Nico Müller keeps Audi on top in final day of DTM testing

Nico Müller keeps Audi on top in final day of DTM testing

Nico Müller
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Nico Müller ensured that Audi topped all four days of the official pre-season DTM tests at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz, ending Thursday just over a tenth ahead of Jamie Green.

Just as with each of the three previous days, Audi locked out the top three positions, with Team Abt Sportsline’s Müller ahead of Team Rosberg’s Green and Team Pheonix’s Loïc Duval.

The Ingolstadt marque went further on Thursday though, as it secured the top six positions in the test, with René Rast, Jonathan Aberdein and Mike Rockenfeller filling the next positions.

BMW’s Sheldon van der Linde was the best of the rest, the South African being the only other driver within a second of Müller’s pace.

BMW Team RBM’s Joel Eriksson, Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline’s Robin Frijns and BMW Team RBM’s Philipp Eng completed the top ten, the latter getting more laps under his belt than any other driver with 181 tours.

Two of the R-Motorsport Aston Martins of Paul di Resta and Ferdinand von Habsburg again took part in the running, but neither made the top ten and ended up in 11th and 12th respectively.

WRT’s confirmed new signing, Pietro Fittipaldi, completed the drivers who completed laps on Thursday as the slowest driver.

The first round of the 2019 DTM, running to new Class One regulations, gets underway at Hockenheim on May 3 – 5.

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 51 Nico MÜLLER Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 112 1:35.681 0.000
2 53 Jamie GREEN Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 87 1:35.794 0.113
3 28 Loïc DUVAL Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 101 1:36.076 0.395
4 33 René RAST Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 75 1:36.360 0.679
5 27 Jonathan ABERDEIN Audi Sport Team WRT Audi RS5 DTM 67 1:36.369 0.688
6 99 Mike ROCKENFELLER Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 69 1:36.602 0.921
7 31 Sheldon VAN DER LINDE BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 174 1:36.626 0.945
8 47 Joel ERIKSSON BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 152 1:36.701 1.020
9 4 Robin FRIJNS Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 35 1:36.797 1.116
10 25 Philipp ENG BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 181 1:36.823 1.142
11 3 Paul DI RESTA R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage DTM 62 1:37.067 1.386
12 62 Ferdinand VON HABSBURG R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage DTM 125 1:37.274 1.593
13 21 Pietro FITTIPALDI Audi Sport Team WRT Audi RS5 DTM 100 1:37.519 1.838