Ekstrom quickest on third day of DTM testing

Audi driver Mattias Ekstrom topped the timesheets on Day 3 of DTM pre-season testing at Hockenheim.

The Swede lowered Tom Blomqvist's benchmark from Wednesday by two tenths, as he became the first driver to go below the 1m33s barrier.

Ekstrom, similarly to the whole field, set his quickest time in the afternoon, with rain hitting the track in the morning.

Daniel Juncadella was fastest in wet conditions, beating the BMW of Maxime Martin and the Audi of Timo Scheider by two and three tenths respectively.

Christian Vietoris and Adrien Tambay completed the top five as Nico Muller in sixth was already a second slower than Juncadella.

The Spaniard showed strong form in the following session as well, being Ekstrom's closest challenger, less than two tenths off the pace.

Martin Tomczyk became the top BMW in third, followed by Scheider, Miguel Molina and Gary Paffett, the latter duo only separated by 0.004s.

Testing times:

1  Mattias Ekstrom Audi 1:47.326 1:32.964
2  Daniel Juncadella Mercedes 1:42.802 1:33.141
3  Martin Tomczyk BMW 1:46.447 1:33.259
4  Timo Scheider Audi 1:43.044 1:33.285
5  Miguel Molina Audi 1:46.102 1:33.413
6  Gary Paffett Mercedes 1:44.462 1:33.417
7  Marco Wittmann BMW 1:45.999 1:33.525
8  Bruno Spengler BMW 1:44.628 1:33.593
9  Adrien Tambay Audi 1:43.339 1:33.616
10  Nico Muller Audi 1:43.983 1:33.637
11  Robert Wickens Mercedes 1:46.417 1:33.652
12  Paul Di Resta Mercedes 1:46.419 1:33.751
13  Augusto Farfus BMW 1:45.355 1:33.837
14  Maxime Martin BMW 1:42.977 1:33.972
15  Christian Vietoris Mercedes 1:43.099 1:34.303

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Series DTM
Event Hockenheim April testing
Track Hockenheim
Drivers Mattias Ekström
Article type Testing report