With Mike Rockenfeller (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline), René Rast (Audi Sport Team Rosberg) and Benoît Tréluyer (WRT Team Audi Sport) in positions seven, eight and ten, all four Audi RS 5 DTM cars finished in the top ten on Sunday. Rast was battling for a podium finish for a long time before the reigning DTM Champion suffered a puncture – unfortunately, at the end of the long start-finish straight, which caused him to lose even more time than Duval.
“This was an extremely exciting race with plenty of incidents,” said Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. “In spite of the tire problems we still achieved a very good result. Loïc Duval’s battle with Marco Wittmann on the last lap was simply sensational. For me, he absolutely deserved his second place. I can’t understand the decision to hand him a penalty second. The race today was perfect advertisement for Class 1. I’m already looking forward to the opener of the DTM season at Zolder at the end of April 2020 – and of course to the next Dream Race. This weekend at Fuji has whetted our appetite for more.”