Fafus Keeps BMW On Top At Brands In Second Practice

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Augusto Farfus - Photo Credit: DTM Media

Lean Mean Green Machine: Farfus fastest at Brands Hatch - Photo Credit: DTM Media

BMW again set the pace in second practice ahead of the third race weekend of their DTM return at Brands Hatch.

Brazilian Augusto Farfus, who finished in third place at the previous race at Lausitz, was the man on top in Saturday morning's one hour session.

Mattias Ekstrom put Audi into second place, 35 thousandths of a second shy of Farfus in another standardly-close session around the short Indy circuit at the Kent venue.

Practice one pacesetter Martin Tomczyk was third in his BMW, narrowly ahead of championship leader Gary Paffett. The Brit was again the fastest of the Mercedes runners.

Miguel Molina was fifth in his Audi, and only 0.083s away from P1.

Two more Audis followed him, driven by Timo Scheider and Edoardo Mortara. Brit Jamie Green was eighth fastest, with two more Audis of Mike Rockenfeller and Adrien Tambay rounding out the top ten.

Lausitz winner Bruno Spengler was 11th in his BMW, narrowly ahead of the Audi of Filipe Albuquerque and the Mercedes of Ralf Schumacher. Robert Wickens was 14th ahead of fellow Mercedes Junior Team ace Christian Vietoris.

The BMWs of Dirk Werner and Joey Hand were 16th and 17th, ahead of Mercedes youngster Roberto Merhi and BMW's home hero Andy Priaulx.

Female racers Rahel Frey and Susie Wolff were 20th and 21st, with the top 21 covered by six and a half tenths of a second. David Coulthard propped up the timesheets, 1.4 seconds off the pace and fewer laps completed than the rest.

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