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DTM testing: BMW's Marco Wittmann ahead again at Hockenheim

Marco Wittmann, MTEK BMW, Hockenheim DTM testing April 2013BMW driver Marco Wittmann topped DTM testing at Hockenheim for a second day running on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old German, who is stepping up to a race seat with the new MTEK team this year, followed up his table-topping time on Tuesday with an even faster 1m33.227s lap that edged out Miguel Molina's Phoenix Audi by 0.015 seconds.

His best lap, once again set in team-mate Timo Glock's M3, was fractionally slower than he managed on the first day.

Martin Tomczyk, the 2011 DTM champion, made it two BMWs in the top three while Edoardo Mortara and Adrien Tambay were next up for the Rosberg and Abt Audi teams respectively.

Gary Paffett was the fastest driver in the morning in his HWA Mercedes and the only man to dip under the 1m35s barrier. He completed just 21 of his 74 laps during the afternoon though and slipped to ninth overall.

The four-day test continues on Thursday.

Pos  Driver              Car                Time       Gap
 1.  Marco Wittmann      MTEK BMW           1m33.227s
 2.  Mike Rockenfeller   Phoenix Audi       1m33.242s  + 0.015s
 3.  Martin Tomczyk      RMG BMW            1m33.524s  + 0.297s
 4.  Edoardo Mortara     Rosberg Audi       1m33.678s  + 0.451s
 5.  Adrien Tambay       Abt Audi           1m33.846s  + 0.619s
 6.  Dirk Werner         Schnitzer BMW      1m33.891s  + 0.664s
 7.  Timo Scheider       Abt Audi           1m34.135s  + 0.908s
 8.  Daniel Juncadella   RSC Mucke Mercedes 1m34.284s  + 1.057s
 9.  Gary Paffett        HWA Mercedes       1m34.549s  + 1.322s
10.  Roberto Merhi       HWA Mercedes       1m34.774s  + 1.547s
11.  Joey Hand           RBM BMW            1m34.878s  + 1.651s
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