Rockenfeller Quickest in Final DTM Practice at the Norisring

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Credit: Audi Communications Motorsport / Michael Kunkel

Mike Rockenfeller ended the third DTM Series practice at the Norisring fastest for Audi.

After a pointless day yesterday, Audi will be keen to get their weekend back on track today.

Yesterday’s race winner Edoardo Mortara was second for Mercedes but was three tenths slower than the Audi-man.

Paul di Resta was third fastest, having set the same laptime as Mortara – as the Italian set it first he is classified as second.

It was more Mercedes’ behind with Dani Juncadella in fourth, ahead of championship leader Gary Paffett.

Nico Müller and Loïc Duval were sixth and seventh fastest.

In eighth was the lone BMW in the top ten with yesterday’s third place man on the podium, and home favourite, Marco Wittmann.

Lucas Auer and René Rast rounded off the top ten.

BMW quartet Bruno SpenglerTimo GlockPhilipp Eng and Augusto Farfus ended the session in eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth.

Coming to the Norisring, Glock had had an eleven point lead over Paffett but only managing tenth in yesterday’s race whilst the Briton was second means he now trails by six points.

Robin Frijns was fifteenth for Audi.

The Dutchman used a risky strategy in the race yesterday by waiting to pit on the final lap of the race, when most drivers were concerned about their tyres.

BMW’s Joel Eriksson was sixteenth, with Jamie Green and Pascal Wehrlein completing the timings.

Qualifying for the second race of the weekend gets underway at 11.10 local time with the race starting at 13.30.

2018 DTM Series Results: Norisring – Free Practice Three

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