Hockenheim DTM: Glock prevails in damp Sunday qualifying

Ex-Formula 1 driver Timo Glock claimed pole for Sunday’s second DTM race at a drying Hockenheim.

Hockenheim DTM: Glock prevails in damp Sunday qualifying
Timo Glock, BMW Team RMG, BMW M4 DTM
Timo Glock, BMW Team RMG, BMW M4 DTM
René Rast, Audi Sport Team Rosberg, Audi RS 5 DTM
Augusto Farfus, BMW Team RMG, BMW M4 DTM
Jamie Green, Audi Sport Team Rosberg, Audi RS 5 DTM
Jamie Green, Audi Sport Team Rosberg, Audi RS 5 DTM
Edoardo Mortara, Mercedes-AMG Team HWA, Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM

In damp and drizzly conditions, Glock was the first driver to brave running dry tyres at the halfway point of the 20-minute session and went on to record a fastest time of 1m31.406s in the final minute to claim only his second pole in the series.

All cars started the session on wet tyres, with Edoardo Mortara setting a fastest time of 1m42.218s in his Team BWT Mercedes before the field headed back to the pits.

Saturday runner-up Glock was the first to show his hand as he bolted on a set of dry tyres, and immediately jumped from 15th to fourth before going six seconds faster than Mortara’s previous wet best on his second flying lap.

Glock slowly fell down the order from there, but came good in the closing stages of the session as conditions continued to improve.

The German recorded his best time with his final flying lap, and remained at the top of the timing screens despite a late flurry of improvements behind him – claiming an additional three points for pole.

Rene Rast will start his second race as a full-time Audi DTM driver from the outside of the front row, having been among those to improve after Glock. He will line up ahead of Team Rosberg stablemate Jamie Green and Mortara.

Fresh from his first podium in more than a year a day earlier, Mike Rockenfeller was, like Glock, an early pacesetter following the switch to dry rubber and will line up fifth, ahead of Bruno Spengler, Gary Paffett and race one winner Lucas Auer.

Series returnee Maro Engel and Mattias Ekstrom completed the top 10.

BMW driver Augusto Farfus had initially recorded the second-fastest time on his final flying lap, just 0.026s off Glock, but the Brazilian had that time deleted for crossing the finish line too late and will therefore line up 18th and last.

Qualifying 2 results

Pos.#DriverCarTimeGap
1 16 germany Timo Glock BMW M4 DTM 1'31.406  
2 33 germany René Rast Audi RS5 DTM 1'31.581 0.175
3 53 united_kingdom Jamie Green Audi RS5 DTM 1'31.639 0.233
4 48 italy Edoardo Mortara Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 1'31.759 0.353
5 99 germany Mike Rockenfeller Audi RS5 DTM 1'31.764 0.358
6 7 canada Bruno Spengler BMW M4 DTM 1'31.924 0.518
7 2 united_kingdom Gary Paffett Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 1'32.025 0.619
8 22 austria Lucas Auer Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 1'32.068 0.662
9 63 germany Maro Engel Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 1'32.081 0.675
10 5 sweden Mattias Ekström Audi RS5 DTM 1'32.096 0.690
11 3 united_kingdom Paul di Resta Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 1'32.103 0.697
12 51 switzerland Nico Müller Audi RS5 DTM 1'32.228 0.822
13 77 france Loic Duval Audi RS5 DTM 1'32.335 0.929
14 31 united_kingdom Tom Blomqvist BMW M4 DTM 1'32.393 0.987
15 36 belgium Maxime Martin BMW M4 DTM 1'32.529 1.123
16 6 canada Robert Wickens Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM 1'32.552 1.146
17 11 germany Marco Wittmann BMW M4 DTM 1'32.661 1.255
18 15 brazil Augusto Farfus BMW M4 DTM 1'33.734 2.328
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