Norisring DTM: Robert Wickens fastest for Mercedes in wet practice

Defending Norisring winner Robert Wickens topped Saturday morning's wet DTM practice session for Mercedes

Norisring DTM: Robert Wickens fastest for Mercedes in wet practice

Rain arrived in the region overnight and fell steadily throughout the 45 minutes of running, most of which featured championship leader Jamie Green atop the timesheets.

Wickens went fastest with 13 minutes remaining and improved the following lap to a 54.933s, which was 0.0154 seconds clear of Audi's Mike Rockenfeller.

As conditions improved slightly late in the session, Rockenfeller was among those to find time, along with Timo Glock and Timo Scheider.

As a result, Green ended the session fifth, ahead of Martin Tomczyk, Daniel Juncadella and Pascal Wehrlein.

Friday pacesetter Gary Paffett recorded the 12th-fastest time, while Mattias Ekstrom - who won the wet race at Hockenheim's season opener - was 14th.

Glock and Wehrlein were among those to have minor moments, with rookies Tom Blomqvist and Maximilian Gotz doing the same on their way to 17th and 24th respectively.

PRACTICE TWO TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Robert Wickens HWA Mercedes 54.933s - 35
2 Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi 55.087s 0.154s 40
3 Timo Glock MTEK BMW 55.108s 0.175s 34
4 Timo Scheider Phoenix Audi 55.165s 0.232s 42
5 Jamie Green Rosberg Audi 55.252s 0.319s 39
6 Martin Tomczyk Schnitzer BMW 55.319s 0.386s 34
7 Daniel Juncadella Mucke Mercedes 55.332s 0.399s 37
8 Pascal Wehrlein HWA Mercedes 55.365s 0.432s 32
9 Augusto Farfus RBM BMW 55.374s 0.441s 37
10 Christian Vietoris HWA Mercedes 55.379s 0.446s 39
11 Nico Muller Rosberg Audi 55.450s 0.517s 37
12 Gary Paffett ART Mercedes 55.461s 0.528s 37
13 Miguel Molina Abt Audi 55.462s 0.529s 37
14 Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi 55.466s 0.533s 36
15 Maxime Martin RMG BMW 55.515s 0.582s 36
16 Bruno Spengler MTEK BMW 55.526s 0.593s 35
17 Tom Blomqvist RBM BMW 55.613s 0.680s 32
18 Edoardo Mortara Abt Audi 55.683s 0.750s 34
19 Adrien Tambay Abt Audi 55.691s 0.758s 39
20 Marco Wittmann RMG BMW 55.702s 0.769s 37
21 Antonio Felix da Costa Schnitzer BMW 55.707s 0.774s 36
22 Lucas Auer ART Mercedes 55.734s 0.801s 40
23 Paul Di Resta HWA Mercedes 55.754s 0.821s 36
24 Maximilian Gotz Mucke Mercedes 55.862s 0.929s 38


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