Jamie Green secures pole for second race at Lausitzring
Jamie Green will start this afternoon’s DTM race at the Lausitzring from pole position after leading an Audi top-five sweep in Qualifying 2 on Sunday morning.
Most drivers’ best times, including Green’s 1:35.397, were set during the first half of the 20-minute session, with few able to improve when they went back out for a second run in the final few minutes.
One driver who did manage to improve was Jonathan Aberdein, who vaulted up to second position with his Audi Sport Team WRT car, going 0.101 seconds off Green’s pace.
For Green, it marked his first DTM pole in almost two years and gives him three points towards the championship.
Of the main championship protagonists, only Nico Müller, who won Saturday’s race, picked up any points in qualifying. His third-place result closes the gap to René Rast by one point.
Rast will line up alongside Müller on the second row of the grid, starting fourth and vying to improve upon his Race 1 result, when he retired from the lead.
Robin Frijns rounded out Audi’s top-five sweep, placing ahead of Marco Wittmann, who has consistently been the quickest BMW driver so far this weekend.
All eight Audi RS 5 DTMs will start in the top ten, with Wittmann and Timo Glock the only BMW drivers between them.
R-Motorsport’s four Aston Martin Vantage DTMs will occupy the last two rows on the grid, with Paul Di Resta the best-placed of the quartet, setting a time 1.158 seconds off Green’s pace.
Race 2 will get underway at 13:30 CEST.