Audi Press Release
Ingolstadt, February 17, 2015 – When Audi announced the up-and-coming racer René Rast as a new LMP driver in December 2014 a dream came true for him. Hailing from Westphalia, Rast is a German talent to have managed the leap into the top category of sports car racing. Alongside André Lotterer, he is the only other German in Audi Sport Team Joest.
“Having been accepted into the LMP driver line-up was a dream for me,” beamed the driver from Minden. “Every racer pursues the aim of being able to compete for a manufacturer in a major motorsport program.”
But the German was not only able to rely on the fortes of the Audi R8 LMS ultra on the distance twice around the clock. Last year also saw him take the title in the ADAC GT Masters, one of the best GT3 racing series worldwide, in Team Prosperia C. Abt Racing. Besides his driving skills, he displayed valuable personal traits there as well. His team-mate Kelvin van der Linde from South Africa was only 17 years old at the beginning of the season and obviously very much appreciated the support and tips he received from his fellow campaigner.
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