Moscow DTM: Audi's Mike Rockenfeller on pole in Sunday qualifying

Audi's Mike Rockenfeller secured his second pole position of the DTM season at Moscow Raceway, in a session where less than one tenth covered the top six

Moscow DTM: Audi's Mike Rockenfeller on pole in Sunday qualifying

Rockenfeller was third behind Mattias Ekstrom and Marco Wittmann when the second round of runs commenced, but jumped to the top with a time of 1m28.540s.

Ekstrom couldn't improve in the closing minutes, despite going fastest of all in the middle sector, and finished the session just 0.038 seconds shy of his stablemate, who is still searching for his first 2015 podium.

The Swede will, though, drop to fifth on the grid as a result of a stewards penalty for his clash with Timo Glock during Saturday's race.

That elevates Bruno Spengler to the front row of the grid, the Canadian and fellow BMW driver Maxime Martin jumping up to third and fourth after the chequered flag.

Jamie Green will line up fourth, ahead of the demoted Ekstrom and Nico Muller, who made it four Audis inside the top six.

Gary Paffett was the lead Mercedes in seventh, just 0.092s slower than Rockenfeller.

Paffett was the brand's only driver inside the top 10, with Saturday victor Pascal Wehrlein 11th, ahead of Daniel Juncadella.

Tom Blomqvist in eighth, despite a lurid mid-session spin exiting Turn 2, Augusto Farfus and Saturday polesitter Wittmann complete the top 10 for BMW.

Formula 3 European Championship leader Antonio Giovinazzi will start his second DTM race from 16th on the grid.

QUALIFYING RESULTS:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi 1m28.540s -
2 Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi 1m28.578s 0.038s
3 Bruno Spengler MTEK BMW 1m28.580s 0.040s
4 Maxime Martin RMG BMW 1m28.587s 0.047s
5 Jamie Green Rosberg Audi 1m28.592s 0.052s
6 Nico Muller Rosberg Audi 1m28.592s 0.052s
7 Gary Paffett ART Mercedes 1m28.632s 0.092s
8 Tom Blomqvist RBM BMW 1m28.650s 0.110s
9 Augusto Farfus RBM BMW 1m28.658s 0.118s
10 Marco Wittmann RMG BMW 1m28.686s 0.146s
11 Pascal Wehrlein HWA Mercedes 1m28.739s 0.199s
12 Daniel Juncadella Mucke Mercedes 1m28.772s 0.232s
13 Edoardo Mortara Abt Audi 1m28.777s 0.237s
14 Timo Glock MTEK BMW 1m28.881s 0.341s
15 Lucas Auer ART Mercedes 1m28.896s 0.356s
16 Antonio Giovinazzi Phoenix Audi 1m28.913s 0.373s
17 Robert Wickens HWA Mercedes 1m28.970s 0.430s
18 Maximilian Gotz Mucke Mercedes 1m28.978s 0.438s
19 Miguel Molina Abt Audi 1m29.050s 0.510s
20 Adrien Tambay Abt Audi 1m29.059s 0.519s
21 Antonio Felix da Costa Schnitzer BMW 1m29.109s 0.569s
22 Paul Di Resta HWA Mercedes 1m29.156s 0.616s
23 Christian Vietoris HWA Mercedes 1m29.261s 0.721s
24 Martin Tomczyk Schnitzer BMW 1m29.408s 0.868s
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