Marco Wittmann and Nico Müller share top time in first Nürburgring practice

BMW’s Marco Wittmann and Audi’s Nico Müller shared the joint fastest time in the first DTM free practice session at the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit, with BMW’s Timo Glock in third.

For the second time in as many days, a touring car session ended with the fastest driver’s sharing the top time.

As usual in recent DTM first practice sessions, most drivers focussed on longer runs in the 45-minute session, meaning the top times came in the first 15 minutes.

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Wittmann was first to post his time of 1 minute 48.113 seconds after around ten minutes, with Müller following with an identical time just five minutes later.

Glock’s third made it an encouraging sign for BMW, whilst Audi’s Robin Frijns was fourth, 0.264 seconds adrift.

Audi’s Jamie Green was the last driver within half a second of the pace in fifth.

Loïc Duval was sixth in his Team Poenix RS5, ahead of team-mate Mike Rockenfeller in seventh.

The top ten was completed by Austrian trio Philipp Eng (BMW), Lucas Auer (BMW) and Ferdinand von Habsburg (WRT Audi).

Second practice is scheduled for 16:30 CEST (15:30 BST).

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 11 Marco WITTMANN BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 21 1:48.113 0.000
2 51 Nico MÜLLER Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 23 1:48.113 0.000
3 16 Timo GLOCK BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 22 1:48.272 0.159
4 4 Robin FRIJNS Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 23 1:48.377 0.264
5 53 Jamie GREEN Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 21 1:48.511 0.398
6 28 Loïc DUVAL Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 22 1:48.643 0.530
7 99 Mike ROCKENFELLER Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 22 1:48.722 0.609
8 25 Philipp ENG BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 21 1:48.829 0.716
9 22 Lucas AUER BMW Team RMR BMW M4 DTM 22 1:48.980 0.867
10 62 Ferdinand VON HABSBURG Audi Sport Team WRT Audi RS5 DTM 23 1:48.987 0.874
11 31 Sheldon VAN DER LINDE BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 22 1:49.192 1.079
12 27 Jonathan ABERDEIN BMW Team RMR BMW M4 DTM 22 1:49.316 1.203
13 8 Robert KUBICA BMW Team ART Audi RS5 DTM 18 1:49.333 1.220
14 13 Fabio SCHERER Audi Sport Team WRT Audi RS5 DTM 19 1:49.668 1.555
15 10 Harrison NEWEY Audi Sport Team WRT Audi RS5 DTM 23 1:50.229 2.116
16 33 René RAST Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 20 1:50.444 2.331
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