René Rast fastest in final Hungaroring practice

René Rast fastest in final Hungaroring practice

René Rast
Photo: Audi AG

Saturday’s maiden pole-setter René Rast, driving for Audi Team Rosberg, topped the timing sheets in this morning’s final practice session for the second DTM race at the Hungaroring this weekend.

Audi took over the top four positions once again – just as the German brand did in yesterday’s qualifying for race one.

The Audi Team Rosberg duo of Rast and Jamie Green turned the quickest laps, putting them first and second – the same order as in yesterday’s qualifying. Audi Abt Sportsline driver Nico Müller and Audi Team Phoenix’s Mike Rockenfeller followed in third and fourth place.

Championship leader and Mercedes HWA Team driver Lucas Auer represented the quickest Mercedes-Benz of the session in fifth – more than four hundreds of a second adrift of Müller’s best time.

DTM newcomer Loïc Duval fought an oversteering Team Phoenox Audi and had a spin nearing the end of the session, but still managed to place his car in seventh place. The Frenchman was followed by Mercedes HWA’s Gary Paffett in eighth place.

Maxime Martin of the Team RBM outfit put in the 12th best lap-time, making the Belgian the highest placed BMW driver of the morning. All of the Bavarian manufacturer’s cars occupied six of the final seven positions – only split by the HWA Mercedes of Edorado Mortara in 15th.

Qualifying for race two will go live today from 12:00 CEST (11:00 BST) with race two following at 15:18 CEST (14:18 BST).

Session results

POSNODRIVERNATENTRANTCARLAPSTIMEGAP
133René RASTAudi Sport Team RosbergAudi RS5 DTM151:35.8020.000
253Jamie GREENAudi Sport Team RosbergAudi RS5 DTM151:35.8540.052
351Nico MÜLLERAudi Sport Team Abt SportslineAudi RS5 DTM171:35.9470.145
499Mike ROCKENFELLERAudi Sport Team PhoenixAudi RS5 DTM161:36.0010.199
522Lucas AUERMercedes-AMG Motorsport BWTMercedes-AMG C63 DTM161:36.4120.610
65Mattias EKSTRÖMAudi Sport Team Abt SportslineAudi RS5 DTM181:36.4380.636
777Loïc DUVALAudi Sport Team PhoenixAudi RS5 DTM171:36.4410.639
82Gary PAFFETTMercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes meMercedes-AMG C63 DTM181:36.5080.706
93Paul DI RESTAMercedes-AMG Motorsport SILBERPFEIL EnergyMercedes-AMG C63 DTM161:36.5180.716
1063Maro ENGELMercedes-AMG Motorsport SILBERPFEIL EnergyMercedes-AMG C63 DTM161:36.5340.732
116Robert WICKENSMercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes meMercedes-AMG C63 DTM181:36.5670.765
1236Maxime MARTINBMW Team RBMBMW M4 DTM131:36.8341.032
137Bruno SPENGLERBMW Team RBMBMW M4 DTM121:36.9811.179
1431Tom BLOMQVISTBMW Team RMRBMW M4 DTM151:37.1511.349
1548Edoardo MORTARAMercedes-AMG Motorsport BWTMercedes-AMG C63 DTM151:37.2621.460
1615Augusto FARFUSBMW Team RMGBMW M4 DTM151:37.4691.667
1711Marco WITTMANNBMW Team RMGBMW M4 DTM131:37.5741.772
1816Timo GLOCKBMW Team RMRBMW M4 DTM161:37.8242.022