Rene Rast has secured a second win of his DTM career after leading home an Audi 1-2 ahead of Mike Rockenfeller at the Moscow Raceway.

The Team Rosberg driver now leads the DTM points chase ahead of Mercedes' Lucas Auer by four-points as virtue of his latest triumph.

Rast had originally qualified to start from today's opening Russian race in second, but the German inherited pole position thanks to Marco Wittmann's grid penalty carried over from the Norisring.

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The Audi RS 5 duly converted his piece of good fortune by beating Rockenfeller to the win by just 0.770s.

Rockenfeller's drive to second place will already arguably serve as the performance of the weekend, given the Team Phoenix driver was only cleared to race following a successful FP1 in Friday's running.

The 2013 DTM champion fractured his left foot last time out at the Norisring and is having to adapt his braking by using his right foot.

Having dropped to start the opening race from sixth, as virtue of his five grid-place penalty, reigning champion Wittmann rose back up the order to claim third for BMW.

Robert Wickens was the best placed Mercedes runner in fourth position ahead of BMW's Timo Glock in fifth.

Mercedes' main title-contender Lucas Auer scored valuable points in sixth position ahead of team mate Gary Paffett in seventh.

Team Abt's Mattias Ekstrom was unable to consolidate his championship lead from the Norisring but still added to his points tally in eighth ahead of Jamie Green and Maro Engel.