Green on pole position – Audi strong again
Yesterday’s race winner will be starting from first position on the grid for the race on Sunday: in qualifying, Audi driver Jamie Green set a lap time of 1:17.386 minutes and thus outpaced his closest rival Mattias Ekström by more than five tenths of a second.
Currently, there seems to be no way to beat the fast Brit, but he is still not taking his job for this afternoon easy: “Compared to yesterday, today’s race will be a long one with 60 minutes and a pit stop, but I am feeling well and I reckon that I have all the opportunities.” Ekström is also happy with his position: “It certainly wasn’t the best lap of my life, so I can really live with second place. The race is long, many things can happen.” Former champion Timo Scheider, who rounded out the top three, emphasised: “Being so far up front after a long time makes me feel well.” Further down the ranks, the Audi festival continues like it has been throughout the weekend so far: seven drivers in the top ten have the characteristic four rings on the bonnet of their car.
Among the rivals, BMW has the best chances: its drivers Maxime Martin and Augusto Farfus qualified in fifth and seventh place on the grid. For Mercedes, however, things didn’t go as well as for the two Bavarian brands, because tenth-placed Daniel Juncadella is the best driver for the manufacturer from Stuttgart.
However, there is one thing that the DTM drivers have already known for a very long time: the race is only over at the very end and certainly, many things will happen until then. This action is not to be missed, with the first German TV channel ARD broadcasting the second DTM race at Lausitzring live from 14.00 hrs.