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Farfus keeps BMW on top in second DTM practice at Brands Hatch

Augusto Farfus (BRA) BMW M3 DTM, BMW Team RBM,Augusto Farfus kept BMW on top in the second DTM practice session at Brands Hatch on Saturday morning.

The Brazilian, who took his maiden series podium last time out at Lausitz, set the pace in 41.312s in his RBM M3, over a second quicker than Martin Tomczyk's Friday best.

Mattias Ekstrom served notice of Audi's intent to recover from its poor start to the season with the second quickest time for Abt Sportsline, just 0.035s behind, while champion Tomczyk was third, 0.051s off Farfus' time.

Championship leader Gary Paffett was the best of the Mercedes drivers in fourth, but the HWA man suffered an off identical to the one he had on Friday, the Brit going straight on at the left-hand part of Surtees and cutting across the grass as he headed towards the pit entrance.

Miguel Molina was fifth quickest in his Phoenix Audi and was within 0.1s of the best time. Fellow Audi men Timo Scheider (Abt) and Edoardo Mortara (Rosberg) were next up.

Jamie Green, who put two wheels into the gravel while exiting Paddock with a few minutes to go, was eighth for HWA while Mike Rockenfeller (Phoenix) and Adrien Tambay (Abt) completed the top 10.

Andy Priaulx was 19th in his RBM BMW, with Mercedes pair Susie Wolff (Persson) and David Coulthard (Mucke) taking the final two spots, albeit both still within 0.9s of the pace.

Pos   Driver             Team/Car           Time         Gap
 1.  Augusto Farfus      RMG BMW            41.312s   
 2.  Mattias Ekstrom     Abt Audi           41.347s   + 0.035s
 3.  Martin Tomczyk      RMG BMW            41.363s   + 0.051s
 4.  Gary Paffett        HWA Mercedes       41.386s   + 0.074s
 5.  Miguel Molina       Phoenix Audi       41.395s   + 0.083s
 6.  Timo Scheider       Abt Audi           41.438s   + 0.126s
 7.  Edoardo Mortara     Rosberg Audi       41.447s   + 0.135s
 8.  Jamie Green         HWA Mercedes       41.476s   + 0.164s
 9.  Mike Rockenfeller   Phoenix Audi       41.511s   + 0.199s
10.  Adrien Tambay       Abt Audi           41.533s   + 0.221s
11.  Bruno Spengler      Schnitzer BMW      41.561s   + 0.249s
12.  Filipe Albuquerque  Rosberg Audi       41.565s   + 0.253s
13.  Ralf Schumacher     HWA Mercedes       41.603s   + 0.291s
14.  Robert Wickens      Mucke Mercedes     41.614s   + 0.302s
15.  Christian Vietoris  HWA Mercedes       41.624s   + 0.312s
16.  Dirk Werner         Schnitzer BMW      41.639s   + 0.327s
17.  Joey Hand           RMG BMW            41.691s   + 0.379s
18.  Roberto Merhi       Persson Mercedes   41.715s   + 0.403s
19.  Andy Priaulx        RBM BMW            41.838s   + 0.526s
20.  Rahel Frey          Abt Audi           41.879s   + 0.567s
21.  Susie Wolff         Persson Mercedes   41.967s   + 0.655s
22.  David Coulthard     Mucke Mercedes     42.197s   + 0.885s

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