Marco Wittmann fastest as final 2013 DTM test opens at Hockenheim

BMW's Marco Wittmann topped the opening day of the DTM's final pre-season test at Hockenheim on Tuesday

Marco Wittmann fastest as final 2013 DTM test opens at Hockenheim

The DTM rookie, who is stepping up to a race seat with the new MTEK squad after spending 2012 as the manufacturer's test and reserve driver, set the pace in a dry morning session in 1m33.023s.

Wittmann was driving MTEK team-mate Timo Glock's car for the day.

His time, which was set on the Hankook option tyres that will be introduced this year, was 0.414s faster than that managed by BMW stablemate Martin Tomczyk in an RMG-run M3.

Former champion Gary Paffett was the best of the Mercedes drivers in third for HWA while Schnitzer's Dirk Werner and RBM's Augusto Farfus made it four BMWs in the top five.

Farfus and Werner were the fastest drivers in a wet afternoon session, although the best time set after the lunchbreak was around 15 seconds slower than those set in the dry.

Pos  Driver              Car                Time       Gap
 1.  Marco Wittmann      MTEK BMW           1m33.023s
 2.  Martin Tomczyk      RMG BMW            1m33.437s  + 0.414s
 3.  Gary Paffett        HWA Mercedes       1m33.890s  + 0.867s
 4.  Dirk Werner         Schnitzer BMW      1m33.344s  + 1.321s
 5.  Augusto Farfus      RBM BMW            1m34.694s  + 1.671s
 6.  Daniel Juncadella   RSC Mucke Mercedes 1m34.752s  + 1.729s
 7.  Mike Rockenfeller   Phoenix Audi       1m34.805s  + 1.782s
 8.  Roberto Merhi       HWA Mercedes       1m34.865s  + 1.842s
 9.  Filipe Albuquerque  Rosberg Audi       1m34.926s  + 1.903s
10.  Jamie Green         Abt Audi           1m35.064s  + 2.041s
11.  Mattias Ekstrom     Abt Audi           1m35.270s  + 2.247s
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