Audi Dominates Moscow Free Practice 3

Credit: Audi Sport

Audi set the pace once more around Moscow Raceway this morning – taking six of the seven fastest times in DTM Free Practice 3 – with only the BMW of Augusto Farfus able to get in amongst the four ringed cars.

Jamie Green – who had started and finished tenth in the first race yesterday – sat atop the timesheets, snatching the fastest time away from stablemate Mattias Ekström in the final moments of the half-hour session by a mere three thousandths of a second.

Farfus was nearly four tenths off Green’s pace, but Mercedes have work to do ahead of qualifying, their lead contender in FP3 Paul di Resta coming in over seven tenths down on his compatriot Green.

The Mercedes’ were struggling most of all to keep it on the island, with both Robert Wickens and Edoardo Mortara taking trips wide through the grass during the session. The pair could only manage the 15th and 18th quickest times.

1#53Jamie GreenAudi Sport Team Rosberg1:27.661
2#5Mattias EkströmAudi Sport Team Abt Sportsline+0.003
3#33René RastAudi Sport Team Rosberg+0.064
4#77Loïc DuvalAudi Sport Team Phoenix+0.136
5#15Augusto FarfusBMW Team RMG+0.386
6#51Nico MüllerAudi Sport Team Abt Sportsline+0.394
7#99Mike RockenfellerAudi Sport Team Phoenix+0.514
8#3Paul di RestaMercedes-AMG Motorsport SILBERPFEIL Energy+0.738
9#22Lucas AuerMercedes-AMG Motorsport BWT+0.782
10#36Maxime MartinBMW Team RBM+0.846
11#16Timo GlockBMW Team RMG+0.881
12#11Marco WittmannBMW Team RMG+0.938
13#31Tom BlomqvistBMW Team RBM+0.991
14#2Gary PaffettMercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes Me+0.995
15#6Robert WickensMercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes Me+1.112
16#63Maro EngelMercedes-AMG Motorsport SILBERPFEIL Energy+1.225
17#7Bruno SpenglerBMW Team RBM+1.292
18#48Edoardo MortaraMercedes-AMG Motorsport BWT+1.683