René Rast

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René Rast
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Nationality Germany German
Born (1986-10-26) 26 October 1986 (age 30)
Minden, West Germany
DTM career
Debut season 2016
Current team Team Rosberg
Car no. 33
Former teams Phoenix Racing
Starts 17
Wins 2
Podiums 3
Poles 3
Fastest laps 4
Best finish 23rd in 2016
Porsche Supercup
Years active 20072012
Former teams MRS Racing
Lechner Racing
Starts 54
Championships 3 (2010, 2011, 2012)
Wins 20
Podiums 33
Poles 20
Fastest laps 16
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years 20142016
Teams Sébastien Loeb Racing
Audi Sport Team Joest
G-Drive Racing
Best finish 6th (2016)
Class wins 0

René Rast (born 26 October 1986 in Minden[1]) is a German professional racing driver. He claimed overall wins at the 2012 and 2014 24 Hours of Spa and a class win at the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona.

Career[edit]

Rast driving for Veltins MRS Racing in the 2009 Porsche Supercup at the Hungaroring.

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.[2] Later he competed in two rounds of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters with an Audi RS5, finishing sixth at Hockenheim II race 1.

Racing record[edit]

Complete Porsche Supercup results[edit]

(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 ESP MON FRA GBR GER
13
HUN TUR BEL ITA NC‡ 0‡
2008 Veltins MRS Racing BHR
Ret
BHR
3
ESP
5
TUR
Ret
MON
7
FRA
Ret
GBR GER
5
HUN
8
ESP
6
BEL
7
ITA
8
6th 95
2009 Veltins MRS Racing BHR
Ret
BHR
2
ESP
DSQ
MON
2
TUR
2
GBR
1
GER
1
HUN
1
ESP
1
BEL
17†
ITA
1
UAE
1
UAE
2
2nd 207
2010 Al Faisal Lechner Racing BHR
1
BHR
1
ESP
Ret
MON
1
ESP
1
GBR
2
GER
Ret
HUN
3
BEL
3
ITA
4
1st 152
2011 Veltins Lechner Racing TUR
5
ESP
7
MON
1
GER
1
GBR
1
GER
1
HUN
Ret
BEL
2
ITA
2
UAE
2
UAE
1
1st 181
2012 Lechner Racing BHR
1
BHR
3
MON
Ret
ESP
1
GBR
1
GER
1
HUN
DNS
HUN
DNS
BEL
2
ITA
1
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[edit]

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 NOG
QR

2
NOG
CR

6
ZOL
QR

3
ZOL
CR

5
ZAN
QR

3
ZAN
CR

Ret
SVK
QR

5
SVK
CR

2
NAV
QR
NAV
CR
BAK
QR

1
BAK
CR

15
6th 80

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

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 LMS
4
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 SPA
4
LMS
7
NÜR COA FUJ SHA BHR 12th 24
2016 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Oreca 05 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
3
SPA
5
LMS
2
NÜR
Ret
MEX
7
COA
3
FUJ SHA BHR
1
5th 111

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

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

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

Complete Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup results[edit]

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 NOG
QR

DSQ
NOG
CR

7
BRH
QR

14
BRH
CR

9
ZAN
QR

4
ZAN
CR

1
SVK
QR

9
SVK
CR

3
ALG
QR

3
ALG
CR

5
ZOL
QR

4
ZOL
CR

Ret
BAK
QR

4
BAK
CR

Ret
5th 71
2016 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS Pro MIS
QR

14
MIS
CR

Ret
BRH
QR

BRH
CR

NÜR
QR

3
NÜR
CR

2
HUN
QR

10
HUN
CR

3
CAT
QR

5
CAT
CR

18
9th 39

Complete Formula E results[edit]

(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 Pos Points
2015–16 Team Aguri Spark-Renault SRT 01E BEI PUT PDE BNA MEX LBH PAR BER
NC
LON LON 23rd 0

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters results[edit]

(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 Pos Pts
2016 Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM HOC
1
HOC
2
SPL
1
SPL
2
LAU
1
LAU
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2

19
MSC
1
MSC
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
23rd 8
Audi Sport Team Phoenix HOC
1

6
HOC
2

17
2017 Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM HOC
1

6
HOC
2

Ret
LAU
1

3
LAU
2

7
HUN
1

6
HUN
2

1
NOR
1

12
NOR
2

Ret
MSC
1

1
MSC
2

4
ZAN
1

9
ZAN
2

Ret
NÜR
1

5
NÜR
2

12
SPL
1

SPL
2

HOC
1

HOC
2

3rd* 124*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Introducing...René Rast". Autosport. Vol. 200 no. 1. 2010-04-01. p. 63. 
  2. ^ Smith, Topher (18 May 2016). "Rast to debut at Berlin ePrix". e-racing.net. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Uwe Alzen
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany champion
2008
Succeeded by
Thomas Jäger
Preceded by
Jeroen Bleekemolen
Porsche Supercup
Champion

20102012
Succeeded by
Nicki Thiim
Preceded by
Nick Tandy
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany champion
2012
Succeeded by
Kévin Estre
Preceded by
Diego Alessi
Daniel Keilwitz
ADAC GT Masters Champion
2014 with:
Kelvin van der Linde
Succeeded by
Sebastian Asch
Luca Ludwig