Jamie Green, Arno Zensen (Head of Audi Sport Team Rosberg)
For Sunday’s DTM race at the Lausitzring Audi again secured the four top spots on the grid. Jamie Green, who in the Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Rosberg captured the pole position with an unusual advantage of more than half a second, was the man of the day.
“My car is simply perfect this weekend,” said the Briton after the ‘dream lap’ he set shortly before the end of the 20-minute qualifying session. “Yesterday, I could have not only clinched victory but the top spot on the grid as well. I didn’t quite manage that because the first lap wasn’t clear yesterday. The lap today was near-perfect. Still, it’s going to be a long and tough race this afternoon.”
Grid position two was achieved by Mattias Ekström in the Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline. Timo Scheider, who is driving with a helmet sporting a retro look and a photo of his first kart on Sunday, in the AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Phoenix made sure that the drivers of all three Audi teams took positions in the top three. Miguel Molina (Teufel Audi RS 5 DTM) completed the Audi quartet at the front.
With Edoardo Mortara (Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM), Nico Müller (Audi Financial Services Audi RS 5 DTM) and Mike Rockenfeller (Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM) in places six, eight and nine, seven of the eight Audi drivers secured top-ten grid positions. Adrien Tambay (Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM) took 20th place.
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