DTM: Auer on pole in Mucke Mercedes front row

DTM: Auer on pole in Mucke Mercedes front row

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DTM: Auer on pole in Mucke Mercedes front row

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Lucas Auer, Mercedes, Lausitzring DTM 2016

Lucas Auer will start Sunday’s second DTM race at the Lausitzring from pole as he and Mucke Mercedes teammate Christian Vietoris qualified first and second.

Austrian Auer was one of a number of drivers to improve in a frenetic end to the 20-minute session and, after initially going sixth quickest, set a fastest time of 1m16.861s to secure his second pole in the series.

Vietoris completed a front-row lockout for the Mucke team in the final minute, setting a time just 0.070 seconds slower than his teammate had managed.

BMW Team RMG driver Timo Glock prevented a Mercedes 1-2-3 and was only marginally slower in third, as his improvement displaced Robert Wickens.

Mike Rockenfeller was the best-place Audi driver in fifth, ahead of the fourth Mercedes of Gary Paffett.

Saturday race runner-up Jamie Green was seventh, just ahead of new championship leader Marco Wittmann. Mattias Ekstrom and Tom Blomqvist completed the top 10.

 

Originally on Autosport.com

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