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Oschersleben DTM: Miguel Molina takes pole for Audi

Miguel Molina, Abt Audi, Oschersleben DTM 2014

Miguel Molina will start the second DTM race of the season at Oschersleben from pole position.

The Abt Audi driver was unstoppable, backing up his practice form by going fastest in Q1, second fastest in Q2, and then destroying the field with a stunning 1m20.007s in the deciding final segment of qualifying to secure pole position.

Hockenheim winner Marco Wittman qualified second, despite the RMG BMW driver's best lap being more than half a second slower than that of Molina.

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The gap back to Molina's third-placed team-mate Adrien Tambay was much smaller, just 0.003s keeping the Frenchman off the front row of the grid.

Antonio Felix da Costa showed his Hockenheim form was no fluke, the rookie qualifying fourth ahead of the Phoenix Audi pair of Timo Scheider and Mike Rockenfeller.

Bruno Spengler and Edoardo Mortara were seventh and eighth, the final two positions decided by Q3.

Augusto Farfus was ninth, ahead of Pascal Wehrlein, who was by far the best of the Mercedes drivers with 10th. Jamie Green was 11th.

Apart from Wehrlein's relatively good result, Mercedes' poor start to the season continued, four of the five cars eliminated in Q1 coming out of Stuttgart.

Robert Wickens, Paul di Resta, Daniel Juncadella and Vitaly Petrov anchored the grid, with MTEK BMW's Timo Glock joining them on the sidelines after being hampered by a power steering problem.

Christian Vietoris and Gary Paffett followed Wehrlein into Q2, but could manage just 17th and 18th respectively.

Follow the Oschersleben DTM race as it happens on AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live from 12.30pm UK time on Sunday May 18

Pos  Driver                  Team/Car        Time       Gap
 1.  Miguel Molina           Abt Audi        1m20.007s
 2.  Marco Wittmann          RMG BMW         1m20.516s  +0.509s
 3.  Adrien Tambay           Abt Audi        1m20.519s  +0.512s
 4.  Antonio Felix da Costa  MTEK BMW        1m20.582s  +0.575s
 5.  Timo Scheider           Phoenix Audi    1m20.668s  +0.661s
 6.  Mike Rockenfeller       Phoenix Audi    1m20.676s  +0.669s
 7.  Bruno Spengler          Schnitzer BMW   1m20.703s  +0.696s
 8.  Edoardo Mortara         Abt Audi        1m21.113s  +1.106s
 9.  Augusto Farfus          RBM BMW         1m20.663s  Q2
10.  Pascal Wehrlein         HWA Mercedes    1m20.668s  Q2
11.  Jamie Green             Rosberg Audi    1m20.767s  Q2
12.  Mattias Ekstrom         Abt Audi        1m20.788s  Q2
13.  Martin Tomczyk          Schnitzer BMW   1m20.801s  Q2
14.  Maxime Martin           RMG BMW         1m20.904s  Q2
15.  Nico Muller             Rosberg Audi    1m20.957s  Q2
16.  Joey Hand               RBM BMW         1m20.973s  Q2
17.  Christian Vietoris      HWA Mercedes    1m21.082s  Q2
18.  Gary Paffett            HWA Mercedes    1m21.322s  Q2
19.  Timo Glock              MTEK BMW        1m21.439s  Q1
20.  Robert Wickens          HWA Mercedes    1m21.595s  Q1
21.  Paul di Resta           HWA Mercedes    1m21.795s  Q1
22.  Daniel Juncadella       Mucke Mercedes  1m21.915s  Q1
23.  Vitaly Petrov           Mucke Mercedes  1m22.132s  Q1
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Molina sets the pace at Oschersleben