Molina and Blomqvist together on the front row
Second qualifying of the DTM at the Nürburgring promises excitement for the 60-minutes’ race in the afternoon. With his Audi RS 5 DTM, Spaniard Miguel Molina secured pole position for the 16th DTM race of the season with a time of 1:21.732 minutes. Thus, the Audi driver will be starting from first place on the grid for the fifth time in his DTM career. Jamie Green, fourth in the drivers’ standings prior to the second race in the Eifel, and Paul Di Resta, who will be starting the race from fourth on the grid as the best-placed Mercedes-Benz driver, are together on the second row. From the drivers with the best possibilities in the battle for the title, Pascal Wehrlein secured himself the best grid position for the race: he qualified ninth while Mattias Ekström and Edoardo Mortara will be lining up in 17th and 20th place respectively.
The race on Sunday will get underway at 13.35 hrs. ARD is broadcasting live from Nürburgring from 13.20 hrs onwards.
QUOTES FROM THE THREE BEST-PLACED DRIVERS
Miguel Molina (1st place, Audi): “I have always liked the track here. That is important in order to feel really well while sitting in the car. Today, my Audi was really fantastic. My team has done a very good job and managed to repair all the damage from yesterday’s accident. They enabled me to take this pole position. Of course, this is the perfect starting grid position for the race. However, it is a very, very long way to the chequered flag today. For me, the task is clear. I do the best job in helping my team-mates, who are in the battle for the title, when I can win the race, and exactly that will be my goal. I will focus on my own performance first and foremost.”
Tom Blomqvist (2nd place, BMW): “This starting grid position is great. I had the same one on Sunday when I won the race. But seriously: this is a very good position to start the race from. We have to wait and see what can be achieved. I am optimistic that our performance, which has been getting better all the time, can continue here.”
Jamie Green (3rd place, Audi): “Yesterday, I really had bad luck that my race was over pretty quickly due to an accident. Of course, that was very annoying, especially because I wasn’t at fault. As a result, my team had a lot of work to get the car going again. Therefore, it is all the more remarkable that they have done it in such a way – a big hand to them. Today, few hundredths have decided about the grid positions again. Fortunately, my time was enough to secure third place on the grid. Now, I want to attack in the race and score as many points as possible. After the race, we will see what that is worth.”