Zandvoort DTM: Farfus snatches pole position

Augusto Farfus scored his fourth career DTM pole position at Zandvoort, as BMW dominated at the head of the times.

Mercedes’ Gary Paffett set the pace for much of the session with a laptime of 1m31.636s, just clear of Antonio Felix da Costa’s BMW.

Farfus grabbed pole with 1m31.266s with 1m27s left on the clock. Reigning champion Marco Wittmann will start second in his BMW, setting his 1m31.274s just before Paul di Resta crashed out, having run wide onto the grass and then into the gravel.

Di Resta’s off effectively ended the session, as quicker times couldn’t be set under yellows.

Da Costa will start third, ahead of Maxime Martin.

Paffett dropped to fifth, just pipping the best-placed Audi of points leader Jamie Green. Timo Glock will start seventh, ahead of Tom Blomqvist and Bruno Spengler.

Audi's Mattias Ekstrom, who is second in the championship, will start down in 19th.

Pos Driver  Manufacturer   Time  Gap
Augusto Farfus BMW 1m31.266  
Marco Wittmann BMW 1m31.274 0.008
Antonio Felix da Costa BMW 1m31.274 0.008
Maxime Martin BMW 1m31.363 0.097
Gary Paffett Mercedes 1m31.570 0.304
Jamie Green Audi 1m31.627 0.361
Timo Glock BMW 1m31.647 0.381
Tom Blomqvist BMW 1m31.650 0.384
Bruno Spengler BMW 1m31.656 0.390
10  Miguel Molina Audi 1m31.668 0.402
11  Adrien Tambay Audi 1m31.686 0.420
12  Edoardo Mortara Audi 1m31.701 0.435
13  Mike Rockenfeller Audi 1m31.735 0.469
14  Martin Tomczyk BMW 1m31.758 0.492
15  Pascal Wehrlein Mercedes 1m31.775 0.509
16  Nico Muller Audi 1m31.783 0.517
17  Christian Vietoris Mercedes 1m31.855 0.589
18  Robert Wickens Mercedes 1m31.855 0.589
19  Mattias Ekstrom Audi 1m32.005 0.739
20  Lucas Auer Mercedes 1m32.141 0.875
21  Timo Scheider Audi 1m32.215 0.949
22  Paul Di Resta Mercedes 1m32.251 0.985
23  Dani Juncadella Mercedes 1m32.264 0.998
24  Maximilian Gotz Mercedes 1m32.564 1.298
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Series DTM
Event Zandvoort
Track Zandvoort
Drivers Augusto Farfus , Marco Wittmann , Antonio Felix da Costa
Article type Qualifying report