Robin Frijns keeps Audi on top in day three of pre-season test

Robin Frijns keeps Audi on top in day three of pre-season test

Robin Frijns
Photo: ITR GmbH

Robin Frijns ensured that Audi continued to top the timesheets in the third day of the official pre-season DTM tests at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz, ahead of stablemates René Rast and Mike Rockenfeller.

Rast was three tenths behind, with Rockenfeller just over half a second adrift, as the Ingolstadt marque locked out the top three positions for the third day in a row.

BMW’s Joel Eriksson was the only other driver to be within a second of the pace, but the Swede also lapped the east German circuit more than any other driver during the course of the day.

Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi was fifth on his second day behind the wheel of WRT’s Audi RS5, ahead of BMW’s South African Sheldon van der Linde in sixth.

Getting his first laps in during the test was Marco Wittmann, who was seventh, ahead of R-Motorsport Aston Martin duo Jake Dennis and Paul di Resta in eighth and ninth respectively.

Audi’s Jamie Green completed the top ten, 1.4 seconds off the pace of his colleagues. 15 drivers in total lapped the circuit on Wednesday. Testing continues on Thursday.

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 4 Robin FRIJNS Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 72 1:35.169 0.000
2 33 René RAST Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 79 1:35.487 0.318
3 99 Mike ROCKENFELLER Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 82 1:35.688 0.519
4 47 Joel ERIKSSON BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 134 1:35.884 0.715
5 21 Pietro FITTIPALDI Audi Sport Team WRT Audi RS5 DTM 63 1:36.194 1.025
6 31 Sheldon VAN DER LINDE BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 58 1:36.249 1.080
7 11 Marco WITTMANN BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 51 1:36.255 1.086
8 76 Jake DENNIS R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage DTM 86 1:36.345 1.176
9 3 Paul DI RESTA R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage DTM 105 1:36.580 1.411
10 53 Jamie GREEN Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 17 1:36.583 1.414
11 16 Timo GLOCK BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 66 1:36.773 1.604
12 51 Nico MÜLLER Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 28 1:36.801 1.632
13 28 Loïc DUVAL Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 72 1:36.978 1.809
14 27 Jonathan ABERDEIN Audi Sport Team WRT Audi RS5 DTM 80 1:37.153 1.984
15 25 Philipp ENG BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 83 1:37.286 2.117