Jamie Green claims bragging rights in final Hockenheim practice

Jamie Green claims bragging rights in final Hockenheim practice

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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).

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
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