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The DTM returned to Britain for the first time since 2013 with its event at Brands Hatch last weekend and it proved to be a hit with the fans. In fact, a quirk of the Kent track's timetable helped shake up the competitive order.
Despite a notable silence, save for the occasional springing of catch fencing or rustling of leaves in the wind, there was an air of anticipation in mid-Kent approaching 9am last Saturday.
A few audible watch ticks later and a thunderous rumble rang out, gradually growing nearer. From nowhere, Rene Rast popped into shot, emerging from the dip at Dingle Dell. A 'pop-pop-pop' of the brakes before he flashed out of sight was as good a statement as any that the DTM was back in the UK.
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