Lausitz DTM: Molina grabs pole position

Audi’s Miguel Molina will start today’s round three of the DTM from pole position after a frantic qualifying session at Lausitz.

Jamie Green started the ball rolling with 1m17.829s, which was briefly topped by Audi colleague Mattias Ekstrom’s 1m17.802s. Green retook the top spot with 1m17.559s, before Molina hit lowered the bar to 1m17.438s and BMW’s Marco Wittmann moved up to P3.

On the second runs, Mercedes young gun Pascal Wehrlein was an early improver, jumping up to third, just as the man he demoted, Wittmann, took the gravel.

Mortara then leapt up to third, with Ekstrom improving back to fourth just before he spun.

Green couldn’t top Molina on his final run, and had to settle for second, ahead of Mortara, Ekstrom, Wehrlein and Wittmann.

Robert Wickens took seventh, with Maxime Martin, Tom Blomqvist and Paul Di Resta completing a top 10 separated by under half a second.

Qualifying results:

Pos Driver Car Time/Gap
Miguel Molina Audi 1m17.438
Jamie Green Audi 0.121
Edoardo Mortara Audi 0.126
Mattias Ekstrom Audi 0.169
Pascal Wehrlein Mercedes 0.183
Marco Wittmann BMW 0.197
Robert Wickens Mercedes 0.210
Maxime Martin BMW 0.291
Tom Blomqvist BMW 0.452
10  Paul Di Resta Mercedes 0.464
11  Timo Scheider Audi 0.497
12  Antonio Felix da Costa BMW 0.518
13  Dani Juncadella Mercedes 0.526
14  Mike Rockenfeller Audi 0.543
15  Bruno Spengler BMW 0.576
16  Nico Muller Audi 0.592
17  Martin Tomczyk BMW 0.640
18  Timo Glock BMW 0.677
19  Augusto Farfus BMW 0.694
20  Christian Vietoris Mercedes 0.782
21  Lucas Auer Mercedes 0.822
22  Maximilian Gotz Mercedes 0.883
23  Gary Paffett Mercedes 1.019
24  Adrien Tambay Audi no lap
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Series DTM
Event Lausitz
Track EuroSpeedway Lausitzring
Drivers Miguel Molina , Jamie Green , Edoardo Mortara
Article type Qualifying report