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Engel fastest on day two of DTM test

Maro Engel set the pace on the second day of DTM testing at Valencia on Thursday, while reigning champion Timo Scheider took second for Audi despite sitting out half of the day with technical problems.

Double champion Scheider had set the pace in the morning, but his best lap was narrowly beaten by Engel's 2008-spec Mercedes in the afternoon.

Mattias Ekstrom was next up as just 0.043 seconds covered the top three cars, while Audi rookie Miguel Molina was fourth in his 2008-spec A4.

Bruno Spengler was the best driver of a top Mercedes for the second day running ahead of his HWA team-mate Ralf Schumacher, while Mike Rockenfeller was seventh after returning from Sebring where he crashed the Audi R15 sportscar earlier this week.

Susie Stoddart edged Katherine Legge by just one hundredth of a second to take the eighth fastest time, while Franky Cheng brought up the rear for Mercedes as just 0.6 seconds covered the field.

Pos  Driver             Car       Time       Gap       Laps
 1.  Maro Engel         Mercedes  1m28.949s            90
 2.  Timo Scheider      Audi      1m28.957s  + 0.008s  32
 3.  Mattias Ekstrom    Audi      1m28.992s  + 0.043s  96
 4.  Miguel Molina      Audi      1m29.128s  + 0.179s  120
 5.  Bruno Spengler     Mercedes  1m29.205s  + 0.256s  77
 6.  Ralf Schumacher    Mercedes  1m29.345s  + 0.396s  117
 7.  Mike Rockenfeller  Audi      1m29.397s  + 0.448s  94
 8.  Susie Stoddart     Mercedes  1m29.578s  + 0.629s  97
 9.  Katherine Legge    Audi      1m29.588s  + 0.639s  109
10.  Franky Cheng       Mercedes  1m29.597s  + 0.648s  87
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