Loïc Duval goes fastest in second Norisring practice

Loïc Duval goes fastest in second Norisring practice

Loic Duval
Photo: ITR GmbH

Loïc Duval was quickest in the second DTM practice session at the Norisring, heading Mike Rockenfeller in an Audi 1-2, with a time which ended up being a tenth slower than the Rockenfeller’s best of the day.

BMW fared better in second practice, with Bruno Spengler and Philipp Eng ending the half-hour session in third and fourth respectively, around two tenths off the pace, after Audi had earlier locked out the top four places in the afternoon’s longer session.

Audi duo Nico Müller and René Rast were next up in fifth and sixth respectively, followed by a trio of BMW drivers, with Timo Glock heading Joel Eriksson and Marco Wittmann.

Audi’s Robin Frijns completed the top ten, just over half a second off the pace.

The private WRT-run Audis of Pietro Fittipaldi and Jonathan Aberdein were closer to the pace than they had been in first practice, with both drivers within a second of the pace for the first time in the day.

The best Aston Martin driver was Daniel Juncadella in 14th, as the R-Motorsport quartet struggled, with Jake Dennis and Ferdinand von Habsburg failing to post times due to technical issues.

Qualifying for race one gets underway at 10:25 CEST (09:25 BST) on Saturday.

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 28 Loïc DUVAL Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 33 46.635 0.000
2 99 Mike ROCKENFELLER Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 35 46.768 0.133
3 7 Bruno SPENGLER BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 25 46.822 0.187
4 25 Philipp ENG BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 25 46.844 0.209
5 51 Nico MÜLLER Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 27 46.890 0.255
6 33 René RAST Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 38 46.930 0.295
7 16 Timo GLOCK BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 27 46.964 0.329
8 47 Joel ERIKSSON BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 26 47.083 0.448
9 11 Marco WITTMANN BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 27 47.097 0.462
10 4 Robin FRIJNS Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 28 47.154 0.519
11 53 Jamie GREEN Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 26 47.196 0.561
12 21 Pietro FITTIPALDI Audi Sport Team WRT Audi RS5 DTM 33 47.229 0.594
13 31 Sheldon VAN DER LINDE BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 30 47.236 0.601
14 23 Daniel JUNCADELLA R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage DTM 27 47.276 0.641
15 27 Jonathan ABERDEIN Audi Sport Team WRT Audi RS5 DTM 30 47.480 0.845
16 3 Paul DI RESTA R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage DTM 30 47.511 0.876
17 76 Jake DENNIS R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage DTM 0 No time N/A
18 62 Ferdinand VON HABSBURG R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage DTM 0 No time N/A