Lausitzring DTM: Frijns completes weekend pole sweep

Audi driver Robin Frijns completed a clean sweep of DTM pole positions at the Lausitzring after topping second qualifying on Sunday.

Lausitzring DTM: Frijns completes weekend pole sweep

BMW drivers led the 20-minute qualifying session early on, with Philipp Eng setting the first competitive time of 1m16.871s to move atop the leaderboard.

That was bettered by first Lucas Auer and then Marco Wittmann, before Muller put Audi at the head of the timesheets with a 1m16.032s.

When the second runs began, reigning champion Rene Rast became the first driver to break the 1m16s barrier, lapping in 1m15.911s to take provisional pole.

Muller improved by 0.059s to snatch back the top spot, only for Frijns to go even quicker with a  1m15.787s on his last attempt to score his third pole position in four races.

The top three remain unchanged thereafter, with Muller qualifying second ahead of Rast - the trio separated by just over a tenth of a second.

Fresh from securing his first points finish of the year in Race 1, Ferdinand Habsburg qualified his WRT-run customer RS5 in an impressive fourth position, ahead of the factory Audis of Loic Duval and Mike Rockenfeller.

After an improved showing on Saturday, BMW slipped outside the top five in qualifying, with Marco Wittmann the marque’s highest representative in seventh, half a second down on Frijns’ pole time.

He was followed by the WRT Audi of Harrison Newey, who was promoted to the final points-paying position in Race 1 after a penalty for Rockenfeller.

Audi’s Jamie Green and Sheldon van der Linde, who scored BMW’s first podium of the year on Saturday, qualified ninth and 10th respectively.

Eng, Timo Glock and Auer were the three factory BMW runners to qualify outside the top 10, as ART driver Robert Kubica once again propped up the field in 16th.

Lausitzring DTM: Qualifying 2 results:

Cla # Driver Car Time Gap
1 4 Netherlands Robin Frijns Audi RS5 Turbo DTM 2020 1'15.787  
2 51 Switzerland Nico Müller Audi RS5 Turbo DTM 2020 1'15.852 0.065
3 33 Germany René Rast Audi RS5 Turbo DTM 2020 1'15.911 0.124
4 62 Austria Ferdinand Habsburg Audi RS5 Turbo DTM 2020 1'16.124 0.337
5 28 France Loic Duval Audi RS5 Turbo DTM 2020 1'16.236 0.449
6 99 Germany Mike Rockenfeller Audi RS5 Turbo DTM 2020 1'16.278 0.491
7 11 Germany Marco Wittmann BMW M4 Turbo DTM 2020 1'16.316 0.529
8 10 United Kingdom Harrison Newey Audi RS5 Turbo DTM 2020 1'16.361 0.574
9 53 United Kingdom Jamie Green Audi RS5 Turbo DTM 2020 1'16.380 0.593
10 31 South Africa Sheldon Van Der Linde BMW M4 Turbo DTM 2020 1'16.477 0.690
11 25 Austria Philipp Eng BMW M4 Turbo DTM 2020 1'16.532 0.745
12 16 Germany Timo Glock BMW M4 Turbo DTM 2020 1'16.597 0.810
13 13 Switzerland Fabio Scherer Audi RS5 Turbo DTM 2020 1'16.634 0.847
14 27 South Africa Jonathan Aberdein BMW M4 Turbo DTM 2020 1'16.717 0.930
15 22 Austria Lucas Auer BMW M4 Turbo DTM 2020 1'16.720 0.933
16 8 Poland Robert Kubica BMW M4 Turbo DTM 2020 1'17.187 1.400
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