In the so far hottest DTM race of the new turbo era, the new Audi RS5 DTM was the measure of all things.
Nico Muller won Sunday's race in commanding style at Misano, Italy, ahead of BMW driver Philipp Eng. Rene Rast finished third in spite of a puncture and thus extended his lead of the standings. Following an altogether strong performance in Italy, Audi is leading all three DTM classifications.
"What a fantastic feeling!" said an exuberant Nico Muller after scoring his second DTM victory in his career and the first for Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline in nearly two years.
"We worked very hard and long for this. The guys more than deserve this result. Today's victory is great for Audi and ABT. Thank you for this outstanding car! The Audi RS5 DTM was extremely strong here at Misano. To convert this into a dominant victory with a good start and a strong performance, especially after the tyre change, is outstanding. Now I'm already looking forward to the Norisring!"