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Opel regains lead at Brno testing

Opel retaliated to Audi's strong showing in testing yesterday by echoing the latter's top three lockout of testing times at the Automotodrom Brno today. Laurent Aiello (OPC Team Phoenix) led the trio of Opel Vectras, followed by Peter Dumbreck...

Opel retaliated to Audi's strong showing in testing yesterday by echoing the latter's top three lockout of testing times at the Automotodrom Brno today. Laurent Aiello (OPC Team Phoenix) led the trio of Opel Vectras, followed by Peter Dumbreck (OPC Team Phoenix) and Heinz-Harald Frentzen (OPC Team Holzer).

Aiello's best was 1:53.894, Dumbreck a few tenths behind and Frentzen the same from the Scot. Opel also had Timo Scheider and Manuel Reuter on duty, fifth and twelfth respectively.

Christian Abt led the Audi A4 runners, fourth fastest, Emanuele Pirro sixth and Martin Tomczyk 11th. Christijan Albers was the best Mercedes, putting the new C-Class seventh but the year old CLKs were in the mix.

Markus Winkelhock in the older car was just a few tenths down on Albers, eighth, and Jarek Janis was tenth, only fractionally behind the C-Class of Jean Alesi in ninth.

Saturday test times

1. Laurent Aiello - Opel Vectra GTS V8 - 1:53.894
2. Peter Dumbreck - Opel Vectra GTS V8 - 1:54.339
3. Heinz-Harald Frentzen - Opel Vectra GTS V8 - 1:54.696
4. Christian Abt - Audi A4 DTM - 1:54.732
5. T. Scheider - Opel Vectra GTS V8 - 1:54.847
6. Emanuele Pirro - Audi A4 DTM - 1:54.930
7. Christijan Albers - AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse - 1:55.120
8. Markus Winkelhock - AMG-Mercedes CLK-DTM - 1:55.598
9. Jean Alesi - AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse - 1:56.160
10. Jarek Janis - AMG-Mercedes CLK-DTM - 1:56.211
11. Martin Tomczyk - Audi A4 DTM - 1:56.239
12. Manuel Reuter - Opel Vectra GTS V8 - 1:57.394

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Series DTM
Drivers Heinz-Harald Frentzen , Jean Alesi , Laurent Aiello , Peter Dumbreck , Martin Tomczyk , Manuel Reuter , Christijan Albers , Timo Scheider , Christian Abt , Markus Winkelhock , Jarek Janis , Emanuele Pirro