Nurburgring DTM: Molina takes Sunday pole for Audi

Audi driver Miguel Molina took pole position for the second DTM race of the weekend at the Nurburgring.

Nurburgring DTM: Molina takes Sunday pole for Audi
Miguel Molina, Audi Sport Team Abt Audi RS 5 DTM
Miguel Molina, Audi Sport Team Abt Audi RS 5 DTM
Tom Blomqvist, BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM
Pascal Wehrlein, HWA AG Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM

The Spaniard lapped the 3.6-kilometer German track in 1m21.732 and beat BMW’s DTM rookie Tom Blomqvist to first place on the grid.

“I have always liked this track,” Molina said. “Today I really have a good car. And it’s always good to start from pole position. However, there’s still a long way to go. I have to be focused on my race.”

Molina has four previous pole starts in the DTM to his name, but is yet to claim a victory in the championship.

Another Audi driver Jamie Green finished the session in third in front of the best-placed Mercedes driver, Paul di Resta, in fourth.

Championship leader Pascal Wehrlein will line up ninth on the grid with his main title rivals Mattias Ekstrom and Edoardo Mortara only starting from 17th and 20th respectively.

“My car felt good,” Wehrlein said. “I only had one fresh set of tires left and because of that ninth was my maximum in qualifying. But I’m looking forward to the race.”

Former DTM champion Gary Paffett didn’t take part in the session, having required an engine change technical problems in today’s warm-up session.

Qualifying results:

Pos. Driver Car Time Gap
Miguel Molina Audi 1'21.732  
Tom Blomqvist BMW 1'21.939 0.207
Jamie Green Audi 1'22.021 0.289
Paul Di Resta Mercedes 1'22.046 0.314
Bruno Spengler BMW 1'22.049 0.317
Augusto Farfus BMW 1'22.086 0.354
Robert Wickens Mercedes 1'22.096 0.364
Maximilian Gotz Mercedes 1'22.217 0.485
Pascal Wehrlein Mercedes 1'22.219 0.487
10  Marco Wittmann BMW 1'22.239 0.507
11  Timo Glock BMW 1'22.295 0.563
12  Mike Rockenfeller Audi 1'22.301 0.569
13  Timo Scheider Audi 1'22.310 0.578
14  Dani Juncadella Mercedes 1'22.312 0.580
15  Lucas Auer Mercedes 1'22.317 0.585
16  Maxime Martin BMW 1'22.344 0.612
17  Mattias Ekstrom Audi 1'22.405 0.673
18  Antonio Felix da Costa BMW 1'22.410 0.678
19  Christian Vietoris Mercedes 1'22.417 0.685
20  Edoardo Mortara Audi 1'22.474 0.742
21  Nico Muller Audi 1'22.514 0.782
22  Adrien Tambay Audi 1'22.667 0.935
23  Martin Tomczyk BMW 1'23.820 2.088
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