Ekström fastest on third day of DTM Testing


Mattias Ekström has broken the monopoly of BMW, setting the fastest time on the third day of DTM testing. The Swedish driver completed 118 laps with a time of 1:32.964, followed by Daniel Juncadella‘s Mercedes-Benz and Martin Tomczyk‘s BMW.

During the morning session Ekström and Juncadella  tested the 2017 specification tyres, to give Hankook valuable information as they look to develop their tyres and make it more interesting in terms of show. Both drivers haven’t said nothing about this test, so we have to wait to 2017 to know what type of test they were doing.

Today the variation in climate was totally different between morning and  afternoon: the first part of the day was cool with light showers, with the afternoon sunny and partly cloudy. 15 drivers completed laps across both sessions. Di Resta, Paffet, Vietoris and Wickens will drive tomorrow at the last day of testing at Hockenheim.

Times at the end of the day:

PosDriverManufacturerTimeLaps
1Mattias EkströmAudi1:32.964118
2Daniel JuncadellaMercedes-Benz1:33.141123
3Martin TomczykBMW1:33.259104
4Timo ScheiderAudi1:33.28599
5Miguel MolinaAudi1:33.413111
6Gary PaffettMercedes-Benz1:33.417110
7Marco WittmannBMW1:33.525129
8Bruno SpenglerBMW1:33.593107
9Adrien TambayAudi1:33.616104
10Nico MüllerAudi1:33.63779
11Robert WickensMercedes-Benz1:33.652105
12Paul Di RestaMercedes-Benz1:33.75188
13Augusto FarfusBMW1:33.837105
14Maxime MartinBMW1:33.972111
15Christian VietorisMercedes-Benz1:34.30394