Timo Glock secured pole position for the first DTM race of the weekend at Zandvoort, with BMW locking out the front two rows in a rain-affected qualifying session.
The arrival of a heavy shower at the Dutch track just beyond the halfway point of the 20-minute session - just as most drivers were heading out for their second runs - effectively froze the running order at the first runs, which took place in bone dry conditions.
A lap of 1m27.823s was enough for ex-Toyota and Manor F1 driver Glock to seal the top spot, ousting Augusto Farfus by 0.084s.
The pair were the only two to breach the 1m28s barrier, with reigning champion Marco Wittmann taking third with a best of 1m28.065s.
Maxime Martin, BMW's top driver in the points, was fourth ahead of the best of the Audi drivers, Rene Rast, who was 0.464s slower than Glock.
Loic Duval made it all-Audi third row in sixth place, ahead of Tom Blomqvist's BMW and top Mercedes runner Gary Paffett. Audi pair Mike Rockenfeller and Mattias Ekstrom completed the top 10.
Mercedes' top title contender Lucas Auer endured a difficult session, ending up 16th, ahead only of the sixth and final BMW of Bruno Spengler and the Mercedes of Edoardo Mortara.
|1||Timo Glock||BMW M4 DTM||1'27.823|
|2||Augusto Farfus||BMW M4 DTM||1'27.907||0.084|
|3||Marco Wittmann||BMW M4 DTM||1'28.065||0.242|
|4||Maxime Martin||BMW M4 DTM||1'28.155||0.332|
|5||René Rast||Audi RS5 DTM||1'28.287||0.464|
|6||Loic Duval||Audi RS5 DTM||1'28.331||0.508|
|7||Tom Blomqvist||BMW M4 DTM||1'28.351||0.528|
|8||Gary Paffett||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||1'28.375||0.552|
|9||Mike Rockenfeller||Audi RS5 DTM||1'28.468||0.645|
|10||Mattias Ekström||Audi RS5 DTM||1'28.547||0.724|
|11||Paul di Resta||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||1'28.567||0.744|
|12||Robert Wickens||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||1'28.652||0.829|
|13||Maro Engel||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||1'28.656||0.833|
|14||Nico Müller||Audi RS5 DTM||1'28.751||0.928|
|15||Jamie Green||Audi RS5 DTM||1'28.819||0.996|
|16||Lucas Auer||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||1'28.861||1.038|
|17||Bruno Spengler||BMW M4 DTM||1'28.875||1.052|
|18||Edoardo Mortara||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||1'28.983||1.160|