Robin Frijns heads Audi top five lockout in second DTM practice at...

Robin Frijns heads Audi top five lockout in second DTM practice at Assen

Robin Frijns
Photo: Audi AG

Robin Frijns used his local knowledge of the TT Circuit Assen to go quickest in second DTM practice, with the Audi driver edging out in-form stable-mate René Rast by 0.151 seconds.

Frijns had earlier been third fastest in first practice, but the Dutch local went seven tenths faster than he had earlier in the afternoon to top the second practice session.

The 27-year-old is the only Audi driver to have raced around the 4.545 km circuit before, and he used his local knowledge to put in the best time of the day so far.

Rast was second, ahead of Nico Müller, first practice pace-setter Loïc Duval and Mike Rockenfeller, as Audi locked out the top five places and no other brands was within half a second of the pace.

Timo Glock was once again the best of the BMW drivers in sixth, ahead of Marco Wittmann in seventh, Joel Eriksson in eighth and Sheldon van der Linde in ninth.

Independent Audi team WRT’s Jonathan Aberdein completed the top ten, whilst Daniel Juncadella was the best of the Aston Martin drivers in 11th, this time outside of the top ten.

Qualifying for race one gets underway at 09:15 BST (10:15 CEST) on Saturday.

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 4 Robin FRIJNS Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 18 1:26.277 0.000
2 33 René RAST Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 19 1:26.428 0.151
3 51 Nico MÜLLER Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 16 1:26.589 0.312
4 28 Loïc DUVAL Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 19 1:26.642 0.365
5 99 Mike ROCKENFELLER Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 14 1:26.691 0.414
6 16 Timo GLOCK BMW Team RMR BMW M4 DTM 16 1:26.911 0.634
7 11 Marco WITTMANN BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 14 1:26.980 0.703
8 47 Joel ERIKSSON BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 16 1:27.054 0.777
9 31 Sheldon VAN DER LINDE BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 15 1:27.214 0.937
10 27 Jonathan ABERDEIN Audi Sport Team WRT Audi RS5 DTM 18 1:27.394 1.117
11 23 Daniel JUNCADELLA R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage DTM 17 1:27.501 1.224
12 21 Pietro FITTIPALDI Audi Sport Team WRT Audi RS5 DTM 16 1:27.653 1.376
13 53 Jamie GREEN Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 14 1:27.685 1.408
14 7 Bruno SPENGLER BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 16 1:27.716 1.439
15 25 Philipp ENG BMW Team RMR BMW M4 DTM 13 1:27.726 1.449
16 3 Paul DI RESTA R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage DTM 15 1:27.765 1.488
17 76 Jake DENNIS R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage DTM 18 1:27.831 1.554
18 62 Ferdinand VON HABSBURG R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage DTM 17 1:27.928 1.651