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.
|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|