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Miguel Molina tops DTM test at Hungaroring

Miguel Molina and Audi topped the first test day of four at Hungaroring with eleven drivers present from Audi, BMW and Mercedes.
”It’s just great to be back behind the wheel, after the long off-season. Audi Sport did a great job developing the new Audi RS 5 DTM: the new car feels great right from the start and the Hungaroring seems to suit it well,” said Molina.

The Spaniard lapped the Hungarian circuit in 1:37.792 and headed an Audi 1-2-3-4 with Jamie Green in second, Adrien Tambay in third and Mike Rockenfeller in fourth.

The fastest BMW driver was former DTM champion Bruno Spengler, lapping the circuit in 1:39.242 with his new BMW M4 DTM.
”Up to the early end of the tests, things went rather well for us. We could complete 109 laps without encountering any problems – that’s a solid result. We definitely are on the way in the right direction. I truly enjoyed being back in the car – particularly at this great circuit,” said Spengler.

The three Mercedes drivers found them selves in the bottom of the result list, with DTM returnee Paul Di Resta ninth fastest, 2.6 seconds from Molina in the top.
“It’s nice to be back here in Budapest. Generally I think we were walking through the program, trying to make sure we could learn a bit more about the car. Unfortunately it stopped two hours earlier as scheduled on Monday. Tomorrow we obviously will be busy and try to optimize the new package as much as we can,” said Di Resta.

Gary Paffett claimed the tenth fastest time while former F1 driver Vitaly Petrov was eleventh fastest with 1:40.741.

Top 10 Scorecard

01 Miguel Molina 1:37.792
02 Jamie Green 1:38.200
03 Adrien Tambay 1:38.518
04 Mike Rockenfeller 1:38.842
05 Bruno Spengler 1:39.242
06 Maxime Martin 1:39.549
07 Antonio Felix da Costa 1:39.666
08 Joey Hand 1:39.679
09 Paul Di Resta 1:40.383
10 Gary Paffett 1:40.434