Zandvoort DTM: Glock leads all-BMW top four in qualifying

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.

Qualifying results:

1 germany Timo Glock  BMW M4 DTM 1'27.823  
2 brazil Augusto Farfus  BMW M4 DTM 1'27.907 0.084
3 germany Marco Wittmann  BMW M4 DTM 1'28.065 0.242
4 belgium Maxime Martin  BMW M4 DTM 1'28.155 0.332
5 germany René Rast  Audi RS5 DTM 1'28.287 0.464
6 france Loic Duval  Audi RS5 DTM 1'28.331 0.508
7 united_kingdom Tom Blomqvist  BMW M4 DTM 1'28.351 0.528
8 united_kingdom Gary Paffett  Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 1'28.375 0.552
9 germany Mike Rockenfeller  Audi RS5 DTM 1'28.468 0.645
10 sweden Mattias Ekström  Audi RS5 DTM 1'28.547 0.724
11 united_kingdom Paul di Resta  Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 1'28.567 0.744
12 canada Robert Wickens  Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 1'28.652 0.829
13 germany Maro Engel  Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 1'28.656 0.833
14 switzerland Nico Müller  Audi RS5 DTM 1'28.751 0.928
15 united_kingdom Jamie Green  Audi RS5 DTM 1'28.819 0.996
16 austria Lucas Auer  Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 1'28.861 1.038
17 canada Bruno Spengler  BMW M4 DTM 1'28.875 1.052
18 italy Edoardo Mortara  Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 1'28.983 1.160
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Series DTM
Event Zandvoort
Track Zandvoort
Drivers Timo Glock
Article type Qualifying report