Martin Claims Pole Position at the Norisring

1 Mins read
Credit: DTM Media

Maxime Martin claimed the DTM Series pole position at the Norisring by 0.005s over championship leader Rene Rast.

Lucas Auer was on top of the pile in his Mercedes after the first runs, continuing his pace from second practice earlier in the morning.

The Austrian was dislodged by his former FIA Formula 3 rival Tom Blomqvist as the drivers got their second runs underway.

The BMW Team RMR driver did not remain on top for long as Friday’s pacesetter Bruno Spengler moved in front before he too was beaten by Rast.

Martin slipped in between the pair to claim second place, before jumping to the top spot on his final run.

Three BMW‘s line up in the top four in a much more positive weekend so far for the Bavarian team.

Auer was only able to find a minimal improvement on his second run to take fifth and head the Mercedes challenge, as their only representative in the top ten.

Mattias Ekström, who has opted to race here at the Norisring over his home race in the FIA World RX, joins Auer on the third row.

BMW pair Marco Wittmann and Timo Glock claim residency of the fourth row.

‘Mr Norisring’, Jamie Green, could only take nine in his Audi with Nico Muller rounding off the top ten.

Muller and Edoardo Mortara were both reported to the stewards for blocking but no decisions have been taken thus far.

Throughout the practice sessions the field was close together and were even more so in the first qualifying of the weekend – all 18 drivers were separated by 0.651 seconds.

Related posts

Audi Secure the DTM Manufacturers’ Championship With Six Races Still To Run

3 Mins read
Another all Audi podium means that the DTM manufacturers championship is all tied up for this season with Audi being well ahead with 827 points compared to the 356 points of BMW.

The “Flying Dutchman” clinches an extremely rare lights-to-flag victory in the DTM

2 Mins read
Robin Frijns led from start to finish in this unusual race with three safety car appearances at the Nürburgring Sprint circuit.

Frijns Takes Second Victory of 2020 as Championship Leader Müller Fades to Fifth

2 Mins read
Robin Frijns closed the gap on team-mate Nico Müller at the top of the championship standings by winning race two at the Nürburgring on Sunday.

Leave a Reply