A year ago, ‘Rocky’ won his initial DTM pretension early during Zandvoort. This time, it was controversial either a Audi motorist would even be means to start during all, as a 2011 Zandvoort leader was confined for several days due to a gastrointestinal infection.
Not slightest interjection to a assistance from Audi Sport’s group doctors ‘Rocky’ was fit again during a right moment. In a stirring conflict for a best grid positions, he degraded BMW motorist Marco Wittmann by 26 thousandths of a second. “We’ve always been clever Zandvoort,” pronounced Rockenfeller. “We know that we’re good here and a lane suits me. As always in a DTM, it was intensely close, though we prevailed currently – that’s great. ‘Thank you’ to everybody during Audi and Team Phoenix, who worked on this. I’m on stick tomorrow, am set on holding a longhorn by a horns and winning a race. We’ve got to do a task and see to creation this work out. we need a good start for this to happen.”
For Rockenfeller and Audi Sport Team Phoenix, this outlines a initial stick position given Moscow in 2013 and a initial one for Audi given a deteriorate opener during Hockenheim, as good as a seventh one in a DTM competition during Zandvoort in a past eleven years.
Third place on a grid was cumulative by Edoardo Mortara in a Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline. The 2012 Zandvoort leader was merely 18 thousandths of a second slower than Marco Wittmann. The fourth-fastest time was achieved by his team-mate Mattias Ekström in a Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM, who, however, due to an unintended deterrent of a competitor, perceived a grid penalty, that retroactively relegated him by 5 places to grid position nine.
The Audi uncover in subordinate was finished by a dual drivers of Audi Sport Team Rosberg. Jamie Green in a Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM took grid position 4 and Nico Müller in a Audi Financial Services Audi RS 5 DTM position five. The dual team-mates are distant by eleven thousandths of a second. Müller had formerly captivated courtesy by environment a best time in giveaway practice.
Miguel Molina (Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM), Adrien Tambay (Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM) and Timo Scheider (AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM) finished subordinate in positions ten, twelve and 16.
“Zandvoort is one of a many severe marks in a DTM. Having 4 of a cars in a tip 5 here creates us really proud,” commented Dieter Gass, Head of DTM during Audi Sport. “Particularly conspicuous is a opening by Mike Rockenfeller, who was ill in bed for a few days and clinched stick anyhow. The new and a aged Champion will be side by side on a front quarrel tomorrow – that’ll be a thriller.”
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