Nico Müller keeps the pressure up by topping second practice

Audi’s Nico Müller remained on top of the times in second practice for the DTM at the Lausitzring, with the Swiss just under half a tenth ahead of stable-mate Mike Rockenfeller.

Müller went nine tenths faster than in the earlier, longer, first practice session, with Rockenfeller this time emerging as the points leader’s closest challenger.

Marco Wittmann was once again the best of the BMW drivers in third, 0.260 seconds adrift, ahead of stable-mate Philipp Eng in fourth, with the Austrian improving from sixth in the earlier session.

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Audi duo Jamie Green and Ferdinand von Habsburg were fifth and sixth respectively, ahead of BMW’s Sheldon van der Linde and Audi’s Robin Frijns.

Reigning champion René Rast and Audi Sport Team Phoenix’s Loïc Duval completed the top ten.

Only two drivers, WRT’s Fabio Scherer and Harrison Newey, were more than a second off the pace.

Qualifying for race one is scheduled to get underway at 10:45 CEST (09:45 BST).

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 51 Nico MÜLLER Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 21 1:15.831 0.000
2 99 Mike ROCKENFELLER Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 22 1:15.874 0.043
3 11 Marco WITTMANN BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 18 1:16.091 0.260
4 25 Philipp ENG BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 19 1:16.152 0.321
5 53 Jamie GREEN Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 20 1:16.162 0.331
6 62 Ferdinand VON HABSBURG Audi Sport Team WRT Audi RS5 DTM 20 1:16.199 0.368
7 31 Sheldon VAN DER LINDE BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 20 1:16.203 0.372
8 4 Robin FRIJNS Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 20 1:16.231 0.400
9 33 René RAST Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 19 1:16.301 0.470
10 28 Loïc DUVAL Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 21 1:16.453 0.622
11 16 Timo GLOCK BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 15 1:16.540 0.709
12 27 Jonathan ABERDEIN BMW Team RMR BMW M4 DTM 19 1:16.603 0.772
13 8 Robert KUBICA BMW Team ART BMW M4 DTM 16 1:16.738 0.907
14 22 Lucas AUER BMW Team RMR BMW M4 DTM 16 1:16.756 0.925
15 13 Fabio SCHERER Audi Sport Team WRT Audi RS5 DTM 20 1:16.935 1.104
16 10 Harrison NEWEY Audi Sport Team WRT Audi RS5 DTM 21 1:17.406 1.575
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