First 2010 pole for Scheider

Timo Scheider took his first DTM pole position of the season in commanding fashion at Zandvoort on Saturday

First 2010 pole for Scheider

The reigning champion's lap in the Q4 pole shootout was nearly seven tenths of a second clear of Gary Paffett, who will join Scheider on the front row.

Paffett lost time when he locked up at the first corner on his hot lap and last year's winner was unable to claw it back over the rest of the lap.

Paul di Resta took third in his Mercedes. The Scot had completed a one-two with Paffett in Q3, but both were unable to maintain their advantage over Scheider in the final segment.

The Q4 line-up was completed by the 2008-spec Audi of rookie Miguel Molina, who shone in every segment of qualifying.

Molina's place in Q4 came at the expense of some high profile names. Mattias Ekstrom, who had topped the last free practice session on Saturday by a big margin, could only manage fifth fastest. Championship leader Bruno Spengler suffered as well, and he will line up seventh, just behind last year's polesitter Oliver Jarvis.

Ralf Schumacher completed the top eight, as Mercedes allayed fears that Audi would dominate this weekend by getting all four of its 2009-spec cars onto the first four rows of the grid.

Pos  Driver             Car       Time       Session
 1.  Timo Scheider      Audi      1m31.590s  Q4
 2.  Gary Paffett       Mercedes  1m32.286s  Q4
 3.  Paul di Resta      Mercedes  1m32.363s  Q4
 4.  Miguel Molina      Audi      1m33.203s  Q4
 5.  Mattias Ekstrom    Audi      1m31.464s  Q3
 6.  Oliver Jarvis      Audi      1m31.503s  Q3
 7.  Bruno Spengler     Mercedes  1m31.710s  Q3
 8.  Ralf Schumacher    Mercedes  1m32.106s  Q3
 9.  Mike Rockenfeller  Audi      1m31.495s  Q2
10.  Martin Tomczyk     Audi      1m31.629s  Q2
11.  Jamie Green        Mercedes  1m31.783s  Q2
12.  Markus Winkelhock  Audi      1m31.836s  Q2
13.  Alexandre Premat   Audi      1m32.065s  Q2
14.  Maro Engel         Mercedes  1m32.112s  Q2
15.  Susie Stoddart     Mercedes  1m32.571s  Q1
16.  Katherine Legge    Audi      1m33.046s  Q1
17.  David Coulthard    Mercedes  1m33.065s  Q1
18.  Cong Fu Cheng      Mercedes  1m33.850s  Q1
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