Spain’s Miguel Molina made his efforts in qualifying for race one count at the right moment, as he took the initiative in his quest to take another win from pole position in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) at the Lausitzring.
“I posted my fastest lap very early, and believed it was a near-perfect lap,” said the Team Abt Sportsline driver, who felt he was at the limit.
“However, I did have the feeling that I could still improve the time, but I had too much traffic. Then again, it was enough, which is making me extremely happy.”
The 27-year-old, who took the first DTM win by a Spanish driver at the Nurburgring last year, classed the handling of his Audi RS5 DTM as “fantastic.”
“When you are feeling well in general and the car is handling of the car is good, you can achieve a lot. I believe we are well prepared for the race.”
Now in his seventh season, the Girona native is hoping to prove that he will be able to keep Jamie Green at bay from lights out.
“Now it is exactly like last year. As always, the start will be somewhat tricky. That has to work and then hopefully, it will be a trouble-free and successful race.”