Nurburgring DTM: Auer quickest, Wittmann inherits Saturday pole

Mercedes driver Lucas Auer was quickest in the first DTM qualifying at the Nurburgring but a grid penalty carried over from Moscow gave pole to Marco Wittmann.

Nurburgring DTM: Auer quickest, Wittmann inherits Saturday pole

Auer was second behind Audi's Jamie Green after the first half of the session but improved by three tenths in the second stint.

The Briton, on the other hand, was unable to improve and was demoted by championship leader Marco Wittmann and BMW stablemate Tom Blomqvist as well.

However, a five-place grid penalty for Auer means the Austrian will only start sixth, allowing Wittmann and Blomqvist to take an all-BMW front row.

Edoardo Mortara - Audi's other title contender - was just 0.006s slower than Green in fourth, followed by Daniel Juncadella.

Felix Rosenqvist, took his second top-10 qualifying result in three attempts ahead of BMW duo Timo Glock and Bruno Spengler.

Mercedes' Paul di Resta completed the top 10 as Robert Wickens, who is second in the standings, will line up only 13th.

Qualifying results

Pos.#DriverCarTimeGap
1 11 Marco Wittmann BMW M4 DTM 1'23.028 0.128
2 31 Tom Blomqvist BMW M4 DTM 1'23.149 0.249
3 53 Jamie Green Audi RS5 DTM 1'23.161 0.261
4 48 Edoardo Mortara Audi RS5 DTM 1'23.167 0.267
5 12 Daniel Juncadella Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 1'23.232 0.332
6 22 Lucas Auer Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 1'22.900  
7 88 Felix Rosenqvist Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 1'23.245 0.345
8 16 Timo Glock BMW M4 DTM 1'23.278 0.378
9 7 Bruno Spengler BMW M4 DTM 1'23.284 0.384
10 3 Paul di Resta Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 1'23.304 0.404
11 36 Maxime Martin BMW M4 DTM 1'23.330 0.430
12 84 Maximilian Götz Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 1'23.335 0.435
13 6 Robert Wickens Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 1'23.388 0.488
14 2 Gary Paffett Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 1'23.398 0.498
15 10 Timo Scheider Audi RS5 DTM 1'23.424 0.524
16 8 Christian Vietoris Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 1'23.441 0.541
17 100 Martin Tomczyk BMW M4 DTM 1'23.497 0.597
18 17 Miguel Molina Audi RS5 DTM 1'23.523 0.623
19 5 Mattias Ekström Audi RS5 DTM 1'23.544 0.644
20 51 Nico Müller Audi RS5 DTM 1'23.667 0.767
21 13 Antonio Felix da Costa BMW M4 DTM 1'23.696 0.796
22 99 Mike Rockenfeller Audi RS5 DTM 1'23.701 0.801
23 27 Adrien Tambay Audi RS5 DTM 1'23.760 0.860
24 18 Augusto Farfus BMW M4 DTM 1'23.834 0.934

 

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