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Spengler Tops Close Second Practice At The Norisring

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Bruno Spengler was quickest in a close second free practice session for the DTM at the Norisring, where the top five drivers were covered by less than a tenth of a second.

HWA Mercedes driver Spengler shaded older-spec Mucke Mercedes driver Maro Engel by just 0.027s.

Ralf Schumacher completed a Mercedes 1-2-3, 0.05s off Spengler. Having led the way in first practice on Friday, Mattias Ekstrom and Oliver Jarvis were again the best of the Audis in fourth and fifth.

Championship leader Martin Tomczyk was sixth, ahead of Timo Scheider and Gary Paffett. Series rookies Christian Vietoris and Edoardo Mortara rounded out the top ten.

David Coulthard's session ended early when his car grounded to a halt. He ended up last of the 18 runners, but only eight tenths off the pace.

Pos. Driver Team/Car Laps Time Gap
1. Bruno Spengler HWA Mercedes 63 48.138  
2. Maro Engel Mucke Mercedes 46 48.165 00.027
3. Ralf Schumacher HWA Mercedes 68 48.188 00.050
4. Mattias Ekström Abt Audi 44 48.192 00.054
5. Oliver Jarvis Abt Audi 57 48.229 00.091
6. Martin Tomczyk Phoenix Audi 47 48.258 00.120
7. Timo Scheider Abt Audi 45 48.260 00.122
8. Gary Paffett HWA Mercedes 48 48.344 00.206
9. Christian Vietoris Persson Mercedes 49 48.360 00.222
10. Edoardo Mortara Rosberg Audi 58 48.375 00.237
11. Jamie Green HWA Mercedes 50 48.456 00.318
12. Miguel Molina Abt Audi 53 48.467 00.329
13. Mike Rockenfeller Abt Audi 42 48.579 00.441
14. Renger van der Zande Persson Mercedes 65 48.636 00.498
15. Filipe Albuquerque Rosberg Audi 56 48.668 00.530
16. Susie Stoddart Persson Mercedes 63 48.708 00.570
17. Rahel Frey Phoenix Audi 44 48.747 00.609
18. David Coulthard Mucke Mercedes 29 48.951 00.813
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