Audi's Rene Rast says he wouldn't have begrudged Jamie Green the victory in yesterday's second Austrian DTM race after profiting from his team mate's technical woes at the Red Bull Ring.

Rast took his third win of the season to move up to second in the drivers' standings after his Team Rosberg stablemate Green fell from the lead with just two-laps to go after losing drive out of the Remus hairpin.

The Team Rosberg duo had been in perfect 1-2 formation for the majority of the race, with Rast shadowing Green in second until the latter suffered an apparent gearbox issue.

"On the one hand, I’m happy about victory. These are important points for the championship. On the other hand, I’m a little sad because a perfect team result would have been possible on Sunday," said Rast.

"I’m sorry for Jamie (Green). He was the dominant driver this weekend. I wouldn’t have begrudged him victory. But a race is only over when the checkered flag has fallen."

With Mattias Ekstrom still leading the championship by an increased margin of 21-points, Rast now represents the Rosberg outfit's best hope of taking the title after moving up to second in the standings ahead of Green.

"It wasn’t a perfect weekend for us Rosberg boys but we’re back in the game for the championship. That should give us tailwind for Hockenheim.”

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