Frijns tops Lausitzring DTM test for Audi

Audi driver Robin Frijns set the quickest time across four days of official pre-season testing for the new DTM season at Lausitz.

Frijns tops Lausitzring DTM test for Audi

Frijns' best lap of 1m35.169s was set on Wednesday, edging out Audi stablemate Mike Rockenfeller's benchmark from the opening day of the test on Monday by 0.021 seconds.

Former champion Rockenfeller finished Monday's running 0.043s up on another Audi driver, Jamie Green, whose time stood as the third-best of the week.

Rene Rast, second-quickest on Wednesday, was fourth fastest, while Nico Muller, who topped Thursday's action but with a time slower than he managed on Wednesday, completed the top five.

Best non-Audi was BMW's Joel Eriksson in sixth place on the combined timesheets with a time 0.715s off the pace of Frijns.

Two more BMW drivers, Bruno Spengler and Timo Glock, were next up, while the new WRT squad's top driver Jonathan Aberdein was ninth-fastest ahead of another Audi representative, Loic Duval.

New WRT signing Pietro Fittipaldi, whose place on the 2019 grid was confirmed on Thursday, ended up with the 11h-fastest time of the week, just over a tenth slower than teammate Aberdein.

Jake Dennis was quickest of the four-strong R-Motorsport Aston contingent in 14th overall, 1.2s off the pace, with Ferdinand Habsburg another tenth and a half back in 15th.

Testing times (combined):

Pos. Driver Car Time
1 Netherlands Robin Frijns Audi RS 5 1:35.169
2 germany Mike Rockenfeller Audi RS 5 1:35.190
3 United Kingdom Jamie Green Audi RS 5 1:35.233
4 germany Rene Rast Audi RS 5 1:35.487
5 switzerland Nico Muller  Audi RS 5 1:35.569
6 sweden Joel Eriksson BMW M4 1:35.884
7 canada Bruno Spengler BMW M4 1:35.957
8 germany Timo Glock BMW M4 1:35.957
9 South Africa Jonathan Aberdein Audi RS 5 1:36.053
10 france Loic Duval Audi RS 5 1:36.076
11 brazil Pietro Fittipaldi Audi RS 5 1:36.194
12 South Africa Sheldon van der Linde BMW M4 1:36.249
13 germany Marco Wittmann BMW M4 1:36.255
14 United Kingdom Jake Dennis Aston Martin Vantage 1:36.345
15 austria Ferdinand Habsburg Aston Martin Vantage 1:36.503
16 United Kingdom Paul di Resta Aston Martin Vantage 1:36.580
17 spain Daniel Juncadella Aston Martin Vantage 1:36.701
18 austria Philipp Eng BMW M4 1:36.823
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