Audi Sport Team Rosberg’s Jamie Green claimed the bragging rights by topping the final Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters practice session of the 2018 season at Hockenheim.
Green struggled to show significant pace in both qualifying and race one yesterday [13 October], but was the benchmark throughout the 30-minute session and improved on his time late on with a 1:33.032s lap.
This put him over three tenths clear of nearest rival Marco Wittmann, who is trying to put yesterday’s torrid results behind him.
The BMW racer was forced to miss qualifying while his team repaired accident damage from second practice, and ended the opening race prematurely as he pulled off late on with dirt and grass in the radiator causing his engine to overheat.
Race one polesitter Lucas Auer was next in his Mercedes-AMG, ahead of René Rast, who secured a record fifth consecutive win in the opening race to close in on the title fight.
Edoardo Mortara was next, 0.780s adrift of Green’s benchmark, ahead of race one podium finisher Robin Frijns, who enjoyed a late-race charge to second in the opening encounter.
In seventh was BMW’s Augusto Farfus just ahead of Nico Müller, while current championship leader Gary Paffett could only manage ninth ahead of fellow Mercedes racer Daniel Juncadella.
Title contender Paul Di Resta could only manage 13th, a full second down on Green’s timesheet-topping lap.
Qualifying for the final race of the 2018 DTM season is scheduled to get underway at 11:10 CEST (10:10 BST).
|1||53||Jamie GREEN||Audi Sport Team Rosberg||Audi RS5 DTM||17||1:33.032||0.000|
|2||11||Marco WITTMANN||BMW Team RMG||BMW M4 DTM||12||1:33.380||0.348|
|3||22||Lucas AUER||SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||17||1:33.511||0.479|
|4||33||René RAST||Audi Sport Team Rosberg||Audi RS5 DTM||21||1:33.713||0.681|
|5||48||Edoardo MORTARA||SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||16||1:33.812||0.780|
|6||4||Robin FRIJNS||Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline||Audi RS5 DTM||19||1:33.838||0.806|
|7||15||Augusto FARFUS||BMW Team RMG||BMW M4 DTM||14||1:33.855||0.823|
|8||51||Nico MÜLLER||Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline||Audi RS5 DTM||17||1:33.916||0.884|
|9||2||Gary PAFFETT||Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||17||1:33.938||0.906|
|10||23||Daniel JUNCADELLA||Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||13||1:33.946||0.914|
|11||99||Mike ROCKENFELLER||Audi Sport Team Phoenix||Audi RS5 DTM||20||1:34.021||0.989|
|12||25||Philipp ENG||BMW Team RMR||BMW M4 DTM||15||1:34.043||1.011|
|13||3||Paul DI RESTA||Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||14||1:34.075||1.043|
|14||47||Joel ERIKSSON||BMW Team RBM||BMW M4 DTM||13||1:34.135||1.103|
|15||94||Pascal WEHRLEIN||Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||16||1:34.175||1.143|
|16||16||Timo GLOCK||BMW Team RMR||BMW M4 DTM||13||1:34.201||1.169|
|17||28||Loïc DUVAL||Audi Sport Team Phoenix||Audi RS5 DTM||18||1:34.308||1.276|
|18||7||Bruno SPENGLER||BMW Team RBM||BMW M4 DTM||20||1:34.904||1.872|