Four times in succession, a best Audi motorist started on a 2.3-kilometer city travel circuit between a ‘Dutzendteich’ and a soccer track from position four. With a clever subordinate opening Jamie Green managed to urge position by position on Saturday and to eventually allege into a tip three. In a end, a Audi motorist was usually 19 thousandths of a second brief of creation it onto a front quarrel of a grid.
“I’m unequivocally gratified with grid position three,” pronounced Green, who has won a DTM competition in Nuremberg an extraordinary 4 times, that has warranted him a nickname ‘Mister Norisring.’ “I’d unequivocally like to appreciate my guys during Audi Sport Team Rosberg. We’re streamer in a right direction. The time gaps were intensely tiny again. My automobile is good. we consider we’ve got a good possibility tomorrow – no matter what a weather’s like.”
The conflict for a best grid positions was even fiercer this year than in a years before. In a initial shred of a three-part subordinate event a whole DTM margin was within 0.430 seconds. And during a finish of Q3, a fastest 6 were within 0.150 seconds.
“This was a standard Norisring subordinate with intensely tighten time gaps and an impossibly clever Jamie Green,” pronounced Dieter Gass, Head of DTM during Audi Sport. He’s nicknamed ‘Mister Norisring’ with good reason. It’s ostensible to sleet tomorrow and that’s when Jamie is always quite strong. With 4 Audi RS 5 DTM cars on a initial 5 rows we’ve got a starting bottom for a competition that, on a whole, isn’t too bad. Grid position 3 is a best subordinate outcome during a Norisring in 5 years. We’re going to continue to leave no mill unturned to finally finish Mercedes’ fibre of victories here in Nuremberg.”
The second-best Audi motorist in subordinate was Mattias Ekström in a Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline in position seven. His team-mate Adrien Tambay (Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM) and Nico Müller (Audi Financial Services Audi RS 5 DTM) will be pity a fifth quarrel on a grid. The immature Swiss is pushing on a Norisring for a initial time this weekend and in subordinate was a best of this year’s 4 DTM rookies.
Title defender Mike Rockenfeller in a Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Phoenix will start a competition from grid position twelve. Miguel Molina (Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM), many recently a best Audi motorist in subordinate twice in succession, will start from position 18.
Edoardo Mortara (Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM) and Timo Scheider (AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM) hardly missed Q2 and will be starting a 83-lap competition that starts on Sunday during 13.30 CEST (live promote on ‘Das Erste’ starting during 13.15) from positions 20 and 21.
Before a start of a DTM race, during 12.35, a Audi R18 e-tron quattro that was winning in a Le Mans 24 Hours (with Marcel Fässler during a wheel) and a Audi R8 LMS ultra that won a 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring (with René Rast) will be doing some ‘laps of honor’ on a Norisring. Sports automobile motorist Lucas di Grassi is pushing an Audi RS 5 DTM competition cab for a initial time this weekend.
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