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There's a host of drivers who could lay claim to being F1-ready talent, but those around Rene Rast point to the double DTM champion's incredible record as proof that should he ever get the chance, he would be as worthy as any.
Why is Rast a cut above the rest? It's a question asked often, and even those close to him are usually at a loss to answer. The numbers are startlingly good: two titles in just three years in the DTM, winning 11 of the past 22 races and taking seven of the past 16 poles in a series where consistency is difficult to find and still more difficult to maintain.
So in short, he's exceptional. He's arguably the best outside Formula 1 - his DTM track record, and ability to jump into other categories and cars and immediately impress, makes that claim justifiable.
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