DTM Hockenheim: Muller on top as Audi domination continues

Nico Muller edged out Mike Rockenfeller as Audi sent out an emphatic statement in the final Hockenheim practice session before the first race of the 2016 DTM season

DTM Hockenheim: Muller on top as Audi domination continues

Audi had the fastest six drivers in FP2, with Muller's 1m33.861s beating Rockenfeller by 0.075s and Mattias Ekstrom a further 0.154s back.

BMW's Timo Glock and Audi's Jamie Green both spent time at the top of the leaderboard early in the session before Rockenfeller became the first driver to go under 1m34 this weekend and Muller lowered the benchmark further.

Timo Schneider and Green completed the top five, ahead of practice-one pacesetter Edoardo Mortara.

Mercedes' Robert Wickens was the fastest non-Audi in seventh, while Bruno Spengler was the fastest BMW in ninth - the Bavarian marque had just two drivers in the top 12 and five of the seven slowest cars.

The session ended prematurely after Lucas Auer spun his Mercedes into the gravel trap with just a couple of minutes remaining.

Of the 24 drivers on track, only Paul di Resta was over a second off the pace, while the top 10 was covered by less than five tenths.

Mercedes debutant Esteban Ocon finished 11th, 0.489s off the pace.

PRACTICE TWO TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Gap Laps
1 Nico Muller Abt Audi 1m33.861s 11
2 Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi 0.075s 12
3 Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi 0.229s 10
4 Timo Scheider Phoenix Audi 0.254s 12
5 Jamie Green Rosberg Audi 0.260s 12
6 Edoardo Mortara Abt Audi 0.284s 10
7 Robert Wickens HWA Mercedes 0.296s 13
8 Gary Paffett ART Mercedes 0.362s 11
9 Bruno Spengler MTEK BMW 0.377s 10
10 Lucas Auer Mucke Mercedes 0.468s 9
11 Esteban Ocon ART Mercedes 0.489s 11
12 Tom Blomqvist RBM BMW 0.509s 13
13 Christian Vietoris Mucke Mercedes 0.527s 13
14 Adrien Tambay Rosberg Audi 0.539s 12
15 Daniel Juncadella HWA Mercedes 0.561s 12
16 Augusto Farfus MTEK BMW 0.569s 12
17 Maximilian Gotz HWA Mercedes 0.597s 14
18 Timo Glock RMG BMW 0.640s 11
19 Marco Wittmann RMG BMW 0.655s 10
20 Antonio Felix da Costa Schnitzer BMW 0.693s 12
21 Martin Tomczyk Schnitzer BMW 0.764s 13
22 Maxime Martin RBM BMW 0.767s 13
23 Miguel Molina Abt Audi 0.836s 12
24 Paul Di Resta HWA Mercedes 1.475s 12

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