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Opel fastest second day at Estoril

Opel fastest second day at Estoril

Opel topped the times again on the second day of the joint test at Estoril, Heinz-Harald Frentzen (OPC Team Holzer) fastest with a 1:35.015 over 72 laps in the Vectra GTS. Laurent Aiello (OPC Team Phoenix) was fourth fastest in the second 2004 ...

Opel topped the times again on the second day of the joint test at Estoril, Heinz-Harald Frentzen (OPC Team Holzer) fastest with a 1:35.015 over 72 laps in the Vectra GTS. Laurent Aiello (OPC Team Phoenix) was fourth fastest in the second 2004 Vectra and Opel test driver Marcel Tiemann seventh in the third new car.

Heinz-Harald Frentzen with the Opel Vectra GTS V8 DTM.
Photo by ITR e.V..

"Everything went according to plan in the test," said Frentzen. "It was a very good opportunity to collect and evaluate data. It's very interesting for me in this first common test to see the race drivers from the other teams."

Jean Alesi was the fastest Mercedes of the day, second on the time sheet. The Frenchman, in the new C-Class, was just a couple of tenths down on Frentzen. "The new C-Class is going well and has a lot of potential," he commented. "We will surely be faster after this test."

Martin Tomczyk was the best Audi A4 in third and teammate Emanuele Pirro was fifth fastest. The second 2004 Mercedes, with Bernd Schneider behind the wheel, was sixth and the manufacturer fielded two year-old cars. Newcomers Jarek Janis and Markus Winkelhock were eighth and ninth quickest respectively.

Tuesday test times

1. Heinz-Harald Frentzen - Opel Vectra GTS V8 - 1:35.015
2. Jean Alesi - AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse - 1:35.338
3. Martin Tomczyk - Audi A4 DTM - 1:35.380
4. Laurent Aiello - Opel Vectra GTS V8 - 1:35.467
5. Emanuele Pirro - Audi A4 DTM - 1:35.483
6. Bernd Schneider - AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse - 1:35.700
7. Marcel Tiemann - Opel Vectra GTS V8 - 1:35.923
8. Jarek Janis - AMG-Mercedes CLK - 1:36.063
9. Markus Winkelhock - AMG-Mercedes CLK - 1:36.474

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Series DTM
Drivers Heinz-Harald Frentzen , Jean Alesi , Marcel Tiemann , Laurent Aiello , Martin Tomczyk , Bernd Schneider , Markus Winkelhock , Jarek Janis , Emanuele Pirro