After Audi took out last night’s first race with René Rast (GER) claiming his third win of the season, all eyes will be on race two to see if the Audi domination can continue. Rast overcame a poor start in Saturday’s first race falling to the back of the field after stalling his engine. Then, however, he made clever use of an early safety car intervention for a tactical move that saw him move up into the lead. DTM newcomer Aston Martin also shone. Daniel Juncadella (ESP) temporarily ran in fourth place in a turbulent and action-packed race and eventually finished sixth in the first race of the weekend.
Meanwhile, Nico Müller (SUI, Audi) and Joel Eriksson (SWE, BMW) battled for the remaining podium slots. After a highly entertaining duel over many laps, the order was only decided in the final corner when pole-sitter Müller worked his way past Eriksson, who had been running in second place for a long time. Loïc Duval (FRA, Audi) finished fourth, Bruno Spengler (CDN, BMW) came fifth.