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René Rast tops second free practice at Zolder

Audi Sport Team Rosberg driver René Rast set the fastest lap time in the second and final free practice session, leading a top seven result for the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer.

Rast set a best lap time of 1:18.927, beating WRT’s Ferdinand Habsburg by four-tenths, with Team Phoenix’s Mike Rockenfeller 0.451 seconds behind the defending champion.

Championship leader Nico Müller was fourth for Team Abt Sportsline, half-a-second behind Rast, with Fabio Scherer in fifth place, 0.542 seconds off the pace. His WRT team-mate Harrison Newey was next, seven-tenths behind Rast.

Robin Frijns finished seventh in the second Audi of Team Abt Sportsline, 0.715 seconds off the pace.

Team RMR driver Jonathan Aberdein was the best-placed BMW driver in eighth place, eight-tenths behind Rast, with Jamie Green in ninth, 0.849 seconds adrift.

BMW driver Philipp Eng (Team RBM) completed the top ten, 0.972 seconds behind René Rast.

Track action for the DTM resumes on Saturday morning for the qualifying session for Race 1 at 10:35 CEST.