Augusto Farfus leads close top five in DTM second practice

Augusto Farfus leads close top five in DTM second practice

Augusto Farfus
Photo: ITR e.V.

Augusto Farfus put his BMW M4 DTM at the top of the timesheets in second free practice for the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters at Brands Hatch, with a very close set of lap times from the top five drivers.

Farfus set his bet lap of a 1:18.517 around the 3.908-km circuit in the last sixty seconds of the 25-minute session in the run up to qualifying

The Brazilian ended up ahead of first practice pace setter Robin Frijns, Nico Müller, Daniel Juncadella and Pascal Wehrlein. All five drivers were separated by just 0.086 seconds at the end of the session.

Edoardo Mortara, who took a trip through the gravel after going wide at Paddock Hill Bend with ten minutes to go, would still muster the sixth best lap time of the 18-strong grid.

Lucas Auer would finish in seventh position, ahead of Britain’s Gary Paffett, with the top nine drivers being the only ones breaking the 1m19s barrier.

Defending champion René Rast was ninth fastest ahead of BMW’s Marco Wittman and Audi Sport Team Rosberg’s Jamie Green, with the Briton completing the top ten.

Philipp Eng found more pace in his BMW M4 DTM to finish 0.046 seconds behind the Briton.

Timo Glock was behind the Austrian in 14th, ahead of Paul DiResta and Team Phoenix’s Mike Rockenfeller, who was 16th fastest.

The Audi Sport driver was faster than 2012 champion Bruno Spengler, whilst Joel Eriksson was 1.216 seconds adrift at the end of the session.

Qualifying for the first DTM race of the weekend at Brands Hatch gets underway at 1120 local time, lasting for 20 minutes.

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 15 Augusto FARFUS BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 10 1:18.517 0.000
2 4 Robin FRIJNS Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 12 1:18.528 0.011
3 51 Nico MÜLLER Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 11 1:18.562 0.045
4 23 Daniel JUNCADELLA Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 12 1:18.588 0.071
5 94 Pascal WEHRLEIN Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 13 1:18.603 0.086
6 48 Edoardo MORTARA SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 12 1:18.859 0.342
7 22 Lucas AUER SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 10 1:18.960 0.443
8 2 Gary PAFFETT Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 12 1:18.964 0.447
9 33 René RAST Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 11 1:18.990 0.473
10 11 Marco WITTMANN BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 10 1:19.010 0.493
11 28 Loïc DUVAL Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 14 1:19.038 0.521
12 53 Jamie GREEN Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 13 1:19.059 0.542
13 25 Philipp ENG BMW Team RMR BMW M4 DTM 8 1:19.105 0.588
14 16 Timo GLOCK BMW Team RMR BMW M4 DTM 10 1:19.156 0.639
15 3 Paul DI RESTA Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 10 1:19.164 0.647
16 99 Mike ROCKENFELLER Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 12 1:19.227 0.710
17 7 Bruno SPENGLER BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 10 1:19.344 0.827
18 47 Joel ERIKSSON BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 10 1:19.733 1.216