Philipp Eng secures maiden DTM pole for Lausitz race two

A very jubilant Philipp Eng secured his first Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters pole position for the second race of the weekend at EuroSpeedway Lausitz, as the Austrian secured his second successive front row start in just four races in the series.

Eng would post the best time of a 1:38.150 around the 4.570-km circuit with six minutes of the session completed, with the Mercedes duo of Pascal Wehrlein and Gary Paffett completing the top three, with the trio being separated by only 0.042 seconds.

2014 and 2016 champion Marco Wittmann would make it two BMW drivers in the top four, as Audi Sport only had Mike Rockenfeller in the top ten, with the other four cars at the bottom part of the order.

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The Team Phoenix driver rounded out the top five, who were only separated by 0.226 seconds at the completion of the 20-minute session, which saw nor real improvements by many of the field.

Joel Eriksson put his Team RBM M4 DTM seventh on the grid, behind race one winner Edoardo Mortara by just 0.018 seconds.

Race one pole sitter Lucas Auer was eighth, in front of both Daniel Juncadella and points leader Timo Glock, who completed the top ten.

Bruno Spengler missed out on a top ten starting position by 0.002 seconds, with Augusto Farfus only a further 0.035 seconds adrift down in 12th place.

Final practice pace setter Nico Müller could only muster 13th, ahead of Robin Frijns, Paul Di Resta, Jamie Green and Loïc Duval, who completes the starting order.

The second race of the Lausitz race weekend commences at 1330 local time (BST + 1), lasting for 55 minutes plus one lap, with a mandatory stop for all drivers.

Qualifying result

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 25 Philipp ENG BMW Team RMR BMW M4 DTM 8 1:38.150 0.000
2 94 Pascal WEHRLEIN Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 9 1:38.176 0.026
3 2 Gary PAFFETT Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 8 1:38.218 0.068
4 11 Marco WITTMANN BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 10 1:38.283 0.133
5 99 Mike ROCKENFELLER Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 9 1:38.376 0.226
6 48 Edoardo MORTARA SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 8 1:38.538 0.388
7 47 Joel ERIKSSON BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 9 1:38.556 0.406
8 22 Lucas AUER SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 10 1:38.566 0.416
9 23 Daniel JUNCADELLA Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 9 1:38.658 0.508
10 16 Timo GLOCK BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 9 1:38.673 0.523
11 7 Bruno SPENGLER BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 8 1:38.675 0.525
12 15 Augusto FARFUS BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 8 1:38.710 0.560
13 51 Nico MÜLLER Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 10 1:38.743 0.593
14 4 Robin FRIJNS Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 10 1:38.756 0.606
15 3 Paul DI RESTA Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 9 1:38.853 0.703
16 53 Jamie GREEN Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 10 1:38.874 0.724
17 28 Loïc DUVAL Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 9 1:38.884 0.734
18 33 René RAST Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 0 No time N/A
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