Hungary DTM test: Rookie Nico Muller leads day two for Audi

DTM rookie Nico Muller was quickest on the second day of pre-season testing at the Hungaroring circuit on Tuesday

Hungary DTM test: Rookie Nico Muller leads day two for Audi

The Team Rosberg driver produced a lap of 1m37.505s during the afternoon and bettered Miguel Molina's first day best time of 1m37.792s to give Audi its second consecutive top position on the timesheets.

"This was a great first day at Audi and in DTM," said Muller.

"We don't really mind the times but nonetheless, it's always nicer to be at the top of the timesheets than further down."

The 21-year-old finished the day 0.410 seconds ahead of fellow Audi driver Mattias Ekstrom, with Mercedes' Gary Paffett completing the trio of drivers to dip beneath the 1m38s barrier.

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Series returnee Paul di Resta was fourth quickest and the Scotsman was followed by four BMW M4 drivers, the quickest of which was Marco Wittmann.

"We succeeded in completing our scheduled programme and gathered some valuable experiences," said the RMG driver.

"We don't try to set the fastest lap times, but want to reel off our programme and gather as much information as possible, and so far it has been a very positive test."

DTM debutant Antonio Felix da Costa - who set the pace in the morning - Joey Hand and Bruno Spengler completed the BMW quartet occupying positions fifth to eighth.

Former Formula 1 driver Vitaly Petrov claimed ninth, ahead of the Audis of Edoardo Mortara and Timo Scheider.

Pos  Driver                  Team/Car       Time       Gap
 1.  Nico Muller             Rosberg Audi   1m37.505s
 2.  Mattias Ekstrom         Abt Audi       1m37.912s  +0.407s
 3.  Gary Paffett            HWA Mercedes   1m37.927s  +0.422s
 4.  Paul di Resta           HWA Mercedes   1m38.121s  +0.616s
 5.  Marco Wittmann          RMG BMW        1m38.160s  +0.655s
 6.  Antonio Felix da Costa  MTEK BMW       1m38.168s  +0.663s
 7.  Joey Hand               RBM BMW        1m38.286s  +0.781s
 8.  Bruno Spengler          Schnitzer BMW  1m38.458s  +0.953s
 9.  Vitaly Petrov           HWA Mercedes   1m38.781s  +1.276s
10.  Edoardo Mortara         Abt Audi       1m38.786s  +1.281s
11.  Timo Scheider           Phoenix Audi   1m39.054s  +1.549s
12.  Pascal Wehrlein         HWA Mercedes   1m39.826s  +2.321s
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