entry with Rene.

"I was kind of hoping that he would lift a bit earlier than he did, so it got a bit tighter than I wished for, but luckily everything went well.

"It's not a corner where you want to touch, it can go very bad quickly.

"Enough racing room given. I think two professionals at the wheel and the end result we saw. So fair and square racing, enjoying."

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