Spain’s Daniel Juncadella scored pole position for the opening race of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters at the Red Bull Ring by less than a tenth from BMW’s Timo Glock in a wet qualifying session.
The session was stopped after just five minutes due to heavy rain, but it eased during the stoppage and track conditions improved once the session got back underway.
Mercedes’ Juncadella set his pole time late in the session and Glock then improved to go just 0.071s adrift of the polesitter, with 2013 champion Mike Rockenfeller in third making it three manufacturers in the top trio.
Rockenfeller shares the second row with championship challenger Paul Di Resta, who was provisionally on pole before his time was deleted due to infringing track limits.
Double champion Marco Wittmann was fifth ahead of Lucas Auer’s Mercedes, which had topped the first free practice session yesterday.
Augusto Farfus lines up seventh, and has Audi’s Robin Frijns for company on the fourth row, ahead of double Nürburgring winner René Rast, who was over a second down on Juncadella’s pole time.
Standings leader Gary Paffett completed the top ten in his Mercedes after having an off-track excursion at turn six.
Five-time World Rally champion and series debutant Sébastien Ogier qualified last, over a second down on nearest opponent Joel Eriksson.
|1||23||Daniel JUNCADELLA||Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||11||1:36.071||0.000|
|2||16||Timo GLOCK||BMW Team RMR||BMW M4 DTM||12||1:36.142||0.071|
|3||99||Mike ROCKENFELLER||Audi Sport Team Phoenix||Audi RS5 DTM||12||1:36.300||0.229|
|4||3||Paul DI RESTA||Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||12||1:36.487||0.416|
|5||11||Marco WITTMANN||BMW Team RMG||BMW M4 DTM||12||1:36.636||0.565|
|6||22||Lucas AUER||SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||12||1:36.841||0.770|
|7||15||Augusto FARFUS||BMW Team RMG||BMW M4 DTM||12||1:36.881||0.810|
|8||4||Robin FRIJNS||Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline||Audi RS5 DTM||12||1:36.947||0.876|
|9||33||René RAST||Audi Sport Team Rosberg||Audi RS5 DTM||12||1:37.077||1.006|
|10||2||Gary PAFFETT||Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||12||1:37.123||1.052|
|11||28||Loïc DUVAL||Audi Sport Team Phoenix||Audi RS5 DTM||13||1:37.234||1.163|
|12||51||Nico MÜLLER||Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline||Audi RS5 DTM||11||1:37.243||1.172|
|13||94||Pascal WEHRLEIN||Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||12||1:37.249||1.178|
|14||25||Philipp ENG||BMW Team RMR||BMW M4 DTM||12||1:37.259||1.188|
|15||53||Jamie GREEN||Audi Sport Team Rosberg||Audi RS5 DTM||12||1:37.581||1.510|
|16||7||Bruno SPENGLER||BMW Team RBM||BMW M4 DTM||12||1:37.589||1.518|
|17||48||Edoardo MORTARA||SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||10||1:37.631||1.560|
|18||47||Joel ERIKSSON||BMW Team RBM||BMW M4 DTM||13||1:37.924||1.853|
|19||17||Sébastien OGIER||Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||10||1:38.960||2.889|