Robert Wickens on Pole at the Lausitzring


Credit: DTM

Robert Wickens will start on pole position at the Lausitzring for the second DTM race of the weekend.

It has been a positive weekend thus far for Wickens who started second on the grid in Race 1, backing it up with a second place finish.

BMW‘s Tom Blomqvist had been on top of the times when the chequered flag fell but was denied the second pole position of his career by 0.024s.

Behind the young Brit, comes fellow Britons Jamie Green and Gary Paffett who will share the second row.

Blomqvist’s team-mate Maxime Martin, who had been the lead BMW driver yesterday, had been the early pacesetter but could not improve on his benchmark time, ending up in fifth ahead of Rene Rast who is coming off the back of his first podium in the series.

 The Audi pairing of Nico Muller and Mattias Ekström will share the fourth row ahead of Bruno Spengler and 2016 champion Marco Wittmann.

It was a difficult session for race one winner and current championship leader Lucas Auer who will start from 15th place.

Race 2 starts at 14.45 local time and will last for 55 minutes plus one lap with all drivers required to serve a mandatory pitstop as they wish.