René Rast

Intro Racing driver for Audi in the World Endurance Championship
A.K.A. Rene Rast, Rast, Rene
Is Racecar driver
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 26 October 1986, Minden, Germany
Star sign Scorpio

René Rast (born 26 October 1986 in Minden) is a German professional racing driver and the 2017 and 2019 DTM champion. He claimed overall wins at the 2012 and 2014 24 Hours of Spa, 2014 24 Hours of Nurburgring and a class win at the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona.

Career

After competing in karting and Formula BMW, Rast won the 2005 ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup and was runner-up at the 2006 Seat León Supercopa Germany. In 2007, he switched to sports car racing, where he won Porsche Carrera Cup Germany in 2008 and 2012, and Porsche Supercup and claimed three championships from 2010 to 2012. Rast also competed at the ADAC GT Masters from 2010 to 2012, winning the title in his last year. He ran the 2011 12 Hours of Sebring with a Paul Miller Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. Rast won the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona GT class, driving a Magnus Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup with co-drivers Andy Lally, Richard Lietz and team owner John Potter. Rast won the 2012 and 2014 24 Hours of Spa with a factory-supported Audi R8 LMS with teams Phoenix and WRT respectively. In the 2013 FIA GT Series, he claimed a win and five podiums with an WRT Audi R8. In the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series, he claimed a win and three podiums. In 2016, he got three podiums with. Rast debuted at the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans with a Sébastien Loeb Racing Oreca-Nissan, finishing fourth in the LMP2 class. In 2015, he competed at two rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship with a factory Audi R18 e-tron quattro, finishing fourth overall at the 6 Hours of Spa and seventh at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2016, he raced full-time for G-Drive with an Oreca-Nissan LMP2, claiming a win at Bahrain and a second place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and two third-place finishes at Silverstone and Austin. Rast debuted at the Formula E at the 2016 Berlin ePrix replacing António Félix da Costa (who has a DTM commitment) at Team Aguri. Later he competed in two rounds of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters with an Audi RS5, finishing sixth at Hockenheim II race 1. He won the 2017 DTM title in his first full year driving an Audi RS5 for Team Rosberg. After taking a record-breaking six consecutive race victories the following year, he missed out on a repeat title by only four points.

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2003 Formula BMW ADAC KUG/Dewalt Racing 20 0 0 0 0 14 18th
2004 Formula BMW ADAC KUG/Dewalt Racing 2 0 0 0 0 1 22nd
Team Lauderbach Motorsport 11 0 0 0 0
2005 ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup Volkswagen Motorsport 10 6 4 3 7 395 1st
2006 SEAT León Supercopa Germany GAG Racing Team 15 3 3 2 8 185 2nd
2007 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany MRS-Team 9 0 0 0 1 54 10th
Porsche Supercup 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2008 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany MRS-Team 9 1 3 1 6 139 1st
Porsche Supercup Veltins MRS Racing 11 0 4 1 1 95 6th
2009 Porsche Supercup Veltins MRS Racing 13 6 5 6 10 207 2nd
2010 Porsche Supercup Al Faisal Lechner Racing 10 4 4 1 7 152 1st
ADAC GT Masters Mühlner Motorsport 4 1 0 1 1 20 17th
Pole Promotion 2 0 0 0 0
Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Volkswagen Motorsport 2 2 1 1 2 0 NC†
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany Farnbacher Racing 2 0 1 0 0 0 NC†
2011 Porsche Supercup Veltins Lechner Racing 11 5 3 3 8 181 1st
Porsche Carrera World Cup 1 1 0 1 1 N/A 1st
ADAC GT Masters Phoenix Racing Pole Promotion 12 1 0 0 3 69 15th
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany Förch Racing 8 1 0 1 5 93 5th
American Le Mans Series – GT Paul Miller Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2012 Porsche Supercup Lechner Racing 8 5 4 4 7 142 1st
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany Team Deutsche Post by tolimit 17 6 5 7 12 242 1st
ADAC GT Masters Mamerow Racing 7 1 0 0 2 50 16th
Blancpain Endurance Series Audi Sport Team Phoenix 2 1 0 0 1 46 9th
Rolex Sports Car Series – GT Magnus Racing 1 1 0 0 1 35 49th
2013 FIA GT Series Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 10 2 3 2 5 80 6th
Blancpain Endurance Series 5 0 0 0 1 24 14th
ADAC GT Masters Prosperia C. Abt Racing 16 2 1 2 5 146 6th
Dacia Logan Cup Germany Pronghorn-Racing 6 5 3 4 6 5067 1st
Rolex Sports Car Series – GT APR Motorsport LTD.UK 1 0 0 0 1 32 49th
Pirelli World Challenge Swisher Racing 1 0 0 0 0 85 24th
2014 ADAC GT Masters Prosperia C. Abt Racing 16 3 4 3 9 214 1st
Blancpain Sprint Series Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 14 1 0 4 3 71 5th
Blancpain Endurance Series 1 1 0 0 1 43 10th
United SportsCar Championship – GTD Paul Miller Racing 1 0 1 0 0 18 87th
FIA World Endurance Championship – LMP2 Sébastien Loeb Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
2015 Blancpain Endurance Series Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
FIA GT World Cup 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
FIA World Endurance Championship Audi Sport Team Joest 2 0 0 0 0 24 12th
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 7th
Audi Sport TT Cup Audi Sport 2 1 1 0 1 0 NC†
United SportsCar Championship – GTD Paul Miller Racing 1 0 0 0 0 27 38th
2015–16 Formula E Team Aguri 1 0 0 0 0 0 23rd
2016 Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 8 0 0 0 3 39 9th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup 2 0 1 1 1 18 24th
FIA World Endurance Championship – LMP2 G-Drive Racing 7 1 4 3 4 111 5th
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP2 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
Intercontinental GT Challenge Audi 3 0 1 2 2 44 2nd
Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Rosberg 1 0 0 0 0 8 23rd
Audi Sport Team Phoenix 2 0 0 0 0
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – GTD Magnus Racing 1 1 0 0 1 36 35th
2017 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Rosberg 18 3 3 4 5 179 1st
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Audi Sport Team WRT 2 0 0 0 1 29 10th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship VisitFlorida Racing 2 0 0 0 1 55 23rd
Intercontinental GT Challenge Audi 1 0 0 0 0 8 12th
2018 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Rosberg 19 7 2 1 9 251 2nd
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mazda Team Joest 3 0 0 1 0 55 35th
World Touring Car Cup Audi Sport Team WRT 2 0 0 0 0 10 28th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup 1 0 0 0 0 8 39th
Intercontinental GT Challenge Audi 1 0 1 0 0 12 18th
2019 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Rosberg 18 7 8 2 13 322 1st
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Audi Sport Team WRT 1 0 0 0 0 3 32nd
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mazda Team Joest 1 0 1 0 0 20 35th
Intercontinental GT Challenge Audi 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC

As Rast was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.

Complete Porsche Supercup results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 DC Points
2007 Veltins MRS Racing BHR BHR CAT MON MAG SIL NÜR13 HUN IST SPA MNZ NC‡ 0‡
2008 Veltins MRS Racing BHRRet BHR3 CAT5 ISTRet MON7 MAGRet SIL HOC5 HUN8 VAL6 SPA7 MNZ8 6th 95
2009 Veltins MRS Racing BHRRet BHR2 CATDSQ MON2 IST2 SIL1 NÜR1 HUN1 VAL1 SPA17† MNZ1 YMC1 YMC2 2nd 207
2010 Al Faisal Lechner Racing BHR1 BHR1 CATRet MON1 VAL1 SIL2 HOCRet HUN3 SPA3 MNZ4 1st 152
2011 Veltins Lechner Racing IST5 CAT7 MON1 NÜR1 SIL1 NÜR1 HUNRet SPA2 MNZ2 YMC2 YMC1 1st 181
2012 Lechner Racing BHR1 BHR3 MONRet VAL1 SIL1 HOC1 HUNDNS HUNDNS SPA2 MNZ1 1st 142

Did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance. As Rast was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.

Complete FIA GT Series results

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Points
2013 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS ultra Pro NOGQR2 NOGCR6 ZOLQR3 ZOLCR5 ZANQR3 ZANCRRet SVKQR5 SVKCR2 NAVQR NAVCR BAKQR1 BAKCR15 6th 80

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2014 Sébastien Loeb Racing LMP2 Oreca 03R Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL SPA LMS4 COA FUJ SHA BHR SÃO NC† 0†
2015 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Audi TDI 4.0 L Turbo V6(Hybrid Diesel) SIL SPA4 LMS7 NÜR COA FUJ SHA BHR 12th 24
2016 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Oreca 05 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL3 SPA5 LMS2 NÜRRet MEX7 COA3 FUJ SHA BHR1 5th 111

As Rast was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. ClassPos.
2014 Sébastien Loeb Racing Jan Charouz Vincent Capillaire Oreca 03R-Nissan LMP2 354 8th 4th
2015 Audi Sport Team Joest Marco Bonanomi Filipe Albuquerque Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 387 7th 7th
2016 G-Drive Racing Roman Rusinov Will Stevens Oreca 05-Nissan LMP2 357 6th 2nd

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rank Points
2014 Paul Miller Racing GTD Audi R8 LMS ultra Audi 5.2L V10 DAY16 SEB LGA DET WGL MOS IMS ELK VIR COA PET 87th 18
2015 Paul Miller Racing GTD Audi R8 LMS ultra Audi 5.2L V10 DAY5 SEB LGA DET WGL LIM ELK VIR COA PET 38th 27
2016 Magnus Racing GTD Audi R8 LMS Audi 5.2L V10 DAY1 SEB LGA DET WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR COA PET 35th 36
2017 VisitFlorida Racing P Riley Mk. 30 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 DAY3 SEB6 LBH COA DET WGL MOS ELK LGA PET 23rd 55
2018 Mazda Team Joest P Mazda RT24-P Mazda MZ-2.0T 2.0 L Turbo I4 DAY17 SEB8 LBH MDO DET WGL13 MOS ELK LGA PET 35th 55
2019 Mazda Team Joest DPi Mazda RT24-P Mazda MZ-2.0T 2.0 L Turbo I4 DAY11 SEB LBH MDO DET WGL MOS ELK LGA PET 35th 20

Complete Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup results

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Points
2014 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS ultra Pro NOGQRDSQ NOGCR7 BRHQR14 BRHCR9 ZANQR4 ZANCR1 SVKQR9 SVKCR3 ALGQR3 ALGCR5 ZOLQR4 ZOLCRRet BAKQR4 BAKCRRet 5th 71
2016 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS Pro MISQR14 MISCRRet BRHQR BRHCR NÜRQR3 NÜRCR2 HUNQR10 HUNCR3 CATQR5 CATCR18 9th 39

Complete Formula E results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Chassis Powertrain 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos Points
2015–16 Team Aguri Spark SRT01-e SRT01-e BEI PUT PDE BUE MEX LBH PAR BERNC LON LON 23rd 0

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Pts
2016 Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM HOC1 HOC2 SPL1 SPL2 LAU1 LAU2 NOR1 NOR2 ZAN1 ZAN219 MSC1 MSC2 NÜR1 NÜR2 HUN1 HUN2 23rd 8
Audi Sport Team Phoenix HOC16 HOC217
2017 Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM HOC16 HOC2Ret LAU13 LAU27 HUN16 HUN21 NOR112 NOR2Ret MSC11 MSC24 ZAN19 ZAN2Ret NÜR15 NÜR212 SPL113 SPL21 HOC16 HOC22 1st 179
2018 Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM HOC19 HOC27 LAU1Ret LAU2DNS HUN14 HUN210 NOR116 NOR214 ZAN117 ZAN21 BRH14 BRH23 MIS1Ret MIS23 NÜR11 NÜR21 SPL11 SPL21 HOC11 HOC21 2nd 251
2019 Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 Turbo DTM HOC116† HOC21 ZOL1Ret ZOL21 MIS12 MIS23 NOR11 NOR27 ASS13 ASS25 BRH12 BRH21 LAU1Ret LAU21 NÜR11 NÜR23 HOC11 HOC23 1st 322

Did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete World Touring Car Cup results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Points
2018 Audi Sport Team WRT Audi RS 3 LMS TCR MAR1 MAR2 MAR3 HUN1 HUN2 HUN3 GER16 GER2Ret GER3DNS NED1 NED2 NED3 POR1 POR2 POR3 SVK1 SVK2 SVK3 CHN1 CHN2 CHN3 WUH1 WUH2 WUH3 JPN1 JPN2 JPN3 MAC1 MAC2 MAC3 28th 10

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