Lausitz DTM: Jamie Green leads Audi practice domination

Jamie Green topped final practice at the Lausitzring, as Audi stamped its authority on the second round of the 2015 DTM season

Lausitz DTM: Jamie Green leads Audi practice domination

Despite the majority of its runners carrying success ballast as a result of its double victory at Hockenheim earlier this month, Audi drivers filled seven of the top nine positions.

Green, who claimed his first win for Audi during the season opener, set the early pace in the 45-minute session with a 1m17.714s lap.

Mike Rockenfeller went fastest just after the halfway mark, before Green improved to a 1m17.430s lap with four minutes remaining to secure top spot.

Championship leader Edoardo Mortara finished the session as his closest challenger, just 0.059 seconds behind, while BMW and Mercedes could at least take some positives from the session.

Friday pacesetter Tom Blomqvist jumped up to third with two minutes remaining, with Mercedes' Robert Wickens moving into fourth just moments later.

From there, Audi drivers Miguel Molina, Rockenfeller, Mattias Ekstrom, Nico Muller and Timo Scheider took the next five positions.

Paul di Resta rounded out the top 10 ahead of Mercedes stablemate and 2014 Lausitzring winner Pascal Wehrlein.

Augusto Farfus and Maxime Martin were next for BMW, with reigning champion Marco Wittmann - who sealed the 2014 title at the venue last September - 16th.

After missing Friday's session with a fuel system problem, Gary Paffett was 19th.

Qualifying and the weekend's opening race will be held later on Saturday afternoon.

PRACTICE TWO TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Jamie Green Rosberg Audi 1m17.430s - 24
2 Edoardo Mortara Abt Audi 1m17.489s 0.059s 21
3 Tom Blomqvist RBM BMW 1m17.577s 0.147s 19
4 Robert Wickens HWA Mercedes 1m17.580s 0.150s 19
5 Miguel Molina Abt Audi 1m17.580s 0.150s 22
6 Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi 1m17.688s 0.258s 22
7 Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi 1m17.769s 0.339s 24
8 Nico Muller Rosberg Audi 1m17.780s 0.350s 25
9 Timo Scheider Phoenix Audi 1m17.786s 0.356s 22
10 Paul Di Resta HWA Mercedes 1m17.839s 0.409s 20
11 Pascal Wehrlein HWA Mercedes 1m17.940s 0.510s 22
12 Augusto Farfus RBM BMW 1m17.947s 0.517s 19
13 Maxime Martin RMG BMW 1m17.993s 0.563s 24
14 Adrien Tambay Abt Audi 1m18.000s 0.570s 23
15 Daniel Juncadella Mucke Mercedes 1m18.006s 0.576s 25
16 Marco Wittmann RMG BMW 1m18.033s 0.603s 21
17 Lucas Auer ART Mercedes 1m18.059s 0.629s 22
18 Christian Vietoris HWA Mercedes 1m18.099s 0.669s 22
19 Gary Paffett ART Mercedes 1m18.117s 0.687s 24
20 Bruno Spengler MTEK BMW 1m18.121s 0.691s 17
21 Timo Glock MTEK BMW 1m18.168s 0.738s 19
22 Antonio Felix da Costa Schnitzer BMW 1m18.215s 0.785s 21
23 Maximilian Gotz Mucke Mercedes 1m18.228s 0.798s 26
24 Martin Tomczyk Schnitzer BMW 1m18.392s 0.962s 21


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