Ralf Schumacher Tops Second Practice At Brands

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Ralf Schumacher posted the fastest time in second free practice for the DTM round at Brands Hatch, narrowly beating HWA Mercedes teammates Gary Paffett and Jamie Green.

Schumacher was just 0.009 seconds ahead of Paffett, with Green only 0.013s adrift of the former Grand Prix winner.

Mike Rockenfeller was the top Audi, and was himself only 0.002s away from Green's time around the short Indy layout. Filipe Albuquerque was the best of the older-spec cars in fifth, within a tenth of Schumacher's benchmark.

Martin Tomczyk was sixth, just ahead of the man he is trying to catch in the points, Bruno Spengler. The Canadian has been found guilty of using an unmarked tyre in practice and has been docked two positions on the grid. Christian Vietoris was eighth, with Friday's pacesetter Miguel Molina and Timo Scheider rounding out the top ten.

Free practice 2 times:

Pos. Driver / Entrant / Car Laps Time Gap
1. Ralf Schumacher
Salzgitter AMG Mercedes
Salzgitter AMG Mercedes C-Klasse
40 41.948  
2. Gary Paffett
Thomas Sabo AMG Mercedes
Thomas Sabo AMG Mercedes C-Klasse
38 41.957 00.009
3. Jamie Green
AMG Mercedes
AMG Mercedes C-Klasse
39 41.961 00.013
4. Mike Rockenfeller
Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline
38 41.963 00.015
5. Filipe Albuquerque
Audi Sport Team Rosberg
TV Movie Audi A4 DTM
42 42.034 00.086
6. Martin Tomczyk
Audi Sport Team Phoenix
Schaeffler Audi A4 DTM
37 42.085 00.137
7. Bruno Spengler
Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG
Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG C-Klasse
45 42.091 00.143
8. Christian Vietoris
Junge Sterne AMG Mercedes
Junge Sterne AMG Mercedes C-Klasse
48 42.111 00.163
9. Miguel Molina
Audi Sport Team Abt Junior
Red Bull Audi A4 DTM
46 42.123 00.175
10. Timo Scheider
Audi Sport Team Abt
52 42.143 00.195
11. David Coulthard
Deutsche Post AMG Mercedes
Deutsche Post AMG Mercedes C-Klasse
45 42.157 00.209
12. Edoardo Mortara
Audi Sport Team Rosberg
Playboy Audi A4 DTM
42 42.185 00.237
13. Maro Engel
GQ AMG Mercedes
GQ AMG Mercedes C-Klasse
53 42.231 00.283
14. Mattias Ekström
Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline
Red Bull Audi A4 DTM
39 42.236 00.288
15. Oliver Jarvis
Audi Sport Team Abt
Audi Sport performance cars A4 DTM
54 42.253 00.305
16. Renger van der Zande
stern AMG Mercedes
stern AMG Mercedes C-Klasse
56 42.331 00.383
17. Rahel Frey
Audi Sport Team Phoenix
Glamour Audi A4 DTM
48 42.494 00.546
18. Susie Stoddart
TV Spielfilm AMG Mercedes
TV Spielfilm AMG Mercedes C-Klasse
50 42.649 00.701
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