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DTM testing: Joey Hand keeps BMW on top at Hockenheim


Joey Hand kept BMW on top of the time sheets as the final pre-season DTM test continued at Hockenheim.

Hand set a best of 1m32.658 in the afternoon session to lead the way in the RBM M4, outpacing Edoardo Mortara's Abt Audi RS5 by 0.299s.

Martin Tomczyck was third fastest in the Schnitzer BMW M4 with a 1m32.980s best, with Timo Scheider fourth in his Pheonix RS5.

Miguel Molina finished the day fifth for Audi, having set the fastest time of the morning session with a 1m33.427s.

The best-placed Mercedes of the day was Vitaly Petrov, the Russian going eighth fastest with a 1m33.585s, while Antonio Felix da Costa set the benchmark for running, ending the day ninth fastest after completing 152 laps for BMW.

Pos  Driver                  Team            Time       Gap      Laps
 1.  Joey Hand               RBM BMW         1m32.658s            129
 2.  Edoardo Mortara         Abt Audi        1m32.957s  +0.299s   110
 3.  Martin Tomczyk          Schnitzer BMW   1m32.980s  +0.322s   150
 4.  Timo Scheider           Phoenix Audi    1m33.023s  +0.365s   121
 5.  Miguel Molina           Abt Audi        1m33.427s  +0.769s   120
 6.  Maxime Martin           RMG BMW         1m33.533s  +0.875s   143
 7.  Nico Muller             Rosberg Audi    1m33.542s  +0.884s    89
 8.  Vitaly Petrov           Mucke Mercedes  1m33.585s  +0.927s   114
 9.  Antonio Felix da Costa  MTEK BMW        1m33.623s  +0.965s   152
10.  Pascal Wherlein         HWA Mercedes    1m33.772s  +1.114s    73
11.  Robert Wickens          HWA Mercedes    1m33.829s  +1.171s    97
12.  Gary Paffett            HWA Mercedes    1m34.097s  +1.439s    87
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