The DTM location Norisring has its own rules. After the premiere success for Porsche by the Austrian Thomas Preining, the Brazilian Felipe Fraga won in a Ferrari on Sunday. Above all, however, there was talk of destroyed suspensions and a lot of bent sheet metal. “I’ve rarely experienced anything like this,” commented three-time DTM champion Rene Rast (Minden/Audi) on Saturday’s Crash Festival: “It’s going to be really expensive. I’m not even sure if everyone has enough spare parts available.” The total damage was probably in the millions, the race organizers rounded up the drivers before the race on Sunday and called for discipline. The appeal paid off. In contrast to the day before, when after countless collisions and safety car phases only eleven of the 27 drivers who had started made it to the finish, the protagonists in the eighth race of the season went into the battle for positions with caution. The winner of the weekend was Rast, who finished both races in third place and is suddenly fully involved in the fight for the title. At the halfway point in the season, Rast has 79 points, ahead of him are only the Italian Mirko Bortolotti (Lamborghini/89), who was second on Sunday, and the South African Sheldon van der Linde (BMW/80), who has no points at the Norisring.